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Make Night: Stone Lettercarving

Date

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Time

06:00 PM–08:00 PM

Rinehart's Studio: Rough Stone to Living Marble explores the complex collaborative process by which Baltimore sculptor William Henry Rinehart produced his extraordinary marble sculptures. Participants in this workshop will work with sculptor Sebastian Martorana and graphic designer Tony Venne in exploring stone carving and lettering, as they learn how to lay out a piece of text and then receive instruction on how to chisel letters in stone

Make Night is a unique, dynamic museum program blending good wine and craft beer, great company, and fantastic art-making experiences led by local creative minds. Pre-registration required. Each Make Night includes one drink ticket.

About the Artist

Sebastian Martorana is a sculptor and illustrator living and working in Baltimore, MD.

Martorana grew up in Manassas, VA and received his BFA in illustration from Syracuse University, where he also studied sculpture, including a semester in Italy. After graduating he became a full-time apprentice in a stone shop outside of Washington, DC before coming to Baltimore to earn his MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Rinehart School of Sculpture.

Martorana's sculptural work was recently featured in “40 Under 40: Craft Futures,” the 40th Anniversary exhibition of Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. His sculpture Impressions was acquired by the museum and is now part of its permanent collection.

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