Architecture major Andrew Hellmund ’14 has a piece in the 2012 Biennial Sculpture Invitational at the Krasl Arts Center in St. Joseph, Michigan. Opening Friday, May 11, the exhibition will feature 20 artists from across the United States. The exhibition is a city-wide event, as sculptures and pieces will be featured in various locations around the area. Hellmund’s sculpture, titled “On Upward Wing,” will be displayed in the Margaret Upton Arboretum, about a half mile from the Krasl Arts Center.
The sculpture is the result of what Hellmund calls his core concepts and values: motion, fluidity, simplicity, hope, dreams, space, and integrity. “I found the material for “On Upward Wing” in a Seneca Falls scrap yard,” he says. “It caught my eye while I was looking for pieces that reflected what I have been thinking about – specifically hope and dreams.” With his work, Hellmund hopes to bring people together and create a dialogue between the viewers and the community.
The 2012 Biennial will remain on display until Aug. 31. The event kicks off with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on May 11. For more information, check out the gallery’s website at http://www.krasl.org/exhibit_schedule.php, and Andrew Hellmund’s studio at http://www.hellmundstudio.com/.
The photo above features Andrew Hellmund’s art work.