Liberty Arts Artist, Leland Webb, recently participated in the 2017 Triangle Heart Ball by donating a hand turned black walnut rolled rim platter, titled "Stormy Sky." The Triangle Heart Ball celebrates all those sponsors, donors, and volunteers who bring the mission of the American Heart Association to life in the Triangle.
Liberty Arts Artists, Ivana Beck, has received the ISC Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. The International Sculpture Center (ISC) established the annual "Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award" program in 1994 to recognize young sculptors and to encourage their continued commitment to the field. It was also designed to draw attention to the sculpture programs of the participating universities, colleges and art schools.
David S. Huber attended the 2016 Chicago Pipe Show for his fourth year exhibiting there, selling out for the second year in a row! He had the honor of meeting Lars Ivarsson and Nanna Ivarsson, the son and granddaughter of Sixten Ivarsson, the person who revolutionized pipe carving and whose work is the basis for every pipe maker working today. They were very impressed with his work and offered to help whenever they can.
One special pipe was purchased by a famous pipe collector whose collection consists of a great many Ivarsson pipes as well as a few other iconic pipe makers. This individual is considered a 'litmus test' for high grade pipe carvers. David is thrilled to have one of his pieces in such a collection.
John Parkinson has written an article for Fine Woodworking Magazine which will be published in the fall. We will follow up with his article once published. Our artists bring an international spotlight to the work done in our studio with the wealth of knowledge they bring to their craft and those who practice it. Here we see John being photographed for his upcoming article, we are always extremely proud when our artists progress in their careers and are recognized outside of our studio for their mastery. Way to go John!!
Liberty Arts helps add beauty to the Community Garden at the DIG Market Garden
SEEDS is a non-profit educational community garden in Durham that teaches respect for life, for the earth & for each other through gardening & growing food. Bronx native, long-term Durham resident, community activist, and artist Michelle Gonzales-Green was commissioned by SEEDS to add a gate to the community garden at the DIG (Durham Inner-City Gardeners) market garden. She teamed up with local Sculpture Studio & Foundry, Liberty Arts, to make that dream become reality.
This May, Michelle, assisted by high school seniors and SEEDS DIG employees Andresha McPhaul and Lawrence Fields, Jr. has been stopping by the Liberty Arts Studio at 923 Franklin Street. They have been plasma-cutting, welding and creating a large entrance gate that will soon be installed in the newly erected Cobb Wall that SEEDS recently added.
Michelle designed the gate, Andresha and Lawrence put their stamp on it.
Jackie MacLeod, metal artist at Liberty Arts, fabricated the metal frame to support the piece, and was on hand to help with advice.