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Minnesota sculptor creates whimsical bronze artwork

May 9, 2014

By Gary Demuth, The Salina Journal, Kan.

May 09--Minnesota sculptor creates whimsical bronze artwork

By GARY DEMUTH Salina Journal -- Friday, May 09, 20142:00 AM

Minnesota sculptor creates whimsical bronze artwork


Minnesota sculptor creates whimsical bronze artwork

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one of a series of profiles of sculptors new to SculptureTour Salina and whose work will be featured during the 2014 exhibition. Their works will be displayed on a three-block route along Santa Fe Avenue and adjacent streets in the Lee District in downtown Salina. SculptureTour Salina 2014 launches May 17 and runs through April 2015.


Age: 56

Residence: Minneapolis, Minn.

Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture from the University of Minnesota

Previous exhibitions: Through her Joan of Art Gallery, Fiebiger sells bronze sculptures that include bronze Humpty Dumpties, eggs, jesters, furniture, foundations and other art items. She has exhibited her work in Coral Springs, Fla.; Tempe, Ariz., and Colorado Springs, Colo.

Number of sculptures in show: One

Do you plan to be in Salina for the unveiling? No.

What inspires you to create art? "Generally, it must be nourished. Things I expose myself to give me ideas, (and) my brain just runs around thinking of things I can create. Occasionally, it just comes out of nowhere."

What materials do you use? "Bronze."

Why, in your opinion, is public art important? "Culture, as in art, music, literature, film and dance, are all essential to stimulate the spiritual, emotional, physical and intellectual part of our being."

How did you hear abut SculptureTour Salina, and why did you enter? "I heard through a friend. It has a good reputation."

What impresses you about SculptureTour Salina, and what do you hope the Salina public gains from having this annual sculpture tour? "I will have to visit before I form an opinion. I expect it will live up to its reputation, and of course I hope the public enjoys my work!"

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