Gladding McBean Reflections

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Central Library
Galleria West Meeting Room

Event Details

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.

This Sacramento Art Deco Society and Sacramento Room facilitated program is free and no registration is required.

Event Type(s): Authors/Speakers
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens (13-18)
Presenter: Gene Kennedy and Bruce Marwick
James Scott
(916) 949-2367