2024 Symposium May 9 - June 1

Please Welcome our 2024 Sculptors!

Watch Our Nashua Day Presentation at the Currier Museum

New Zealand/Benin

Anna Korver is a New Zealand / Beninese artist working nationally and internationally. She has been a full-time professional sculptor since completing a BFA in sculpture from the University of Canterbury, NZ in 2003.

Her works have been selected for prestigious exhibitions, public, private commissions and events such as the Wallace awards, Brick Bay sculpture Trail, and Tai Tapu sculpture garden.

She has participated in more than 80 national and international sculpture symposiums and received the First Prize at the second Tuwaiq international symposium, Saudi Arabia.

US
Born in Boston, Evan Morse received his MFA from Boston University and BA from Wheaton College, MA.  Morse has also studied traditional sculpture techniques, including stone-carving, in Florence and Carrara, Italy. His work has been recognized with two grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation and a 2017 fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Morse maintains a home studio in Newton, Massachusetts but enjoys when sculpture takes him new places.  He makes frequent returns to The Carving Studio in West Rutland, Vermont, where he has worked on several marble monuments as part of Rutland’s Sculpture Trail.
UK/France

Born in Angers, France, KōV (aka Kevin Percevault) was introduced to stone at the age of 12 by his grandfather, a stonemason. At 14, he began his apprenticeship with stonecutter masters via Les Compagnons du Devoir, a French organization of craftsmen and artisans dating back to the Middle Ages. 

He moved around France and Switzerland with his chisels to develop his stone cutting skills.  He cites this educational travel as an important part of his learning process.  

Six years ago, KōV left Switzerland for the UK, where he has been working on elite projects (such as “floating” stone staircases) developing new techniques in stone masonry.  In addition, KōV is a visual artist, manifesting “painting and sculpture stepping into an enigmatic perception of reality. “

The Nashua International Sculpture Symposium is an annual community event designed to elevate the awareness and appreciation of public art in Nashua. Nashua is the only city in the U.S. which hosts an annual international sculpture symposium.  This was originally inspired by Meri Goyette, who was a major arts supporter and resided in Nashua, and John Weidman, director of the Andres Institute of Art, Brookline, New Hampshire.  Nashua has celebrated its International Sculpture Symposium since 2008.

Artists are invited from around the world to spend three weeks in Nashua creating public art.  Truly a community project, residents host the artists in their homes, bring meals as they work, provide transportation, and interact with the artists as they create.  The completed sculptures are then placed in public places throughout the City for all to enjoy.

Attend Our Events

Join us at the the Opening Ceremony at the Picker Artists Building and attend the Closing held at the installation sites. Visit the sculptors as they work.

Prepare a Meal

Sign up to bring lunch or dinner to this years artists.  It is a great opportunity to interact with our guest sculptors and learn more about their art and culture.

Make a Donation

Donate your time or your money. There are many ways to help us from hosting a sculptor to sponsoring a sculpture. There are all kinds of options available.

Thursday, May 9th at 5:30 pm and
Saturday, June 1st at 1:00 pm at The Picker Artists Studios, 3 Pine Street, Nashua

Thanks to Our Sponsors

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