Several sculptural mediums will be represented at DIMENSIONS 2017 and one of the most classic is stone. Carving stone is probably one of the oldest art forms. From very small ornamental stone sculptures to the large historical, religious or mystical pieces. There are no real limitations to which type of stones can be carved. Some of the more popular stones include Soapstone, which is soft and available in many different colours and textures. Alabaster is slightly harder but is still relatively easy to sculpt and comes in a beautiful variety of colours and internal grains. Limestone is a sedimentary stone, difficult to polish but artists can incorporate very intricate details. Marble is more difficult to manage but has a fantastic finished look and was favoured by many of the masters.
At DIMENSIONS 2017 we will be showcasing the work of almost a dozen stone sculptors, but their work is not limited to the stone mentioned above. Look for the beautiful iridescent qualities of Selenite and the subtle variations of Italian, Brazilian and Kenyan Marble. Each artist uses different techniques and they definitely approach the stone in different ways, either pulling an image or an emotion from the hard surface.
Here’s a little sneak peak at just a handful of some of the stone work that will be showcased at DIMENSIONS 2017. October 19-22 at Lansdowne Park, in the Horticulture Building.
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On the weekend of 30 Sept – 1 Oct, 24 artists and artisans, among them NCNS member Theo Burtick, will open their studios to visitors at the most colourful time in the Gatineau Hills only minutes from Ottawa / Gatineau.
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On Friday, September 29, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Culture Days will be celebrated at Gamman House with a showing of L’instant présent, a video projection curated by Izabel Barsive. Ten artists including NCNS member Komi Seshie each contributed by creating 3 to 5 minute videos based on personal experiences or philosophical, metaphysical, social or historical concepts.
The screening will take place on Friday, September 29, at 8:00 p.m. at Gamman House, located at 306 Cyr Avenue in Vanier.
The final pieces just before the auction.
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.
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!!!