Magazine article Southwest Art

Loveland Sculpture Invitational

Magazine article Southwest Art

Loveland Sculpture Invitational

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Loveland, CO

This August marks the 20th anniversary of the Loveland Sculpture Invitational. In 1991, sculptors Victor Issa and George Lundeen created the show to give exposure to the growing ranks of talented sculptors attracted by the nearby Sculpture in the Park event. Planning the event the same weekend as Loveland's juried show offers art enthusiasts more opportunity to meet and interact with talented artists and provides a greater selection of artwork to view and choose from.

The Loveland Sculpture Invitational opens with a premiere party on Friday, August 12. Tickets are available for $25. The show opens to the public on Saturday, August 13, at 9:30 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m. Sunday's hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Following are some of the artists participating in this year's event.

Ed Hart's stylized sculptures, reminiscent of prehistoric cave paintings, are pieced from exotic zebra woods, mahogany, and maple, each wood lending its own color to the pieces. Hart also sculpts whimsical, abstract figures in fiberglass.

Ricky Hill has been sculpting for 10 years. Now a full-time artist, he creates bronzes that depict Native American and western themes as well as western wildlife: bighorn sheep, bald eagles, wolves, and elk.

As a young girl Christine Kosiba would dig clay out of nearby riverbanks, mold it, and leave the figures to dry on her windowsill. Today she uses clay to express her sense of reverence for the natural beauty present all around us. Bears, ravens, and fox are often central in her works. …

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