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Durham County Library Hosts Sculptor from Bull City Sculpture Show

Program: Meet the Sculptor Jim Gallucci
Date: Tuesday, August 5
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: As part of the Bull City Sculpture Show, Durham County Library will host sculptor Jim Gallucci for a discussion of his art at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St.

In December 2001, noted sculptor Jim Gallucci rented a flatbed truck and drove to Newark, NJ. There he received 16 tons from the mountains of twisted and scarred metal that once was the World Trade Center, and brought it back to his Greensboro studio. Gallucci calls the 9/11 sculpture project My Gates of Hell. He will talk about that day and what effect the acquisition of the metal has had on his life and his work. Another sculpture, Flutter Gate II, is currently on display at Pettigrew and Blackwell streets as part of the Bull City Sculpture Show.

Of his art, Gallucci says, “I often use the format of gates and archways in my sculpture. This allows interaction with the art and is an ‘entry’ for the public to embrace art. Flutter Gate II evokes hard beams reaching up and over to become fluttering pages of steel touching the ground. I enjoy creating sculpture that relates to historic people, places and events. I believe that art is the physical manifestation of an idea or event that calls forth an emotional response from the viewer. It speaks to us and touches a chord deep within us. Good art challenges us, makes us feel righteous, moves us, soothes us, heals us and brings us peace.”

Gallucci is a graduate of LeMoyne College and earned a BFA and a MFA at Syracuse University. He has been a sculptor for more than 30 years. The Bull City Sculpture Show is a large scale public art show in Durham presenting 12 sculptures from artists throughout the United States. The exhibit will continue through October.

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or

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