Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cleveland Master Sculptor Shines at Local Universities and Throughout City

For Immediate Release:
July 1, 2011

Calicchia Sculpture & Design Studios
Sunia Boneham | Phone: 216-244-2193

(Cleveland, Ohio) – Master Sculptor Giancarlo Calicchia, a Cleveland treasure, has completed public art installations at Kent State University and Miami University.

Giancarlo’s work is one of those things that mesmerize - leaving people staring in awe. Just visit Cleveland -- Kent State, Tower City’s Marble Fountain or Dante Restaurant in Tremont. Giancarlo Calicchia’s is everywhere and undeniably breathtaking.

Calicchia, whose other amazing works include the Ritz Carlton and many more local landmarks - continues to add to his lifetime portfolio of excellence.

Kent State University, Kent, Ohio (dedicated April 2011)
In Kent, a sculpture garden consisting of 5 granite sculptures, titled, “Athleta” is part of Calicchia’s series  “The Witnesses.” These pieces were carved from glacial granites found throughout Northeastern, Ohio. Calicchia excavated the granite monoliths from his vineyard and surrounding farm in Madison Township in Lake County.

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (June 2011)
The finished installation of “Screens of Afflatus” is a 26 foot by 7 foot long cast glass and wood screen installed at the new Laws Hall Library.

Giancarlo Calicchia: From the ancient quarries of Carrara to the most advanced bronze and glass casting facilities, Calicchia has worked directly with the finest craftsmen in the world in his chosen fields of stone, wood, bronze, glass, mosaic, ceramic and oils during a 30 year career. A background of traditional techniques and classical training has enabled a spiritual and psychological fluidity in the concepts and approaches that guide his work.

More information about Giancarlo Calicchia is available online at:

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