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In progress portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi in Columbia River Basalt at Portland, Oregon
In progress portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi in Columbia River Basalt at Portland, Oregon
September 17, 2014 2:10 PM CDT

The Rhythms of Stone Workshop - Chicago

Develop skills to quickly finesse the human face from a rough block of stone


Masons and dry stone wallers will once again have the opportunity in October to work side by side with sculptor DJ Garrity. The sculptor is an award-winning artist, author and former Sculptor-In-Residence of The Mount Rushmore National Memorial who currently divides his time between France and the West of Ireland.

Based on his book, “The Rhythms Of Stone” the artist has lead masons and dry stone wallers on both continents, as they use simple hand tools to acquire the skills necessary to create powerful images of the human face as a unique addition and personal stamp upon their stone projects.

Chicago Botanic Garden will be offering a 20% discount on the 2014 workshop fee for all members of the Mason Contractors Association of America.

Reservations are required as this popular workshop is limited to ten participants and typically fills to capacity. For more information contact:

Beth Pinargote
Adult Education Director
Regenstein School of the Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022

For more on the artist visit:

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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