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ZimSculpt opens at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
New exhibit features stonework of Zimbabwean artisans
 
Published Friday, June 27, 2014
by Herbert L. White

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Zimbabwean artist Passmore Mupindiko adds finishing touches to a stone sculpture. Mupindiko's work is currently on display at the ZimSculpt exhibit at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

Stone sculptures of Zimbabwe are on display at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont.

The ZimSculpt exhibition, which runs through Sept. 28, will introduce the art of Shona stone sculpture and the artists who create it. The work of Passmore Mupindiko, Patrick Sephani and other Zimbabwean artists will be on display.

Curated within a horticultural display from the savannahs of south-central Africa to its lush tropical high country, more than 100 sculptures will be on display and for sale. The artists will also operate a marketplace and demonstration area.

The Stowe Garden show marks ZimSculpt's fourth U.S. appearance. Representing nearly 200 Zimbabwean artisans, the exhibit has traveled to the Chelsea Flower Show in the United Kingdom, Royal Botanical Gardens in Ontario and at Naples Botanical Garden in Florida.

Though there are different styles of stonework produced in Zimbabwe, Zimsculpt art is mostly contemporary and produced from the geologic family of stone known as serpentine. The sculptures, typically produced without a sketch, are crafted by hand, hammer, chisel and rasp, a coarse file used to scrape material. The hard stone is colorful and dense with fine grain.

The exhibition is free with garden admission on the first Tuesday of the month. Members are admitted free, $12 adults, $11 for seniors and $6 children 4-12. Guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. The garden is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 

For more information call (704) 825-4490 or visit www.dsbg.org.

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