FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Through March 30, 2019
EXHIBIT: Sculptures by ISHMAEL RODRIGUEZ;
FIRST POSTHUMOUS SHOW for Oakland, Ca. Native.
Sculptures in stone, wood and bronze will be featured.
DATES: Exhibit runs from Feb.26 through March 30
Opening Reception: March 1, 5pm - 8pm (Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat. 11a.m.-5p.m.)
PLACE: THE CORNER GALLERY
201 S. State St. in Ukiah, Ca.
INFORMATION: The Corner Gallery in Ukiah presents ISHMAEL RODRIGUEZ, Sculptor: The 1st Posthumous Show. An exhibit of sculptures by the Master Sculptor and Pre-eminent Mentor and Instructor who was as well known for his work with disabled artists as he was for his work as a professional sculptor. In 1980 RODRIGUEZ developed an innovative program under the California Arts Council where blind sculptors were successfully brought into the mainstream of important professional art activities. He was selected to conduct a stone carving workshop at the 12th International Sculpture Conference in Oakland, Ca., a 'first' at the ISC in addressing the needs of visually impaired artists. He was the subject of a Channel 2 documentary in 1982 in Berkeley, Ca.
of his life and work which was nationally broadcast. He received significant gallery and major television attention in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970s -1980s, becoming known as “the People’s Artist.” Additionally, he had a big impact on the cultural environment of Woodstock, NY
in the 1990s and 2000s. He produced sculptures of great import and proficiency in stone and
wood as well as other mediums, however, his greatest love in art was for 'direct carving' in stone.