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Lifting the Landscape: Christopher Curtis

When

Fri, Aug 10

Where

Tulsa Botanic Garden

3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive, Tulsa

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What

The work of renowned artist Christopher Curtis will be featured at Tulsa Botanic Garden’s first sculpture exhibit March 17 through August 26. Curtis works primarily in stone and he often incorporates sculptural welded stainless steel or bronze into his pieces. He began working with stone under the instruction of Paul Aschenbach at the University of Vermont. Though Curtis employs current technology in his work, his abiding fascination is with raw stone. He sees in each stone both its ancient history and its unique shape. The exhibit includes a total of 15 pieces set around the Garden's lake. All pieces are available for sale and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Botanic Garden. Christopher Curtis’ work is represented in over 250 private collections in the U.S. In addition, he has many significant public commissions, including among others: the U.S. Federal Reserve, Washington, DC; Red Rocks Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada; Reservoir Woods, Waltham, Massachusetts; University of Arkansas Medical School, Little Rock; and the U.S. Embassy, Copenhagen, Denmark. Curtis works from his studio in Stowe, Vermont. Lifting the Landscape is sponsored by donors including James and Cherry Bost, Frank and Gayle Eby, Burt B. Holmes, and The Ruskin Art Club. Meet Christopher at a Reception on Sunday, August 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Garden's Mabee Grange. RSVP to info@tulsabotanic.org or 918-289-0330.