“Scultura Marmo,” an exhibit featuring the work of Béla Bácsi, one of the finest sculptors in Southern California, was on display at CLU during February and early March. In conjunction with the exhibit, Bácsi held a master class to demonstrate his sculpture technique giving attendees an
up-close-and-personal insight into the work of a California master artist.
Bácsi’s extraordinary sculpture is exhibited coast to coast and is held in significant collections throughout the country. In 1999, he won the National Sculpture Society’s (NSS) Gold Medal and Maurice B. Hexter Prize for his first submission to a national competition. In 2001, his fellow exhibitors at the California Art Club (CAC) 91st annual members’ exhibition awarded him the Gold Medal for sculpture. He is a fellow of the NSS and a signature member of the CAC.
His CLU exhibit not only displayed his graceful work in marble and bronze but also showed how a work comes into being from maquette, or small preliminary model, to finished product.