WAILUKU, MAUI, HI – April 4, 2012 – Christine Turnbull’s unique bronze sculpture called “Keeping It Together” was selected to be the publicity piece representing Art Maui for 2013 by the Board of Directors. “I wanted to reflect the masses of things we do every day just to keep it together” said the Maui sculptress. The bronze can be seen at Art Maui in the Schaffer Gallery, Maui Arts and Culture Center through April and then at the Turnbull Fine Art gallery in Paia.

Keeping It Together

Keeping It Together, Art Maui Award for Christine Turnbull

“I tried to create a work that represented all facets of life’s challenging moments, piecing clay strips together and purposely leaving parts open and split apart, part of how I was feeling.” Christine observed, “The hand is a gesture attempting to hold everything together. Christine apprenticed in stone and woodcarving, but was brought back to her desire to work with clay and studied under renowned artist and realist sculptor, Anna Good.

Christine Turnbull is one of a family of internationally recognized master sculptors with studios, a sculpture garden and gallery on Kahekili Highway as well as Turnbull Fine Art gallery in Paia, Maui, Hawaii. Both are open to the public. Seven of the artists represented by the Turnbull Fine Art gallery were selected to show at Art Maui. They are Lori Koprowski, Lynne Garzino, Semyon Bilmes, Ed Lane, Julie Houck, Jefferson Stillwell, and Christine Turnbull.

Christine Turnbull wins Art Maui Award