Show Preview | Loveland Sculpture Invitational

Loveland, CO
Loveland High School, August 8-10

Denny Wainscott, Nature’s Gifts, carved gourd/mixed media, 6 x 14.

Denny Wainscott, Nature’s Gifts, carved gourd/mixed media, 6 x 14.

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On Friday, August 8, the 23rd annual Loveland Sculpture Invitational opens to the public, presenting the newest three-dimensional artworks from nearly 200 national and international sculptors. Participants include Joshua Tobey, Victor Issa, James G. Moore, Kim Obrzut, mother-
and-daughter sculptors Marianne and Scy Caroselli, and father-and-son sculptors Mark and Eli Hopkins, as well as 35 artists who are new to the show this year.

The show opens to the public at 9:30 on Friday morning and closes at 2 p.m. in preparation for the Friday-night VIP party from 4 to 8 p.m. The show continues on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. A silent auction is ongoing throughout the weekend, closing on Sunday afternoon. All artists participating in the show are invited to donate an artwork to the auction. Proceeds from the auction and from the show directly fund the Loveland Sculpture Group’s Emerging Artists Program, which provides students of the local school district with fine-art opportunities and makes donations to the district’s art-education efforts year-round.

Participating artist Scy Caroselli says the Loveland Sculpture Invitational is the place to go if you’re thinking of adding a sculpture to your collection or if you just want to experience the art. Throughout the weekend, sculptors working in every medium are available to answer your questions about their works and to explain their techniques and processes. Over the 10 years that Caroselli has participated, she says, the quality of the work has just kept getting better. “Even though the purpose of show is to give new artists a chance, these are qualified collectors coming in,” she says. “The level of art is just phenomenal.”

Sculptor James G. Moore has been attending the show for about 13 years. He says the show is “a lot like a family reunion. Many of my friends and collectors look forward to, and plan on, coming to see the show. I love the camaraderie amongst the artists. It is inspirational and rejuvenating.” Moore creates bell sculptures and vessels ornamented with wildlife images that express his awe and wonder of nature’s beauty. —Laura Rintala

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