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Gallery Talk: Sebastian Martorana

Date

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time

06:30 PM–07:00 PM

Gallery Talk: Sebastian Martorana

The Walters’ exhibition of marble sculptures by William Henry Rinehart includes a work by Sebastian Martorana, a sculptor and illustrator living and working in Baltimore. Titled Yours, Mine & Ours (2010), the work consists of contemporary subject matter—three bath towels carved from marble—created using traditional stone-carving techniques. Join the artist in the galleries as he discusses his career and practice alongside this extraordinary work.

This talk celebrates the exhibition Rinehart's Studio: Rough Stone to Living Marble.

About the Speaker

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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