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Local Sculptor Bringing ‘Terrible Beauty’ To Public

RICHARD FRIEDBERG WORKS DEBUT

Local Sculptor Bringing

‘Terrible Beauty’ To Public

Richard Friedberg, well known in Oneonta artistic circles, discusses “Big Wave,” one of nine sculptures based on natural disasters that go on display Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute in Utica. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

UTICA – “Terrible Beauty,” an exhibit of monumental sculptures by an Oneonta-area artist, Richard Friedberg, will open Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art in Utica.

Developing a novel aluminum mesh as his raw material, Friedberg’s nine sculptures in the show are based on such catastrophes as BP’s Deepwater Horizon wellhead blowout in the Gulf of Mexico and the Fukushima nuclear accident and resulting tsunami.

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Florence V. Dukes, 88, Of Oneonta; Violinist, Painter, Sculptor

IN MEMORIAM: Florence V. Dukes, 88,

Of Oneonta; Violinist, Painter, Sculptor

Florence Viel Dukes

ONEONTA – Florence Jane Viel Dukes passed away on Nov. 26, 2018,  at Willow Point Nursing Home in Vestal.

She was born on Jan. 12, 1934, in The Bronx to Mary Hackett and George Viel.

Florence married Kenneth E. Dukes, Sr. on June 17, 1961, at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church on City Island.  The couple raised four children, Kenneth Jr., Theresa, Steven, and Christopher.

Florence was an accomplished violinist, painter and sculptor.  Her eyes were always on the beauty of the world and in people.

Hartwick Sculptor Wins Prestigious Art Grant

Hartwick Sculptor Wins

Prestigious Arts Grant

Sculptor Stefanie Rocknak carves “Gut Check,” a statue of Edgar Allen Poe that went on display at the Sculptor’s Guild in Brooklyn in April 2015. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

ONEONTA – Sculptor Dr. Stefanie Rocknak, the Hartwick College professor of philosopher,  was awarded the $5,000 Alex J. Ettl Grant from the National Sculpture Society.

The annual award is presented to a figurative or realist sculptor who has demonstrated a commitment to sculpting and outstanding ability in his or her body of work.

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