1. About John Weaver


   Note: The followings were supplied by Sara Marie Lesztak (Media Contact for John Weaver)

   "John is celebrating 60 years of achievement in Classic Realism. From 2006 July 04, everyone is welcome to see these sculptures about Canadian history, and statues for the home, the office or the garden. Photographs will show the bronze casting process, monuments, and other work.

   "Canada, France, Italy, and the United States have honoured John Weaver who had refined his skills under 4 Central European masters, and the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 1939-1946.

   "In Canada he is well known for the live-size work, PIPER RICHARDSON, at the Chilliwack Museum, and his other monuments, memorials, and museum displays in British Columbia; Alberta; Cyprus Hills, Saskatchewan; and the Loch Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

   "In the United States, his work is seen in Montana; Albany, New York; Washington D. C.; Gainesville, Florida, North Carolina; Franklin Center, Pennsylvania; Wisconsin; Illinois; Graceland College, Iowa; Alaska; and Canton Institute, Ohio."

   

2. Current Display



"Bronze Sculptures"


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BLACKSMITH
THE EARLY BLACK SMITH'S PERSISTENT HARD WORK AND SKILL SYMBOLIZE THE EFFORTS AND DEDICATION OF THOSE WHO FORGE CANADIAN UNITY.
PRICE: $8,560


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SUN-GOD DISC
BESIDE THE USUAL CLUTTER, SCRAPPING THE GROUND FOR A GRUB OR ROOT MAN HAS FOUND INSTEAD AN OBJECT THAT HAS MEANING TO HIM. IT IS A DISC REPRESENTING THE FACE OF THE SUN GOD. CAN THIS HAPPENSTANCE BE THE REBIRTH OF ABSTRACT THOUGHT - THE UPLIFTING OF FUTURE MAN'S FACE FROM THE SOD?
PRICE: $3,125


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HERCULES AND THE NEMEAN LION
IN THE HILLS OF NEMEA, HERCULES FOUND AND FOUGHT THE NEMEAN LION. THIS LION HAD ATTACKED TRAVELERS AND VILLAGERS FOR YEARS. BRAVE HUNTERS AND WARRIORS TOLD HERCULES THAT THE LION'S HIDE WAS TOO TOUGH FOR BLADES. HERCULES FINALLY VANQUISHED THE FEROCIOUS BEAST BY STRANGULATION. IT WAS THE FIRST OF HIS TWELVE LABOURS.
PRICE: $12,295


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FISH CULTURIST
SHE HANDLED THE CHINOOK WITH GENTLE CONFIDENCE. TOGETHER THEY SEEMED A REASSURING IMAGE: A NEW GENERATION'S KNOWLEDGE LOOKING OUT FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF FISH.
PRICE: $6,847.50


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DEERFOOT
DEERFOOT WAS THE LONG-STANDING CHAMPION OF RACES BETWEEN BLACKFOOT AND R.C.M.P. SPORTSMEN IN THE EARLY 1900's. DEERFOOT TRAIL AND DEERFOOT MALL ARE NAMED IN HIS HONOUR.
PRICE: $7,315


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A DREAM OF FLIGHT
DAEDALUS AND HIS SON, ICARUS, ARE LEGENDARY HEROS OF MANKIND'S DREAM OF FLIGHT. WHEN THE APOLLO ROCKETS BEGAN THEIR MOON MISSIONS ECHOES OF THE LEGEND RETURNED. USING HOMEMADE WINGS DAEDALUS AND ICARUS FLEW FROM THEIR PRISON TOWER. DEADALUS, WHO SURVIVED THEIR FLIGHT, DEDICATED HIS WINGS TO THE GOD, APOLLO, AT THE TEMPLE IN SICILY.
PRICE: $4,581.25


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YOUNG PIONEERS
A YOUNG PIONEER COUPLE IS STROLLING TO CHURCH DOWN THE ONLY STREET IN THEIR VILLAGE. THE BIBLE AND THE EASTER BREAD ARE SYMBOLS OF THEIR UKRAINIAN FAITH.
PRICE: $10,582.50


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PACIFICA
OUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH DOLPHINS IS ROOTED IN OUR EARLIEST MEMORIES. WERE MARINERS REALLY SAVED FROM DROWNING BY DOLPHINS? FANCIFUL MYTHS NOW SEEN PLAUSIBLE. WE DO KNOW THAT BEAUTIFUL WATER NYMPHS FROLIC WITH THE PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHIN IN THE WATERS NEAR VICTORIA.
PRICE: $9,960


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IMPROMPTU
A FIGURE'S LONG SENSUOUS LINES ARE SIMILAR IN STONE OR WOOD AND GLASS, BUT THE FIGURE MUST BE COMPACT. THIS FIGURE'S FREE-MOVEMENT AND DELICATE BALANCE ARE POSSIBLE ONLY WITH THE STRENGTH OF A METAL LIKE BRONZE.
PRICE: $10,893.75


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LEONARDO'S HAND
LEONARDO DA VINCI WAS AN ARTIST, SCIENTIST, AND ENGINEER. WITH THE CENTENNIAL OF MECHANICAL FLIGHT WE MIGHT WELL CONSIDER HIS CONTRIBUTIONS IN THAT FEILD. HIS HELIX COULD HAVE FLOWN. WE DO NOT KNOW IF IT EVER DID.
PRICE: $12,957.50


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BOY WITH FLAIL
THE BOY CAN USE FLAIL SAFELY BECAUSE LEATHER THONGS CAN SLIDE IN GROOVES ON BOTH THE STRIKER AND THE HANDLE. THIS CREATES A UNIVERSAL JOINT WHICH CONTROLS THE TWISTING LEATHER.
PRICE: $5,166.25


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COUNTING COUPS
CHARGE AN ENEMY LINE, CAPTURE HIS WEAPONS OR HORSES OR CEREMONIAL EQUIPMENT, TOUCH HIM WITH YOUR HAND OR SOMETHING IN IT - NEAVE HIM ALIVE TO RUW THE DAY HE DEFIED YOU - THESE ACTS BROUGHT HPNOUR OF WOR ON THE NATIVE AMERICAN PLAINS.
PRICE: $10,582.50


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BATHER
SHE STEADIES HERSELF BY GRASPING THE END OF AN OVERHANGING BRANCH AS SHE STEPS INTO THE COOL
PRICE: $5,913.75

   

3. Local Media's Reaction


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Paul Henderson from Chilliwack Times interviews John Weaver.