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Building on the success and enthusiasm generated by the 2012 New Brunswick International Symposium, Sculpture Saint John hosted an even larger event in 2014. The number of international artists was increased to 8 from 6 the educational component was expanded to include more schools, over 1200 visiting students and,sculpting workshops open to all age groups. The partnership with the Saint John Arts Center to teach wood and stone sculpting, was a great success. A gallery exhibition to display many of the finished pieces topped off unique learning experiences.
The outstanding support of our sponsors allowed Sculpture Saint John once again to host a world class sculpture event, the largest of its type in North America. Over 30,000 visitors came to the site from the city, the region and every continent. They witnessed the creation of monumental public art. They met and spoke with artists of international stature. They learned about the creative process. And they now visit the partner communities, each of which has an enduring piece of public art complementing the culture of their community.
Volunteers were guides, drivers, hosts, fundraisers, cleaners, organizers and a myriad of other things. This event is successful because of them!