Join us at Central Library for Gladding McBean
Reflections, a presentation of two unique stories about Gladding McBean
(GMB), the nationally known architectural terra cotta and commercial pipe
company that has operated in Lincoln, California, from 1875 until present. GMB
was responsible for creating decorative terra cotta for hundreds of buildings
throughout the western United States.
Nationally recognized photographer Gene Kennedy will share his interest in GMB from the
1990s to the 2010s. He was involved with Lincoln Arts when they sponsored the
annual Feats of Clay competition that was held at the GMB factory. Gene also
led weekend photography workshops in the factory for many years. Architectural
historian Bruce Marwick will share the story of Carlo Taliabue (1894-1972), one
of the last Italian sculptors to be hired by GMB in the 1920s. Taliabue moved
to California from Milan, Italy, in 1924. The presentation will review his
life, including his artistic training in Italy, his service in World War I, and
his long career in Sacramento and California.
Sacramento Art Deco Society and Sacramento Room facilitated program is free and no registration is required.