Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Pawling statue preview party on the schedule

The Pawling model and sculpture
This is about an unusual, and obviously one-of-a-kind, artist's reception, military reeanactment, and food tasting.

It revolves around the project to erect a seven-foot high statue of Albert Pawling (1750-1837), a Revolutionary War colonel who was the City of Troy's first mayor and Rensselaer County's first high sheriff. (See bio here.)

This particular event is called "The Legacy of Col. Pawling: An Afternoon of Living History & Art," and will be an opportunity to see the sculpture before it is moved from the artist's Halfmoon home and studio to the foundry to be cast in bronze. When completed, the statue will be installed in Troy at the intersection of Pawling Avenue and Congress Street.

The event, which will run from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 24, originally was scheduled for September, but was delayed because the opportunity arose to have period military reenactors participate.

It is being created as a family-friendly event. Children will be able to meet with sculptor Patrick Piggot who will show how to make toys in his studio.

In addition, guests will sample Italian dishes created by Minissale's Wine Cellar Cafe of Troy.

Admission is $75 per single or $100 for couples. Children ages 12 and under will be admitted free. Detailed directions to Piggott's 19th Century home and studio will be sent once payment is received. Anyone interested may get details via e-mail or by calling 867-5047. Deadline is Monday, October 19.

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