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Glenna Goodacre has been called one of the finest artists ever to work in figurative sculpture.

Ryan Querbach June 8th, 2011

Internationally recognized sculptor Glenna Goodacre now has her first solo exhibition in Oklahoma.

Featured at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N. Walker, the retrospective exhibition includes examples of extremely detailed bronze works by “America’s Sculptor,” from the beginning of her career up until the present.

“We feel really fortunate to have her as one of our exhibiting artists,” said Amber Harrison, gallery spokeswoman. “It’s really going to be a great opportunity to bring that work to the people of Oklahoma.”

Arguably best-known for her design of the Sacagawea dollar coin issued in 2000, and the Vietnam Women’s Memorial installed in 1993 in Washington, D.C., Goodacre has a number of works on display across the country, including one at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

At JRB, enough pieces are displayed to fill the entire gallery. Harrison noted that the bulk of Goodacre’s work is figurative, and this includes a life-size sculpture of the same scene used for the Sacagawea coin.

“She really captures the personality and the expression and the aurora of that person, which is probably her greatest talent,” Harrison said.

The exhibition remains on display through June 25; the gallery is open daily. For more information, call 528-6336 or visit jrbartgallery.com. —Ryan Querbach

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