Join us for a relaxing day celebrating sculpture in Sonoma County.
Enjoy the spring weather in Alexander Valley for an afternoon of fun with stone. Help create the world’s largest Mobius Strip, etch stone in the studio, and wander our sculpture garden with international hors d’oeurves in hand.
In partnership with the International Sculpture Center, we will be hosting an event at the T Barny Gallery & Sculpture Gardens in observation of International Sculpture Day on April 23rd from 1 PM to 4 PM.
In T Barny’s words, “I aspire to create sculpture that reflects a universe filled with magic and wonder. My works are produced through a method of direct carving, which entails having no preconceived notions or models from which to derive the final shape of my pieces. I allow myself to be guided by the natural rhythms of the stone, in order to generate a duality between myself and the finished pieces.”
The International Sculpture Center is a member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. Members include sculptors, patrons, developers, journalists, historians, critics, educators, galleries, museums, and more – anyone who has an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture. The mission of the International Sculpture Center is to expand public understanding and appreciation of sculpture internationally, to demonstrate the power of sculpture to educate and effect social change, and to engage artists and arts professionals in a dialogue to advance the art form.
A native of California with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, T Barny has been creating sculpture professionally for 36 years. Over the course of his career, he has produced over 1000 sculptures from 200 individual types of stone sourced from 43 countries that range from one-foot-tall tabletop pieces to twelve-foot-tall corporate and public installations. His works have shown in over 100 galleries worldwide, and he has participated in more than 400 group and individual exhibitions. He has worked as an artist-in-residence in such locations as Greece and Italy, as well as several locations throughout the U.S., though the majority of his work is done from his home studio at the T Barny Gallery & Sculpture Gardens.