Artist’s Talk by Virginia Lee Montgomery

WEST RUTLAND, VT- Sculptor and video artist Virginia Lee Montgomery will be Artist in Residence at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center for the month of July 2018. Ms. Montgomery, who currently divides her time between New York City and Houston, Texas, received her MFA from Yale University. She works freely between sculpture and video…

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Fifth Rutland sculpture to honor ski and environmental pioneer

Andrea Mead Lawrence, a Rutland native and America’s only Olympic skier to win two gold medals in the same year, will be the subject of the fifth sculpture in a series highlighting local and regional history. The sculpture, part of a series planned by the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, MKF Properties, Vermont Quarries, and…

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Jack Tanner 1961-2018

  Over the last year, the CSSC served as an employment training site for Jack Tanner. He already possessed many stone working skills specific to our industry but he was enthusiastic to learn about the arts and the people who use our services. Jack worked closely with Studio Manager Tom Kearns on many aspects of operations.…

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Stone Bench Dedication at Castleton Town Offices May 5, 2018

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center announces the dedication of a public artwork on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:30 AM. The permanent installation at the Castleton Town Offices is in partnership with the town. Led by master sculptor Nora Valdez, a team of teen carvers created the Stone Bench this past summer. The group…

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2018 Spring Membership Drive

  For over 30 years, members have supported our growth from a 3-week stone carving course to a year round sculpture education center. In addition to hands-on workshops taught by extraordinary sculptors, the CSSC has hosted over 50 international Artists in Residence and more than 100 young artists in our Internship Program. Our Exhibition Program…

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Stone Trust Offers Waller Workshops

We are developing an affiliation with The Stone Trust a professional non-profit organization based in Dummerston, Vermont. The Stone Trust is the North East’s only organization dedicated to preserving and teaching art and craft of dry stone walling. CSSC members are being offered a 10% reciprocal discount on workshops registered for by Feb 15th. Contact The Stone Trust for discount…

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MARBLE MARDI GRAS MARCH 3, 2018

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center’s Marble Mardi Gras will be held at the Rutland Country Club, March 3, 5:30 PM. Each year the CSSC hosts the fundraising event in time to be a great cure for the winter blues. The gala features cocktails and a silent/live auction with Robert Prozzo, as well as a…

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Downtown Rutland opens new chapter with Jungle Book unveiling

“The Jungle Book,” the first in a planned   series of sculptures highlighting local and regional history, was unveiled at noon on November 1, beginning a new chapter for downtown Rutland and the city’s ongoing revitalization. “The Jungle Book is one of the most important pieces of literature ever written in Vermont, so it’s fitting to…

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Call to Artists- Gallery Exhibition Opportunities

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center is accepting applications for one and/or two person exhibits at the on-site gallery for the 2018 season. Shows are 1-2 months in duration. Proposals should include 10-15 images of artwork (in digital format on CD), résumé/CV, an artist statement and an SASE for the return of materials, if desired.…

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