April 29, 2006

The Grounds of Cat'Art

The Cat'Art website cannot begin to show the wealth of creative inspiration to be found in and around the various buildings. The grounds are dotted with sculptures, mostly by the acclaimed sculptor in residence, Nicolae Flessig and the walls hold many paintings and carvings left by assorted artists unknown to most. Some of the work is very crude, even seemingly unfinished, some very refined and polished.

Even as the month waned I was still discovering hidden sculptures in and around the shrubs and trees on both campuses. Nicolae is very much an integral part of the center, his studio is on the La Forge campus and his influence is felt everywhere. The Cat'Art library contains a number of very slick exhibition catalogs, adding to our appreciation of his skill. Getting to know this sculptor and his work was an unexpected bonus.

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