Bali, Indonesia -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/14/2012 -- Alila Villas Soori is hosting its next Artist In Residence, Raymond Wiger, a master sculptor in the art of wire mesh. Wiger's works will be exhibited in June at the resort showcasing several inspired art pieces that was done on location.
Washington-born Wiger received his education in parochial and public schools and graduated from University of Maryland. From 1978 to 1992, he spent part of each year working at the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress, and from 1982 through 1997 a part of each year working as a park ranger in National Parks across the United States.
Ray first started working in wire mesh as a sculpting material in the 1980's working with leftover screen mesh and proceeding to hardier materials. His works are exhibited throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, and his sculptures are to be found in collections throughout the world. His works in a contemporary medium are celebrated for their fusion of impressionism with the classical form, the transformation of the cold industrial to the fleeting sentiment.
Raymond Wiger’s sculpture in wire mesh breaks away from the traditional sculpting materials of stone and clay. Wire mesh encompasses many dimensions at once. Metal, light and empty space are the three components that together in varying degrees bring new directions to classic figurative sculpture. Beyond the decorative, figurative work in wire mesh is meant to engage the intellect and curiosity of the viewer. At once animated and elemental, sculpture in wire mesh allows for a continued evolvement and reinterpretation of the work beyond its finished form.
Alila Villas Soori will host Ray Wiger’s exhibition from June 5th – 19th, 2012. Interested guests are welcome to observe and engage, and furthermore may also sign up for private classes at USD 100++ for 90 minutes class to be held at the luxury villas in Bali (http://www.alilahotels.com/soori/villas).
Guest can also enjoy the best available rates for these luxury villas Bali (http://www.alilahotels.com/soori), as Alila Villas Soori offers 20% off the internet rate for villa reservation made minimum 7 days in advance. Rate is from USD 510++ per villa per night.
For more information please email: soori @alilahotels.com or call +62 361 894 6388
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Alila Villas Soori gives the sophisticated traveler the option to stay at a luxury resort in West Bali. Located along the southwest coast of Bali, in the Tabanan Regency, the resort is just 20 minutes from Tanah Lot temple, and over an hour from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Set in one of Bali’s most fertile and picturesque regions, Alila Villas Soori lies between beautiful black-sand beaches and verdant rice terraces, with the mystical Mount Batukaru in the distant horizon. Designed by Singapore-based SCDA Architects, Alila Villas Soori is an inspired expression of contemporary Asian architecture that blends seamlessly with the lush surroundings of its tropical beachfront setting, and which has been designed, constructed and managed in accordance with Green Globe international environmental standards
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