There are many forms of ephemeral art, from sculpture to performance, but the term is usually used to describe a work of art that only occurs once, like a happening, and cannot be embodied in any lasting object to be shown in a museum or gallery. The definition: lasting a very short time, short-lived, transitory. A number of art forms can be considered ephemeral because of their temporary nature. Early land art and all sand sculptures, ice sculptures and chalk drawings on footpaths are examples of ephemeral art.
One of the newest members of the National Capital Network of Sculptors (NCNS) is an ephemeral sculptor. James W Cook is an award winning snow sculptor and pumpkin carver. We are excited to announce that James will be demonstrating his pumpkin carving techniques at DIMENSIONS 2016. The pumpkins will be sold with the proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. James will be carving throughout the exhibit which runs from Thursday, October 20 to Sunday, October 23 at Lansdowne Park in the Horticulture Bldg.
In addition to the incredible pumpkins, you will be able walk through the largest exhibit of sculptural works in one location. Over 120 sculptures will be available in a variety of mediums from stone and bronze to glass and wood and everything in-between. That’s not all, a separate gift shop area is being introduced this year with a collection of original sculptures by member artists that range in price from $20 to $100.
Admission is free and the Horticulture Bldg. is wheelchair accessible. Hope to see you there!