The ZimSculpt art exhibit is on display at the Toronto Botanical Gardens at 777 Lawrence Ave. E. from Aug. 3 to Sept. 30.
ZimSculpt showcases hundreds of stone sculptures by some of the most contemporary Zimbabwean artists alive today.
The works are chiseled, hand-carved, sanded and polished by artists who draw upon a wide variety of inspiration. From dramatic modern styling praised by Henry Moore, to more contemplative “village” pieces that capture African life, these sculptures project a vibrancy that has captivated audiences around the world. The setting of Toronto’s most beautiful garden for this great art highlights the beauty of both.
Ttwo artists-in-residence are live-sculpting, demonstrating their carving techniques and intricate handiwork. All displayed work, including work created during the event, will be available for purchase, and visitors are welcome to commission pieces from the two featured artists.
An outdoor marketplace will feature smaller one-of-a-kind sculptures for purchase as well as traditional basketry and jewelry by Zimbabwean artists.
The marketplace will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday nights until dusk.
Admission is free. Check online for more information or call 416-397-1354.
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