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Robert Oppecker

teacher/silversmith in Williamsburg, VA

Crafting Charybdis

PRESENTED ON NOV 10, 2012
IN WILLIAMSBURG @ VOL 3

Robert Oppecker walks through his development and fabrication process for silver vessels. He explains how he translates his sketches into a three dimensional form, and how the designs can change along the way, eventually gaining their own character and name.

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Altering Skins - Surface to Form

BY ROBERT OPPECKER
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 09, 2013

There are 3 generations of artists in Robert Oppecker's family. His father was a prolific abstract artist in the 40's, 50's and 60's. Robert is a scupltor and silversmith. And his son is studying graphic design at VCU. Robert's own work focuses on form, line, and volume, but because of the silver medium he does not get to do much with color on the surface. To capture this "intergenerational energy", Robert, along with the help of his son, Michael, explore ways to meld the surface treatments with the scupltural expressions.

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Soft Sculpture Art

BY ERICA GRAY
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 07, 2013

Erica Gray discusses her artwork focused around soft sculptures or the use of fabric and other soft, pliable materials to create sculptures. Listen as she discusses her past exhibits of soft sculptures which have featured sea anemones, pipes, and animals. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 10, 2014. 

 

 

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The Crucible

BY LINDA YAMAMOTO
@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

Linda Yamamoto’s specialty and background is in metal casting, metal fabrication and sculpture. Her talk will use images of her art work to talk about her personal journey from Frank Sheriff to Linda Yamamoto.

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Material Contact Hi

BY KC GRENNAN
@ VOL 23 ON APR 10, 2015

KC Grennan lives and works on the Windward side of Oahu in lovely Kahalu’u.  Here she works collaboratively with Scott Fitzel as Xen Design Inc., maintaining a hot glass studio and metal fabrication shop for the production of furniture, lighting and architectural elements. She also independently pursues her own work in painting, sculpture, and interior design.

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Sculpture in the Landscape

BY GARY HAYGOOD
IN JACKSON, MS

With a landscape architect's eye, Gary Haygood takes us through a selection of outdoor sculptures .

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Metal Works

BY SUSAN THORNTON
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 06, 2015

Molding working making metals

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What Sculpture Gives to Me, What I Hope Sculpture Can Give to Everyone

BY BILL MCGRATH
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 12, 2016

Contemplating retirement after successive careers as an attorney then city administrator in his hometown of Batavia, Illinois, Bill McGrath has begun pursuing his love for art, specifically working in metal sculpture. Sculpture, like any artistic endeavor, presents the opportunity to express oneself to others, but also requires some emotional distance to remain true to one’s visions. He also shows how public art, sculpture in particular, can add to a community’s sense of place by speaking to values, history, and universal experiences, such as fear.

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Scrap Is Not Crap!

BY LUKE WILSON
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 11, 2016

Luke Wilson - Luke is super unique with his metal creations and objects that he constructs out of recycled materials.

Luke has also taken out the overall prize at the Wanaka Arts Society Labour Weekend Exibition for his sculpture titled Cutlery Kea.

This one was just a rad kiwi presentation!

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SPACES Sculpture Trail

BY LISA BOLLINGER
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 29, 2018

Lisa Bollinger has been with Arts Huntsville for over four years and has served several roles, including her current position as Events Manager. Lisa coordinates events to include Concerts in the Park, Art Tour of Homes, the Monte Sano Arts Festival and Panoply and the most recent iteration of the SPACES Sculpture Trail in 2016, now getting ready for the next round in 2018.  Lisa doesn’t consider herself an artist but embraces and enjoys coordinating and organizing art events and supporting and working closely with artists.