(Each week, RPEC will highlight a featured item that will be available for bidding at the upcoming Dinner & Auction on Saturday, November 5th, 2016)
Have you ever wondered what it’s like inside the studio of a sculptor?
Here’s your chance to pay a visit to Paul DiPasquale’s studio near Rocketts Landing!
Paul, who created the Arthur Ashe Monument, is a renowned sculptor who produces public sculpture about history and the people who made it. The Washington Post wrote that “placing this statue of Arthur Ashe on Historic Monument Avenue was one of the most important things to happen in Virginia in the entire 20th century.”
Other recent public sculptures include the Martin Luther King Bronze Monument for the King Foundation in Hopewell and Bronze busts of Oliver Hill at the Virginia Historical Society, the Richmond Convention Center, and the Black History Museum.
A graduate in Sociology with Art minor from the University of Virginia, and trained at the Boston Architectural Center, he received his Masters degree in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1977. He has been an instructor, resident, and/or visiting artist at Northern Virginia Community College, Maryland Institute, American Academy in Rome,International City of the Arts in Paris, William and Mary and adjunct instructor at Virginia Commonwealth University.
If you attend RPEC’s Annual Dinner & Auction this year, you will have the chance to bid on the opportunity to come see where this artist’s work is done and hear from Paul at his studio on December 3, 2017, from 3:00pm – 4:30pm. Refreshments will be served.
Don’t miss the chance to bid on this one-of-a-kind item! And if you have not bought your tickets to RPEC’s Dinner & Auction, make sure to do so here (hurry, tickets have been known to sell out for this event!)