Bloch was featured in the Fall 2016 issue of Sculpture Review Magazine
a Publication of National Sculpture Society
Steely Resolve talks about and has photos of Bloch's Stainless Steel Sculptures on pages 11 - 12

To open a pdf of the article, click on any of the photos above.

Flora and Fauna: Babette Bloch
Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

10 Vernon Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-257-0124

Bloch's sculptures are Installed on the exterior of the museum and in the Sculpture Garden through October 23, 2016

"Birds and flowers have been seen for millennia as spiritual and emotional touchstones. In almost every culture, birds and flowers are endowed with powerful symbolism. They may speak of love, remembrance, or condolence. They may represent gods, dynasties, apostles, or states and countries.

Babette Bloch’s large-scale Magnolias are fashioned from marine-grade stainless steel. These wall reliefs are at once boldly graphic and surprisingly delicate. Furled edging, shallow articulations of depth, and an interplay between positive and negative space animate each blossom.

Egrets is a fully three-dimensional sculpture at a more realistic scale. The birds are an animating presence in BMAC’s Sculpture Garden, with its recently cleared view overlooking the Connecticut River. As with Magnolias, Bloch incises, buffs, and grinds the steel in finishes ranging from satiny luster to diamond-like brightness."

~ Mara Williams
Chief Curator of Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

Bloch featured in Harmon-Meek | modern Gallery's Special Summer Presentation
"Fourth of July" All American Exhibition
July 1 - 30, 2016

Bloch was featured in the Spring edition of Trumpf Express Magazine
pages 28 - 29 in volume 1/15

To open a pdf of the magazine and read the article, click on any of the photos above.

Bloch is featured in the July/August 2015 Fine Arts Connoisseur Magazine
"Marc Mellon & Babette Bloch: Sculpting Their Own Ways"

"Magna Magnolias," 2014, stainless steel, 9 x 20 ft., on view through December 4, 2015 at
Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, Connecticut

Bloch's Prints and Sculptures at Portraits, Inc.

The garden of their New York gallery is installed with three of Bloch's sculptures: Cut Flowers, pictured right, Triad Magnolia Maquette, and Magnolia Trio #1, is a new work created specifically for the Portraits, Inc. show. Smaller-scale works are exhibited in an adjacent solarium space along with a series of hand painted and embossed monotypes.

Portraits, Inc
6 East 92nd Street, #1
New York, NY 10128

Phone: 212.258.2233

Hours:
Tuesday - Friday 11am - 5pm, Saturday 12-6 pm
or by appointment

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Magna Magnolias

Installed Housatonic Community College
Bridgeport, CT, June 2015

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Babette Bloch's Stainless Steel Sculpture
being exhibited at the
New Pond Farm Art Show

To read the article in the Redding Pilot click here.

Naples Botanical Garden and
National Sculpture Society

presented the exhibition

All Creatures Great and Small
January - March 2015

CT artist Babette Bloch's Stainless Steel Sculpture
EGRETS
was chosen from hundreds to be part of the exhibit

116th National Arts Club Members Show
Sculpture Award

presented to Babette Bloch for

Triad Magnolias

In 2014 a larger version of Triad Magnolias was installed in Fort Lee, NJ

dimensions with base: 86" h x 30" w x 30" d

Mattatuck Museum of Art
Steel Garden: Babette Bloch

Babette Bloch's Stainless Steel Sculpture was featured in a one-woman show at the Mattatuck Museum of Art in Waterbury, CT

To see the brochure that was sent by e-mail on the new series click here.

Babette Bloch's New Steel Magnolia Series I-X

To see photographs of the full series click here.

To see the brochure that was sent by e-mail on the new series click here.

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Babette Bloch in ARTnews
December 2012 Issue

Babette Bloch's Vitruvian Man was featured in
ART TALK to read it click here.

Babette Bloch Connecticut Artist

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine featured Babette Bloch in the December 2012 Issue

Babette was featured in the Out & About section
to read it click here.

