​Lecture Series to Welcome Luckey

Event description courtesy Essex Library

“State of Play" with Spencer Luckey

Luckey LLC was founded in 1985 by Thomas Walker Luckey, an artist, sculptor and architect renowned for his one-of-a-kind climbing sculptures. Thomas’ son Spencer was drawn back into the family business shortly after he graduated from Yale when his father suffered a catastrophic accident in 2005. Since then, Spencer has refined the art of creating climbing sculptures. Today there are more than 80 Luckey Climbers in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

The designs look to amaze with feats of nontraditional, unexpected engineering. From a Luckey Climber that rests entirely on a tiny ball, to one that doesn’t touch the ceiling or the floor, Spencer told Smithsonian.com, “There are a zillion simpler solutions, but I kept pushing to make it as illogical and pleasurable an object as possible.” The Luckey Climber elevates play to an art form with its masterful engineering and design. The sculptures encourage physical activity and offer the sort of imaginative play experience important for intellectual development in children.

The event is one of many programs provided by the Essex Library. It will be held in “The Cube” at Centerbrook Architects & Planners’ office, located at 67 Main Street in Centerbrook. The program, which begins at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public. For more information, or to register, please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560.