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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: April 4, 2000

Artist Sculpts Steel
During Arts Fest

Noted sculptor William Wareham will use a cutting torch, a chainsaw, a forklift and leverage from his own body to manipulate steel into art during his weeklong residency at California State University, Sacramento during the Festival of the Arts (Apirl 1 - 9).

Wareham - whose pieces usually top 12 feet high - will develop an abstract steel sculpture as he interacts with the public during his free exhibition and demonstration from noon to 5 p.m., today through Friday, April 7 in the Robert Else Gallery in Kadema Hall. Three of Wareham's pieces were installed at CSUS on Saturday, April 1.

A reception will be held for Wareham from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 6 in the Else gallery.

In 1990, Wareham was the Norcal Solid Waste Systems Facility's artist-in-residence. He does the majority of his sculptures from recycled steel and says he feels the used materials hold an "inherent history" from which he can draw to form his works.

Wareham was a 1974 recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts and was given the Eisner Prize for Sculpture at UC Berkeley in 1968 and 1969.

More information is available by calling the art department (916) 278-6166. Media informaion is available by calling the public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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