Gareth Andrews grew up on woodland farms in northern Minnesota. Inspired first by his father's and grandfather's artistry, he continued to explore the arts at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He trekked North and South America and toured Europe before exploring Alaska for a decade, sculpting, painting, and doing historical restorations for the University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks. Minnesota's Iron Range is now home to Gareth and his wife Carol and their sons Gavin and Tristan. Public installations of his art on the Iron Range include: the Iron Range Veteran's Memorial "Shoulder to Shoulder Even the Fallen Stand Tall", Virginia, MN; the bronze sculpture "Legacy of Learners" commissioned for Hibbing Community College, Hibbing, MN, through Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places and "Passing Torch", a memorial in bronze relief for Virginia Regional Medical Center. He joined forces with friend and fellow sculptor, Byron Kesanen, to create with hammer, torch, and four tons of steel "The Sawyer", for Rotary Park, Virginia, MN. A seasoned lecturer and illustrator, Gareth has shown his award winning work in museums, galleries, and exhibits from coast to coast for more than 30 years.
Gareth & Carol Andrews
image by Aimee Adams
"Shoulder to Shoulder Even the Fallen Stand Tall"
images by andrews studios
A few words on the behalf of The Crucible, this man has touched all of us with his gifts, to numerous to mention. Working with him for over 10 years, through some tough times, was remarkable. His patience for his passion was perfect. Gareth Andrews is one of the finest sculptors, finest people The Crucible has ever dealt with, he IS our dear friend and to this day, “Shoulder to Shoulder Even the Fallen Stand Tall” is The Crucible’s greatest achievement!