-What it is?
CALL FOR ARTISTS
INTERNATIONAL STONE SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
AUGUST 14 - SEPTEMBER 5, 2005
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ECHO Research Institute organizes the
International Stone Sculpture Symposium Ontario 2005, at the Canadian National
The Symposium will take place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from August 14 to
September 5, 2005
and will involve completion of a sculpture
from a block of Ontario limestone
WHAT IS A SYMPOSIUM?
The International Stone Sculpture Symposium will take the form of a performing art event, an open sculpture studio involving participation of both artists and the public.
The objective of the symposium is to initiate artistic and cultural co-operation between artists of different backgrounds. The event will bring together the most active and dynamic artists of the world who in front of the public will demonstrate their process of stone sculpture creation. This will give opportunity for other artists to watch and learn, and gain a new experience in their artistic endeavours.
In addition, the Symposium will promote stone sculpture, as an art form, and will act as an ambassador of Canadian culture, contributing to popularization of the country on the international artistic forum.
For the ancient Greeks, it was a convivial meeting for drinking, music, and intellectual discussion! The drinking is now confined to the opening ceremonies, and the music for the evening concert; so a symposium is a meeting or conference for a public discussion of some topic.|
There is also a wider meaning to the "discussion" aspect nowadays: it has become an event where the audience is made up not only of members of the public but also from the participants themselves, the people who make the presentations.
A sculpture symposium, or an Open-Air Sculpting Event, therefore, is a public discussion on the topic of sculpture, where the participants make a presentation by creating the sculpture in front of the audience.
The artists participating in the event have been chosen from over 80 applicants from all over the world, through a two-stage elimination process. We can be proud that among the finalists there are four Canadians (Jogi MAKHANI, Wai-Ming CHEUNG, Ryszard LITWINIUK, Man-Wai WU), along with representatives of Greece (Antonis MYRODIAS), Israel (Berny FINK), Norway (Axel WOLF), Poland (Anna BEM-BORUCKA), Portugal (Matthias CONTZEN), and the United Kingdom (Brenda OAKES). Works of art created by these experienced artists meet the highest standard expected at similar sculpting events taking place in many countries around the world.
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The event organizer, ECHO Research Institute is a registered charitable organization.
Dr. Jadwiga Byszewski
ECHO Research Institute