Wednesday, January 9, 2019 – 6:00 pm
Gardens Conservancy Evening in the Gardens
Annual Cocktail Reception and Presentation of the
Ann Norton Award for Philanthropy
The Gardens Conservancy is pleased to present An Evening in the Gardens featuring the opening of Sculptures by Gino Miles and the presentation of the Ann Norton Award for Philanthropy. Membership gifts from the Gardens Conservancy support the preservation and restoration of Ann Norton’s art and archives, landmarked house, studio, and horticultural initiatives.
Gino Miles became interested in painting and sculpture in the early 1970s at the University of Northern Colorado, where he earned a Master of Arts degree in Sculpture. Working on both a monumental and smaller scale, Miles is inspired primarily by 20th-century European masters such as Moore, Brancusi, Archipenko, and Marini.
He studied at the Università per Stranieri in Perugia, Italy, and at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy. A profound love of teaching inspired Miles to help establish Italart, a school for American and German students in the Chianti region south of Florence. After many years in Europe, Miles and his wife returned to the United States and settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Miles’s large-scale sculptures are prominently featured in many permanent and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and South America.
“Even after more than forty years of sculpting, I still have an unquenchable thirst for creating sculpture, the urge to challenge boundaries and conventions, and a desire to inspire viewers for generations to come.” – Gino Miles
Exhibition runs January 10 – May 12