Artist Michael Alfano shows Step 2 Courageous Sailing students to the practice of sculpting with wire.
Sculpting Class With the Artist
by Patriot-Bridge Staff • August 11, 2022
Special to the Patriot-Bridge
On August 4, artist and sculptor Michael Alfano introduced Step 2 Courageous Sailing students to the practice of sculpting with wire. Students learned first-hand from Alfano, whose sculpture work is now on display in the Navy Yard, how he uses wire sculpture techniques in his practice.
Alfano shared examples of his work as students learned to twist and bend different gauges of wire to create sculptural forms including faces, figures, and abstract shapes. Following the program, Jen Bodde, Education Director for Courageous Sailing shared: “It was a wonderful opportunity for our kids, and I think they enjoyed and got a lot out of it.”
Artist Michael Alfano show one of his pieces to Step 2 Courageous Sailing students.
Navy Yard Strolls & Sculptures
July 21, 2022
On a sweltering summer evening, with temperatures hovering in the low 90’s, a dozen people joined Michael Alfano and Mike Manning for a walking tour of the historic Charlestown Navy Yard and the public art exhibit Of Many Minds. This free event is co-sponsored by Navy Yard Garden & Art and Friends of the Boston Harborwalk.
Mike Manning, Chair of the Friends of the Boston Harborwalk, shared Charlestown Navy Yard history and Artist Michael Alfano shared his inspiration for each of the 20 sculptures installed along the harborwalk as well his choice of materials and his selection of quotes for each sculpture.
A second sculpture walk is planned for October 2022.
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Thank you to all the friends, neighbors and special guests who attended the dedication of the Navy Yard Night Sky installation at Shipyard Park on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Funded in part by a grant from the Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund, the light installation has a repeating ten-minute light display. The art is programmed to adjust to the changing patterns of the sun, to illuminate after sunset, dim at midnight and turn off at sunrise. To appreciate the inaugural light design created by Zach Lieberman, MIT Media Lab Adjunct Associate Professor, the public is invited to come to the amphitheater and stay for a while to fully explore and enjoy this permanent installation.