Binkley to Teach Introductory Soapstone Workshop in February

Written by Michael Binkley, January 9, 2017

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I have agreed to teach a soapstone carving workshop through the North Vancouver Community Arts Council (NVCAC) in February 2017.

The workshop is open to adults and youth and will run Tuesday evenings, Feb. 7, 14 & 21 from 7 – 9pm […]

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Another Binkley Out to Sea

Written by Michael Binkley, November 17, 2016

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My abstract sculpture, “Angel” carved from Carrara white marble has found a home on the newest vessel of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The Regent Seven Seas Explorer was christened on July 13, 2016 in Monaco by her highness, Charlene, Princess […]

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Binkley Commissioned to Create FANS 2016 Awards

Written by Michael Binkley, October 27, 2016

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I have been commissioned to create the FANS 2016 recognition awards and they are pictured above.

FANS is the Fund for the Arts on the North Shore of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Each year, the annual awards gala “recognizes and honours distinguished North Shore artists, […]

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Binkley Owl Flies to Prince Edward Island

Written by Michael Binkley, October 24, 2016

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I am pleased to announce that my sculpture, “Stately Owl” has found the home of acupuncturist, Daniel Schulman in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Daniel contacted me via email, saying he loved the piece and wanted it to complete a vignette he was […]

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Shuswap School of Carving 2016 – Wrap-up

Written by Michael Binkley, September 28, 2016

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I lead another stone carving workshop at the Shuswap School of Carving and Arts in Sorrento, BC last week. The Shuswap Carvers Society runs the School, each year held at the Sorrento Centre […]

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Another Binkley Bird ArtBombed

Written by Michael Binkley, September 26, 2016

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I have another of my abstract bird sculptures on the auction block at ArtBomb tomorrow, photo above and more at the ArtBomb site.

This one is carved from a variety of white marble, called venato fantastico that is quarried in the […]

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Binkley teaches at BC Carving School for the Arts 2016

Written by Michael Binkley, September 18, 2016

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I will be leading a stone carving class this coming week at the BC Carving School for the Arts in Sorrento, BC. I’ve packed my portable studio and have about 1,200 pounds of limestone and Carrara marble blocks for the class participants loaded […]

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Michael Binkley at Harmony Arts Festival 2016

Written by Michael Binkley, August 6, 2016

I have been invited by the Harmony Arts Festival to do two interactive stone polishing demonstrations at the “Dialogue” stones in John Lawson Park in West Vancouver, BC, Canada. I did one on Wednesday afternoon and will be there again Saturday afternoon,  August 6, 2016.

The “Dialogue” stones consist of five rough marble quarry blocks of […]

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Binkley Continues His ZBrush Learning Curve

Written by Michael Binkley, July 21, 2016

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I am continuing my ZBrush tutorials and am slowly getting more confident with the 3D modelling program. As I said earlier, the learning curve is steep and without a human instructor, I am finding it very difficult to get answers to obstacles I encounter.

Sometimes […]

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Binkley Completes “The Edge of Autumn”

Written by Michael Binkley, July 5, 2016

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I am often asked where I get my inspiration for art works. I always maintain that inspiration can come from almost anywhere, as it is a rare moment when an artist’s radar is turned off. I have completed an abstract titled […]

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