Monday, April 24, marked the third International Sculpture Day,
and the celebration was bigger and better than ever. The International
Sculpture Center reported that more than 600 organizations
and individuals participated and that there were 5,000,000
impressions on social media. From Alberta to Arizona, Auckland
to Athens, Bratislava to Brooklyn, Bolivia to Bangladesh, England
to Egypt, and Nigeria to Nepal, sculpture took center stage.
Individual artists around the globe held special exhibitions,
opened their studios to the public, and programmed special events.
Yoshitada Ihara in Hyogo, Japan, promoted his "Satoyama Forest
Art." (Satoyama, according to Wikipedia, is "a Japanese term
applied to the border zone or area between mountain foothills and
arable flat land.") His ongoing installation combines cypress and
cedar timbers with living trees, creating a sort of interwoven landscape
maze. In Jersey City, New Jersey, hyperrealist sculptor Carole
Feuerman, known for her bathers, opened her studio at Mana
Contemporary for the afternoon, inviting visitors to view her work
in progress. Chad Whitaker transformed the tiny storefront of the
Third Street Studio in downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, by creating
a series of installations made of bed sheets, glue, varnish,
wood, stain, urethane, and yarn.
...see the entire article in the print version of October's Sculpture magazine.
Bronze pour at Franklin & Marshall
College, Lancaster, PA.