U.S. Olympian Peter Schifrin visits NVC

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“Expressive Head” Courtesy

“Expressive Head” Courtesy

By Ansley Lewis

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

Olympian and sculptor Peter Schifrin will speak and display his sculpture at Northwest Vista College March 18.

A reception will be at 6 p.m. followed by an art talk and showcase 7 p.m.-8 p.m. in the Palmetto Center for the Arts.

Schifrin was on the 1984 Summer Olympics U.S. men’s fencing team. He is a member of the International Sculpture Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation and understanding of sculpture.

Schifrin is a professor of fine art sculpture at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

In 2011, he was voted into the National Sculpture Society. The NSS encourages the knowledge of excellence in sculpture inspired by the natural world, according to the organization’s website.

He creates small and large-scale sculptures out of metal, ceramics and paints.

Vinnie Bradford, chair of fine and performing arts and kinesiology, is curator of the exhibit. She is also an Olympian and a member of the 1984 Summer Olympics U.S. women’s fencing team.

“Peter is a long-time friend and renowned sculptor,” Bradford said. “His work is very interesting. You can see the influence of sports — the movement and expression — in his art.”

The Palmetto Center will have one of Schifrin’s sculptures on display through April 25.

For more information about Schifrin’s art, visit www.mudpoet.com.

For more information regarding the event, call Bradford at 210-486-4088.

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