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John Sauve

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Dasein, 2003 Stainless Steel 12' X 5' © C
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Poetry and Truth, 2006 Stainless 12' X 5' © c
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seinsfrage, 2009 Stainless 12' X 4' © c
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Steel 8' X 5' © c
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Being and Time, 2007 20' X 8' © c
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Being And Time
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Dasein
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Poetry and Truth
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Puppenspieler
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St Sebastian
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Seinsfrage
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Seinsverfassung
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Selbsterkenntnis
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Sie Sind Hier
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Sisyphus
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Strum & Drang
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Strum
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Art Chicago, 2011 Steel 25'
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Art Chicago, 2011 Steel 25' X 6' X6'
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Art Chicago, 2011 Steel 25' X 6' X 6'
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Die Glückliche Hand, 2010 Steel 15' X 5' X5'
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Die Glückliche Hand, 2010 Steel 15' X 5' X5'
Die Glückliche Hand, 2010 Steel 15' X 5' X5'
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Die Glückliche Hand, 2010 Steel 15' X 5' X 5'
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Man in the City
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Man in the City series, 2013 Steel
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Brighton
Works in
Brighton
Schools
Michigan State University, 1988, MA
Tags
non-profit, figurative, sculpture
Statement

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Sculpture is popping up all over downtown Brighton. "Don Quixote'' greets patrons of the Yum Yum Tree restaurant as they exit. The man standing guard along West Main Street at the Mill Pond has a "Decision Pending.'' What looks like a stairway to heaven near City Hall is really a "Standing Arch.'' And those are just three of the 28 sculptures that will be in place by the time the Mayor's Commission on Art in Public Places dedicates the sculptures as the initial installation of the Brighton Biennial exhibit that will be in place for the next two years. John Sauve, a sculptor himself, is the curator of the Brighton Biennial and has pulled together an impressive collection of large-scale works of art created by sculptors with regional, national and, in some cases, international reputations. Sauve, a Genoa Township resident, also is the force behind the Brighton International Film Festival. "I was given an opportunity by the city, which said you can do it as long as it doesn't cost anything,'' Sauve says. "They said 'here's a blank canvas, go with it.''' And go for it he has. Not only has he made the contacts to get the sculpture - which is all for sale - put on display in downtown Brighton, he's picked up many of the pieces himself and been installing the artwork on the donated concrete pads throughout the downtown business district.

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Rick Fitzgerald Editor

"John Sauve, who almost single-handedly gave us the Brighton Biennial public display of sculpture in downtownBrighton. Sauve's determination to make this happen in Brighton proves what one person can achieve in his community with just a little help from his friends."

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"We've been working on the sculpture park for three years," says John Sauvé organizer of the Green Oak Village Place Sculpture Park and the curator of the first Brighton Biennial sculpture exhibit.  "We'll be dedicating 10 sculptures that come from around the country, and they are all significant works. The unique thing is that they're each attached to a large granite boulder to tie them into the landscape."  Sauvé along with Jim Ludwig from McKenna Associates, a Northville-based landscape architecture firm, were recently given the 2008 Merit Award by the American Society of Landscape Architects for exceptional landscape design for the project

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In 2006 the Birmingham Public Art Board accepted The Sauvé proposal to curate the Cityscapes exhibit.  The "Birmingham Cityscapes" exhibit is comprised of 10 large scale outdoor sculptures located in Downtown Birmingham.  Over the last three years Sauvé have raised over $200,000 in donations for the installation of the Cityscapes sculpture.  All funding for this exhibit was raised through the Private sector and through financial support from the Hill Gallery and the Sauvé Art Foundation.  The Birmingham Cityscapes exhibit is represented by artists, Mark di Suvero, Dennis Oppenheim, John Sauvé, Ken Thompson, Chris Yockey, Nathan Diana, Harry Gordon, Jay Wholley and Gene Heinstein.

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Marshall, Michigan. "It's a great town, got good history, festivals, culture and all these nice spots. What it's lacking is sculpture," Kalnins said. "It fits here, it really does." Kalnins, former owner of an ornamental concrete shop in Tekonsha, was inspired by a similar project in Brighton. He brought the idea to the city council a little more than a year ago. With the support of local businesses and foundations, Kalnins linked with John Sauvé to find pieces for the exhibit.

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