By Amanda Anderson
MELBOURNE -- Sculpture is one of the most fascinating and difficult forms of visual art, mostly due to its three-dimensional formation and the tools used to create the piece.
This June, the Eau Gallie Arts District-based Art and Antique Studio will host accomplished sculptor Lucille Morse, as its featured artist of the month.
"I began sculpting when I attended the Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colo., in 1980 and majored in Fine Arts," said Mrs. Morse, now a resident of Indialantic.
On Friday, June 7 from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Art and Antique Studio will host the Eau Gallie Art Walk, where Mrs. Morse's creative bronze pieces and beautiful icons will be on display.
"Sculpture is the creative process that makes the most sense to me," Mrs. Morse said. "Visualizing my sculptural ideas in 3-D is the beginning of the design process that allows me to artistically communicate the best."
Art and Antique Studio said Mrs. Morse's bronze sculptures are "throught-provoking" and her paintings are "refreshing objects to everyone."
Although Mrs. Morse has worked with different mediums for her sculptures, she favors bronze the most.
"I favor bronze as a sculpture medium because it endures the test of time," Mrs. Morse said. "Also, it allows me to work from the intimate to the monumental size, without sacrificing the balance and beauty of the piece."
Mrs. Morse's icons are included in the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Mass. She has also served as art director for the Aurora, Colo., "Master Pieces" city-wide community art project, which involved several-hundred people.
Furthermore, Mrs. Morse founded and owned the AMP -- Artists, Musicians and Poets -- Fine Art Gallery in Colorado.
A current member of the Art and Antique Studio, Mrs. Morse's bronzes, as well as several paintings and religious icons, will be on display at the First Friday Art Walk in Eau Gallie on June 7.
"I'm delighted to be a part of this gallery," Mrs. Morse said. "I hope people will stop by to enjoy the impressive creations of all the members of the Art and Antiques Fine Art Gallery."
The Eau Gallie Art Walk, featuring Lucille Morse, is Friday, June 7 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Art and Antique Studio and Gallery. Light refreshments will be served.
Mrs. Morse's artwork will be on display throughout June at Art and Antique Studio and Gallery.
Art and Antique Studio and Gallery is located at 1419 Highland Ave., Melbourne.
For more information, call (321) 253-5553.