The Rio Grande County Museum has the pleasure of hosting a show for Monte Vista, Colorado sculptor, Craig Lehman from April 6th to end of May with the opening reception on April 9th from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Lehman is a contemporary sculptor with a unique style that is recognizable with a quiet, mystical and peaceful quality. He manages to find a balance between intuition and intellect with stoic beauty.
After high school, Lehman spent his time doing odd jobs and traveling and working across the United States and even Columbia. He finally found the San Luis Valley and Adams State University where he earned a degree in biology and a minor in archeology. After exploring other professions, he was drawn back to school to study sculpture. He received an MA in sculpture and a minor in drawing. He then worked in a foundry in Santa Fe.
In 1998 he left Santa Fe to devote his time to his own work branching out from bronze to produce one of a kind pieces in steel, bronze, stone and wood. His work is featured in several books, magazine articles, in numerous private collections as well as the collection of the Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.
Rio Grande County Museum is located at 580 Oak Street in Del Norte, Colorado. The hours are Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the Museum via ph: (719)657-2847, Facebook, or our website www.museumtrail.org.