Sibilsky sculpture in Manhattan Arts exhibit
ALGOMA – “Winds of Change,” a new sculpture by Algoma-based artist Bren Sibilsky, was selected to appear in the online Manhattan Arts International juried show “The Healing Power of ART.”
Sibilsky’s work was chosen from among more than 800 entries submitted from 11 countries; 61 works of art in a variety of media were selected by the jurors for the exhibit. Now in its 17th year, the show’s purpose is to promote scientific evidence fact that art heals by transforming one’s physiological state and perception. This year’s theme is “Inspiring the Positive.”
“Winds Of Change” was created in clay and is ready to be cast into bronze. Entries were judged based on how well the art related to the theme, technical skill, originality and innovation.
“Bren’s emotive story-telling process through sculpture is shared through contrast, balance and harmony,” said Renée Phillips, director of Manhattan Arts International, “complete with motion and stillness, smooth and tactile surfaces, open space and detail, and softness with strength.
“Sibilsky’s creations are imbued with a compelling lifelike quality due to her keen observation of detail. More importantly, they inform us of a visible form of the spiritual self and depth of humanism. Simply stated, she not only conveys her subjects’ characteristics, she exposes their inner persona as well.”
Sibilsky is an award-winning sculptor, art instructor and founder of Algoma Atelier of Sculpture and Art. She previously has won top awards in “The Healing Power of ART,” including Best of Sculpture in 2007, a First Place Cash Award last year for her “Esoteric Promises” sculpture, and several Awards of Excellence.
Sibilsky also was selected for, and won awards in, other Manhattan Arts International juried competitions, including a top award in HERStory 2015, and the gallery named her a judge for the Sculpture Award of HERStory 2017. Sibilsky has exhibited with the prestigious National Sculpture Society and Salmagundi Art Club, both in New York, and has collectors worldwide. In Northeast Wisconsin, she’s had work in shows at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay, the Francis Hardy Gallery in Ephraim, Linden Gallery in Ellison Bay and the Barnsite Retreat gallery in Kewaunee.
Sibilsky founded and teaches bronze casting classes at The Algoma Atelier of Sculpture and Art and works from her Bren Sibilsky Sculpture studio/gallery, E5977 Fremont Road, Algoma. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Mondays from May through November. For more, call 920-487-4200 or go to www.brensculpture.com.
Manhattan Arts seeks to promote artistic excellence with a focus on promoting under-recognized artists and increasing traffic to their websites. Visitors to Manhattan Arts’ website are invited to view the artists’ artwork, read about them, visit their websites and contact them directly to exhibit and purchase their work.
“The Healing Power of ART” is online through Nov. 1. To view Sibilsky’s work and the rest of the exhibit, go to www.manhattanarts.com.
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