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Bronze sculptor Ramon Parmenter to make debut at Marcus Ashley Galleries

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Courtesy Ramon ParmenterMarcus Ashley Galleries will have sculptor Ramon Parmenter and his work on Friday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 17.

Sculptor Ramon Parmenter will make his debut at Marcus Ashley Galleries from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 17.

This master in figurative bronze has a long list of accolades and achievements. In 1984, the Olympic Scientific Congress commissioned him to work as a commissioned sculptor for the Summer Games in Los Angeles. The piece he created, “The Essence of Movement,” received worldwide recognition and now occupies a permanent place of honor at the National Sports Museum.

In 1990, Nike commissioned Parmenter to create a 10-foot sculpture of Steve Prefontaine for the visitors rotunda at its corporate offices in Oregon. The same year, the Seattle Seahawks commissioned Parmenter to create a bronze sculpture of all-pro receiver Steve Largent.

For the show this weekend, Marcus Ashley Galleries will feature more than 20 of his bronze pieces. Works such as “Sitting Pretty,” and “Vanity Fair” highlight Parmenter’s signature skill of working in two-tone bronze.

Marcus Ashley Galleries features the work of more than 40 artists in its new 4,400-square-foot showroom. The gallery is in Raley’s Village Center in South Lake Tahoe, across the parking lot from Starbucks.

The gallery will serve wine and appetizers. Call (530) 544-4ART for more information.