Thursday, August 13, 2015

Béla Bácsi's Marble by Hand: Marmo a Mano, Sculpture Exhibit at Saddleback College - Free Event

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – The Saddleback College Art Gallery has announced a  Marmo A Mano (Marble by Hand), Sculpture e exhibit by Béla Bácsi, on September 14th through October 8th in the Saddleback College Art Gallery.

 Bácsi was born into an extended family of stonecarvers and stonemasons, and at the age of eight, he was carving fragile filigree designs into pieces of school chalk with a straight pin. His passion for the reductive process took him to Italy to apprentice in the marble studios of Carrara and Pietrasanta, and has earned him international acclaim.

 Fellow of the National Sculpture Society (NYC, est. 1893) and a Signature Artist of the California Art Club (Pasadena, est. 1908), Bácsi uses the techniques of an old master carver to express contemporary artistic sensibilities.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday-Friday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Tuesdays, noon to 8:00 p.m. The gallery is closed on Wednesdays. 

An Artists’ Reception will be held on Thursday, September 10th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
A special free event: artist demonstration and lecture will be held on Saturday, September 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon with Béla Bácsi. There will be free parking in Lot 12 for the artist’s reception and the special event.
Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit.  Free parking is available in Lot 12 only the night of the artists’ reception on September 13th.  Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the third left to “Theatre Circle,” turning right into Lot 12.
Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please and for Fine Arts information, please visit www.saddl

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