Lorann Jacobs has been working in bronze for the last twenty years. She has chosen bronze because of its permanent nature. Many of her pieces are made for outdoors.
Currently she is completing a life size fireman for the Fireman's Memorial Park in Rutherford New Jersey, a Civil War mother and daughter and a life-size Abraham Lincoln in her studio. Also, the "Children's Please Museum" in Philadelphia has made plans to include one of her rabbit pieces in their new building.
When asked if she saw herself as one of her beautiful mermaids, Lorann said, "No, I see myself most in the abstract rabbit who is wildly trying to keep his balance on a pair of ice skates." The piece is titled "On The Edge".
Lorann K. Jacobs' formal art training includes the Maryland Institute of Art and Design in Baltimore, Maryland. She attended the York College of Pennsylvania where she studied under Zoel Burickson. She has received instruction in welding and brazing. Her greatest teacher has been experience. She enjoys great technical knowledge and has an understanding of the technical progress and also does her own patinas.
* Born June 28, 1948
* Married, Mother of two daughters and grandmother to two granddaughters.
* Interested in the Arts and Collectibles, enjoys gardening and attending antique auctions and shows.
* Enjoys having people visit her gallery and the gardens that surround it.
* Each year she plans to add new pieces to the sculpture Garden at her residence and Gallery in Dallastown, Pennsylvania.
Affiliations and Accomplishments
* Member of the Pennsylvania Designer Guild.
* Member of York Rotary International
* Member of York Arts
* Has installed work at The Indian Steps Museum, Airville, PA; Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, NJ; St. Elizabeth High School, Willmington, DE; Immaculata College Library and the Baum Art School Sculpture Garden, Allentown, PA; Cherry Lane, York, PA; York Industrial Museum, York, PA; Boaisbury, near State College, PA; St. Joseph's Prepatory School in Philadelphia, PA
* Has donated art work to WITF, Public Television Station, Harrisburg, PA
* Has work in the private collections of several corporate figures including B.F. Goodrich; Rodale Press; AMP, Inc; Wind Dancer Productions, NY, NY; etc.
* Her sculptures have been used to raise money for The Atlantic National Black Angus Show, which has helped 4-H youth in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
* Has designed and produced 1,000 sculptures in the last twenty years.
* Has sculptures situated in collections located in at least twenty states, Japan, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands.
* Lion commissioned by the Education Foundation for the Red Lion High School's new addition.
* Young David with Lambs for the outdoor Memorial Garden at Trinity Lutheran Church in Camp Hill, PA.
* An Eagle, three men and one woman commissioned by the York Area Labor Council to commemorate workers and displayed at the York Industrial Museum, PA.
* Three civil war era women commemorate the first Memorial Day in Boaisbury, PA, near state college, PA.
* A little girl with a Sun Hat for the city of York's new outdoor sculpture garden. Hawk for St. Joeseph's Preparatory School in Philadelphia, PA
* John De-Barbodillo Plaque for York YMCA, 2001.
* Dr. Fulton Memorial Unity Church of York, PA S. George St.
* Designed and cast a fountain for the "Prince of Peace" Church on Baltimore Street in Gettysburg, PA with the Garden Club from the church.
* A six foot fireman for the Rutherford Fire Department in Rutherford, NJ for their Firemen Memorial Park.
* Currently working on a 14 foot WWII memorial to be erected in the square of York, PA. It depicts a bald eagle pulling an American flag over a 16 ton black granite base.
Shows and Exhibits
* Lorann annually exhibits and takes part in numerous Art Shows in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, New York, Delaware and Connecticut.
* Currently exhibiting with her watercolorist-husband, Joe Jacobs, at York Art Association.
* She has been involved in Gallery shows in the Philadelphia and Lancaster areas and has sold art through numerous galleries.
* She frequently holds shows, opened to the general public, at her Gallery in Dallastown and invites a guest artist.
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