A three-dimensional exhibition and auction has artists excited to present their work again after a three-year hiatus.
“This is the Vancouver Island Sculptors Association’s first group show since 2019, so we’re really looking forward to having our sculptures on display. The only way to really appreciate a sculpture is to walk around it and watch it change from every angle, said guild president Scott Gillis.
Esquimalt’s Sculpture Splash attracts visitors to the Gorge Park Pavilion from Friday, offering artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work, while also connecting and interacting with the public.
“Every piece of sculpture has a story, whether it’s about the subject or just how it went from an idea to a finished product in the gallery. Giving people the opportunity to hear these stories from the artist when looking at the artwork enriches the experience, said Gillis.
Hosted by the Township Community Arts Council and the Vancouver Island Sculptors Association, dozens of sculptures of all types by more than 25 local artists will fill the Grand Ballroom. The event encompasses a variety of styles and mediums, with daily demonstrations in sand, wood, marble, bronze and ceramics.
“Sculptors can also benefit from group performances by building a community of artists who can share knowledge, tools and materials. I have benefited a lot from being part of the Sculptors Guild by making friends, sharing knowledge and having access to opportunities like Sculpture Splash . Also, having an exhibition gives sculptors a good incentive to finish something that has been sitting on their bench for a while,” says Gillies.
The incident happened in Canyon Park Pavilion1070 Tillicum Rd., runs April 14th 4pm-8pm and April 15th & 16th 11am-6pm
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