Tobolowsky Sculpture on Campus
Published: August 22, 2013
Through the generosity of sculptor George Tobolowsky, our campus now has a new piece of public art displayed near the STEM Building for all to enjoy. Mr. Tobolowsky, an internationally known sculptor from Dallas who has works in public and private collections all over the United States, is having an exhibit at the Regional Arts Center from August 29 – December 14, 2013. In an effort to share his art with the public, he has graciously agreed to loan several of his pieces to be placed in prominent locations throughout our community. A&M- Texarkana is fortunate to have been chosen as a site for one of his creations to be displayed.
Mr. Tobolowsky makes abstract metal sculptures from steel and stainless steel ‘found objects’ which are rather bulky industrial metal castoffs that he scours scrap yards and fabrication plants to find. His sculptures are one part assemblage and one part recycling, which follows closely with the philosophy of an early artistic influence, Louise Nevelson.
If you would like to learn more about Tobolowsky and his work, his website is www.georgetobolowsky.com <http://www.georgetobolowsky.com <http://www.georgetobolowsky.com/> > It provides a great “picture” of who he is as an artist and his work. Following his opening at the Regional Arts Center on August 29th, he will be returning to Texarkana several times during September through December to hold open discussions with students from the area to talk about his art, how he specifically constructs his work and what it means to be a working artist.
We are grateful to Mr. Tobolowsky for sharing his work with us and hope you will enjoy its presence on our campus for the next few months.