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‘Sculpt Across America’ nationwide tour includes Grand Junction

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“A SERIOUS CONNECTION"By Karen Cope. Made of pigmented plaster

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“MODERN MEDUSA"By Karen Cope. Made of terracotta

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By Staff
Friday, March 5, 2010

By MELINDA MAWDSLEY

Karen Cope is embarking on a cross-country trip for more than just leisure.

This month, Cope will stop in more than 20 U.S. communities, including Grand Junction, in a one-woman mission to share her love and knowledge of sculpting with others.

During her “Sculpt Across America” trip, Cope, 32, will teach sculpting workshops and demonstrate figurative sculpting and drawing techniques she learned while studying at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, for three years. She also plans to speak about the role art and sculpture play in American lives.

Cope will teach two, six-hour workshops from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 10 and 11 at The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St.

Colorado is one of the first states where the Los Angeles artist plans a stop. She has new brakes on her gray Ford Explorer, and will be hauling sculpting materials on a trailer. She is eager to see how Colorado weather cooperates with her trip.

“No snow, hopefully,” Cope said.

Cope specifically selected Grand Junction, Boulder and Loveland as her Colorado stops so she can learn more about the state’s diversity.

“I want to be in the interesting pockets of the United States,” she said. “I want to awaken the hidden artist in everyone.”

Cope plans to post interviews, photographs and personal anecdotes of her cross-country sculpting trip on her blog at http://karen-cope.travellerspoint.com (http://karen-cope.travellerspoint.com).

On her way home to California, Cope will return to The Art Center on June 28 through July 2 for additional workshops.

Call 243-7337 for more information about the sculpting workshops in Grand Junction

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To see the article go to http://www.gjsentinel.com/entertainment/articles/sculpt_across_america_nationwi

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To contact Karen email figurativesculptor@hotmail.com or call 818.913.7187

Posted by Karen Cope 06:08

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