Pen & Ink
Chet Cale, sculptor, Great Bend, Kansas
About Chet Allen Cale
Mr. Cale has been a full time artist for the past
For the last
years he has been working at his studio /gallery , Stone Street Arts, at 510 Stone Street, Great Bend, Kansas 67530.
Working primarily as a sculptor Mr. Cale has completed works in stone, bronze, clay, wood, cast stone, and plaster Commissions include portraits of children, women and men, judges, heads of business, religious leaders, and pioneers of science. He has also completed a "spirit animal" series of sculptures and several other spiritually inspired one of a kind sculptures that range in size from desk top to larger than life.
Mr. Cale was a member of the community group that was organized to develop the second mural for the Great Bend Mural Project. His design was chosen and he was the lead artist on the "Kansas Stampede" mural located at the southwest corner of Kansas Avenue and Lakin Street in Great Bend, Kansas.
Currently Chet has been commissioned to do a monumental bronze sculpture that will honor Nobel Prize recipient Jack Kilby, the inventor of the integrated circuit or "microchip". This sculptural composition will consist of three figures at a scale of one and a quarter life size. He is also working on several limited addition bronze pieces that will include a wildlife series, characters of the American West series, and a famous and not so famous historical figures series. He has just completed the second in a series of stone sculptures depicting the life of Jesus.
I believe that the need for art is inherent in everyone. Art inspires us and consoles us, makes us laugh and makes us cry. It can resonate within us emotions that we have forgotten or never knew we had. Art reflects the history, the values, the hopes, and the fears of humanity. It is part of our nature to both express ourselves and to see, hear, read, and absorb the expressions of our fellow human beings. |
For some of us the desire to create art is reflected in our life’s work, and the world calls us an artist. To be a part of this communication is a privilege. To know that you have touched someone's' life in a positive and primal way is one of the greatest rewards that one could ever hope to achieve. I am thankful to have been given this desire and for the support of family, friends, and patrons to pursue it.
- National Sculpture Society
- Prairie Sculpture League
- Kansas Stone Sculptors Society
- Texas Society of Sculptors
- Oklahoma Sculptors Society
- Barton County Arts Council [Past President]