Scholars and Scones - Creating 'Jessie' with Cantey Tanner and Shelley Crisp

159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605


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This presentation will be about the creation of the life size ‘Jessie’ sculpture in front of the Blowing Rock Community Library. We will be joined by the artist, Cantey Tanner. She will tell us about her inspiration for becoming a sculptor - primarily her grandmother and namesake who was an artist, philanthropist, and community activist in Raleigh. Cantey will illustrate the process of sculpting and casting ‘Jessie’. 'Jessie' has a twin sister who lives at the Raleigh Rose Garden and Shelley Crisp will tell us the history of the Raleigh Rose Garden, a garden created as a showcase for the citizens of North Carolina to visit in the capital city.