• Stone carver working with a large piece of white stone and a carving tool.


    The Sculpture Studio, led by resident artist Nizette Brennan, is dedicated to providing the community with the space, materials, tools, and skills to create sculpture and functional art.

    A committed group of Sculpture Studio Artists work regularly at the studio designing and producing contemporary and traditional carved stone pieces. The Sculpture Studio is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Maryland.

    Experience stone carving for an hour!

    Must be scheduled a minimum of 2 days in advance. Minimum age is 18. Contact the instructor to schedule at 410.903.5474 or email nizetteb@gmail.com

    The Sculpture Studio at Glen Echo is open to the public Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 11am - 2pm, or by appointment. Email nizetteb@gmail.com to request an appointment.

    Nizette Brennan

    The Sculpture Studio at Glen Echo was founded by American sculptor and educator Nizette Brennan, whose career began at the University of Maryland, College Park, and continued in Greece, Italy, New York City, and finally back in Washington, DC, where she maintained a productive studio at the Cathedral Stone yard while completing sculpture commissions for figurative works, gardens, fountains, plazas and other private and public artworks, including a GSA Art-in Architecture commission. Early in her career, Nizette was invited by Isamu Noguchi to work at his Long Island City studio and at the Noguchi Garden Museum. More recently, she was included in the important exhibit "Washington Art Matters," a retrospective at the American University Katzen Museum.

    “The growth of her art is tied to an understanding of stone. From direct cutting comes knowledge of the nature of stone, and from this knowledge, the possibilities of its meaning. She has found her own meanings through the truth of stone.”

    Isamu Noguchi, from the presentation of the Sculpture Award to Nizette Brennan at the American Academy & Institute of Arts and Letters, NYC




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