Not Your Typical Stone Sculptures

Time and Space

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Andrew Rogers is a famous Australian stone sculptor. However, unlike most stone sculptors, Rogers’ sculptures cannot be fully enjoyed by going to an exhibit at an art museum. Rather, Rogers’ works of art are designed to be seen from very far distances. If you are questioning what “very far distances” are, think like “outer space” far.

Rogers’ latest project, which recently opened in Cappadocia, Turkey, is called “Time and Space.” Rogers chose to give it that name because he believes that it will establish a bridge between the past and the future. This project took over 3 years to complete, and it required 11,000 tons of stone and the help of 230 people.

Of course, as you would expect, this extremely dedicated project was honored by regional authorities, as they truly appreciated all of the hard work and planning that went into this 3-year monstrosity. And believe it or not, they probably don’t even know the half of it.

Everything from the deeper meaning behind the stone sculptures to the choice of specific stones to use, Andrew Rogers planned out each little step from A-Z, and he and his group of people carried it out to near perfection.

“I attach a lot of importance to natural and historical tissue in places where I work. This is why I pay attention to reflecting the features of the region. Stones that I use in my sculptures are convenient for the fabric of the area. This is a very important factor,” he said.

By dedicating so much time and effort on this amazing work of art, Rogers has assured himself a spot as one of the most influential people in the modern-day history of Turkey.

Isn’t it amazing what you can do with a whole lot of a stone and a little bit of creativity?

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John Storojev Creates sculpture

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Robin Antar

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Robin Antar Designs Torahs For Jewish Community Members

Aside from her amazing stone sculptures, Robin Antar dedicates her time and passion for art in other ways. One such way is her Torah designs for Jewish community members.

If you are not familiar with the significance of a Torah, a Torah is where the holy scriptures are written, and it is where Jewish history is passed down from. Normally, a Torah has a beautiful casing that keeps it protected and special. However, a lot of times the casing could be very generic. This, of course, is not the case when Robin designs one.

She puts her all into making each Torah design unique and appealing, and all the hard work is evident when you see it. Trust me, these are definitely not your average Torahs. If you don’t believe me, take a look for yourselves at some of Robin’s unbelievable work.

Torah 1

Torah 2

Torah 3

Torah 4

In addition to the Torahs, Robin also does some other Jewish related art, which can be seen below.

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Robin’s versatility in art is a fantastic attribute to have, as she can make almost anything with her art. Because of this, her art has and will beautify countless venues for a very long time.

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Jon Hudson To Honor Firefighters

Outdoor Art

Jon Barlow Hudson is a well-known stone sculptor from Yellow Springs, Ohio who has specialized in public art for over 30 years. Most recently, Hudson has been selected to make a stone sculpture in honor of local Miami Valley firefighters and paramedics who perished while saving others’ lives. Hudson was selected by the Miami Valley Firefighter/EMS Memorial Association from 40 other stone sculptors in a statewide competition based on his projected design.

“I wanted to create an environment which is a sacred precinct,” Hudson said. “It’s a unique, colorful and powerful statement.”

The memorial sculpture, which Hudson calls Fire Wall, has been something that the town wanted to have for a long time, but they did not have sufficient funds to complete the project. In fact, the Miami Valley Firefighter/EMS Memorial Association, the sculpture’s sponsor, has been raising money for 18 years.

Following 18 years of fund-raising, the organization is still $18,000 short of its $100,000 goal, but they believe that they will have enough money soon, as they have raised a lot of money at a rapid rate lately.

With the long-awaited project about to finally come to life, everybody in Yellow Springs is very excited. To see many years of planning and fund-raising come to fruition is something that will be extremely rewarding for everyone who is involved.

And with Hudson’s body of work over the last 30 years, it will certainly be worth the wait.

