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October 20, 2010

Public invited to Guild’s sculpture garden

DALTON — Gazing at “Fallen,” the newest sculpture on the grounds of the Creative Arts Guild, it’s difficult to discern what’s dominant: the brute strength of steel or the earthy grass.

That’s exactly how artist Kyle Van Lusk envisioned his latest piece.

“A lot of my work deals with the concept of creation, in particular the juxtaposition between God’s creation and man’s creation,” said Van Lusk, an assistant art professor at Brevard College in North Carolina.

“This is part of a series that I’ve done that incorporates more of the earth itself, kind of leaning towards an earthwork. It has a very interesting play between the steel, which is very recognizable as being man-made, along with the earth itself.”

The public is invited to a grand opening reception for the organization’s sculpture garden from 6 to 7 on Friday night at the Creative Arts Guild. Following the reception is a ticketed event honoring the organization’s “Patron of the Year,” Robert Webb, who in 2003 pitched the idea of a sculpture garden.

It is believed to be the only public sculpture garden in the state open 24 hours a day, seven days a week that does not charge admission, said Terry Tomasello, director of the Creative Arts Guild. There are 18 pieces, including works of renowned sculptors John Henry and Isamu Noguchi.

“This is unbelievable for public art,” Tomasello said. “It’s an amazing, amazing site to behold. For a town of Dalton’s size, this is really great stuff.”

To correspond with the Creative Arts Guild’s 40th anniversary seven years ago, Webb broached the idea of a sculpture garden. He began raising money through anonymous donors for the garden and contacted sculpture artists throughout the country. He and Tomasello began selecting artists for the project with the idea of mixing both “established and emerging artists.”

“We wanted to come up with what we thought was a good mix for the sculpture garden and then invited these artists to be part of the exhibit,” Tomasello said. “The works are purchased — they’re not on loan — they will be on the property of the Creative Arts Guild.”

The Noguchi piece is being donated by a longtime Dalton resident who acquired it in 1986. Tomasello described Noguchi as a “very significant sculptor.” Van Lusk is also impressed with the fact a sculpture by Noguchi will be on the grounds — since Noguchi is the reason he became a sculptor.

“I saw a video of his life and that’s why I started doing sculptures,” Van Lusk said. “If my name appears in the same paragraph as him somewhere, I would be elated.”

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