Karen Wilberding’s Pecore
The artist Karen Wilberding Diefenbach is opening a new show “The Pecore: recent Sculpture” in San Francisco. The collection was inspired by the enduring sheep, acting both a tribute to Italy’s tradition and a meditation on time, nature and change.
The exhibition will be placed at the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, from November 1 until December 14.
“The Pecore” shows also Karen’s latest bronze sculptures cast at Artworks Foundry. Here you can see a video filmed at the Foundry and where she explains the lost wax casting process.
You can see more information about the exhibition and pictures of Karen’s work below:
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Plaque by Stephen Kaltenbach on the East Bay Express. (Edition: April 4-10, 2012)
Another bronze cast at Artworks Foundry was on the news recently!
The bronze artwork pictured on the East Bay Express news is a plaque made by the artist Stephen Kaltenbach and it’s part of the interesting exhibition tittled “State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970”, at the Berkeley Art Museum (2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley).
Dolby Chadwick Gallery
For the art lovers who like painting and drawing, we recommend the new show of Edwige Fouvry that is happening at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery, in San Francisco. The show is tittled “Ars Memoriae” and is open to the public from April 5th.
The gallery has also other collections for those who are interested in other art styles, such as photography, sculpture and printmaking. Among the sculptures, you will find also many of the Stephen De Staebler’s bronze master pieces which are cast at Artworks Foundry. Continue Reading
Movie scene at Artworks!
Last weekend at Artworks Foundry something unusual happened. After the shop shut down it became the back drop for a new film being produced by Berkeley film students.
The film is written and directed by Raymond Swanland. For his first project the director was looking for some places around the bay area that could be interesting and convinient to bring all the staff and gear. As he was already familiar with the bronze foundry activities, he saw in Artworks Foundry an exciting place to incorporate into the film. Continue Reading
"Visions of Our 44th President" Exhibition
Visions of Our 44th President is a collective sculptural show created to recognize and celebrate the historical significance of the first African American President of the United States of America, Barack Obama.
The Exhibition is composed by 44 artists’ interpretations of a Barack Obama’s bust sculpted by the artist Matthew Gonzalez and initially given to the artists as a blank canvas. Imagination, creativity and symbolism lead the process of creation and the results are really inspiring. Continue Reading
The Creators Project: San Francisco 2012
If you live in San Francisco or Bay Area you better don’t miss this amazing event that is happening in San Francisco on this weekend.
It’s called “The Creators Project” and it’s defined by its creators as “the world’s epicenter of technology and innovation”, and where you will find a colossal two-day art and technology festival featuring towering multimedia art installations, live music performances, film screenings, and panels.
Artworks Foundry Tour
Artworks Foundry is pleased to offer tours to anyone interested in learning about the technique of the lost wax process.
Groups are led through each department of the foundry to demonstrate how an original sculpture become a finished broze. The highlight of every tour is viewing the pouring of molten bronze.
Mildred Howard. (Photo: Chronicle, Paul Chinn)
Mildred Howard, an important Bay Area artist and social activist, was honored this week on the Alameda Women’s Hall of Fame. Representing the Art and Culture category, she was selected for enhancing and encouraging individual creativity in the performing, visual and media arts.
Artworks Foundry and Mildred have been working together in the past few years and we are proud to have her as one of our clients.
Want to know more about Mildred Howard and her work? Continue Reading
De Stabler at the De Young, SF
An important exhibition is on at the De Young Museum, in San Francisco, from January 14th to April 22nd, 2012.
Titled “Matter + Spirit: The Sculpture of Stephen De Staebler”, the show brings to the audience a retrospect of Stephen De Stabler’s work along his 50 years of career. The renowned Bay Area artist, who died in 2011, devoted his sculptural practice in clay and bronze to resurrecting the human figure as the most natural vessel for humanity and spirituality. Continue Reading