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Winterfest 2009 - Racine WI

This was my first attempt at creating a sculpture in snow! I didn't win any prizes in the competition, but I had a blast, met some great people and learned a lot. I'm looking forward to doing it again next year.

More views of Joy to the World

More views of Winterfest

Joy to the World

The 2009 Art Fair Season
is history. Thanks to everyone who took home a piece of my art!

Please check back for 2010 updates.

2009 Art Fair Schedule.


Sculpture Class

May 2010 — Contact Riverbirch Gallery for more info.

Riverbirch Gallery, Hwy. P, Burlington WI — 262-539-2891


Waukesha Art Walk

Saturday, May 2, 2009 - 4-10 p.m.

River's End Gallery, 380 W. Main, Waukesha WI — 262-896-8875


American Barn Stories Documentary "American Barn Stories and Other Tales From the Heartlands,"
produced by Tom Laughlin.

The second in a series of documentaries featuring Wisconsin Barns. Richard discusses the importance of preserving old barns and demonstrates how he paints one. The documentary will be televised on Wisconsin PBS in late 2007. A DVD is also available from Kovia Productions.




Book"Strange Wisconsin, More Badger State Weirdness,"
by Linda S. Godfrey.

A sequel to Linda's "Weird Wisconsin," this book includes more stories of the Beast of Bray Road, Bigfoot in Wisconsin, Wisconsin Man Bat, Goat Man and Washington Co. Bearwolf ... and features many unusual Wisconsin artists, including Richard! Available late October 2007.




TV Show"Artist To Artist,"
hosted by Enid Silverman.

A regularly-scheduled cable TV program, produced in Skokie, Illinois. Enid interviews Richard during the 30-minute show and he explains his evaporative pattern casting technique as well as showcasing many of his sculptures and 2D works. The show will be aired on 38 Comcast cable stations across Northeastern Illinois during December 2007 and January 2008.

Strange Wisconsin Book Cover

Ambassasor Ann Wagner Luxembourg
Exhibit "Chicago Meets Luxembourg"
U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg, June 2007. Featuring the artistic achievements of American artists Richard Arfsten, Ayla Rexroth, Larry Ballard and Matt Lamb.

Painting Shown"Eye of the Storm" by Richard Arfsten

Barbara von Gartzen, president of the University of Chicago Alumni Association in Luxembourg and Managing Director of Family Estate Services S.A., Luxembourg
U.S. Ambassador Ann Wagner

www.doj.state.wi.us/cvs/ncvrw.asp

The public unveiling of "Unity" was held April 26, 2006 in Madison, Wisconsin. I was commissioned by the Wisconsin Department of Justice - Office of Crime Victims Services to create a sculpture from recycled gun metal, taken from guns obtained during a gun buy-back program.  The sculpture represents the national theme, “Strength in Unity,” and will be used as a unique way to draw attention to the importance of victims’ rights in obtaining true justice for victims. 

Unity


The giant flowers at Burlington Garden Center got a face lift in the summer of 2006
Giant Flowers at Burlington Garden Center

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