Sculptor Tony Sherman to discuss sculpture & native Americans

Shown are the works of artist and sculptor Tony Sherman.

Visitors to Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library often stop to admire the sculptures of historical Native American Indians that are displayed in the lobby of the library. Now they will have a chance to hear first-hand from the sculptor who created them.

Artist and sculptor Tony Sherman will be at the Missouri City Branch Library on Saturday, November 16, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway.

In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, Sherman will talk about his artwork and sculptures of Native American figures that are on display at the library, and his inspiration behind them. The sculptures include five well-known Native American leaders, including Satanta, Kiowa tribe; Red Cloud, Oglala Sioux tribe; Geronimo, Chiricahua Apache tribe; Sitting Bull, Hunkpapa Sioux tribe; and Satank, Kiowa tribe.

A native of Houston, Sherman grew up in the fifth ward. In 1994, he was chosen as one of 24 students from around the world to study portrait sculpture in Passavaunt, France, at the famous Vogel Sculpture Studio. Since returning, he has created many portraits of prominent Americans.

Sherman’s dedication to preserving the rich, historical culture of the South has led him to conduct extensive research on and write about the black American cowboy. He has been named a Houston Point of Light for distinguishing himself as a nationally known artist, writer, lecturer, and sculptor. Sherman currently resides in Missouri City.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2100 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

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