A Sculpture Master Class at SUNY Orange

Have you ever wondered how a rough hunk of marble becomes a smooth sculpture? According to  Sculptor Fred X. Brownstein whose work Precipice is one of the eight on exhibit on the Inner Campus Plaza at the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange, “People always want to know how one gets the stone so smooth.”

On Monday, October  1, 2012, he will present a master class from 1-3 pm in the Great Room in Kaplan Hall.

The event, entitled Marble Sculpture ~ Contemporary Art in Stone, is a demonstration of the tools and techniques used to create marble sculpture. In addition, Fred Brownstein wants attendees to “get a feel for working with marble.” Therefore, he is bringing a block of marble plus his tools which include a chisel and hammer as well as finishing tools, with which people will have the opportunity to try carving.  During the presentation, Brownstein will explain the geology of marble.

“Marble sculpture is one of mankind’s oldest forms of expression. I firmly believe that this old art form is still valid today.The opportunity to share my experience with the students, faculty, and the community will, hopefully, give everyone an enjoyable learning experience while they see sculpture differently because they will understand the working method,” states Brownstein.

This event is free and open to the public. Free, secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall underground parking garage accessible via First Street.

For further information, please call the Newburgh Cultural Affairs Office at (845) 341-9386 or visit website at www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs

Photo: Fred X. Brownstein demonstrates marble carving