BUILD YOURSELF. BUILD NEW YORK. Mechanics Institute offers tuition-free instruction to individuals who are employed in the building and construction trades and provides them with the technical knowledge necessary to advance in their respective fields.
Master Sculpture Enlarger and Modelling Artisan Vanessa Hoheb continues the 2011-2012 Artisan Lecture Series Tuesday, November 8th at GSMT.
Vanessa Hoheb began her formal apprenticeship at 16 in her father’s New York sculpture studio where she had spent a lot of time while growing up. There she learned all the skills and techniques of sculptural enlarging, mold making, casting and restoration. Working with artists like Willem DeKooning, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Frederick Hart and Jasper Johns added great excitement to her training. She later worked as the Assistant Director for the Reproduction Studio at the Metropolitan Museum and taught mold making and casting at Pratt Institute. In 1984 Vanessa headed the five-member team responsible for restoring the skin of the Statue of Liberty. Vanessa made molds over the statue’s nose, eyes and hair where corrosion had punctured holes in the copper surface. She later spent ten years in Australia where she taught mold making, and worked on the restoration of monuments and memorials. One specialty she now engages in is casting hands in bronze and sterling to provide treasured art objects for families and celebrities.
For photos of her work, see www.handsacrosstime.com.
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The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen is pleased to present the Spring 2014 GSMT News, detailing the Spring 2014 Lecture Series as well as GSMT News.
Fall 2013 Newsletter
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