Willard Stone Centennial: A Legacy of Art Through Family

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Photo courtesy visitokc.com.

Photo courtesy visitokc.com.

Thru April 30 at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum in Stillwater  

From oklahomahof.com:

From Willard Stone Centennial: Exhibiting regionally and nationally, Willard Stone gained world-wide recognition for his stylized figures of humans and animals created from a variety of locally grown wood and occasionally cast in ceramic or bronze. Stone’s work is preserved in public and private collections throughout the United States and abroad. On February 29, 2016, Willard Stone would have celebrated his 100th Birthday. 

He believed every piece of wood had a story to tell and, using a pocket knife and chisel, he unveiled that story. He had a lot to say about creation, politics, war and life in general, and he expressed his thoughts through animals, birds, men, women and children. He had a great sense of humor, often conveyed through his pieces.

Stone was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1970.

Free admission at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum.

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