Sculpture Walk

Jerri and David Hoffmann are lovers of art and have personally donated to the downtown Naples area a number of beautiful pieces of artwork viewable up and down 5th Ave South, The 3rd Street District and other key areas. We welcome you to explore the sculptures and learn about the artist and each piece of art on our sculpture walk.

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Dancing by the Light of the Moon

  • 1 Location: Wells Fargo
  • Artist: Ruth Bloch
  • Edition: 6 of 9

Ruth Bloch was born in Israel in 1951 to artist parents. Her father was a musician, while her mother worked in ceramics, Ruth’s family were members of a Kibbutz called Alonim, a place where childhood and early youth afforded her many opportunities to develop her artistic talents. Reaching adulthood, Ruth attended the Avny Art Institute in Tel Aviv, and took additional studies in psychology in the United States. Currently Ruth Bloch lives and sculpts in Israel. Her work exhibits a great depth of feeling for the human figure, revealing the living unity of her masculine and feminine forces. Her works are exhibited all over the world.

Dancer

  • 2 Location: Wells Fargo
  • Artist: Ruth Bloch
  • Edition: 2 of 9

Ruth Bloch was born in Israel in 1951 to artist parents. Her father was a musician, while her mother worked in ceramics, Ruth’s family were members of a Kibbutz called Alonim, a place where childhood and early youth afforded her many opportunities to develop her artistic talents. Reaching adulthood, Ruth attended the Avny Art Institute in Tel Aviv, and took additional studies in psychology in the United States. Currently Ruth Bloch lives and sculpts in Israel. Her work exhibits a great depth of feeling for the human figure, revealing the living unity of her masculine and feminine forces. Her works are exhibited all over the world.

Outlook

  • 3 Location: Sushi Thai Too, 2nd Floor
  • Artist: Jim Rennert
  • Edition: 1 of 3, monumental

Jim Rennert was born in 1958, and grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Salt Lake City, Utah. After 10 years of working in business Jim started sculpting in 1990. He had his first bronze sculptures cast by a foundry in Lehi, Utah in 1992. Jim began exhibiting his work in commercial galleries in 1993. Working closely with the foundry in Lehi, Jim learned to execute all aspects of the lost wax method of casting bronze. After acquiring the necessary equipment for the production of his own work, Jim now works out of his home studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been featured in American Art Collector Magazine in both 2007 and 2008. Southwest Art Magazine featured in the July 2008 issue. Also, in 2008 Jim became an elected member of the National Sculpture Society and “Breakthrough” was accepted for their annual exhibition, held in New York City. His work was featured in the Spring 2009 Sculpture Review Magazine.

Jim’s work is figurative, emphasizing movement and action. He has created many pieces depicting athletic subjects and themes. In 2004, combining his business background with his enthusiasm for sports, Jim began the series titled “Suits”. This series uses sports as a metaphor to explore the competitive nature of business. “Business has become for many the sport of a lifetime,” Jim says. Looking at various aspects of business life, Jim presents the contemporary businessman’s daily struggle with himself and others in an ironic and humorous fashion.

Finding Balance

  • 4 Location: Bank of America
  • Artist: Bob & Jo Wilfomg
  • Edition: 3 of 14

These artist believe it to be easier to convey emotions through simplicity of lines and reductions of form.

Serenity

  • 5 Location: Starbucks fountain
  • Artist: Ruth Bloch
  • Edition: Unique Edition, Contemporary

Ruth Bloch was born in Israel in 1951 to artist parents. Her father was a musician, while her mother worked in ceramics, Ruth’s family were members of a Kibbutz called Alonim, a place where childhood and early youth afforded her many opportunities to develop her artistic talents. Reaching adulthood, Ruth attended the Avny Art Institute in Tel Aviv, and took additional studies in psychology in the United States. Currently Ruth Bloch lives and sculpts in Israel. Her work exhibits a great depth of feeling for the human figure, revealing the living unity of her masculine and feminine forces. Her works are exhibited all over the world.

Harmony

  • 6 Location: Chase Bank
  • Artist: Ruth Bloch
  • Edition: Edition 1 of 1, Contemporary

Ruth Bloch was born in Israel in 1951 to artist parents. Her father was a musician, while her mother worked in ceramics, Ruth’s family were members of a Kibbutz called Alonim, a place where childhood and early youth afforded her many opportunities to develop her artistic talents. Reaching adulthood, Ruth attended the Avny Art Institute in Tel Aviv, and took additional studies in psychology in the United States. Currently Ruth Bloch lives and sculpts in Israel. Her work exhibits a great depth of feeling for the human figure, revealing the living unity of her masculine and feminine forces. Her works are exhibited all over the world.

Asian Head

  • 7 Location: 649 5th Ave S (Inside Hoffmann Executive Suites)
  • Artist: James Mathison
  • 2012

James Mathison is a Venezuelan sculptor whose male nude sculptures transmit silent feelings of loneliness, melancholy and mutation.

