Dee Clements and the National Sculptors' Guild have been commissioned to create a Holocaust Memorial for Young Israel of North Beverly Hills. The memorial is planned to install this fall.
Imagery will include prisoners behind barbed wire, a Shofar and a representation of the Horah, the Kotel with figures in prayer, along with the flag of Israel. Verse will accompany each theme.
In order to give the sculpture both mass and overall symbolism, we elected to use the Star of David. As we vision it now, the star will be assembled using six equilateral triangles with one edge of each triangle tightly fitted to the center hexagon. Although we are using the Star of David as a modern symbol of the Jewish community, the individual triangles were used to identify prisoners during the Holocaust. We have therefore separated them as a subtle reminder. The star will be made of stainless steel with a soft gold bronze patina. It will be mounted on the existing wall at an angle with a framework that will not be seen. The two points on the left side of the star will touch the wall and the two points on the right side of the star will be approximately 10 inches from the wall. This will give the overall sculpture additional dimension with the use of negative space. It also highlights the theme of taking darkness to light that is represented in both symbolism and color.
Three themes are depicted on the surface of the star: the Holocaust, the Liberation, and Creation of the State Israel. Each will be silhouettes cut from stainless steel enhanced by relief sculpted cast bronze overlay. The color will go from matte charcoal grey and dark patina on the left (Holocaust) to medium grey and french brown patina in the center (Liberation) and finally polished stainless with a bright patina on the right (Creation). This graduation of value reinforces the symbolism of coming from darkness to light.
Introducing Colorado to its Artistic Talent" - April 24 - May 29, 2016 at the Loveland Museum/Gallery.
Opening Night Gala: April 23.
Over the past 6 months JK Designs' Principal, John Kinkade, has been pouring much of his knowledge, time and energy into the upcoming 25th Annual Governor's Art Show Happily we are seeing great acknowledgements as the events are beginning to unfold including the opening of Re-Fine-d Gallery this Friday. We believe the art community (artists and collectors alike) will love the show and all the extras that the Board Members have planned.... Beyond the Calendar of Events there will also be artists demonstrations at varied locations each weekend for the duration of the show. Columbine's Alyson Kinkade will be painting April 30th at Studio Vino, and Guest demonstrators Sabrina Stiles and Rodgers Naylor will be at Columbine Gallery May 14th.
“This event is not only an opportunity for Colorado artists to show their work,” says board member John Kinkade, “but also to introduce Coloradans to the amazing portfolios of many artistic talents we have in our state.” Indeed, this year’s show features works in a variety of media by 55 artists exploring myriad themes. More than 300 artists submitted work to the juried show, and while there are many returning and established exhibitors, nearly 25 percent of the participants are new to the event.
--- To mark the silver anniversary, the show includes an exhibit honoring its “legacy” artists. “This show has been instrumental in introducing new Colorado talent early in their careers,” Kinkade says. “We’re bringing these artists back to the show through the legacy program.” Works owned by the City of Loveland from each of this year’s legacy artists—Fritz White, Kim English, and Quang Ho—are on display in the museum’s Green Room. English and Ho also bring new works available for purchase.
---Proceeds from the show benefit a number of causes and groups supported by two local Rotary clubs. They also have helped to establish art scholarships for area students.
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JK Designs’ Principal, John Kinkade, founded the National Sculptors’ Guild in 1992 with a handful of sculptors who wished to find thoughtful public applications for their work. Representation has since grown to