Now On Exhibit


From Clay to Bronze

Sept. 15 - Dec. 15, 2017

Lena Olson with Billy Pooley Bust
Lena Olson with bust Howard R Pooley (Driscoll ISD)

Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, Lena Olson has been an artist and sculptor for over three decades. Olson studied life drawing at Texas A&M University-Kingsville with Professor Emeritus Dr. William Renfrow who taught Art from 1961-2004. Later at Indiana University, Olson immersed herself in painting, drawing, art history, and portrait sculpture. As a sculptor, she learned figure modeling, mold making, and every aspect of bronze casting, including metal chasing, welding and pouring bronze. Her bronze portrait busts are displayed in private collections, government institutions, and museums.

"When sculpting a likeness, I most enjoy the magical moment when I suddenly feel as if I am in another’s space." - Lena Olson

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