Laura G. Thorne’s sculpture can be found in public and corporate collections, including the City of Aspen, Washington, D.C. Convention Center, Youngstown Sheet and Tube, Duncan Aviation, and the Silverstone Group. Her work is in prominent private collections such as those of Aimee and Robert Lehrman, Nancy and Bob Magoon, Laura Donnelley, Robert and Karen Duncan, and Ginny Williams.
Laura is the recipient of an Art Matters grant. Her sculpture has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution and has traveled to museums nationally in the “Seeing Jazz” Exhibition. It has also been shown in Berlin and Rome, and at the Denver Art Museum, the Aspen Art Museum, Rosenberg Kauffman Fine Art, David Floria Gallery, the McLean Project for the Arts, the Glenview Art Center, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the U.S. Botanical Garden, the Grounds for Sculpture, Montgomery College, Robischon Galley, and the Boyden Gallery at St. Mary’s College. She has also participated in the Kreeger Artist Lecture Series and their Inside the Artist Studio Program.
She has taught at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center and National Gallery of Art, and served on the board of the International Sculpture Center (ISC) from 1998-2008. Thorne is a member of the ISC, the Washington Sculptors Group, and the Washington Project of the Arts. Thorne has served on panels for the Aspen Institute in Aspen and Berlin, as well as the National Foundation for the Arts, and the D.C. Commission on the Arts. She, along with other artists and a dedicated team, founded the Aspen Art Museum. After its founding, Laura was appointed the Chairman of the Board. She was appointed to the Colorado Council on the Arts and was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome.
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