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NORA VALDEZ

The Bench Project

(Carving Studio and Sculpture Center 2008-2019)


The Stone Bench Project grew out of a Carving Studio and Sculpture Center Exchange Program with Ayacucho, Peru begun in 2006 helping teens reclaim their stone carving and cultural heritage. Inspired by the success in Ayacucho, artist Nora Valdez continued the annual project in West Rutland during July 2008 until to date. We had install benches in Town Hall, West Rutland, Giorgetti Park, Rutland, Town Green Fair Heaven, Burlington, Stone Valley Coop, Poultney, Public Library, Middlebury, Kennedy Park, Brandon, Town Hall, Clarendon, Town Hall, Castletown, Town Hall, Proctor.

Nora Valdez

Nora Valdez

Nora Valdez

Nora Valdez