Wood sculptor's work to be on exhibit

Wood sculptor's work to be on exhibit

URBANA — Wood sculptor Rick Larimore of Urbana will host an exhibition of his work through Tuesday at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 Water St.

The opening reception will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today and feature live music by Celia and the Johnny Bolts. Piato will cater the event.

The exhibit will be open for viewing from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; Larimore's work will be available for purchase.

After careers in vegetable farming and as a botanist for the Illinois Natural History Survey, Larimore, a lifelong resident of Urbana, began sculpting from pieces of wood he found on his family's property near the Salt Fork River east of Urbana.

Among the woods he uses are black cherry, black walnut and basswood. Sometimes the shape of the wood dictates the form he sculpts; other times he choose pieces of wood to fit his ideas.

For more information, email rickl@soltec.net or visit ricklarimore.com.

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