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Venü Contemporary
Culture Magazine
featured
Babette Bloch in their
November/ December
2012 Issue

The article entitled
Sculptor Babette Bloch Weds Art and Science
may be read by clicking here.

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A Day in the Life of Artist
Babette Bloch
as reprinted from
International Artists Magazine, 2012

To read the article click: here.

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“Vitruvian Man” Installed at Enterprise Corporate Park
Developer Robert D. Scinto commissions Redding artist
to create a three-dimensional sculpture of da Vinci's
famous drawing

To read the online article from the Shelton Patch click: here.

Babette Bloch's Sculpture of the Vitruvian Man is Dedicated in Shelton, CT

To read the article printed in the Redding Pilot: here.

Vitruvian Man Sculpture - Public Art Sculpture
Stainless Steel, 16' high Monument
Commissioned by R. D. Scinto, Inc.
Installed Enterprise Corporate Park, Shelton, CT
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Babette Bloch with her Vitruvian Man sculpture in process.
Vitruvian Man Sculpture

Redding Artist, Babette Bloch,
sculpts 16-foot Vitruvian Man Sculpture

To read the article printed in both the
Redding Pilot and the Shelton Patch click: here.

Connecticut Sculptor Babette Bloch Interviewed by American Artist Magazine

American Artist Special Issue Workshop: Professional Practices features questions and answers about the Vitruvian Man Sculpture and other stainless steel sculpture of sculptor Babette Bloch. To read the article entitled Developing an Audience: Specialty Sculpture, Steady Commissions click here.

Fairfield County Sculptor Babette Bloch chosen to be highlighted in new book about Outdoor Sculpture in and around Naples, FL

Three Dimensions, a book about outdoor sculptures in and around Naples, Florida has just been published and Babette Bloch's sculpture, Surf's Up, has been included. This unique book is a tribute to public outdoor sculpture within Collier County.

To look at the page featuring Bloch's work click here.

Babette Bloch featured in Professional Artist Magazine
Artists Helping Other Artists

To read about Babette Bloch online and how she is helping Artists in Financial Need through her volunteer Presidency of The Artists’ Fellowship, Inc. from 2004 - 2011 click: here.

Sculpture Walk in Lenox, MA

Babette Bloch's Sculpture was featured at SculptSite.com where they discuss the various sculpture by CT artist Babette Bloch that can be seen on display in and around Wit Gallery in Lenox, MA.

To read the article captured from the site click here.

Two Connecticut Sculptors: Shaping a Creative Life

Babette Bloch and her husband, Marc Mellon, both CT sculptors, were hightlighted in this newspaper article copied from the May 19, 2011 edition of The Redding Pilot. To read the article click here.

BABETTE BLOCH RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS SCULPTURE AWARD

On April 1, 2011, Bloch was honored with
The National Arts Club Sculpture Award
at the club's 112th Exhibiting
Artist Members’ Show & Awards Ceremony.

Lotus and Papyrus Vase, pictured to the left and right,
from Bloch's cultural vase series won the top sculpture award.

To view larger images of this vase and other vases in Bloch's cultural vase series click here.

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Unveiling of the outdoor stainless steel sculpture,
The Egrets

Babette Bloch's monumental garden sculptures were the subject of her lecture to the Orlando Museum of Art donors.

On December 10, 2009 Dee and Bruce Douglas hosted a reception unveiling their new metal bird sculpture, The Egrets sculpted by CT sculptor Babette Bloch.  During the reception the Orlando Museum of Art arranged for Bloch to speak about her process for the site-specific monumental sculptures commissioned by Brookgreen Gardens, the public sculpture garden located in Murells Inlet, SC. These over-life size sculptures were created to aid in teaching about the history of the Lowcountry as well as to remember and honor the lives lived at this historical site.  It is because of this and the reflective nature of the four stainless steel sculptures that she named the series Reflecting History.  The lecture illuminated the process from beginning sketches and ideas through the completion of the laser cut stainless steel sculptures.

