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The International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival (Harbin, China)

Travel is a hot topic at the Torpedo Factory, but raise the subject during a February freeze and you may find yourself chatting with sculptor Tatyana Shramko. Last month, Shramko traveled to Harbin, China, to serve as a judge at the International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, where several previous years as a competitor gave her a true appreciation for the challenges of this most ephemeral medium.

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The Patch

The Crystalline World of Ice and Snow in Harbin, China

Monumental sculptures from eight feet to three stories high dazzle and delight visitors to the world's largest winter festival. Tatyana Shramko, Torpedo Factory Sculptor, has participated in this extravaganza for five consecutive years, winning multiple awards.  This is a global event, attracting sculptors from such countries as Japan, South Korea, Russia, Thailand, Spain, Latvia, Finland, India, USA, Canada, and, of course, China - to name but a fraction of countries gathering for this event. This evening's presentation of the artist's photographs and videos will capture the mammoth undertaking by the city of Harbin in harnessing the energy to create this magnificent festival and world community of artists who return to compete each year. 

For full article: The Patch

The Art League

If you’ve been to the Torpedo Factory, you probably remember seeing sculptures in the studio of sculptor Tatyana Shramko, towering over you at seven feet tall. Standing at a less formidable fourteen (14) inches and carved from maple, Shramko’s Sweet Vidalia won the Bertha G. Harrison Award for Figurative Sculpture 

For full article: The Art League

The Art League

ARHA Honors Melvin Miller in Alexandria

In addition to new lettering on the building with Miller’s name, a bust of Miller by Torpedo Factory artist Tatyana Shramko was unveiled in the building’s lobby. “My dad would be truly humbled by this,” said Marc Miller. “ARHA’s mission was the mission of my dad – helping people and giving them a hand up. I hope that everyone who works here or comes to this building will remember not only the work that my dad did but will also be inspired to pay it forward.” Recent commission unveiled and installed at Alexandria Redevelopment Housing Authority (ARA). 

For full article: Alexandria Gazette

Alexandria Gazette

The Artistic Types: Tatyana Shramko

See Tatyana Shramko in her studio at Torpedo Factory Art Center and get a glance at her artistic process as she carves a few pieces from wood. It's a messy job, but someone's gotta do it! (Note: Video has no sound.)

For full article: YouTube


Die große Snee-Schau
(The Big Snow Show)

Arizona, Istanbul, Southern Italy: Snow is a rarity in places like these. Scroll down to #10 to see Tatyana chipping away at her block of ice at the International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin, China, from early 2019.

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