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Sculptor Les Drysdale works on mold for the Racing Carousel in the Dundas Driving Park.

Drysdale among participants for first Dundas Valley Fine Art Show

By Allyson Wenzowski, Special to the News

Hamilton sculptor Les Drysdale is one of the artists taking part in the first Dundas Valley Fine Art Show on Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25 on the Dundas Valley School of Art Loft.

Drysdale’s sculptures have been shown in galleries across the country and can be found in private collections in Canada, the United States and Europe.

Drysdale is also well-known for his public commissioned sculptures. His commissions include figures for the Toronto police headquarters, the Toltec warriors in the TTC- ROM subway stop, the entrance of Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, the McMaster Teaching Hospital, St. Paul’s Parish in Burlington, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, the Niagara Parks Commission Monument to Nikola Tesla, the Kitchener-waterloo police headquarters, the Augustus Jones monument in Stoney Creek to name a few.

His latest project is being undertaken in conjunction with sculptor Sandor Manos, the Racing Carousel, soon to be installed in the Dundas Driving Park.

Drysdale also teaches courses in drawing and sculpture at the Dundas Valley School of Art.

“My work, whether it be for gallery or public commission has always strove to express ideas on many levels,” said Drysdale. “My language is three-dimensional form and I have a passion for making these objects transcend the inanimate and breathe an inner life of their own.”

The other artists taking part in the show are E. Robert Ross, Guennadi Kalinine, Stephen Landers, Paul Simon, Mark Strutt, and Ward Shipman, plus internationally recognized antiquarian and art appraiser Bert Dorpmans.

Admission to the show is free. For further information, contact Allyson Wenzowski, at awenzowski1@cogeco.ca, 905-379-7353, or visit www.mcmastergallery.ca.

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