Foon Sham working with local craftsmen at Ars.Natura.Uta, Bolivia, designing a sculpture in brick.

International Sculpture Day 2016

The second iteration of International Sculpture Day (IS Day) was celebrated on April 24, 2016 by an estimated 10,000 participants in more than 20 countries around the world. Since the initial event in 2015, these numbers have more than tripled, which confirms the enthusiasm for IS Day and the foresight of Johannah Hutchison, executive director of the International Sculpture Center (ISC), who explained, “We introduced International Sculpture Day as a day when everyone could celebrate sculpture. It was a way to recognize the art form and educate the public about the role that art and, in particular, sculpture can play in our everyday lives.” This year, in order to extend the reach of IS Day, its on-line presence was expanded to create a unified community via social media, which shared photographs, video, and commentary from various events with a worldwide audience who could view and comment on the postings …see the entire article in the print version of October’s Sculpture magazine.