Red Stone Art Center hosts stone carvers’ exhibit
REDSTONE – Sculptors who carved live at the 9th annual Stone Carver’s Exhibition will be on display at the 10th annual event, happening July 16-Sept. 30 with an artist reception at the Redstone Art Center July 16 from 6-8 p.m.
Exhibitors will include well known Colorado sculptors Madeline Wiener, Kathi Caricof, Steve Kentz and Greg Tonozzi. New England sculptor Petro Hul and International artists from India and Zimbabwe will also be included in the exhibit this year. The event benefits the Marble Institute of Colorado, a nonprofit organization in its eighteenth year of sponsoring these stone carving sessions that attract sculptors from around the world. The marble worksite sits amongst stands of aspen, pine and tall Douglas firs along the Crystal River in Marble. As many as 40 participants during the event can be discovered carving amidst marble blocks that were quarried 50-90 years ago – an inspiration for any sculptor.
The stone for the sculpting symposium is Colorado Yule Marble which comes from the quarries located high in the town of Marble, where the marble for the Lincoln Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and hundreds of other public buildings was quarried and finished.