Sculptor Links Community, Co-op, and Art

By day the sound of an angle grinder echoes through Midtown’s alleys, dust and occasional fragments of powdery stone bouncing into the lane. Neighbors walking by often stop to chat, remarking on the elaborately carved marble sculptures made by local sculptor, Vince King, admiring his progress over the last several months.  King created his garage-studio at the I Street Co-op where he moved just over 5 years ago, a then-recent graduate of UC Davis with a degree in Environmental Conservation Biology and Management. He began working for the County of Sacramento, helping to develop several conservation planning initiatives, and sculpting in his spare time.  After some planning of his own, King transitioned to a full-time sculptor, focusing his energy on large marble and wood creations, which will be on exhibit at Gallery 2110 on May 12. The show, Origins: From Where Do We Come? , represents ideas King has been carrying for years, expressing concepts of nature, society, and science in our world.  Though a majority of the exhibit pieces are built upon beliefs long held by King, his experience at I Street has also played a role.  “The most direct influence is that of ideas. I learned a lot about myself, social groups, and the world at large living in the house.”   The I Street Co-op, which has space for 14, is an […]

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Sculptor Links Community, Co-op, and Art

By day the sound of an angle grinder echoes through Midtown’s alleys, dust and occasional fragments of powdery stone bouncing into the lane. Neighbors walking by often stop to chat, remarking on the elaborately carved marble sculptures made by local sculptor, Vince King, admiring his progress over the last several months.  King created his garage-studio at the I Street Co-op where he moved just over 5 years ago, a then-recent graduate of UC Davis with a degree in Environmental Conservation Biology and Management. He began working for the County of Sacramento, helping to develop several conservation planning initiatives, and sculpting in his spare time.  After some planning of his own, King transitioned to a full-time sculptor, focusing his energy on large marble and wood creations, which will be on exhibit at Gallery 2110 on May 12. The show, Origins: From Where Do We Come? , represents ideas King has been carrying for years, expressing concepts of nature, society, and science in our world.  Though a majority of the exhibit pieces are built upon beliefs long held by King, his experience at I Street has also played a role.  “The most direct influence is that of ideas. I learned a lot about myself, social groups, and the world at large living in the house.”   The I Street Co-op, which has space for 14, is an […]

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