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By John Dorsey | June 19, 1997
The forged iron sculpture of Bradley Silberberg has been shown from Santa Fe, N.M., to the British Isles. Currently he is the featured artist in the annual invitational sculpture exhibition at Montpelier Cultural Arts Center in Laurel. He says of his work, an example of which is shown here, "I try to give my work a feeling of timelessness and age -- like relics dug up from some ancient tomb." There are two other concurrent shows at Montpelier: "Palimpsest," an installation by Lisa Austin that explores the subject of landscape and culture through the use of recent and older maps; and the mixed media sculptures of resident artist Sam Noto.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
The girl in the tire swing is swaying above North Avenue, sneakers pointing to a traffic light. A block away, the Natty Boh guy and the Utz girl speed away on their wedding day, cans trailing behind their car. And then there's Cupid, aiming an arrow at the street. Above him float the words, "I loved more. " The works of artist Reed Bmore look like line drawings come to life. The 22-year-old shapes sculptures from metal wire, then hangs them on light poles and traffic light cables.
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The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
Stevenson University unveiled "Victory" on Wednesday afternoon, a 12-foot-tall bronze statue of the school's mascot that will greet visitors to Mustang Stadium. The sculpture was a yearlong project by nationally renowned wildlife sculptor and Westminster native Bart Walter. According to the school, it "will represent the strength and unity of the entire Stevenson community and the spirit that drives everything from its growth to its championship athletic teams. " A smaller replica of the sculpture will also be placed within the stadium "as a spur to Stevenson's student-athletes as they take the field.
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July 1, 2014
Your recent report about the "sails" sculpture I designed for Patterson High School suggests to me that the conservator hired by the school system to preserve it does not understand the intent behind the artwork ( "City evaluates art in schools as part of 10-year renovation plan," June 19). The well-known architect of the building, Van Fossen Schwab, asked me to create a sculpture that could protect a large, glass second-floor window from vandals as well as allow light to enter the interior.
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November 22, 2010
In response to the letter "A Baltimore Eiffel Tower?" (Nov. 21), readers should know that John Henry is a world renowned, award-winning sculptor and that Baltimore is incredibly fortunate that he has chosen our city to place one of his magnificent tower sculptures. The reader from Eldersburg (Eldersburg?), who does not even live in Baltimore, may not know this or his work in general. One has to wonder how often she will pass by Westport after John Henry's sculpture is erected and added to our growing art culture so symbolized by the Walters and the Baltimore Museum of Art . Jack Fruchtman Jr., Baltimore
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November 23, 2011
Margaret McGill, a C. Milton Wright High School student, created an anglerfish sculpture using compact discs, nails and light bulbs. It was her entry in Friday's 10th annual "Rethink Recycling" Sculpture Contest, hosted by Maryland Department of the Environment. Her creation earned her first place in the workmanship category and she won a Nook Color. The contest challenges Maryland high school students to use recycled materials to create artistic and innovative sculptures.
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By Shaun Borsh | December 11, 2012
The marriage of two disciplines, mathematics and art, may seem an unlikely union given an artist's innate desire for free expression. Meet Helaman Ferguson, whose sculpture is known for its root in mathematical design. Ferguson, of North Laurel, recently completed a massive undertaking: a 2 1/2-story, 9-plus ton bronze and granite sculpture, Umbilic Torus SC. Commissioned by the Simons Foundation, a private institution committed to the advancement of science and mathematics, the torus is being donated to Stony Brook University, in Long Island, N.Y. Ferguson, 72, who holds a doctorate in mathematics, designed umbilic torus, a three-dimensional doughnut-shaped figure with a single edge.
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September 29, 2012
Following is a transcript of Brooks Robinson's speech at his sculpture unveiling ceremony Saturday at Camden Yards. “Thank you, thank you, and I promise you, this will be the last 'thank you' of my career. I know Paul Blair, the last six or seven years we played together would always say, 'Well, when's your next Brooks Robinson day?' This is it Pauly, you don't have to do that anymore. Thank you very much. And I just want to say to all of you fans here, I don't like to call you fans, I like to call you friends.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2012
Cal Ripken Jr. just talked before first pitch about his newly unveiled sculpture (and other things). Here are a few quick quotes for you: On the ceremony: “It's a totally different experience (than the other unveilings). I missed Frank's, then I've come to every one since. They're a little bit nerve-wracking, a little bit emotional. Many of the ones have mentioned my dad; Jim mentioned him, Eddie mentioned him and it starts to get you thinking. So today I thought by preparing a speech and practicing it about 100 times I could get the emotion out of the speech, but sure enough at the moment of truth, it hits you, which I guess is a really good thing.” On the timing of the unveiling and the Orioles' current run: “I think it is really symbolic of the connection to Orioles' history and the Orioles' past.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | April 26, 2000
The children think the hulking metal structure is cool, even if they aren't sure what it's supposed to be. A 21-foot-high artwork unveiled in front of Thunder Hill Elementary School in Columbia has received rave reviews from schoolchildren, staff and parents. The school is the first in Howard County to receive such a major piece, and many say it is indicative of Thunder Hill's commitment to the arts. "In Howard County, you see such a focus on science and math, and I really love that the focus here is on art and creativity," said Suzanne Wilson, whose two sons attend Thunder Hill.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
Like many artists before her, Lisa Su has found inspiration from the intricate patterns and textures found in nature: the red seeds from the inside of a pomegranate, barnacles adhering to a rock. Yet the materials she uses are not beautiful or intricate. They are the stuff we throw away: old newspapers, egg shells, plastic bags, pencil shavings and light bulbs. Su's work, which ranges from the realistic bust of her friend to the abstract paper pulp sculpture that is reminiscent of barnacles, has earned her recognition as one of the top high school visual artists in the nation.
