Rik Sargent left the university environment in 1972 to move home to Colorado and study with the local masters that were creating the realist art known as Western Art.  Here the opportunity to study anatomy and form in foundries and private studios gave Rik the academic background no university of the ‘70’s could offer.

During this period of study, Rik owned a successful landscaping company.  This relationship between his interest in the design of open space and the design of sculpture formed a unique talent for creating sculpture that relates to its environment.  Great sculpture can be attractive anywhere but placed in the correct environment it becomes complete.  Successful public art must combine these two elements equally; first a graceful sculptural form and second a reason and harmony to the environment in which it is placed.

* Sculpting instructor                                                    1989 – Present
   Private studio
   South Suburban Goodson Center
   Art Students League of Denver

*  Host & Producer for Language of Rivers                 2013
    Digital radio show  www.languageofrivers.com

*  National Sculpture Society                                         2012
    Brookgreen Gardens SC – Peoples Choice Award

*  Cultural Arts Council                                                 2003 – 2006
    City of Greenwood Village CO

*  Fine Arts Council                                                       1999 – 2003
   South Suburban Parks & Recreation

*  Guest speaker                                                             1995
   Colorado Parks and Recreation Annual Conference
   Topic:  Our Parks as Art – Art in Public Places

*  Board of Directors                                                     1993 – 1994
   Arapahoe County Cultural Council

*   Board of Directors                                                     1985 – 1993
    Northwoodside Wilderness Area

*  Artist in Residence                                                     1984
    International Federation of Fly Fishers,
    West Yellowstone MT

*  Board of Directors                                                     1981 – 1984
   Foothills Art Center, Golden CO

Rik Sargent

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