MADELINE WIENER Founder, Executive Director Denver, CO
Founder of MARBLE/marble and the Marble Institute of Colorado, Madeline is a celebrated artist who sculpts contemporary abstract figures for monumental installations throughout the country. Madeline’s passion in art are two-fold – first she loves stone, and with that material she creates interactive, functional and beautifully stylized figures that enhance many public places across the nation. She recently completed a large installation at the Denver Justice Center and another at Craig Hospital in Denver, both are sculpted from Colorado Yule marble, which is her favorite carving stone. Her second passion is directing the MARBLE/marble Symposium. She gives credit to all those who come through this program for helping inspire her for the rest of the year until they arrive again annually. MadelineWiener.com
PETRO HUL Santa Fe, NM
Petro Hul began working with stone nearly 40 years ago as a landscape stonemason and he began carving sculptures shortly thereafter. He was a staff member at the Johnson Atelier Institute for Sculpture and a staff sculptor at the Digital Stone Project. He received his MFA from Mason Gross School of Art in 2005. As a carver, he combines the use of traditional hand tools along with contemporary power tools to create his stone sculptures. Petro sees himself as a student of stone and he is continually working to improve his craft, both as a technician and a creative sculptor.
Originally from New Jersey, Petro now lives in Santa Fe, NM, where he teaches sculpture classes at Santa Fe Community College and continues his studio practice. In his sculpture, Petro melds his passion for stone with his love of canyon country and the natural world. His latest sculptures reflect his interpretations of the geology of the southwest and the canyons of the Colorado Plateau. PetroHul.com
ANN CUNNINGHAM Golden, CO
Ann started sculpting stone when she was 15 years old but it wasn’t until 1992 that she wondered if the low relief slate pictures she was making could be understood by someone who was blind. She learned through creating and exhibiting artwork nationally, and teaching art at the Colorado Center for the Blind that the answer is an unqualified “Yes!” Ann Cunningham has also created numerous large scale artworks for public and private collections in the United States and Canada. ACunningham.com
JOSHUA WIENER Boulder, CO
A sculptor for the majority of his life, Joshua has achieved national acclaim with his large-scale public art. He instructed at the Art Students League of Denver, taught numerous workshops throughout the U.S., and served as juror for many art events. JoshuaWiener.com
REX BRANSON Marble, CO
Rex has been a professional wood and stone carver for his entire career and has been with M/m since the early days. As a resident of Marble, he shows in local galleries and does commission work. Rex currently leads workshops in face carving and sand blasting and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Marble community.
BERNDT SAVIG Boulder, CO
Berndt started Boulder Sculpture in 1996 and continues that business to this day. He’s been sculpting for a long time, beginning in Italy when he went to school there, near Florence. He teaches sculpture at Red Rocks Community College for 11 years and continues to sculpt small scale commissions. His primary focus has been the human figure, though he has created a number of non-objective pieces as well.
ALAN BROWN Lake Orion, MI
Al received his BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI, majoring in Illustration. In 2006 stone and bronze became his preferred mediums, often combining both to make life-size, representational figurative, fantasy, and animal sculptures. The sculptures are carved with an illustrative approach giving emphasis to realism and detail. Working as a Park Ranger for 40 years, much of Al’s inspiration is drawn from the natural world. He has attended MARBLE/marble as a participant for many years. AlanBrownSculpture.com