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April 29, 2014
It's the one weekend in Baltimore when people riding large objects through land, water, sand and mud is a common sight. It's time again for American Visionary Art Museum 's Kinetic Sculpture Race. Kinetic veterans Melissa and Phillip Smith will be competing in the race, entering with their sculpture, Chessie, a front-wheel drive, rear steering, reverse trike that resembles a sea monster. "We build it with as little new material as possible and use lots of items we find on the roadside and construction Dumpsters, calling it 'sculpture treasure,'" said Melissa Smith, 35, of Catonsville.
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The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
Stevenson University unveiled "Victory" on Wednesday afternoon, a 12-foot-tall bronze statue of the school's mascot that will greet visitors to Mustang Stadium. The sculpture was a yearlong project by nationally renowned wildlife sculptor and Westminster native Bart Walter. According to the school, it "will represent the strength and unity of the entire Stevenson community and the spirit that drives everything from its growth to its championship athletic teams. " A smaller replica of the sculpture will also be placed within the stadium "as a spur to Stevenson's student-athletes as they take the field.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
What's 6,000 mathematicians, multiplied by 2,500 talks, divided over four days? The nation's largest gathering devoted to the science - and art - of math. The annual Joint Mathematics Meetings is gathering in Baltimore this week for the first time in a decade. Running through Saturday at the Baltimore Convention Center, it is organized by the country's two major professional groups for mathematicians and includes smaller meetings of other mathematical societies. Attendees come from as far as Korea, Brazil and Iran.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | November 21, 2013
Residents in the Charles Village area  really like their quirky new neighbor, Charlie, who seems to live in the middle of a traffic circle. For many residents, Charlie is the only thing they do like about the controversial traffic circle at 32nd Street and Guilford Avenue in Abell. But the Baltimore City Department of Transportation doesn't like Charlie one bit.  Officials say Charlie is a safety hazard and  threatened to physically remove him Friday,  Nov. 22, unless the community - or the artist who created him - took him down first.
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By Nicholas Fouriezos and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2013
It took a while, but New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera finally got his sendoff in what was likely his final appearance at Camden Yards. A rain delay pushed back the Orioles' ceremony honoring the retiring Rivera. But when the future Hall of Famer trotted out toward the mound before Thursday night's game - an odd sight for a player best known best for his presence at the end of games - he was met with a standing ovation. Orioles manager Buck Showalter presented Rivera with a gift from the organization, a bronze sculpture of a bat and ball, before hugging him. The piece shows the ball hitting the bat underneath the barrel, with the bat beginning to break, an homage to the success Rivera has had jamming hitters over his 19-year career.
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By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2012
The Orioles released a little teaser of what the Cal Ripken Jr. sculpture is going to look like, but good luck guessing the pose. The O's posted the above photo on their Facebook page today, no doubt to help drum up anticipation for Thursday night's unveiling at Camden Yards. There's been plenty of speculation about what pose Cal has been bronzed in -- perhaps more so than any of the other legends. Will he be tipping his cap, as he did on the night he broke Lou Gehrig's streak?
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By John Dorsey | November 2, 1994
Vandals over the weekend destroyed a $30,000 sculpture that was part of a C. Grimaldis Gallery outdoor sculpture show at the Inner Harbor.The sculpture, "Mercury's Caduceus" by John Van Alstine, was an 89-inch-high abstract work consisting of two pieces of granite joined by an elbow of bronze. The sculpture was toppled and destroyed beyond repair, said Mr. Grimaldis.The sculpture was one of four on a plaza outside Constellation Place, a building at Pratt and Light streets. The show was installed in mid-September and was to have remained until the end of this month.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2013
Thanks to 3D printing, American society may be about to boldly go where no one has gone before. A Johns Hopkins scientist is seeking to adapt the technology to grow human jaw bones - potentially revolutionizing implant procedures. A Halethorpe entrepreneur created a 3D model of a blind woman that allowed her to "see" herself for the first time. And the technique's potential to aid visual arts and science museums is a featured part of the three-day American Alliance of Museums conference in the Inner Harbor.
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By Julianne Peeling | May 22, 2013
Forget Fashion Week in Paris and New York -- high style calls Howard County home this year through a new fashion, hair and makeup competition. “ManneqArt: Sculpture on the Human Form” is the brainchild of Laurel-based designer Lee Andersen and will include events throughout the year. The wearable arts competition was created to “showcase the best in imaginative hair sculpture, special effects makeup, costuming and digital art,” according to organizers. Andersen patterned ManneqArt after the World of Wearable Art competition in her native New Zealand.
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