A visiting artist at Grace College was the center of a story in yesterday’s online news site, InkFreeNews. William Catling, of Riverside, Calif., presented a seminar for students that was also open to the public. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Art In Action: Sculptor At Mount Memorial
Having a college in our community has many benefits, not only economically but culturally. Grace College recently hosted an artist, William Catling, from Riverside, Calif., who offered a stimulating seminar to students, faculty and the public. This was a hands-on workshop that produced some clever workmanship as guided by Catling. Catling will also have his work available for viewing at Mount Memorial gallery on Grace College campus through Oct. 6. The gallery is free and open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
Catling brings “Effigies of the Fragile” to our attention with his bronze-cast figures and drawings that are inspired by the natural world around us. His artwork has national and international exposure and collectors in both private and permanent galleries and museums hold his work for future generations to enjoy. The artist has a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from both Cal State in Fullerton and San Francisco State University. He retains a position as the department chair and art professor at Azusa Pacific University in California.
Kim Reiff, chair of the Visual, Performing, and Media Arts Department at Grace College was very happy about this exhibit.
“It is a privilege to have Bill Catling as a visiting artist at Grace,” said Reiff. “His artwork speaks eloquently of life and compels the viewer to find meaning through their own lived experience.”
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