Sponsor: Edmond Visual Arts Commission partnered with Caleb & Terri McCaleb, and Scott & Sally Whipple

Artist bio: 

I grew up just outside of Denver, Colorado, and first became interested in art as a career in junior high school.  I pictured myself as a oil painter in a beautiful studio painting grand landscapes.   Fast forward a couple of decades – after attending Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, first as a biology major and then as an art major.  I met a cute red headed girl at that time and she ended up becoming my wife in fairly short order.  Yea!  Charlie Brown does win sometimes!

After our senior year (I left a few classes short of graduating) we moved to Loveland, Colorado, where my family was living.  I worked for a few years casting plaster sculptures that were sold in gift stores throughout the country. My interest was piqued and I got to know some of the prominent sculptors that were getting the Loveland sculpture phenomenon rolling.   With their encouragement I started sculpting the human figure – mostly children.  By that time I was supporting my family as a interior trim carpenter during the day and working on my sculptures in the evening. I was blessed to get into some great galleries, and in pretty short order I was able to support my wife and four children, as a bronze sculptor.  (Somewhere in there I did end up earning my bachelor of fine art degree – my mother and grandmother were pleased to no end.  Never mind that I was already fortunate e

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Collection: Publicly Owned

Medium type: Bronze

Date created: June 2019


3644 E I- 35 Frontage Rd. , Edmond, OK, 73013


Artist: Gary Alsum

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