in the mezzanine gallery
“SOUL of the STONE” carved creations in stone by Arliss Newcomb
with Astral Glass Studio guest artist Cindi Shaffer
May 15 – June 14
meet the artists during Prescott’s 4th Friday Art Walk at ‘Tis
5:00 – 7:00 PM
After being a wood carver for 25 years I carved my first sculpture in stone in 1989 at the age of 52. I was hooked on stone! In 1992 I was introduced to the Northwest Stone Sculpture Association, an international organization of stone stone workers. The help and encouragement of its many members helped me grow as an artist. To challenge myself for my 70th birthday I carved a one ton sculpture “Spirit Flight” for the city of Wenatchee, Washington State and the next year carved another large piece for the city, “Red Flame”. I am honored by their trust. Traveling 4 times to China to work with a master carver helped me refine my art. My move to Prescott in 2019 marked a big change in my artistic journey and with a new studio I was back to working with STONE. It has an exciting aspect like no other. Every stone has its own particular shape, size and internal structure. I enjoy the beauty and long lasting nature of it and am enamored by the idea that it will remain here on earth long after I’m gone.
I am happy to have my guest artist, Cindi Shaffer join me for this exhibit. She was my Prescott welcome committee and I am grateful to her for introducing me to the Prescott art scene.
Astral Glass Studio Artist Cindi Shaffer