Free lecture with bronze sculptor Kevin Pettelle

Jul 10, 2012
"Handstand" by Kevin Pettelle

Join the Schack Art Center for "Bronze Age Meets the Digital Age", a free artist lecture with 2012 Artist of the Year Kevin Pettelle on Saturday, July 21 from 6-7 p.m.

During the lecture Pettelle will illustrate, using as an example his recent commission ‘Late for the Interurban’ located in Fremont Seattle, how exciting recent advances in digital technology aid in the ancient methods of lost wax casting.

A time for questions and answers will follow the presentation.

In 1987 Pettelle established NW Artworks Bronze Casting Service with his father Ed and brother Todd.

It was there he gained an extensive knowledge of the lost wax method of casting, learning all aspects of this ancient and complicated process.

As a sculptor, Pettelle has devoted himself to the exploration and interpretation of the human figure.

With its tactile warmth, historic durability and a remarkable ability to accent form, bronze has proven the perfect medium of choice to express himself.

A retrospective of his more than thirty years of work may currently be seen at the Schack Art Center in his solo exhibit "Celebration of the Human Form" through July 29.

 

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