13th Annual Sculpture Exhibit opens Saturday

Published on Wed, May 26, 2010 by By Jake Lunden

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The 13th annual International Sculpture Exhibition opens this weekend, with eight recently-placed statues gracing the gardens at Peace Arch State Park.

The eight works represent artists from the U.S. and Canada, and include craftsmanship in metal, glass, wood, bronze and ceramic.

Three of the eight sculptures are local works from  Whatcom County artists Thor Myhre, Shirley Erickson and Brett Cleveland.

An international committee comprising of art experts, international park management, community and association members chose and juried the exhibition, taking into account the quality, durability, park appropriateness, safety and aesthetic appeal of each work.

The exhibition is presented by the U.S./Canada Peace Anniversary Association (USCPAA) in cooperation with Washington State Parks.

A self-guided tour brochure is available at the park, with more information about each sculpture and the artist behind it.

Visitors can view the exhibition during regular park hours, from 8 a.m. to dusk until the exhibition
closes October 1.

Pictures and artists statements are also available online at peacearchpark.org/sculpture.htm.