Contributed photo — Georgia Gerber, far right, received a certificate of recognition from Sculpture Northwest and a Mayor’s Excellence Award pin during a ceremony on Saturday, April 22. From left to right: Pam Schell, George Drake, Mayor Tim Callison and Gerber.

Clinton sculptor receives honors from City of Langley, art organization

  • Wed May 3rd, 2017 8:00am
  • Life

Georgia Gerber, a famed sculptor from Clinton, was recognized last week for her work and contributions to the community over the years.

Gathering at Boy and Dog Park on April 22 in front of an attending crowd, Gerber received a certificate of recognition from George Drake, founder of Bellingham-based organization Sculpture Northwest. She was introduced to the crowd by Pam Schell.

Gerber also received a Mayor’s Excellence Award pin from Mayor Tim Callison. Callison also proclaimed April 22 International Sculpture Day in Langley.

Gerber created the sculpture at Boy and Dog Park, as well as Seattle’s famous Rachel the Pig in Pike Place Market. She is also responsible for other sculptures around the world, reaching as far as Tokyo, Japan.

Gerber primarily sculpts life-size animal and human figures, while also incorporating architectural or abstract elements into her designs, according to her website.

She’s also had a career emphasis on the creation of publicly accessible artwork that “encourages viewer interaction.”