Greensboro, NC -- Tucked inside the Old Greensborough Gateway Center, sculptor Jay M. Rotberg creates works of art using bonded resins. His figurines re-create the closeness of family, relationships and togetherness.
As a hobby, Rotberg always enjoyed drawing and carving wood, but his career began as a university professor. Ten years ago he left academia and picked up his hobby on a full-time basis. In the process, he created JMR Sculptures.
Rotberg's work can be found all over the world in galleries, museums, and private collections. Odds are you have passed by his work if you have visited the Greensboro Coliseum. "A Cup Of Coffee Please" rests at the entrance of the Special Events Center ramp. The sculpture is in commemoration of the sit-in movement.
A lot of his inspiration for his designs come from the streets and parks of downtown Greensboro. "There is no doubt in my mind a number of sculptures I have are people on the street, and I walk up to them and I say I am going to make a sculpture of you and I have done that often", says Rotberg.
Rotberg is hosting an Open House May 4th from 6:00pm-9:00pm in his studio at 620 South Elm Street. The event will feature music, wine tasting, and food. The event is free and open to the public.