NCNS Members at the Canadian Stone Carving Festival

The final pieces just before the auction.

  

 

  

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NCNS Members at Canadian Stone Carving Festival – Real-time Update

Starting with 12” x 12” x 8” blocks of Indiana limestone (100 lbs) Friday at noon, James Cook, Sheree Bradford Lea and Patrick Imai have carved Friday until 5 or 6 pm, Saturday 8 am – 5 or 6 pm, and will carve Sunday 8 am – 1 or 2 pm.
Then Sunday afternoon the finished pieces will be auctioned (everyone is welcome) to raise money for the Ottawa Innercity Ministries.
A great event to watch and a chance to talk to the artists and stonemasons about their craft. 
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2017 Canadian Stone Carving Festival at Sparks Street outdoor mall, 21-23 July, 2017

7 members of the National Capital Network of Sculptors will be participating in this weekend’s Canadian Stone Carving Festival.  This event, now in its 8th year, brings together stone carvers from Canada, UK, Nepal, Syria and Europe.

Danny Barber of Smith & Barber-Sculpture Atelier Inc., Stephane Tremblay, Elisa Funnell, Pat Imai, James Cook, Gordon Wright and Sheree Bradford-Lea will be participating in this event which culminates in a public auction of the created artwork on Sunday, 23rd July at 2 p.m.  Proceeds from the auction go to charity and this year the chosen charity is Ottawa Innercity Ministries.

 

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Day 2: 31 New Plinths !!!

Plinths Building 2017 – Day 2 – 39 new plinths!!!

Day 2 has been finished with 31 new plinths built, sanded, and painted.   Congratulations on your efforts!!!

 

 

 

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Plinths Building – Summer 2017 – Day 1

We can call this Traditional Summer Gathering of the most enthusiastic NCNS members to celebrate the arrival of the hot Ottawa summer as well to make a great contribution to the group – building of the new plinths.
Day 1, message from the NSNS president, Patrick Imai: “ A productive day with all but two plinths built.  Tomorrow, Wednesday June 21st will be sanding, priming and painting.”
Volunteers?

Plinths Building 2017 – Day 1 – part I

Plinths Building 2017 – Day 1 – part II

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NCNS Celebrating Sculpture Show at Kanata Civic Art Gallery, June 11-25, 2017

Nine members of the National Capital Network of Sculptors  will present thir latest work at Celebrating Sculpture Show at Kanata Civic Art Gallery from June 11-25, 2017:

Eiko Emori, Rocky Bivens, Blaise Ivoulou, Jim Lawrence, Kathy Bergqust, Gordon Wright, Hengameh Kamal-Rad, Sandra Marshall and Patrick Imai.

Celebrating Sculpture Poster

Kanata Civic Art Gallery is located at 2500 Campeau Drive.

Enjoy the celebration of sculptures!!!!

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NCNS Artists at Shenkman Art Centre – April 2017

Traditionally every year during the month of April, NCNS sculptors presents their  small to medium size sculptures at the Display Case at the Shenkman Arts Center.

Shenkman Display Case – April 2017

This year following 14 NCNS sculptors have presented their work to the public:

Rosemary Breault-Landry  presented “The Reader”
Komi Seshie presented “Likeness”
Burtick Theo  presented “Pinnipeds Moribundus”
Beth McCubbin  presented “Me and Gliz and a Sky Blue Day”
Sheree Bradford-Lea  presented “When I am Old, I shall wear purple”
Maria Saracino  presented “The Tantrum”
Sandra Marshall presented “The Queen of Green” and “Star Gazing”
Ljiljana Stojanovic presented the three variations of “The Third Pig House”
Patrick Imai presented “On the Ball”  and  “Shaking out the Blues”
Dominique Dennery presented the mask “Mythical Lion”
France Grice  presented “The Lonely Pine – Fighting Erosion”
Jocelyne Désilets presented “Symbioses”
Blaise Ivoulou  presented “Chagrin”
Thomas Murphy  presented “The Wind in my Hair”

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ENJOY THE STUDIO TOUR!

It’s here! The first Sculpture Studio Tour by the National Capital Network of Sculptors – it’s taking place today and tomorrow! Enjoy the city while you leisurely visit a few or all 13 stops in this unique artist’s tour. Enjoy the refreshments, meet the artists, learn about their mediums, watch demonstrations or learn how with free hands-on opportunities. Support Ottawa’s local artists and experience the creativity! Check out the map below and a description of each studio stop on the tour.

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