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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Ben Woitena Exhibit in Austin Starting Sept 12

One of the artists from our art exhibit "Justice for All: Artists Reflect on the Death Penalty" is having a major exhibit at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum in Austin. The exhibit is an overview of 45 years of work by sculptor Ben Woitena. It runs September 12, 2008 through January 4, 2009. There will be an artist's talk with Ben Woitena on September 12 from 6 - 6:30pm and an opening night reception from 6:30 - 8:30.

Ben Woitena: A Retrospective (1963-2008) encompasses drawings, mixed media works, and sculptures in cast bronze, stone, various metals and wood dating from 1963 through 2008. The exhibition includes indoor and outdoor sculptures on loan by collectors and the artist, in addition to maquettes of large-scale and monumental public sculptures and photographs of them in situ. Woitena, primarily recognized for his monumental works, is represented in the collections of corporations, individuals, municipalities and museums nationally.

Here is a link to the artwork "Dead Man Walking" by Ben Woitena that was selected by our jury for the death penalty art exhibit.

Time Line, by Ben Woitena, Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas, Terminal "E", Painted steel, stainless stell & 3M diamond grade reflective material 40x11x33 feet, 2005 (photo by Rick Gardner)

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