HEALDSBURG, CA - Each June, the T Barny Gallery & Sculpture Gardens holds its annual event, which provides an opportunity to invest in art. The participants experience the artistic process as the artist guides them through the choosing of stone, size and design to the unveiling of their new sculpture piece. Themed events held with this idea have included commissions based on his Artist-in-Residence in Greece, one in Italy and Calcite ‘08, where the whole show was comprised of one type of stone. This year the show goes international, focusing on 16 different countries and their stone.
The guests to the exhibition will enter through “Customs,” receiving their mock passports. They will travel the globe with T Barny, having their passports stamped as they enjoy the sculpture exhibits of three world regions: “The Americas,” “Europe” and the “Far East.”
The finished pieces are starting to emerge from the studio now, including “Ovolo,” which was carved from Spanish Roja Bilbao Marble. The dimensions are 21 inches high x 15 inches wide x 6 inches long.