From Material to Masterwork

{ Through Sunday, October 1st } Discover Portsmouth highlights three master sculptors with Seacoast Sculpture.

Seacoast Sculpture from Material to Masterwork, a new exhibition highlighting three renowned sculptors, is now on view in the historic Academy Gallery at Discover Portsmouth. The show unites the careers of master artists Sumner Winebaum, Jane Kaufmann, and Michael Stasiuk. A lecture series accompanies the exhibition, which was organized by Allison Galliher, Lainey McCartney and Adam Brooks, with the New Hampshire Potters Guild.

Winebaum was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and enjoyed a lucrative career at a New York City advertising firm, discovering and honing his passion for sculpture by night. He creates clay forms in his York, Maine studio that are then cast in bronze. Stasiuk, also of Portsmouth, uses recycled objects he finds at flea markets to create one-of-a-kind whimsical sculptures. Kitchen utensils, bowling pins, and other repurposed objects become bunnies, magicians, and more. Kaufmann hails from Exeter, New Hampshire, and crafts colorful ceramic sculptures inspired by everything from garden flowers to newspaper stories, history, and politics. Her work, small and large, ranges from the humorous to the profound.

“Featuring a retrospective of one of these unique seacoast sculptors would be a treat,” says guest curator Galliher, “but combining three in a single show is an historic event, not to be missed.”

Seacoast Sculpture from Material to Masterwork
Academy Gallery, Discover Portsmouth
10 Middle Street
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Through Sunday, October 1
9:30AM to 5:00PM
Free and open to the public
Top image Thumbs Up, Sumner Winebaum, photographed by David J. Murray, courtesy of Discover Portsmouth
Nathan FrontieroFrom Material to Masterwork

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