A Lockheed Constellation Prop

  • 8 Location: Suntrust Bank
  • Artist: n/a
  • Circa 1950

It Happens

  • 9 Location: corner of Park & 5th Ave
  • Artist: Jim Rennert
  • Edition: 1 of 3

Jim Rennert was born in 1958, and grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Salt Lake City, Utah. After 10 years of working in business Jim started sculpting in 1990. He had his first bronze sculptures cast by a foundry in Lehi, Utah in 1992. Jim began exhibiting his work in commercial galleries in 1993. Working closely with the foundry in Lehi, Jim learned to execute all aspects of the lost wax method of casting bronze. After acquiring the necessary equipment for the production of his own work, Jim now works out of his home studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been featured in American Art Collector Magazine in both 2007 and 2008. Southwest Art Magazine featured in the July 2008 issue. Also, in 2008 Jim became an elected member of the National Sculpture Society and “Breakthrough” was accepted for their annual exhibition, held in New York City. His work was featured in the Spring 2009 Sculpture Review Magazine.

Jim’s work is figurative, emphasizing movement and action. He has created many pieces depicting athletic subjects and themes. In 2004, combining his business background with his enthusiasm for sports, Jim began the series titled “Suits”. This series uses sports as a metaphor to explore the competitive nature of business. “Business has become for many the sport of a lifetime,” Jim says. Looking at various aspects of business life, Jim presents the contemporary businessman’s daily struggle with himself and others in an ironic and humorous fashion.

Entrepreneur

  • 10 Location: PNC Bank
  • Artist: Jim Rennert
  • Artist Proof

Jim Rennert was born in 1958, and grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Salt Lake City, Utah. After 10 years of working in business Jim started sculpting in 1990. He had his first bronze sculptures cast by a foundry in Lehi, Utah in 1992. Jim began exhibiting his work in commercial galleries in 1993. Working closely with the foundry in Lehi, Jim learned to execute all aspects of the lost wax method of casting bronze. After acquiring the necessary equipment for the production of his own work, Jim now works out of his home studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been featured in American Art Collector Magazine in both 2007 and 2008. Southwest Art Magazine featured in the July 2008 issue. Also, in 2008 Jim became an elected member of the National Sculpture Society and “Breakthrough” was accepted for their annual exhibition, held in New York City. His work was featured in the Spring 2009 Sculpture Review Magazine.

Jim’s work is figurative, emphasizing movement and action. He has created many pieces depicting athletic subjects and themes. In 2004, combining his business background with his enthusiasm for sports, Jim began the series titled “Suits”. This series uses sports as a metaphor to explore the competitive nature of business. “Business has become for many the sport of a lifetime,” Jim says. Looking at various aspects of business life, Jim presents the contemporary businessman’s daily struggle with himself and others in an ironic and humorous fashion.

Wooden Heads

  • 11 Location: 405 5th Ave. S. 2nd Floor
  • Artist: Unknown
  • Circa 1920

Joy

  • 12 Location: 403 4th Street South lot
  • Artist: Ruth Bloch
  • Edition: 5 of 9, Contemporary

Ruth Bloch was born in Israel in 1951 to artist parents. Her father was a musician, while her mother worked in ceramics, Ruth’s family were members of a Kibbutz called Alonim, a place where childhood and early youth afforded her many opportunities to develop her artistic talents. Reaching adulthood, Ruth attended the Avny Art Institute in Tel Aviv, and took additional studies in psychology in the United States. Currently Ruth Bloch lives and sculpts in Israel. Her work exhibits a great depth of feeling for the human figure, revealing the living unity of her masculine and feminine forces. Her works are exhibited all over the world.

Flying Even Higher

  • 13 Location: 403 4th Street South lot
  • Artist: Ruth Bloch
  • Edition: 1 of 1

Ruth Bloch was born in Israel in 1951 to artist parents. Her father was a musician, while her mother worked in ceramics, Ruth’s family were members of a Kibbutz called Alonim, a place where childhood and early youth afforded her many opportunities to develop her artistic talents. Reaching adulthood, Ruth attended the Avny Art Institute in Tel Aviv, and took additional studies in psychology in the United States. Currently Ruth Bloch lives and sculpts in Israel. Her work exhibits a great depth of feeling for the human figure, revealing the living unity of her masculine and feminine forces. Her works are exhibited all over the world.

