- With the gracious assistance of gallerist David Sackmary, I held a successful solo exhibit at Quattro Gallery in Austin, Texas, for several weeks ending in mid-November. Many thanks to David for squeezing my work into his agenda!
Philip Hoggatt and John Borsheim helped me load up my marble sculptures "Gymnast," "Stargazer," and the limestone piece "Pink Angel" on November 13. They are on exhibit now with Philip and Michelle Hoggatt in their sculpture garden at Carved Stone in Dripping Springs, Texas (just southwest of Austin). Look for their public event "Sculpture Challenge" on Saturday, March 3, 2012.
Carved Stone's Sculpture Page
- On my Web site, you may see how I carved the "Gymnast"; how the drought in central Texas affected this project; why I named my assistant as I did; really? a four-headed turtle? and later, how we moved this athletic woman. Check out the page here: www.borsheimarts.com/sculpture/2011/gymnast-marble.htm
Shortly after leaving Texas and spending the Thanksgiving holiday with loved ones, I secured my first university exhibit! It will happen in early 2013. I am really excited about this event, especially because I asked if I could also show the work of my friend and mentor Vasily Fedorouk. More about this wonderful happening will be shared closer to the fall as details get pinned down.
I also traveled to Florida and visited Tommy and Maciel's Gallery XO, near Ft. Lauderdale. I left them with some bronze male figures which are already causing interest in that community.
Art Basel Miami Beach was part of the schedule… I thought to write to you about that. However, while I really enjoyed several works of art there, I was overall not impressed by the lack of thought or creativity in too many of the pieces. Still, I may post something on my blog at some point, at least showing some of the more impressive or interesting artworks.
For the first time ever, a friend and I rented a Harley Davidson FatBoy Motorcycle and saw the Florida Keys! What a fun 25-hour day that was!
A week on Captiva Island was spent in the beach house of Robert Rauschenberg! The story on how that could happen to this simple girl is the feature article of this newsletter. Keep on reading!
"Gymnast" marble sculpture by Kelly Borsheim
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