SCULPTURE SAINT JOHN OPENING CEREMONY
A couple of the eager sculptors started carving even before the opening ceremonies started.
The sculptors were taken to a local quarry where they selected the large chunks of granite they wanted to work with. Yesterday they were moved and placed in their preferred orientation to begin work.
Today during the opening ceremonies the Carnival Glory cruise ship is in port visiting.
An International Sculpture Symposium – Sculpture Saint John is being held August 2 to September 15 2012.
Six accomplished sculptors selected from around the globe are shaping mammoth chunks of stunning New Brunswick granite into works of art. The International Sculpture Symposium presents each artist with the opportunity to display their finished work in a prominent location in our region. Local interns from the region get to learn from the international experts.
These magnificent sculptures will be created throughout August and September at the Coast Guard site on the Saint John Waterfront. Cruise ship passengers, tourists, students and the general public will watch the sculptors in the midst of their creative process.
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