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Hank Kaminsky

808 S. Government Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701, U.S.A.
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Phone: 479-442-5805     Fax: 479-442-3927

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My earliest work and educational experience is in the field of science and particularly electronics. I have worked as a test engineer at Hazeltine Electronics, American Bosch Arma Corp. and at S&M Products Corp. in N.Y.C. (where I helped design a golf playing machine). My interest in the technology of art is reflected in my work at the Cooper Union in NYC (where I was employed as the facilities manager for the sculpture and architecture technical studios from 1967-1970) and before that at Queens College where I served as ceramics technician while a student there. I operated a bronze foundry in my home and on one of my two European trips. Since 1971 I have been working with a technique I call “Sand-Matrix Design.” An example of this technique can be seen in the sculpture “Miracle of the Double Helix” which I installed in 1997 in Little Rock at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and more recently the World Peace Prayer fountain sculpture as mentioned below.
            I put myself through art school in Philadelphia by operating a service for sculptors. I have helped to form several organizations including the Brooklyn Free Press (a printing shop in New York), the “Museum-A Project of Living Artists,” (a very large cooperative gallery in New York in the late 60’s), The Eureka Brotherhood Cooperative and The Eureka Springs Guild of Artists and Craftspeople, both in Eureka Springs, AR. I was a founding member and first Vice President of the Artists of Northwest Arkansas.
            My business experience includes The Great Eureka Forgery (research and marketing of sandcast metals), A Show of Hands, Inc. (a crafts gallery in Eureka Springs, AR) and the Kaminsky Limited Partnership (a gold and gemstone business) in the late 70’s. From 1992 to 2001 my wife and I operated a community Art School in Fayetteville AR called “The Art Experience” which also housed her art therapy and counseling office, my sculpture studio and the sculpture services business.
            In 2001 I moved my studio to a new, much larger building, which I call “The Village Sculptor.” In this 6000 square foot studio the World Peace Prayer fountain was produced. This spherical bronze fountain is covered with the words “May Peace prevail on Earth” and sits at the Town Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It was completed and installed on New Years Eve 2002. The studio now serves as a facility capable of both large and small productions. In 2004 I completed a large scale fountain sculpture project for the Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville, AR. Then followed a 2 year period concentrating on personal works intended for gallery exhibition.
I am currently working on a several small commissions and a sculpture which helps to define my central mission in life to “search for the shape of the face of god”