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Kimberly Callas

Artist in Belfast

Ecological Sculpture: Patterns in Nature

PRESENTED ON APR 11, 2014
IN MIDCOAST @ VOL 21

Kimberly Callas is an artist who presents on her current project 'Portrait of the Ecological Self': an artistic investigation that uses sculpted forms of the human body in combination with natural materials to explore images and symbols from nature that strongly connect with the human psyche. This work has recently received a Puffin Foundation Grant and has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, and as far a field as Bulgaria. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 21, 2014. 

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Storytelling through Sculpture

BY JUDY BONZI
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 13, 2013

Judy Bonzi shares her artistic process of creating sculptures around themes of the human condition, nature, and relationships. She uses diverse techniques like bronze-working and stone-carving to create memorable pieces, with an emphasis on shadows, movement, and naturalism. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 14, 2014.

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Nature as Teacher

BY SHENIZ JANMOHAMED
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 27, 2013

In an exquisite newly formed artform called "Land Art", Sheniz Janmohamed takes us through the magical process that she partakes in on a daily basis.

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The Impossibility Of Nature

BY SHONA WILSON
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

The repetitive use of natural detritus brings Shona Wilson closer to understanding the world we share. The materials themselves are storehouses of knowledge and information. They act as 'keys', unlocking doors to memory, science, history and imagination. Her current work increasingly responds to and reflects upon the cross-pollinations between nature, humans and culture, referencing in particular, plastics' invasion into the 'natural' world. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 29, 2014. 

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Patterns in Nature

BY ZULMA A. JIM√ČNEZ
@ VOL 119 ON NOV 26, 2014

Patterns formation occurs in various system, such as biological, chemical, economical, astronomical, etc. These patterns are everywhere we look and they share some laws that we can use to understand human matters. In this presentation, Zulma A. Jiménez reveals some of these patterns, tells us where we can find them, and why it is important to study them.

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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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Remediation by Design

BY BRYAN QUINN
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 15, 2016

Bryan Quinn talks about how his company, OneNature, through use of ecological knowledge, construction experience, and design principles, remeadiates and redsigns the urban landscape.

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Industrial Sculpture

BY JOE HENSEL
IN PITTSBURGH, PA

Joe Hensel, horder of industrial artifacts, talks about his recent projects and industrial sculpture. 

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Exploring and reflecting upon the human condition

BY KYAN BISHOP
@ VOL 1 ON APR 14, 2017

Artist Kyan Bishop explains her progressioin as an artist and the main things that have influenced her as she travels the world using a variety of materials in her works.

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Art as a Career

BY SHAY CHURCH
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 26, 2017

"I'm just really lucky to enjoy what I do and make a living doing it."

In Art as a Career from PechaKucha Night Kalamazoo Vol. 2Shay Church shares history as an artist, highlighting larger than life projects, and how he ended up at his current company, Grayling Ceramics.