Monday, February 23, 2009

Benson Park Sculpture Garden Grows

Seven new sculptures have been donated to Loveland, Colorado's Benson Park Sculpture Garden.

Installation of the new works is scheduled to occure in June with a dedication planned at 10am on Saturday July 11.

With these 7 pieces, the Garden grows to 130 pieces.

The new works are "Big Wish" by Linda Prokop, "In the Wind" by Jay Eighmy, "For on Alert II" by David Turner, "Cirque II" by Jack Kreutzer, "Cardiac Relief" by Nicholas Moffett, "Requiem for a Fallen Tree" by Don Rambadt and "Duet" by Jeff Laing.

The first six sculptures are bronze. "Duet" is stainless steel.

The sculptures are paid for from proceeds from the Sculpture in the Park show which happens each August. This year the show is August 8-9th.

For more information about the sculpture show, the dedication ceremony, contact the High Plains Art Council. Their phone number is 970-663-2940. Or visit their website which has a great map of the park, the history of the show and lots, lots more!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Chapungu Sculpture Park Free Guided Tours

I got this information from my friends at the wonderful Chapungu Gallery...

They have the largest collection of Zimbabwean Sculpture in North America. An awesome collection. We are so fortunate to have it here in Loveland, Colorado.

Loveland is only 1 hour from Denver...if you are in the area, be sure to check it out. Take advantage of the wealth of knowledge that Roy Guthrie has to offer about the art and the people!


Chapungu is pleased to announce very special tours of Chapungu Sculpture Park every Saturday in February, March and April 2009. The exhibit of 82 monumental sculptures entitled, Chapungu: Stories In Stone-An African Perspective of Family is composed of eight sections displayed in 26 acres of natural and landscaped gardens. Two sections will be highlighted each Saturday.

The tours are FREE and start at 11:00am. All visitors to assemble at 10:45am on the east side of PF Changs and Biaggi's restaurants. Mr. Roy Guthrie will share his personal accounts of the individual artists; and their lives as well as their sculptures. Bottled water and hot chocolate will be provided to tour participants. Please note that Saturday February 14th for Valentines Day the tour will include chocolate treats! Bring a loved one to tour the sections that weekend entitled The Family and The Children.

Chapungu Sculpture Park is adjacent to the Promenade Shops at Centerra, Sky Pond Drive, Loveland, CO 80538. Chapungu Warehouse and Gallery is now open on Saturdays from 10am-4pm at 1052 N. Boise Ave., Unit B, Loveland, CO. 80537 in addition to regular hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1.00pm.

For more information and directions please call 970-461-8020, or email Also visit