The public is invited to watch renowned Newton artist Herman Deaton (pictured above) work toward the completion of his latest public art creation - "Edna - before Maytag" - as part of a two-day art show slated this weekend at the Centre for Arts and Artists, 501 W. 3rd St. N., northwest of the downtown Newton square.
Deaton has created a six-foot sculpture depicting a time before the advent of washing machines and its life-changing impact on daily living. The clay sculpture will soon be transported to Colorado where it will be cast in bronze, the cost of which is being borne by a number of local non-profit organizations.
Once completed, the art piece will be returned to Newton where it will be permanently sited next spring for the public's enjoyment.
In addition to Deaton's work on "Edna," visitors to the art show are invited to view the collections of Karen King and her son, Jaden, during the event. Karen King specializes in oil, graphite and charcoal mediums while Jaden King specializes in jewelery and sculpture.
The work of these three generations of artists are open to public viewing from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday with a reception set for 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Centre for Arts and Artists. The public is invited.