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Bente Torjusen West Sculptural Studies Building

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Dedication of Bente Torjusen West Sculptural Studies Building

On Thursday, June 22, at 5:30pm, AVA’s new Executive Director Trip Anderson welcomes the community to the dedication of the Bente Torjusen West Sculptural Studies Building and the Kelsey Stone Carving Studio. There will be demonstrations by local artists, a display of sculpture in the building and on the grounds, and refreshments provided by Three Tomatoes and Salt Hill Pub.

The new building, located behind AVA’s Carter-Kelsey building, is a marvel of sustainable building design and engineering with open, airy work spaces and state-of-the-art systems. Currently, there are three stone carvers working in the Kelsey Stone Carving Studio, and programming for stone carving, clay, wood sculpture, and metal work is being developed. Sculptural studies faculty are being recruited, and master classes are planned for the summer.

The public is invited to tour the new facility, meet the artists, and watch how art is made. AVA looks forward to the community’s use of this amazing new space!

For more information, please contact Sheryl Trainor at sheryl@avagallery.org.


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