Newsletter Fall 2017

The Third Dimension

Editor: Holly Smith

Letter from the President, Leslie Kaufman

With all the disasters, natural or otherwise, that have been so devastating over the last few months, it can be hard to regain perspective and return our thoughts to more uplifting parts of life. It can help to recognize that arts and culture can provide a mechanism to help counteract some of the pain, loss and conflict. Artistic expression at its best reaches deeply into the universal experience of being human.

Philadelphia Sculptors offered artists an opportunity to express themselves earlier this year with our Conversations show at Legend Galleries. Artists used this platform to make a variety of statements, some political, some not. Our goal was to engage the public and have the artworks engage with the other artworks around them. Through the insightful eye of Curator Marc Blumthal, we were able to achieve this goal. We also engaged the public with Jeremy Sims’ ceramic workshop, and with a panel, What to Say When Art Talks to You, moderated by Pamela Tudor and with participating artists Leslie Kaufman, Marianne Lovink, and Jeremy Sims. (See photos page 3) From May 25 – June 24, 2017, we mounted Transformations, our 18th annual 5 into 1 exhibition of the works of graduating sculpture students from five area colleges: Moore, PAFA, Tyler, UArts, and U Penn. This year, our curator was Gabrielle Suzenski, Rochelle F. Levy Director, The Galleries at Moore. She selected 18 students for a diverse and exciting show. (See photos page 4) In conjunction with 5 into 1, we had a special presentation by Canadian curator and environmental art writer John Grande, who spoke on Unframing the Landscape.

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