Sat09Aug2014Sun10Aug2014Benson Sculpture Garden, 2908 Aspen Drive, Loveland, CO 80538
The Sculpture in the Park show offers over 2,000 pieces of sculpture created by 160 international juried artists. All of these pieces are available for sale.
The Loveland High Plains Arts Council, a private non-profit organization, was established in 1984 for the purpose of promoting sculptural arts for the cultural and economic benefit of the entire community. The organization is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is supported by hundreds of extraordinary community volunteers. The main focus of LHPAC continues to be the organization and sponsorship of the annual Sculpture in the Park show.
Each year the proceeds generated from the annual Sculpture in the Park show go towards the purchase of sculpture for Benson Sculpture Garden as well as towards the funding of park improvements and landscaping. Currently, 139 pieces of sculpture grace the grounds of the park. This extraordinary collection of art is situated around a lagoon in the midst of trees, flowers, and natural habitat areas.
Heralded as one of the finest outdoor juried exhibitions of three-dimensional artwork in the United States, Sculpture in the Park showcases over 2,000 pieces of sculpture created by 160 sculptors from around the world. The event is majestically staged against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and attracts thousands of art lovers and collectors from across the country to Loveland's Benson Sculpture Garden.
The second weekend of August, Benson Sculpture Garden is transformed by the Loveland High Plains Arts Council and their volunteers from a park into a beautiful setting for this outstanding exhibit. Highlights of Sculpture in the Park include Friday night's Patron Party and a two-day silent auction.
31st Annual Sculpture in the Park Show and Sale
August 9th and 10th, 2014
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tickets to the show cost $7, and children 14 and under are admitted for free. Tickets can be purchased at the entrances to the show.
Fri10Oct2014Sat11Oct20149:30 am - 4:30 pmLawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, Kansas
Every two years, the Lawrence Arts Center hosts six nationally recognized ceramicists in a symposium on topics central to the contemporary ceramics art world. This rare opportunity offers a chance to interact and observe ceramic artists working in the top of the field. Over the course of two days, this select group of artists are active in studios at the Lawrence Arts Center demonstrating sculpting processes, wheel throwing, surface decoration and glazing, representing a diverse range of techniques and approaches to ceramic art. The six artists are paired up in three studios at the Arts Center, to demonstrate their techniques and encourage dialogue with the audience. Attendees are encouraged to visit each of the three studios throughout the two day symposium on Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11 from 9:30am to 4:30pm. For more information and a list of the artists, visit the Lawrence Arts Center website.
Eric will be attending the Ceramics Symposium with several of his students from Doane College. His teaching philosophy includes encouraging his students to continue their education outside of his classroom, and the Ceramics Symposium will allow his students the opportunity to learn from six exceptional artists.