On Tuesday, June 28, at 7:00 pm, Eckhart Public Library will be hosting an opportunity to meet one of the sculptors featured in this year’s Sculptures on the Square exhibit, The Magic of Metal. Sayaka Ganz will talk about her recent works, with a focus on metal sculptures.
“Sayaka Ganz was born in Yokohama, Japan and grew up living in Japan, Brazil, and Hong Kong. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Indiana University Bloomington and continued to create welded sculptures of animal forms independently. In 2008 she received a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Bowling Green, Ohio. She taught design and drawing courses at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne between 2002 and 2012.
Using reclaimed metal and plastic objects as materials, Sayaka’s recent sculptures depict animals in motion with rich colors and energy. She describes her style as “3D impressionist”, creating an illusion of solid form using plastic objects as brush strokes that become visible upon observation from close proximity.” Visit her website to see more of her work.
Visit Sayaka’s sculpture “Life Energy” on Main Street (between 11th and 12th Street) in Auburn and don’t miss the opportunity to learn about her work and technique June 28 at 7 pm in the Close Community Room at Eckhart Public Library. Refreshments will be served.
Meet the Artist is a partnership with the Auburn Arts Commission. Artist biography and photo credits: Auburn Arts Commission, 2016.