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Artist and sculptor Bruce Campbell with one of his sculptures.

The Arts

Sculptor Bruce Campbell to lead a workshop at BMAC

Originally published in The Commons issue #467 (Wednesday, July 11, 2018). This story appeared on page B4.


BRATTLEBORO—Brattleboro Museum & Art Center presents “Fun with Wire,” an afternoon workshop with sculptor Bruce Campbell on Tuesday, July 24, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Campbell will guide participants in twisting and joining wire to create whimsical animal sculptures.

Registration is $65 per person ($55 for BMAC members); space is limited to 12 participants. To register, visit www.brattleboromuseum.org and click on “Events,” or call the museum at 802-257-0124, ext. 101.

In 1976, Campbell saw a retrospective exhibit of the work of Alexander Calder and was inspired to start working with wire as an artistic medium. Campbell soon developed his own practice of making wire animal sculptures, which kept him occupied during regular commutes into New York City.

The tools and materials Campbell brought with him on the train soon outweighed his other luggage. Campbell eventually began incorporating movement into his sculptures, which he constructs by hand using brass, steel, and wood.

A selection of Campbell’s work was recently exhibited at Brattleboro’s Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts gallery.

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