Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Biltmore Sculpture Dedication

"Cornelia and Cedric" Sculpture Dedication with Bill Cecil, Jr.

Commemorative "Cornelia and Cedric" Label

Biltmore Estate celebrated Vadim Bora's commissioned bronze sculpture "Cornelia and Cedric" and honored the artist with a dedication ceremony attended by annual pass holders and patrons on September 23, 2010. Lovely speeches were given by Biltmore Company President and C.E.O. Bill Cecil, Jr., Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors Dini Cecil Pickering, and Director of Museum Services Ellen Rickman.

A commemorative bottle of Blanc de Blanc Biltmore champagne with a one-of-a-kind "Cornelia and Cedric" label was presented to the artist and signed by George Vanderbilt's great grandchildren, Bill and Dini -- a delightful gesture and memorable occasion.

Collectors will be able to view the work with the artist, while Biltmore Estate guests and visitors may view "Cornelia and Cedric" just outside Cedric's Pub in the new Antler Hill Village.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Cornelia and Cedric

The bronze likenesses of Cornelia Vanderbilt, daughter of George and Edith Vanderbilt, and the family’s St. Bernard, Cedric, took up permanent residence at Biltmore’s Antler Hill Village in early August.

Vadim based the life-sized work on archival photographs of Cornelia Vanderbilt playing with one of several large St. Bernards the Vanderbilts kept as pets. He sculpted the piece in a classical style and worked with curators to create symbolic elements, such as the magnolia branch in Cornelia’s hand to commemorate a tree planted in the gardens to celebrate her birth in 1900.

The official unveiling/dedication of the piece will occur in September.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sculpture News: Biltmore Estate Commission

The artist sculpting a portrayal of young Cornelia Vanderbilt.

Vadim has been busy in the studio this spring and summer on his latest project: a larger-than-lifesize sculpture for the Biltmore Estate.

He created the historically-accurate portrayal of Cornelia Vanderbilt -- daughter of George Vanderbilt -- and a beloved family pet, the St. Bernard 'Cedric,' based on a series of archival photographs. The sculpture, which he created in a classical style, will be unveiled at the new Antler Hill Village on the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC later this summer.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Best in Show

L'heure bleu,Vadim Bora

Vadim Bora's "L'heure bleu" ("The Blue Hour") won Best in Show at the fabulous Match My Sofa Art Show, a tongue-in-cheek title for an exceptional exhibition of various media at the Conn-Artist Studios & Gallery in Hendersonville, NC.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Debuting the Art of RITA GENET

Introducing a stunning exploration of Asheville and its environs
in the vibrant “sophisticated na├»ve” style of


April 23 - May 23, 2010

Vadim Bora Gallery

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Children's Artwork from Vladikavkaz, Russia

"Me and My Family"
Children's Artwork from Vladikavkaz, Russia
Friday, April 2, 5-8 p.m.
Downtown Asheville Artwalk

Vadim Bora Gallery & Studio will show 120 paintings and drawings from art school students from Asheville's Sister City of Vladikavkaz and its environs of Beslan and Oktyabrskoye. In the exhibition "Me and My Family," a continuation of a program by Sister Cities International, young art students (ages 6-14) show their talents and interpretation of this subject. This is an exhibition for the entire family, the proceeds of which will go to purchase art supplies for the four schools participating:
Vladikavaz Lycee of Art
Tavasiev Children's Art School of Vladikavkaz
Children's Art School of Beslan
Children's Art School of Oktyabrskoye

In exchange, Vadim Bora Gallery hopes to send the artworks of students from schools in Asheville, North Carolina to Russia.