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"Battle for the Soul of the Planet," New Works by C.A. Stigliano

New Exhibit Explores a ‘Battle for the Soul of the Planet’

Monsters and Heroes in Blocks of Wood


War in Heaven II, Battle for the Soul of the Planet. 2021, Poplar 24 x 39 x 2”

For Immediate Release

April 26, 2023


SOUTH YARMOUTH, Mass—The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is proud to present its new exhibit, “Battle for the Soul of the Planet,” by C.A. Stigliano, a professor of sculpture at the Massachusetts College of Art. The exhibit features more than 30 three-dimensional and relief woodcarvings that illuminate the disconnection of humankind. The show runs May 1 through May 27.

“This show is about the monsters,” Stigliano explains. “They’re the people who have everything and want more. These are the people who benefit from the sowing of anger and fear. They tell us that looking out for ourselves is more important than looking out for each other.

C.A. Stigliano

“I found monsters in blocks of wood, but I found a few heroes as well,” Stigliano adds. “I have a lot of hope in the next generation, so many of them look beyond their own welfare and so many are ready to show us that they have the will and the strength to fight.” Stigliano has taught at Massachusetts College of Art since 1984 and has exhibited his work around the country.


“As an art center, we are committed to contemporary artists and showing work that makes people think as they dwell in the gallery,” said Cultural Center Executive Director Molly Demeulenaere. “Working with Stigliano over the past year has been rewarding in so many ways. His artistry, breadth of knowledge and humility makes him an artist that I yearn to collaborate with.”


Learn more about “Battle for the Soul of the Planet” at www.cultural-center.org. For media photos, click HERE.


Media contact: Leigh Blander | 781-718-3324 | leigh@ellisstrategies.com Museum contact: Molly Demeulenaere | mollyd@cultural-center.org


About the Cape Cod Cultural Center The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is a world-class, inclusive space that cultivates curiosity, creativity and cultural exploration through exhibition, arts education and life-long learning, and music and events. We welcome more than 25,000 people a year to our five galleries, resident artist studios, performance hall, culinary arts center, recording studio, ceramics studio and makerspace. In 2023, the Cultural Center will host more than 600 classes and 65 concerts. Learn more about the Cultural Center of Cape Cod at www.cultural-center.org.

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