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Sculptor to speak at Science Café

Posted on 4/29/2015 by Equatek Host in Modern Minimalist Sculpture

BAR HARBOR — David Sywalski will lead participants through an exploration of the granite sculpture carving process and its various tools and techniques at an MDI Science Cafe at McKay’s Public House on Wednesday, May 6, at 5:30 p.m.

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The Viles Arboretum Symposium: The Little Arboretum that Rocks!

Posted on 1/6/2015 by Equatek Host

Welcoming guests for over three decades, the Viles Arboretum, Augusta, Maine, gave their visitors much more than usual during the first annual Viles Arboretum Sculpture Symposium. Featuring twelve Maine sculptors, the mid-September symposium wowed a diverse crowd with facts and techniques, within a colorful setting of ever changing botanicals.

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Artists help to build stonework collection at Augusta arboretum

Posted on 9/16/2014 by David Sywalski

A dozen artists will create outdoor sculptures through Sept. 21.

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Showcase: Eleven Sculptors, Eight Days, Amazing Works

Posted on 5/28/2014 by Equatek Host

by Rebecca Falzano

A preview of the talent behind the second annual J.C. Stone Sculpture Symposium

Maine's diverse geology has cultivated a thriving stone industry. For a century and a half, stone from Maine—limestone, granite, slate—has been shipped overseas to create architectural elements like building ornaments and columns. To honor Maine’s robust history with stone, supplier and fabricator J.C. Stone, Inc., based in Jefferson, organized a sculpture symposium last year. The goal was simple: showcase Maine stone carved by Maine artists.

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Column: Art Safari by Kevin Murphy

Posted on 5/28/2014 by Equatek Host

Modern Art Destinations in Downeast Maine.

Somewhere north of L.L. Bean there is an imaginary line that designates the start of Downeast Maine. Known chiefly for sailing, lobsters, and unspoiled landscapes, the area nonetheless offers outposts—roughly between Belfast and Bar Harbor—where visitors can see art that goes well beyond the clichés of tourist imagery.

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Art Meets Science 2014 Exhibition

Posted on 3/8/2014 by Equatek Host

Sculptor - David Sywalski - MDI Biological Laboratory - Preview Reception: Wednesday, July 9, 5 - 7 pm - Opening Reception: Thursday, July 10, 5 - 7 pm

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Slippery Rock Gazette: The Little Arboretum that Could

Posted on 2/3/2014 by David Sywalski

It’s the grand opening of a grand idea,” an email from friend and Artist Andreas von Huene said. “A team of us have been working to put the Viles on the map as an outdoor sculpture park, and you’re invited to attend the reception.” Hugh Lassen speaks to the crowd about his sculpture “Seed Form,” made from Glacial Erratic, during the trail tour.It wasn’t until later that I found out that the Viles in the email was actually the Viles Arboretum– a collection of trees and botanical gardens in Augusta, Maine, and on Saturday, June 8, 2013, the grand opening of the newly created sculpture trail at the Viles Arboretum was held.

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MASONRY: Case Study: Wet-Polisher Makes Sculpting Four Tons of Granite Smooth

Posted on 2/13/2013 by David Sywalski in Heritage Valley granite Masonry Article Moving 4 Ton Scupture

Imagine a four-ton piece of granite in front of you. To some it may seem like a barrier, an obstacle to overcome. To others, it is merely a piece of stone, or a slice of heaven waiting to be cut into. David Sywalski, an artist who works with the LaFollette Design Group in Cherryfield, Maine, sees this piece of granite as a canvas with which he can create art. ...

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