Bren Sibilsky, an Algoma sculptor, was recently juried into the Manhattan Arts International show titled The Healing Power of ART. The show’s purpose is to promote the scientifically proven fact that art heals by transforming one’s physiological state and perception. The exhibit is now in its 17th year and received more than 800 entries from 11 different countries. The theme of this year’s exhibit is “Inspiring The Positive.” Sibilsky’s work is titled “Winds Of Change.” The sculpture is created in clay and ready to be cast into bronze. Entries were judged based on how well the art related to the theme, technical skill, originality and innovation.
Sibilsky is a previous award winner in this New York show, being awarded several Awards of Excellence and a Best of Show in 2007. Her sculpture “Esoteric Promises” won the First Place award in The Healing Power of ART 2016 juried exhibit.
Renée Phillips, director of Manhattan Arts International, recently said, “Bren’s emotive storytelling process through sculpture is shared through contrast, balance and harmony – complete with motion and stillness, smooth and tactile surfaces, open space and detail, and softness with strength. Sibilsky’s creations are imbued with a compelling life-like quality due to her keen observation of detail. More importantly they inform us of a visible form of the spiritual self and depth of humanism. Simply stated, she not only conveys her subjects’ characteristics she exposes their inner persona as well.”
To Sibilsky’s winning entry, go to manhattanarts.com. Her studio/gallery is open to the public, May through November, Friday through Monday from 10am to 5pm, or call 920.487.4200 for an appointment.