Sculpture coming to life under Argentinean sky

Vahe Tokmajyan, a professional sculptor and instructor for U of C Continuing Education will be representing Canada at a sculpture biennale in Argentina. His father who is also a professional sculptor will be participating in this sculpture symposium as a representative of Armenia.

As an experienced instructor, Tokmajyan has taught sculpture and drawing for several years at the Armenia Republican College of Arts before coming to Canada. Now living in Calgary, he exhibits internationally and has pieces in marble, bronze and metal in several collections in Armenia, Ukraine, Italy, Greece and Canada.

Tokmajyan was awarded the 2007 Calgary Immigrants of Distinction Award in the category of Art and Culture. Currently, he is participating in the 2010 International Sculpture Biennial from July 17 until July 24, in Resistencia, the Capital City of Chaco, Argentina. He is part of an edition that involves 10 of the most prestigious international artists who will perform—in the open sky and before thousands of spectators—an original and unprecedented sculptural work.

Vahe instructs several classes for U of C Continuing Education, including: Sculpting in Stone, Classical Figurative Sculpting, Basic Drawing, Portrait Drawing and Figure Drawing. In the fall he will teach Basic Drawing, Portrait Drawing and Figure Drawing.

To see photos of the Argentinean sculpture taking shape, visit: www.bienaldelchaco.com/nuevo/english

To see the fall/winter Continuing Education course catalogue or register for classes, visit: http://conted.ucalgary.ca/

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