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A celebration of T Barny’s 30th Year of Sculpture and a benefit for the Alliance Medical Center will be held on September 10 from 5:00-9:00pm at the T Barny Gallery & Sculpture Gardens in the beautiful Alexander Valley located at 4370 Pine Flat Road, Healdsburg.  Tickets are $30 each and are available through: www.brownpapertickets.com Enjoy a lively evening of outstanding food from ZIN Restaurant, music by The Linda Ferro Band plus an amusing silent auction filled with 24 unusual items linked to T Barny, Sculpture & Health.  In addition, 6 spectacular examples of T Barny’s sculpture will be sold in a live auction to lucky attendees!

Why Alliance Medical Center?  One of the blessings of a small, rural community is the opportunity to serve others. T Barny is a member of the board of directors of the Geyserville Fire Protection District and previously served as a volunteer firefighter. His wife and partner, Melinda, has recently undergone extensive treatment for cancer. These experiences have given T Barny an appreciation for the value of good medical care, including the special care Alliance Medical Center provides to the working poor in our community. “If we can’t keep ourselves healthy, we can’t give back to our community. Thirty years of sculpting stone has taken a toll on my body and I’m lucky to have access to health care so I can keep carving. Others are not so lucky. I’m proud to support Alliance Medical Center.”

For three decades, sculptor T Barny has created works of art that invite you to join him in a world of flowing stone. Under his hand, massive blocks of stone are transformed into graceful mobius curves that seem to defy gravity and reflect the magic and wonder in our world. The forms he creates from stone are a synthesis of thought and reflection, alchemy and science.  T Barny creates art in marble, calcite, quartz, onyx, fluorite and even bronze. His extensive travels – which include carving stone in the quarry where Michelangelo chose his marble – have given his work an international flavor and confidence that always surprises and delights the eye. Abstraction is his fascination, and power tools are his forte, as he releases inherent forms out of materials he sources from all over the world.

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THE PURE SPIRIT OF ORIGINAL STONE

California sculptor T Barny states, “As a young child I loved to make sand castles on the beach. But, people never recognized my castles because they were really my first abstract sculptures.

I have worked in almost every material, form, and scale; from carved stone to neon, argon or mercury gas-filled blown glass; from classical clay figures to welded or cast metal abstract objects; from jewelry size sculptures to monumental forty-foot fabric installations and landscape garden designs. This encompassing experience drew me back to the oldest material of Man, the one that I continue to find the most expressive…stone.”

Known for his trademark curvilinear pieces, T Barny’s stone sculpture also includes wall hangings, primitive stone carvings and fountain sculptures. “When people hear beautiful music they feel it. I want people to feel the same harmony when they see and touch my sculpture.” T Barny describes that he wants his viewer to experience the visual melody and to enjoy the touch of stone that is smooth & silky, and to explore the partnership of wonder that man & nature can create.

T Barny comments that many people respond to an exhibit of modern art by exclaiming, “my two year old could do that!” “When people see my art I want them to say, “How does he do that?” I do not want my work to reflect the ugliness of life. I want to give you a good feeling; enriched and stimulated by the beauty of life.”