Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Catching up.

The process of moving both home and studio along with computer issues have prevented me from posting much recently.

Here's just a little round up of activity:

On January 23,
The Daily Texan reported that Beacon sculptor David Frech is one of four finalists competing to produce a sculpture of U.S. Senator Barbara Jordan.

From the Central Texas Digest:

Four finalists for Jordan statue

Four sculptors have been selected to compete for a commission to create a statue of Barbara Jordan for the University of Texas campus.

Jordan was the first black woman elected to the Texas Senate and the first black woman from the South elected to Congress. She taught at UT's LBJ School of Public Affairs. Her statue will be the first on the university campus to honor the life and legacy of a woman.

The four sculptors are David Frech of Beacon, N.Y.; Thomas Marsh of Orange, Va.; Bruce Wolfe of Piedmont, Calif.; and David Newton of Dallas.

Each will be awarded $5,000 to develop a maquette, or small model, depicting an artistic conceptualization of Jordan. The maquettes will be displayed on campus in April so students, faculty members, staff members and the public can provide feedback.

Frech's sculpted bust of Martin Luther King Jr. was unveiled in the City of Newburgh on January 20. From

Artist and Art Therapist, Mia Barkan Clarke's has relocated her art studio to 10 Leonard St. in Beacon.

Tony Moore, Laura Moriarty and Chatham based artist Peter Acheson are among the artists included in the War is Over 2 exhibit at Sideshow Gallery, 319 Bedford Ave in Williamsburg through March 4.

Dont forget the public forum on the future of Bulldog Studios to be held tomorrow at 7 pm in the cafeteria at the Beacon High School at 101 Matteawan Rd. The public forum will be a roundtable discussion presented by the Beacon Board of Education to receive public input on future use of the former high school building. The artist tenants of Bulldog are asking that anyone that supports the continued presence of artist studios in the building to come voice their support at the forum --- for that matter, anyone with an opinion on the future use of the building should attend.

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