Art Encounter: Craig Benson Stone Carving Demo in Front of Gallery
Craig's belief in the importance of uncompromising craftsmanship brings lasting value to his beautifully finished pieces. In often compromising times of mass production and "bottom-line" decisions, the world can overwhelm an artist. Carving is where Craig's overwhelm stops. Each work is carved with care from a single piece of wood or stone. His desire is to represent not only the physical likeness of his subject, but also its character, so that the viewer not only recognizes the beauty of the finished artwork, but also feels drawn to the energy and spirit of the creature itself. Ultimately Craig judges his work a success if the viewer feels the same sense of oneness with nature that the artist feels as he works. Meet Craig and watch his stone carving process in person in front of our gallery on Saturday September 12 from 11am to 4pm.