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September 18, 2007 9:10 AM CDT

Garden Sculpture Workshop

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Award-winning sculptor, DJ Garrity will lead a fascinating exploration of the stone carving process at Blithewold Mansion from September 25-28, 2007.
Award-winning sculptor, DJ Garrity will lead a fascinating exploration of the stone carving process at Blithewold Mansion from September 25-28, 2007.

“Human faces are carved in surprising ways into Garrity’s work, suggesting the threads that connect myth, past and present, and even forces of nature.”
- ©2000 Boston Irish Reporter

Award-winning sculptor, DJ Garrity will lead a fascinating exploration of the stone carving process at Blithewold Mansion from September 25-28, 2007. As Sculptor-In-Residence of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the artist has enjoyed a broad range of support for course development, which is reflected by the nationwide appeal of the “Garden Sculpture Workshop”.

The four-day course is a hands-on workshop, which utilizes the human face as a template to establish a basic understanding of the stone carving process with a light approach to carving techniques and a further exploration of the esoteric values associated with this ancient art, the rhythm and flow of creative endeavor.

Garrity who was named by Irish America Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Irish Americans” for 2006 is currently teaching workshops at major museums and botanical gardens from coast to coast. The “Garden Sculpture Workshop” is considered appropriate for the novice or students with previous experience and recommended both for individual exploration and professional development.

The workshops of Sculptor, DJ Garrity are accredited by Augustana College of South Dakota. For more information contact Debbie Olstein, Education Coordinator, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum at 401-253-2707, Ext. 16 and visit www.djgarrity.com. Class size is limited to twelve students.


About the Author

DJ Garrity is known as a sculptor, painter and journeyman along the margins of abstract expression. The artist has subscribed to a series of independent studies, which include sojourns in Europe, Nantucket, Taos, New York City and consecutive tours of duty as the Sculptor-In-Residence of Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. He has been and will remain a consummate student of the physical, cultural and emotional landscapes in which he resides.

 

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