Visitors to the Allied Arts Gallery during March could vote for their favorite entrant. Melanie received a landslide record number of votes over all other participants for her pencil portrait.
According to show director Suzzette Morrow, there were 450 participants in the show. Each participant received a Certificate of Participation. Melanie received a special People’s Choice Ribbon as well.
For the eighth year, the California Sculptors Symposium will present educational symposiums and an art show and sale at Camp Ocean Pines from April 18 through 25 .
Sculptors from a variety of backgrounds work in stone, metal, clay and wood and share hands-on skills and trade secrets in a network of creative enthusiasm, organizers say.
Each day, the artists work on their own projects in between attending workshops in stone carving, clay modeling with a life model, fused glass, woodferro cement, clay burnishing and smoke firing.
Instructors and workshops include Candyce Garrett of Taos on granite carving; John Fisher of Fort Bragg on figurative stone; Francine Kirsch of Santa Barbara on burnishing and smoke firing clay; and Terry Casella of Palm Springs on fused glass. Registration is still open.
The symposium is a nonprofit organization, providing scholarships for some students and sculptors doing work study, as well as discounts.
Artists are coming from all over the Southwest, West Coast and from England and Italy. Visitors are welcome to drop by and meet the sculptors.
On Saturday, April 24, there will be an exhibit and sale of sculptures in bronze, stone, glass and clay.
Trotter’s latest recording “Inside,” on the Chase Music group label, was high on the national jazz charts in 2009 and featured him with the Hamlet series coproducer, vibraphonist Charlie Shoemake. Also appearing for this event will be Chuck Berghofer, bass, Colin Bailey,
drums, and vocalist Sandi Shoemake.
Two performances: 4 p.m. is $15 and 7:15 p.m. is $12. See both for $20. The Hamlet is located on Highway 1 on the northern edge of Cambria.