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    Mike Garibaldi, a professional Sculptor since 1987, is the creative and guiding force behind the public sculpture group EvolveArts - his life's work and ongoing creative vehicle. In 1990 Garibaldi formed EvolveArts to bring provocative sculpture projects out of galleries and museums and into open, public spaces for everyone to enjoy and interpret.

    Today, EvolveArts is becoming a varied arts force in itself-- providing an arts forum on the Internet, contributing to other contemporary artists and presenting thought provoking art to millions in busy metropolitan areas and via mass media. EvolveArts installations catalyze action and stimulate thoughtful and positive attention on important social issues by bringing art, politics and media together in constructive forums.

    To date, Garibaldi has sculpted seven life-sized statues for the Rising installation, over fifty giant 3 1/2 ft. sand dollars for the Dollars for the Environment project and is currently working on eleven 8 X 9 foot screens with quotes and lifecast faces on them for the Dialogue project. While continually expanding the scope of these existing projects, he has also designed at least five new projects addressing issues ranging from homelessness to race relations. In addition to lifesized statuary, Garibaldi also creates sculpture pieces from found objects such as one of his favorite mediums: sea shells. His work can be found in collections throughout the United States.

    Garibaldi graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with honors in the Social Sciences where he focused on studies in art, politics and the media. During this time, Garibaldi spent a University semester traveling to various countries in Europe where he studied art and culture.

    Garibaldi has explored art and culture throughout the world, but most of his technical training has been acquired through innovation, experimentation and personal experience. As an innovative, up-and-coming contemporary artist, Garibaldi is quickly gaining critical acclaim from patrons, media and community members alike for his unique and creative vision.

    While growing-up I was surrounded by art and the ideal of "living life artfully." This means living each day with enjoyment and appreciating the good and beauty of the world. Everyone experiences adversity - we all know life can be a struggle - but I feel that through art, friends, family and other personal avenues we can transcend the trials of life and live with true understanding, hope and pleasure... with romance. As provincial Italians would say, "Spretzaturra!" (meaning, the art of being artful). This is the spirit I'd like to cultivate... " - Mike Garibaldi