Monday, April 4 at 7 pm: ART JAM “From Clay to Bronze, Sculpture Secrets Revealed” by Andrew Benyei

Andrew BenyeiArtist and renowned sculptor Andrew Benyei describes the challenge and satisfaction in creating his wonderful and often playful sculptures. As part of his presentation at the Art Jam, he will do a demonstration of a bust in clay.

From the artist’s website: “Born in 1949, Benyei developed an early interest in the arts and began sketching and carving in his youth. During high school, he taught art at the Royal Ontario Museum, the YMCA and summer camps. Following graduation from University of Toronto and working as a professional engineer…Benyei continued to explore his talent as he attended and graduated from Ontario College of Art. In 1990, after a shifting of personal priorities, he decided to concentrate on his artistic career.

Benyei’s expressive contemporary sculpture explores the human condition and, in his words “ are personal emotional responses to the intricate and complex interactions of people whose expectations have been tempered by life.” Benyei articulates his forms through a variety of media, including bronze, fibreglass, clay, and resin and his training as an engineer reveals itself within the composition and structure of the work, as each shows a precise, calculated point of balance and a disciplined and uncluttered energy.

Andrew is a member of the Ontario Society of Artists, Society of Canadian Artists, Sculptor’s Society of Canada.” He is internationally renowned, with works in private, corporate and gallery collections, as well as exhibitions across Canada, the US, Hungary and New Zealand.

This Art Jam takes place at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Avenue in the heart of Yorkville on Monday, April 4, 2016. Doors open at 6:30 pm with light refreshments provided. The event runs from 7 – 9 pm. Tickets are $20 (non-members) or $15 (Club members).

Find out more about the Heliconian Club’s Art Jams at http://heliconianclub.org/about/happenings/art-jams/

Find out more about Andrew Benyei at http://www.benyei.com/