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121st Annual Art Show at NYC’S National Arts Club Features Award-Winning Brooklyn Artist Robin Antar

Between June 9th and June 27th The National Art Club will be featuring some very talented artists at its 121st Annual Art Show in NYC. Amongst the
celebrated artists will be Robin Antar, who is an award-winning stone sculptor.
Specifically in this show, Ms. Antar was chosen, as an award winning member of the National Association of Women Artists, to display her extremely
life-like and life-size work boot for all to see. This “boot” was carved out of limestone and stained with oils, which gave it such realistic qualities that
people might actually mistake it as the real thing. And this is no aberration for the work boot alone.
Ms. Antar prides herself on creating stone sculptures that represent everyday objects with a sense of realism.
In addition to the work boot, Ms. Antar has sculpted stone into the shape of Oreos, M&M’s, Diesel Jeans, and Dr. Martens, just to name a few. (Right
now she is busy turning a 6,000 pound stone into a larger-than-life bag of potato chips). Her works are so unique and appealing that she was even
featured on HGTV’s That’s Clever.
Ms. Antar’s many works of art can be seen at museums, art galleries, corporate offices, and universities, ranging from the City Museum in St. Louis, to
the Nabisco Corporation Gallery, to New York University. In other words, her work shows unbelievable ability, and it brings much joy to many people.
So much joy, that people are willing to pay upwards of $25,000 to own her original pieces.
The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), which Ms. Antar is a member of, was founded in 1889, and is the oldest professional women’s
fine arts organization in the United States. The NAWA focuses its attention on the monumental contributions of women in the history of American art,
and it is reserved for the absolute finest female artists. Being a part of this association is truly a wonderful honor.
If you want to check out her work boot sculpture, you can go to The National Art Club, which is located at 15 Gramercy Park South in New York
City, between June 9-June 27, 2010. A reception and awards ceremony will be held on Thursday June 17th from 6:00-8:00 pm.
For information: 212-475-3424.
Note to Media:  Photos and demos of Ms. Antar’s work, as well as interviews are available. For arrangements contact Vicki Garfinkel, 973-519-8926.

Work Boot

Between June 9th and June 27th The National Art Club will be featuring some very talented artists at its 121st Annual Art Show in NYC. Amongst the celebrated artists will be Robin Antar, who is an award-winning stone sculptor.

Specifically in this show, Ms. Antar was chosen, as an award winning member of the National Association of Women Artists, to display her extremely life-like and life-size work boot for all to see. This “boot” was carved out of limestone and stained with oils, which gave it such realistic qualities that people might actually mistake it as the real thing.

And this is no aberration for the work boot alone.

Ms. Antar prides herself on creating stone sculptures that represent everyday objects with a sense of realism.

In addition to the work boot, Ms. Antar has sculpted stone into the shape of Oreos, M&M’s, and Diesel Jeans, just to name a few. (Right now she is busy turning a 6,000 pound stone into a larger-than-life bag of potato chips). Her works are so unique and appealing that she was even featured on HGTV’s That’s Clever.

Ms. Antar’s many works of art can be seen at museums, art galleries, corporate offices, and universities, ranging from the City Museum in St. Louis, to the Nabisco Corporation Gallery, to New York University. In other words, her work shows unbelievable ability, and it brings much joy to many people. So much joy, that people are willing to pay upwards of $25,000 to own her original pieces.

The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), which Ms. Antar is a member of, was founded in 1889, and is the oldest professional women’s fine arts organization in the United States. The NAWA focuses its attention on the monumental contributions of women in the history of American art, and it is reserved for the absolute finest female artists. Being a part of this association is truly a wonderful honor.

If you want to check out Ms. Antar’s work boot sculpture, you can go to The National Art Club, which is located at 15 Gramercy Park South in New York City, between June 9-June 27, 2010. A reception and awards ceremony will be held on Thursday June 17th from 6:00-8:00 pm.

For information: 212-475-3424.

Note to Media:  Photos and demos of Ms. Antar’s work, as well as interviews are available. For arrangements contact Vicki Garfinkel, 973-519-8926.

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New Sculpture Exhibit In Northern New Jersey

Art Center

Starting on May 4th, the members of the Sculptor Affiliates group of the Art Center of Northern New Jersey in New Milford will be displaying their latest stone sculptures, amongst other artwork, for everybody to see.

Because there is so much variation amongst the sculptures and the sculptors themselves, the name of the exhibit is called, “Cross Currents — East West Meet.”

