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The final edition of Sculpture Saint John is underway on Long Wharf. Image by Tamara Steele.

Sculpture Saint John Returns For Final Event

By Tamara Steele Aug 11, 2022 | 8:09 PM

Sculpture Saint John is underway on Long Wharf with artists from Canada, Bulgaria, Poland, and Latvia.

The first symposium to be held in four years is also the last.

Phil Savage of the Kingston Peninsula is taking part for the third time. He said he learns a lot from the other artists.

Savage has a plan for what he will create as he made some small-scale models for his sculpture.

“The important element is that I will carve out the interior of the block so a person can sit inside or walk through,” Savage said.

The sculpture he will create will eventually find a home in front of  City Hall in Saint John.

Sculptor Wiktor Kopach is from Poland and has been busy attending symposiums in Europe that were cancelled by the pandemic.

“[I had] more concentration and work in my studio. I do [some] more projects working in bronze and prepare my exhibition but, I miss working in stone,” Kopacz said.

Some artists were unable to attend this year’s event, so new artists are being recruited.

Marie-Josee Leroux of Quebec is taking part for the first time. Her sculpture will be installed at the Veterans Peace Park in Grand Bay-Westfield.

Jim Boyd has participated in each event since its debut in 2012. This year’s creation will call Deer Island home.



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