Local Sculptor Authorized by Jimi Hendrix Foundation to Create a Custom Piece For The Foundations Fundraising Campaign
Unveiling To Take Place Wednesday June 18th Hotel 1110 in Monterey
SAND CITY, CA (May 25, 2014) -- Local (Sand City, California) figurative sculptor known for his works with modern edges, Karl Schaefer, has been authorized by the Jimi Hendrix Foundation to create a custom sculpture that the Foundation will use to raise funds to improve the quality of life for all children and inspire creativity in the arts and sciences.
As Jimi said: “When the Power of Love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
The sculpture being created and donated by Schaefer to the Jimi Hendrix Foundation, is a bas relief of Jimi Hendrix's face and hair at 1.25 scale that has been fashioned to hang and will be cast in bronze. The wax study for the sculpture will be unveiled on Wednesday, June 18th at an art reception on the rooftop of Hotel 1110 in Monterey.
Artist Statement: “I believe that this age of man (Jimi Hendrix) is significantly different from those that were memorialized by sculpture in the past. My vision is to commemorate the style, energy and shape of my generation's faces to avoid our passing into obscurity.”
· Sculpture unveiling Wednesday, June 18th
· Rooftop of Hotel 1110
· 1110 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940
· VIP Reception 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (by invitation only)
· Event open to the public from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with a $25 donation. Reservations required. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/
· There will be more than 9 pieces of sculpture on display including his first piece quarried from Colorado alabaster at his own mining claim over 40 years ago. Schaefer, in addition will have the digital equipment on display that will be used for this new future of sculpture as demonstrated by the unveiling of the Jimi Hendrix sculpture.
· Attendees will enjoy catered food to include a selection from local vineyards.
· Meet the artist Karl Schaefer and Joe Rosignolo the CEO of the Jimi Hendrix Foundation.
· At 4:00 p.m. there will be a special talk by local Rock n Roll Photographer Tom O’Neal. In his own rock 'n' roll heyday, O'Neal shot photographs for more than 100 album covers, and designed 20 of them. The image on the back of his business card reveals one of his favorite shots; the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young cover for Deja Vu. O’Neal will talk about his connection to Jimi Hendrix like when he was stage right as Jimi Hendrix burned his guitar to a mesmerized audience.
· Proceeds from any sculpture purchased will be donated to the Jimi Hendrix Foundation.
About the Jimi Hendrix Foundation:
On March 8, 1988 James "Al" Hendrix, father and sole heir to the estate of his late son Jimi Hendrix, created the "Commission"
Artist Statement - Karl Schaefer, Sculptor
As a nationally honored young painter, I dreamed instead of sculpting one of the great white marble blocks I saw as a child at the quarry high above Marble Colorado, So, I brazenly went to my friend's father to negotiate a one dollar contract for the quarries' cul pile of marble blocks.
My stone career began, and it followed that I opened my own alabaster quarry staked under the prevailing mining laws. The quarried pieces became a series titled "Fragment Series" 7 pieces that seemed to form a reliquary of a lost society, but were instead carved with my twentieth-century friends faces. Allow my modest boast to tell you that they were shown at my first show in my home town Art Center and were sold out.
My current work is capitalized by a 6 ton limestone block slated for the new Veterans Cemetery here in old Fort Ord.