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Bren Sibilsky Opens “The Alchemy of Nature, Myths & Magic”

“Young Friesian Stallion” by Bren Sibilsky.

Internationally recognized sculptor and painter Bren Sibilsky will unveil her new exhibition, “The Alchemy of Nature, Myths & Magic,” on Tuesday, June 3, at the Fairfield Art Center in downtown Sturgeon Bay. The Algoma-based artist will be on hand to officially launch the exhibition, on display in the art center’s newly renovated b1 Studio on the lower level, with a free reception 5:30 – 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 5.

Sibilsky’s primary focus is sculpture. She describes her style as “classical realism with emotional undertones.” The sculptures are “a study in understanding universal emotion.”

Through “The Alchemy of Nature, Myths & Magic,” Sibilsky addresses the roots that lie beneath such emotion. The exhibition proves to be a deeply personal exploration of nature, mankind’s most enduring myths, and the alchemical process that is art. Sibilsky believes that all artists are alchemists – taking material and turning it into something else: “As I work with the alchemy of sculpture, I am forever amazed by the natural magic of nature.”

“Africa” by Bren Sibilsky.

A Green Bay native and graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Sibilsky has worked in the arts for more than 20 years – first as a student, later as an award-winning graphic designer, and finally as a full-time fine artist. She studied sculpture with international artist Hanna Jubran and undertook intensive anatomical study with artist Harold Huber.

Sibilsky has participated in a variety of one-person and group exhibitions throughout the Door County area. In addition to presenting sculpture demonstrations and art studio tours, she teaches sculpture at the Peninsula Art School and the Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art.

“The Alchemy of Nature, Myths & Magic” will run through June 29. In conjunction with the exhibition, Sibilsky will host a free portrait sculpture demonstration at the Fairfield Art Center on June 26 beginning at noon.

The Fairfield Art Center is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 am – 5 pm, Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm, and Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm. For more information regarding Sibilsky’s work, visit http://www.brensculpture.com. For more information regarding the Fairfield Art Center, call 920.746.0001, email [email protected], or visit http://www.fairfieldcenter.org.

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