A lot of the participating sculptors used found objects with seemingly no use, and they used their creativity to turn it into something appealing with a ton of meaning.

For artists to be able to take something that looks like “garbage” to the average person, in order to create something amazing, it speaks volumes about them. It truly does show you that if you look at anything with the proper perspective, it can be beneficial in some way, shape, or form.

If you live in the North Jersey area and this exhibit sounds like your type of thing, you can check it out between May 4th and May 30th. It is located at 250 Center Street, New Milford, NJ.

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Art Being Used As A Way To Give Back

Art Fundraiser

A lot of people assume that once a piece of artwork is complete, that artwork serves as just a visually appealing decoration at most. However, those assumptions are far from the truth.

If you don’t believe me, just ask Charles Knox who uses his artwork to help others.

Over the years, Knox has created several works of art, specifically paintings and stone sculptures. So, what Knox has decided to do is donate those paintings and stone sculptures to a fundraiser called “Art for the Heart” for the Valley Restart homeless shelter.

The shelter is currently losing $8,000 a month, and Knox’s donations will certainly make a difference. In total, Knox has donated 11 pieces of art (10 paintings and 1 stone sculpture).

When asked about his 22×34 inch copper sculpture, Knox said that it is open to interpretation. His main focus was to get people to think about it and its many possible explanations.

If you want a chance to win Knox’s sculpture in a raffle, you can attend the “Art for the Heart” fundraiser. It will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 24 at Solara Diamond Valley Clubhouse, at 1645 Paseo Diamante.

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National School Grounds Week

Paint Brushes

In a bold idea by Learning Through Landscapes, many public schools in the UK are going to take part in something called National School Grounds Week. This is where pre-schoolers will have the opportunity to design the outdoor setting of their schools with their own artwork.

In fact, the artwork is going to be displayed in an area in front of the schools for many residents to come and enjoy it. This is not just some little school project, it is a community event for everybody to see. Of course, the artwork is not going to be on the artistic level of professional stone sculptures, but the efforts by the children should display something unique to brighten up the overall appearance of the schools.

Giving children the chance to express themselves with their imaginations on such a large scale should be very interesting to witness, and it might possibly inspire someone to make a career as an artist one day. Hey, you never know.

National School Grounds Week is set for the week of June 7-11, and it should be a wonderful event for many to revel in.

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Lawn Art Is Catching On In Weston

Sculpture

Recently in the city of Weston, Connecticut, there has been a lot of stone sculptures popping up on people’s lawns. In fact, there have been so many front lawn sculpture exhibitions that The Weston Commission for the Arts is holding an event at the Weston Public Library to honor these specific works of art on Saturday, April 10, at 8 P.M.

Christine Lomuscio, who is the chairman of the arts commission, has taken pictures of a bunch of lawn art so that it can be presented in a slide-show for a wide audience.

In addition to the slide-show, there will be a guest speaker named David Boyajian, who is a respected metal, wood, and stone sculptor. Boyajian even has a stone sculpture on his Weston property, which he is going to talk about.

If you are someone who might be interested in attending this event, it is open to the public and it is totally free of cost. For more information, you can call 203-222-2590.

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Storm King Celebrates Its 50th Year

Storm King

The Storm King Art Center, which is known as one of the world’s greatest stone sculpture parks, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. In order to commemorate their 50 amazing years, there will be a variety of stone sculptures and other offerings throughout its 2010 and 2011 seasons.

Some of the features include: 12 new works by various artists (6 of which were created specifically for the 50th anniversary), an exhibit that goes through the history of Storm King, and a gala dinner and auction at Sotheby’s in New York City.

In order to make its 50th anniversary really special, Storm King has selected some of the finest artists – even some that have not exhibited any prior work in Storm King – to submit or create their newest works of art, while also allowing them to choose the exact locations for them amongst the 500 acres of Storm King.

With all of the hard work, dedication, and planning that is going into this very special occasion, Storm King is definitely going to be a place that you want to visit.

The works will be available for everyone’s viewing pleasure between now and the 2011 season. If you have a chance to check it out, I would highly recommend it.

The Storm King Art Center is located in Mountainville, New York, approximately one hour north of New York City.

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