Once again, we are so lucky to have these artistic and extremely impressive pieces being created before our very eyes, right in our backyard.
The artists and apprentices began their creations from scratch on August 9th and will continue to work and refine them until September 22nd. It is such a privilege to witness these pieces in the making, as well as interact with the artists on a daily basis. Stop by and receive a free private tour. Then perhaps, cross the street to Gahan House for a glass of the signature ‘Hoppy Stone Fruit Pale Ale.’ With each drink, $1 is donated to Sculpure SJ – so, bottom’s up!
Meet all of the international artists, including our locals – Jim Boyd and Phil Savage HERE
Jim Boyd at work:
Phil Savage at work:
The site is open 10am-6pm every day and artists are there every day with the exception of Mondays. The public is welcome to stop in as often as possible to watch the progress. Entrance is off the Port Saint John parking lot, next to Theodore the Tugboat – it’s super easy to find! There are also workshops on-site on August 26th, September 8th, and September 9th. Call 633.4870 for more details or to sign up.
Right now, until September 22nd
Here are some photos of the event at this point in time…
Executive Director of Uptown Saint John Inc., Nancy Tissington chats with Executive Director of Sculpture Saint John, Diana Alexander:
SCULPTURE DEMO DAYS:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 – WOOD
Artist Justin Sappier
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 – BRONZE
Artists Darren Byers and Fred Harrison
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 – WOOD
Artist Darren Byers
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 – FIBRES
Artist Ralph Simpson
Find out more about Sculpture Saint John:
Watch this captivating, short video describing the mandate of Sculpture Saint John and information regarding the Capital Campaign.