May 2016 Scholars Gild Discussion

The Concept and Inspiration at the Foundation

Tuesday, May 17
Lower Arden Gild Hall
7:30 PM

Rick Rothrock, Sculpture

The Ardens have a history rich in the arts and crafts, theater, music, and a love of nature. Adding to this history, on May 14, a carved marble sculpture by Rick Rothrock will be unveiled in the Moonlight Theater at the Arden Gild Hall. This new sculpture, a gift from Sally and Aaron Hamburger to the community, is made of stone from the same quarries that provided the marble for the National Archive Building, the Jefferson Memorial, and the White House.

On Tuesday evening, May 17, at the Scholars Gild discussion, Rick Rothrock will describe his art practice, the concept and inspiration for making the new piece, and the relationship between the piece and the surrounding environment. All are invited to attend and join in what promises to be a very interesting discussion. There is no fee for attending Scholars Gild discussions; please consider making a donation at the door to help cover the costs of putting on these events and to support the Arden Club.

Rick Rothrock’s Bio
Rick Rothrock ( holds a B.S. in Education, a M.F.A. in Sculpture, studied stone carving at Pelicani Blasco Studios in Italy, and teaches stone carving at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in Vermont. He has been active in the arts for over 40 years , participating in symposiums and exhibiting internationally. He received the Christy Award for Outstanding Achievement as an Artist, was awarded the Delaware Masters Fellowship Award in Visual Arts, and was a Delaware Ambassador of the Arts in China. He is represented in various corporate, public, and private collections and has designed and installed exhibits for the Franklin Institute, the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, and the Minnesota Museum of Science and Technology. Rick initiated the establishment of the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts.

The Scholars Gild
The Scholars Gild discussions are held at 7:30 PM on the third Tuesday of the month (except July and August) in the lower Gild Hall. If you would like to receive email notifications and reminders, contact the Scholars Gild via Title your email “Scholars Gild Request” and include your name, comments, and request in the body of the email.