Storm-delayed sculpture discussion rescheduled for Dec. 5

Irina Koukhanova installation at the Boston Sculptors Gallery

The discussion on “Issues in Contemporary Sculpture” which was canceled due to the notorious Sandy, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. at Westlake Porter Public Library. 

Ann Albano, executive director of The Sculpture Center in Cleveland, will moderate the panel of highly qualified and gifted artists. Following the panel’s dialog, there will be time for audience questions and responses.

Albano will begin the program with a PowerPoint presentation on the Cleveland-Boston Sculpture Exchange which was held this past summer. The exchange brought the works of ten Boston sculptors to Cleveland while works of 12 northeastern Ohio artists were exhibited in Boston.

The panel of four Cleveland-based artists who will share their expertise are Elizabeth A. Emery, Irina Koukhanova, Nancy Prudic and Robert Thurmer. Each of their life stories, schooling and experiences are as unique and individual as their art, which was included in the Sculpture Exchange.

After experiencing life in many locations around the world, Emery now resides in Cleveland, where she currently teaches upcoming artists at the Boys and Girls Club after-school program and is intern Residency Coordinator at Zygote Press.

Born and educated in Russia, Koukhanova has been a head of the sculpture program at Cleveland State University, has three completed public art commissions and full scholarship residencies at Sculpture Space in Utica, NY; Santa Fe Art Institute; Vermont Studio Center and others.

Prudic, who is associate professor of visual art at Lake Erie College, serves on the exhibition committee at The Sculpture Center and is a founding member of the board of trustees at Arts Collinwood and member of the gallery committee.

Thurmer was born and educated in Vienna, Austria, moved to the United States to further his studies of art and is currently the art gallery director at Cleveland State University as well as a teacher of museum studies and studio art and sculpture and drawing.

Albano’s master's degree in art history and more than 35 years of experience in managerial positions in museums in Philadelphia, New York and Washington will serve her well as moderator of this fine panel of artists. This program is presented free and open to the public by the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council at Porter Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Louise Seeholzer

Publicist for Westlake-Westshore Arts Council

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