Sand Sculpting with Kim Eifrid | Art on Demand
Oct 23, 2020
Join us Friday, October 23rd at 12:00 PM for another virtual Art on Demand event brought to you by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County in partnership with Alys Beach, 30A.com, Florida Division of State, Department of Cultural Affairs, and Visit South Walton.
Visions of building in the sand instantly transport us back to our childhood memories, and that same sense of nostalgia occurs when we remember Halloween’s past, yes? So...with the season upon us, we were inspired to combine these two activities in a uniquely South Walton way. Join us on the shore of beautiful Alys Beach as we watch artist Kim Eifrid sculpt sand and water into an incredible work of Halloween-themed art right before our eyes. You won’t believe the amazing transformation!
This event will be viewable on the 30A, Visit South Walton, and Cultural Arts Alliance’s Facebook pages as well as available on the CAA website (see link below) following the broadcast.
A late talker in grade school, Kim was once intrigued by the speech therapist's use of origami. Thus begins the insight of how some view the world in words and Kim sees the world in shape and mass. Eventually this curious "vision" became oversized sand sculptures, sculpted clay forms, and chiseled limestone from his home state, Indiana.
Kim sought one-on-one instruction from sculptors in Atlanta and later Boston, the Callanwolde Arts Center, Atlanta College of Art, and Massachusetts Art School. He has shown his work in several past group shows in Atlanta and a few open studio shows in Boston. His work has been awarded in juried shows and collected by many from California to Boston and even in Malaga, Spain.
His work can best be described as evolving from a representational form to a sensual and figurative abstract. Inspirations come from the master sculptors like Brancusi, Picasso, Mattisse, and his favorite, Henry Moore. Now residing in Panama City Beach, Kim can be found igniting and sharing his passion full-time at the beach or in his home studio.
You can view more of Kim’s work in person at The Foster Gallery in Grand Boulevard or online at CulturalArtsAlliance.com.
Connect with Kim on social media @kimosabe_sculpts.