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Hunter stone carver teaches others

Aug 08, 2012 1:34 am
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="304"] "Body and Soul" from Kevin Van Hentenryck.[/caption]

While studying acting in New York in the 1970s, Kevin Van Hentenryck became tuned into the ancient art of stone carving upon viewing Ken Russell's 1972 film, "The Savage Messiah." Nearly forty years later, he channels his passion and skill into the annual Hunter Stone Carving seminar, which is a free introductory seminar open to the general public. For two weeks every summer, students of all ages and skill levels join Van Hentenryck at his encampment on Route 23 to learn the tools and work on individual and collaborative sculpture projects. This year's seminar ran July 21-Aug. 4, and the results can be viewed on Route 23 approaching Hunter. For information about Van Hententryck and his art, kevinvanhentenryck.com/ This report and interviews were recorded by Noah Reibel and Jess Puglisi. Produced by Jess Puglisi. Click here to listen to full report (16:00)