Harry Whitehorse International
Wood Sculpture Symposium
JUNE 14 – JUNE 22, 2024
A week of wood sculpture and community at San Damiano in Monona, Wisconsin.
Fri., June 14 • 5 pm
Ho-Chunk Color Guard, Thundercloud Singers, and Dancers
June 15 -22 • 9 am – 6 pm
Artist Working Hours
Sat., June 22 • 5 pm – 6:30 pm
Closing Ceremony & Reception
The Harry Whitehorse International Wood Sculpture Symposium pays tribute to the late Monona, Wisconsin sculptor Harry Whitehorse by hosting a symposium that celebrates the art of contemporary and traditional wood sculpting. Eleven world-renowned sculptors will join us for a weeklong artist-in-residence. The Symposium will feature the creation of new sculptures, an exhibition of previous works, demonstrations, food, and entertainment.
Unique & Innovative
This is the first invitational International Symposium ever dedicated to an indigenous person. It brings global culture to our neighborhood and creates connections with community, indigenous and international artists in a way that’s never been done before.
Gene Delcourt is a wood sculptor living in Madison, WI. During his MFA studies at UW-Madison he sought Harry Whitehorse’s guidance to further his studies. Harry convinced Gene to attend international wood carving symposiums abroad, leading him to participate in six European events. His dream was to bring an event like this home and the first annual Harry Whitehorse International Wood Sculpture Symposium was born.
Six to ten world-renowned wood sculpture artists will be invited to the symposium.