The Photos That Helped Us Tell 2019’s Stories

Another year is nearly done. If you're having trouble remembering 2019, here's our photographers' picks for their best of collection. The photos reflect interesting stories — big and small — from the year.(Jesse Costa/WBUR)Jan. 3 | Gov. Charlie Baker and his wife, Lauren, arrive at the Mass. State House to attend his inauguration for a second term.(Robin Lubbock/WBUR)Jan....

St. Clair baker who won Netflix show starts baking, ice carving business

CLOSEBuy PhotoKatlin Pfropper uses a chainsaw to shape her ice sculpture Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at her family's home in Lenox. Pfropper was practicing her sculpture for this year's competition in Frankenmuth. (Photo: Brian Wells/Times Herald)Katlin Pfropper has come a long way from making home videos with names like ‘Chefy Chefy’ and being the kid who got flour all over herself while...

Hudson Yards’ Vessel must add ‘one-of-a-kind platform lift’ to improve accessibility

Since it opened to the public back in March, Vessel—the Thomas Heatherwick-designed sculptural centerpiece of the Hudson Yards megaproject—has been criticized for its lack of accessibility for people in wheelchairs or with other mobility issues. The piece, which is made up of more than 150 interconnected staircases and 80 platforms, has one elevator that deposits users...

City celebrates new sculpture and exhibition by Rafael Barrios

The large-scale sculpture, Pause, by Venezuelan American artist Rafael Barrios is being exhibited in front of City Hall. The City of Coral Gables has a new public art acquisition by Venezuelan American artist Rafael Barrios. Recognized by Art Basel Miami Beach, the large-scale sculpture, Pause, is being...

PHOTOS: The Iceman cometh to ZooWorld – Lifestyle – Panama City News Herald

Joshua Boucher Panama City News Herald @JAABPhoto Sunday Dec 22, 2019 at 2:21 PM His business, Ice Dragon Ice, is based in New Orleans but travels the region making ice sculptures and doing demonstrations. Dawson List sculpts ice at ZooWorld on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. In addition to creating sculptures out of a block of ice, List puts on a show where he hands out...

Sculpture in Beirut Removed for Its Reputed Resemblance to Star of David

Nathaniel Rackowe, “LP46” (2018) (images courtesy Letitia Gallery)Authorities in Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut removed a sculpture from a central square in the city last week after a viral photo showed that from a certain top-angle, the statue evokes the shape of the Star of David.Beirut’s governor, Ziad Shabib, ordered the removal of British artist Nathaniel Rackowe’s metal...

Houston’s Outer Space Party Tests the Limits of Fundraising for Sculpture Month

What: Lift Off: Outta Space fundraiser for Sculpture Month HoustonWhere: SITE Gallery at Sawyer YardsPC Moment: The raucous first fundraiser benefiting Sculpture Month Houston was an irreverent and fun-filled night inspired by everything outer space, extraterrestrial, Space City, retro green men-inspired costumes and more.Chairs PaperCity Arts Editor Catherine D. Anspon, gallerist Deborah Colton, painter, drawer, and collagist Jane...

A Winter WonderCAN’s Giant Sculptures Raise Awareness About Hunger

The 20,000 cans of food used to create the sculptures at Stanley Marketplace will be donated to the Denver-based nonprofit We Don’t Waste. Allyson Reedy •  December 23, 2019 There’s a very important canstruction project going on in Aurora—and no, that’s not a typo. Back in November, area architecture and engineering firms competed in Canstruction Colorado: A Winter WonderCAN at Stanley Marketplace,...

Bear Sculptures To Debut In The Loop’s Pedway – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS)– Chicago commuters who dodge the cold by walking the The Loop’s Pedway will notice something a little unusual this winter; hibernating bears. “Massimals in the Loop” is an art installation using Massimals, which are bear-shaped sculptures built in the manner of massing study models produced in an architectural design practice. “Massimals in the Loop” is by artist Jason Scroggin/Scroggin...

200 handmade wood sculptures ready for Christmas bonfire tradition along Mississippi River

GARYVILLE — On Christmas Eve, 200 handmade bonfire sculptures will be set alight to guide Santa through South Louisiana. The structures created for the centuries-old Christmas tradition include a teepee, Cajun cabins, pick-up trucks, and and other cultural motifs.There's also an over 70-foot long alligator.Built by families from the River Parishes, bonfires are constructed with dry woods, cane...