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Babette Bloch Sports Sculpture Commissioned
Connecticut Sculptor to create a sculpture for the JWC

The JWC trophy was awarded to the inaugural IFAF
(International Federation of American Football) Junior World Championship
title-game winner on Sunday, July 4th at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

The top of the championship trophy was designed by Canton native James Wish and sculpted by Babette Bloch of Redding, CT. The 14-inch trophy that was given to the winning team is a stainless steel football bolted to a brick base. Bob Belden, owner of Belden Brick, is the chairman of the IFAF Junior World Championship host committee and sponsored the trophy.  Click here for a full article all about this new sports sculpture.  This is the second commissioned football project that Bloch has done for Headrush, the first was for USAF Headquarters.

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REFLECTING HISTORY SCULPTURES
Babette Bloch's Monumental Sculptures created for Brookgreen Gardens
Unveiled Murrells Inlet, SC on April 22, 2006

Babette Bloch was commissioned to create four nine-foot-high sculptures for the quarter-mile Lowcountry Trail at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina. Brookgreen Gardens was founded in 1931 by sculptor, Anna Hyatt Huntington and her husband Archer Huntington.  It was America’s first public sculpture garden, and is located on a 9,000 acre former rice plantation. Bloch’s sculptures help to expand the education program that Brookgreen now has in place to teach about the history of the Lowcountry.  They visually tell the story of the plantation owner, Joshua John Ward, his overseer, and the enslaved Africans who once lived and died working on this vast expanse of land in the mid-1800's.  

“Before beginning drawings for this project, I immersed myself for six months researching the South Carolina rice culture, and consulting with experts in the field,” Ms. Bloch explains.   “I envisioned the sculptures, set along Brookgreen’s Lowcountry Trail, as building a bridge — a bridge of hope, of healing, and a place for contemplation and understanding.”

 Brookgreen’s Vice President for Collections and Curator of Sculpture, Robin Salmon, shepherded the project.  “When I first saw photos of Babette’s nine-foot-high sculptures, Pioneers, installed at an historic site in Michigan, I thought that her unique style and medium could produce ethereal figures that appeared to be coming from the rice field.  The see-through quality of her figures keeps the landscape in focus, while reflecting it in the steel itself.  Her figures are ghostly reminders of the antebellum past.”

“When the sun is behind the figures, they will read as silhouettes,” said Ms. Bloch.  “And when the sun dances over the surfaces, the figures are a shimmering silver imbued with the hues of the surrounding landscape.”

Ron Daise, Brookgreen Gardens’ Vice President for Creative Education, added, “The sculptures, archaeological exhibits and interpretive signage displayed on the Lowcountry Trail will inform about Gullah history and culture and rice plantation heritage in ways unparalleled elsewhere.  Visitors will find the trail contemplative and historical.”  Mr. Daise is well known to the general public as the star and cultural consultant of Nickelodeon’s TV’s Gullah Gullah Island preschool series.  As a fourth-generation Gullah descendent who grew up on St. Helena Island, he is an acknowledged expert on the culture that enslaved Africans brought to America.

The artist, in accepting the commission, thought long and hard about how best to present the subject matter.  “These figures are portals to a time gone by, but they also are mirrors to our souls,” said Ms. Bloch.  “I fully expect that viewing them will elicit a range of emotions, from pride of place to mourning, echoes of the lives lived at this historic site.”

Below: "Female Enslaved African"
Above: Close-up
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Above: "Plantation Owner"
Joshua John Ward, 1800 - 1853
Above and to the right:
"Male Enslaved African"
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Above: "Overseer" with artist
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Pictured left, is one of the four nine-foot tall Bloch sculptures in the Reflected History series at Brookgreen Gardens Lowcountry Trail in Murrells Inlet, SC. To read more about this project click here.
Relected History was also featured in newspaper articles in
the Hartford Courant and the Redding Pilot.
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Bloch, along with husband and fellow sculptor, Marc Mellon, were highlighted in the March 2006 issue of Fairfield County Homes. To view this article click here.
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Bloch working in her Redding, CT Studio as seen in an article from
Informart Magazine. To view this article click here.

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