Friday, November 27, 2009

Colorado Wildlife Sculptor Kent Ullberg Receives Award

This is the third time the talentedwildlife sculptor, Kent Ullberg, of Loveland, Colorado is highlighted in my blog!

On August 26 of this year, I mentioned that he was a participant in a wildlife exhibition at the The Wildlife Experience natural history and wildlife art museum in Parker, Colorado.

Back in September last year I wrote of this sculptor's ability to combine abstract elements and realism to create his uniquely wonderful sculptures.

This time, the sculptor who lives in our beautiful, yet land-locked, state is being honored by Mystic Seaport, the "museum of America and the sea", located in Mystic, Connecticut. The museum has bestowed upon this native of Sweden the 30th annual International Marine Art Exhibition Award of Excellence...this isn't the first time for Ullberg to receive the award--it is his 4th.

This year's award is for his stainless-steel sculpture of a kingfisher that stands 20 inches tall. Click the link to view this magnificent seabird, entitled, "Halcyon."

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Artist Jeanne-Claude Dies But Projects Live On

Environmental artist and sculptor Jeanne-Claude died Wednesday night. She had suffered a brain aneurysm and died from complications.

While it is always sad to learn of anyone's death, it is also wonderful to know that someone has been able to spend their life filled with passion, doing what they love to do.

Jeanne-Claude's husband, fellow artist and collaborator, Christo will continue with the projects that the couple planned. One of those projects is a piece that will span the Arkansas River here in Colorado, near Canon City. It is estimated that this project will be completed in the summer of 2013. Federal approval is still pending for this project; Colorado officials are working with Christo's team to get "Over The River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado" actualized.

Jeanne-Claude was 74 at the time of her death.

To read more about Jeanne-Claude and her husband Christo, click here and you will be taken to their bio page on their site.