My Journeys and Achievements

Highlighting the career of Gilbert McCann as a Metal Artist

Portrait of Gilbert McCann; Artist, Sculptor

My Journeys

Throughout my career as a metal sculptor and artist I have had many experiences. I think of these as my "journeys."

I have had exhibits in a number of galleries and shows. I have won some awards. I have been commissioned for some important pieces. But some of my proudest moments have occurred during the showing of my work - from a young man who was blind exploring a piece through touch; parents spending time with their children explaining the meaning of the sculptures; a child smelling Full Bloom and exclaiming, "It smells so good." And also just the wonder and enjoyment people of all ages experience through sharing time with my art. I want to share with all of you some of MY PROUD MOMENTS.

Let's start with my most recent proud moments!


Fenton Arts Council

*Requested by Fenton Arts Council to finalize community art project, October, 2017. "Butterfly"

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann Sculpture by Gilbert McCann Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

Presentation of Butterfly Community Art Project to Fenton City Council.


Flint Festival of Quilts

*Exhibited at Flint Festival of Quilts a "quilt of a different fabric" at Knob Hill Bed and Breakfast, October 2017.

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

"pieces of my heART #2"


Art Walk Central

*Chosen to exhibit at Art Walk Central, Mt Pleasant, MI, September 2017.

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

"pieces of my heART #2"


Fenton ArtWalk

*Contacted and asked to exhibit at Fenton ArtWalk, Fenton MI, July, 2017.

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann Sculpture by Gilbert McCann Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

19th Annual SAC Member Artist Show

*Displayed piece at the 19th Annual SAC Member Artist Show, May 2017.

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

"pieces of my heART #2"


Genesys/Hurley Cancer Institute

*Requested by Dr Iddings, oncologist Genesys/Hurley Cancer Institute, to display sculpture at yearly reunion party at The Flint Institute of Arts, December 2016.

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

"Full Bloom"


18th Annual SAC Member Artist Show

*Displayed piece at the 18th Annual SAC Member Artist Show, December 2016.

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

"Birth of an Idea"


Flint Festival of Quilts

*Exhibited sculpture "pieces of my heART" A Quilt of a Different Fabric at Knob Hill Bed and Breakfast; Gave artist talk; September, 2016.

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

Greater Flint Arts Council (GFAC)

*Exhibited collection of works, summer 2016

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann Sculpture by Gilbert McCann
Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

A mother teaches her child how to make the peace sign


Marshall M Fredericks Museum Regional Biennial Sculpture Exhibition

*One of 48 sculptors chosen to participate, summer 2016

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

Oceanic


Art Walk Central, Mt Pleasant, MI

*Exhibited at Art Reach Headquarters, summer 2016; Gave artist talk. Placed sixth in the people’s choice voting out of 121 entries.

Bone-ified Flower Child Returns

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann Sculpture by Gilbert McCann Sculpture by Gilbert McCann
WNEM channel 5 news interviews Amy Powell, executive director of Art Reach, about Art Walk Central 2016.

Shiawasee Art Council (SAC)

*Exhibited collection of works, February 2016

News article about Gilbert McCann

Art Walk Central, Mt. Pleasant, MI

*Exhibited at Isabella Community Credit Union. Gave artist talk, August 2015

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

Sagitta


Commission

*Commissioned by Dr. Iddings, oncologist, Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, for piece to show modern technology at work in curing cancer; Presented and spoke at Dr. Iddings reunion party, December 2015; sculpture on display at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute.

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

Robotic Intervention


Commission

*Commissioned by Dr. Robert Goekel DC to do a sculpture for his office, September, 2015

Sculptures by Gilbert McCann

The Chiropractor


Shiawasee Art Council (SAC)

*Displayed piece at the 18th Annual SAC Member Artist Show, May 2015

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

Regret


Greater Flint Arts Council (GFAC)

*Displayed piece at Greater Flint Arts Council Member Artist Show, January 2015

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

Symphony


Art Walk Central, Mt. Pleasant, Mi

*Exhibited and hosted by Grey’s Furniture. Gave artist talk, Summer 2014

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

Full Bloom


Marshall M. Fredricks Museum Regional Biennial Sculpture Exhibition

One of 36 sculptors chosen to participate, Summer 2014

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann Sculpture by Gilbert McCann Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

Mathematics


Commission

*Commissioned by Dr. Robert Goekel DC to do a sculpture for his office, June, 2014

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

The Warrior


Shiawassee Art Council (SAC)

*Displayed piece at the 17th annual SAC Member Artist Show, May 2014

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

Full Bloom


Southeastern Michigan LaCasa Annual Garden Tour

*Exhibited collection of works, Summer 2013

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

Commission

*Commissioned by Ted Zahrfeld, retired financial advisor, for piece to place at entrance of private Japanese Serenity garden, Summer 2013

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

Ted's Dragon


Commission

*Commissioned by Dr Iddings, oncologist Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, for piece to show victory in fighting cancer; Presented and spoke at Dr. Iddings reunion party December 2013; sculpture on display at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

Victory


ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI

*Chosen to exhibit a piece, by Select Bank during ArtPrize 2012; Stop #13 of 21 on Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Kids' ARTPRIZE Tour

Full Bloom

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann
Young child exclaims,
“It smells so good!”


Sculpture by Gilbert McCann
Exploring Full Bloom through
the sense of touch


Sculpture by Gilbert McCann
Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

ARTbeat5, Yuma, AZ

*Sculpture acquired and installed by the city of Yuma, AZ, April, 2012 during ARTbeat5 Speaker at dedication.

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

Shaking hands with Yuma mayor Douglas J Nichols after the dedication ceremony


Harper’s Art Gallery, Daytona Beach, FL

*First place in a fine arts competition, Summer 2010

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

Captured Prey


Daytona Beach Art League

*Acquired sculpture for permanent display in their sculpture garden. Summer 2010

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

Sun King


Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

*Exhibited piece, Winter 2010

"Dance of the Stingrays"


Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ

*Sculpture on display for a semester, spring 2009

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

Wheel Inside the Wheel


The Art Center, Yuma, AZ

*One of six winners in sculpture competition, Autumn 2008, Piece on display for a year

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

Spike


Brio Fine Arts Center, Scottsdale, AZ

*Exhibited summer 2008

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

Flower Child


Creative Arts Magazine

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

*Piece chosen for cover of magazine, spring 2008

"Dance of the Stingrays"


Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ

*Placed second in student art show with the first assignment in my Art Welding class; Autumn 2007

Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

Midnight Coral


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