Sculpture Saint John 2016 to feature 8 international artists

Sculpture Saint John 2016 will feature eight artists from around the world, whose large-scale granite works will become public art installations across New Brunswick, organizers announced on Thursday.

Third biennial symposium will be held Aug. 4-Sept. 17 and sculptures will become public art

Hampton artist Jim Boyd and executive director Diana Alexander speak to CBC's Brian Chisholm about this summer's event. 7:02

Sculpture Saint John 2016 will feature eight artists from around the world, whose large–scale granite works will become public art installations across New Brunswick, organizers announced on Thursday.

The artists, who hail from South Korea, Europe and North America, will create their sculptures at the former Coast Guard property, along Saint John's waterfront, Aug. 4–Sept. 17.

James Boyd, of Hampton, returns to Sculpture Saint John 2016, after participating in the two previous symposiums. (Sculpture Saint John)
Area residents and tourists will be able to watch as the 10-tonne granite pieces are transformed into art, said Libby O'Hara, chair of the board of directors of New Brunswick International Sculpture Symposium Inc.

Through community partnerships, the sculptures will then become part of an international sculpture trail linking Maine and New Brunswick.

The artists and community partners include:

  • Jim Boyd (New Brunswick), Port Saint John
  • Julie Glaspy (New Brunswick), Town of Riverview
  • Min Kyoung UK (South Korea), Saint John Horticultural Association, Public Gardens
  • ​Alessio Ranaldi (Italy), Town of Grand Bay–Westfield
  • Jesse Salisbury (U.S.), Town or Oromocto
  • ​Catherine Leva (France), New Brunswick Medical Society, Fredericton
  • Janine Kortz-Waintrop (France), Saint John Airport
  • Fetiye Boudevin (France), Village of Cambridge-Narrows

The artists were selected from 150 applicants.

This is the third biennial symposium in a series of five, slated to end in 2020.

The first two symposiums attracted more than 65,000 people, according to organizers.

The goals of the New Brunswick International Sculpture Symposium are to connect communities in southern New Brunswick through affordable public art, provide education about stone sculpting and public art, and to create an international sculpture trail linking Maine and New Brunswick.

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