Alonzo's News

A Periodic Look at what Alonzo is up to

  • Announcing Family Gathering

    Announcing Family Gathering
    Posted on 24 March 2017

    A new offering of an “old” sculpture, one of Alonzo’s signature pieces, this dolphin ensemble which he has named “Family Gathering”.

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  • Life Lessons Learned – Sculpting Young Minds

    Posted on 12 February 2017

    This was in The Lyons Recorder newspaper - Written by By Henry J. Barone

    Have you ever been inspired by someone to the point where it changes the way you think and feel about the world? Well, this happened to me in my fifth grade year at Lyons Elementary with a few of my fellow students. It all started in fifth grade during our Human Rights Unit. Specifically, we were learning about how people with disabilities have also had to fight for fair treatment in our country. This is how we were introduced to Alonzo Clemons, Sculpture Savant.

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  • Alonzo in Denver Art District

    Posted on 22 January 2017

    Five of Alonzo’s western art sculptures continue to be on display and are available in Denver’s art district, at the Art of Life Gallery, 800 S. Jason St., Denver, CO 80223.

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  • Alonzo's life-sized Arabian foal, Cassie

    Posted on 28 September 2016

    Several years ago, Alonzo’s life-sized Arabian foal, Cassie, was purchased for placement at KidsPark, a disability-accessible play area at Lafayette Elementary School. Ultimately, for several reasons, the sculpture could not be placed in the schoolyard.

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  • Why Alonzo’s Sculptures are Cast in Bronze

    Posted on 21 August 2016

    One of Alonzo’s new friends asked a question that I had asked over 20 years ago, “Can I buy a sculpture that has not been cast in bronze?”

    Nancy Mason wrote this reply – Alonzo, of course, creates all these sculptures using clay or a wax/clay mixture. Then a mold is made from his model, and then it goes to the foundry for casting.

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  • A Lion for Lyons

    Posted on 05 June 2016

    A wonderful opportunity has arisen for Alonzo, as he has been commissioned to create a mountain lion sculpture for Lyons Elementary School. Teacher Mr. Timothy Ambrose tells how this project came to be:

    “From September through December 2015, Lyons Elementary School 5th grade students studied human rights. They read novels with characters who had disabilities and who experienced injustices, while building empathy. They studied injustices in slavery and read stories about African American history. Rex Peoples from the Colorado Blues Society visited and discussed these important topics and told stories through blues music, continuing to build empathy. They read and interpreted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, examining each article. The final visit for the 5th grade human rights project was from Alonzo, who has visited the school previously as well. The students learned about Alonzo’s background and savant syndrome, and watched him demonstrate his sculpting. Alonzo’s message and presence resonated with this class in a powerful way.

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  • Alonzo's School Presentations

    Posted on 14 April 2016

    Alonzo enjoys demonstrating his sculpting abilities for school groups and other audiences, as long as these events are not too frequent. He is accompanied by his assistant, Nancy Mason, or another friend, who tells some of Alonzo’s amazing story as he sculpts one or more of his animal figures.

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  • King of the Plains

    Posted on 25 March 2016

    Alonzo named this bison “King” or “King of the Plains,” thinking of it as the father of his cast sculpture, “Prince of the Plains.”

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  • The Man in the moon, Large Moose and Alonzo's Baby Moose

    Posted on 08 March 2016

    Unique among Alonzo’s creations, this fanciful sculpture shows a new twist on an old theme. Why wouldn’t the face be on the outside rather than the inside of the arc?

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