Monday, January 19, 2009

Stone Sculptors Guild of North America

Hi, im the Artist Space, This week we said goodbye to the Stone Sculptors Guild of North America, they were kind enough to answer a few questions before they left:

Here is Brian's website if you want to see his work or ask him questions:

Did you know that:

The Stone Sculptor’s Guild of North America (SSGNA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1994. Our mandate is to teach and encourage the art of stone carving in North America and around the world. We have regular meetings and support regular events such as competitions and symposia. We foster an understanding and awareness of the sculpture process.

SSGNA is a group of sculptors creating permanent sculptures for the community. Working in a variety of stone, the group is promoting local awareness of this most ancient art form. The contemporary works of art created by the artists of SSGNA are made to last millennia. The guild has contributed more than 39 sculptures to the City of Calgary (Outwest Park, Barclay Mall, Bow River pathway at 14th Street, Pumphouse Theatre, and Mount Royal College).

The SSGNA group of artists has conducted a Stone Sculpture Symposium Conference in Calgary last summer from July 16 to August 31, 2007. In this Symposium Conference, the sculptors of our guild created their own individual interpretations of “The Circle of Life” out of stone. From this event a permanent Sculpture Park was created here in Calgary for everyone to enjoy. Sculpture is the only “visual” art form that the visually impaired are able to enjoy.

Now you know!