The Eustis Public Sculpture Program helps to build the art and culture image of the city by bringing in large pieces of artwork from professional and emerging artists. Featured artwork includes paintings, sculptures and contemporary pieces.
The public sculpture program featured one of its artists this week. The news release from the City of Eustis is below:
Featured Sculpture Artist: Mindy Colton – “Renewal” and “Running Free”
Eustis, FL – Mindy Z. Colton grew up in New York City, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and now resides in East Orlando on her small horse farm where she maintains her studio. Her life-long love of horses and involvement with the equestrian community drives her passion to create equine art.
“Horses, which have always represented grace, raw power, freedom, honesty and beauty to me are my muse and inspiration,” said Colton. “Either capturing the essence, spirit and natural expression exhibited by horses, not just a realistic representation or using their image to elicit a feeling or mood, is essential to the work. In many pieces they are a metaphor, symbols for feelings, ideas and emotions.”
After a successful twenty-plus years as a professional graphic designer and art director, she turned her artistic focus to her love of fine art and sculpture. “I strive to achieve an expressionistic, almost abstract figurative or symbolic work. Combining some pieces with different symbols helps me express other concepts and ideas that can make a dynamic and interesting sculpture that is more intimate and has a story to hopefully engage the viewer,” added Colton.
Colton’s award-winning fine art, including paintings and sculpture, mixed media and photography, have been exhibited in solo and group shows in museums and galleries. Mindy’s sculptures are in public and private collections across the United States, Canada and Europe. She is listed in “Women Artist’s of America II.” “Best of Artists” Top 100 Florida Artists, First Place for Sculpture, “American Art Collector South East Edition, 2006”, “Best of Sculpture 2007” and “American Art Collector” 2007-2010, and the International Juried Equine art book EX ARTE EQUINUS II. For more information and to view Mindy Colton’s work, visit www.mindycolton.com
Sculptures featured in the 2009-2010 Eustis Public Sculpture Program are for sale throughout the exhibition, with a small percentage of the sale to return to the program. For more information or to purchase a featured sculpture, please call (352) 483-5430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org