Being

  • 14 Location: 403 4th Street South lot
  • Artist: Douglas Lackey
  • Edition: n/a

Douglas Lackey is a concrete artist whose creations are inspired by ancient cave art, sculptures, carvings, and his children

Cement Bench

  • 15 Location: 403 4th Street South lot
  • Artist: Douglas Lackey
  • Edition: n/a

Douglas Lackey is a concrete artist whose creations are inspired by ancient cave art, sculptures, carvings, and his children

Tall Duo

  • 16 Location: TD Ameritrade
  • Artist: Ruth Bloch
  • Edition: 4 of 6, Contemporary

Ruth Bloch was born in Israel in 1951 to artist parents. Her father was a musician, while her mother worked in ceramics, Ruth’s family were members of a Kibbutz called Alonim, a place where childhood and early youth afforded her many opportunities to develop her artistic talents. Reaching adulthood, Ruth attended the Avny Art Institute in Tel Aviv, and took additional studies in psychology in the United States. Currently Ruth Bloch lives and sculpts in Israel. Her work exhibits a great depth of feeling for the human figure, revealing the living unity of her masculine and feminine forces. Her works are exhibited all over the world.

Comfortable Grace

  • 17 Location: Marilyn's Dress Shop
  • Artist: Ruth Bloch
  • Edition: 8 of 9, Contemporary

Ruth Bloch was born in Israel in 1951 to artist parents. Her father was a musician, while her mother worked in ceramics, Ruth’s family were members of a Kibbutz called Alonim, a place where childhood and early youth afforded her many opportunities to develop her artistic talents. Reaching adulthood, Ruth attended the Avny Art Institute in Tel Aviv, and took additional studies in psychology in the United States. Currently Ruth Bloch lives and sculpts in Israel. Her work exhibits a great depth of feeling for the human figure, revealing the living unity of her masculine and feminine forces. Her works are exhibited all over the world.

Abstract in Red

  • 18 Location: The French
  • Artist: Unknown
  • Edition: unknown

Gray Head

  • 19 Location: 365 5th Ave. S. 2nd Floor
  • Artist: Ancizar Marin
  • Car Paint, Fiberglass, Contemporary

Ancizar Marin is a Columbia sculptor (now working in South Florida) who believes his, and all art, should be joyful and appeal to everyone.

WTF

  • 20 Location: Sails restaurant
  • Artist: Jim Rennert
  • Edition: n/a

Jim Rennert was born in 1958, and grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Salt Lake City, Utah. After 10 years of working in business Jim started sculpting in 1990. He had his first bronze sculptures cast by a foundry in Lehi, Utah in 1992. Jim began exhibiting his work in commercial galleries in 1993. Working closely with the foundry in Lehi, Jim learned to execute all aspects of the lost wax method of casting bronze. After acquiring the necessary equipment for the production of his own work, Jim now works out of his home studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been featured in American Art Collector Magazine in both 2007 and 2008. Southwest Art Magazine featured in the July 2008 issue. Also, in 2008 Jim became an elected member of the National Sculpture Society and “Breakthrough” was accepted for their annual exhibition, held in New York City. His work was featured in the Spring 2009 Sculpture Review Magazine.

Jim’s work is figurative, emphasizing movement and action. He has created many pieces depicting athletic subjects and themes. In 2004, combining his business background with his enthusiasm for sports, Jim began the series titled “Suits”. This series uses sports as a metaphor to explore the competitive nature of business. “Business has become for many the sport of a lifetime,” Jim says. Looking at various aspects of business life, Jim presents the contemporary businessman’s daily struggle with himself and others in an ironic and humorous fashion.

Ignite 6

  • 21 Location: 4th St. S. & Broad
  • Artist: Kevin Barrett
  • 2018

Born to two successful artists, Kevin Barrett has been sculpting since his teenage years.  His works are inspired by an “urban attitude.”

What a Story

  • 22 Location: 12th Ave. S. & 4th
  • Artist: Ruth Boch
  • 2019

Ruth Bloch was born in Israel in 1951 to artist parents. Her father was a musician, while her mother worked in ceramics, Ruth’s family were members of a Kibbutz called Alonim, a place where childhood and early youth afforded her many opportunities to develop her artistic talents. Reaching adulthood, Ruth attended the Avny Art Institute in Tel Aviv, and took additional studies in psychology in the United States. Currently Ruth Bloch lives and sculpts in Israel. Her work exhibits a great depth of feeling for the human figure, revealing the living unity of her masculine and feminine forces. Her works are exhibited all over the world.

Donna

  • 23 Location: The Bevy
  • Artist: Peter Garaj
  • Contemporary

Peter Garaj is a sculptor and a painter.  His sculptural works are almost exclusively composed of stainless steel, which he has a talent for making appear fluid.  He’s known to keep a sense of fluidity and passion in his work.

Collector of Memories

  • 24 Location: The Bevy breezeway
  • Artist: Maribel Portela Ortiz
  • Ceramic, Mud, Slip
    2001

Maribel Portela Ortiz (Mexico City) is a sculptor whose work concentrates on tradition, religion and pre-Hispanic symbols and sacred cultures.

Dash

  • 25 Location: 375 13th Ave Courtyard
  • Artist: Kevin Barret
  • Aluminum & Paint
    2013

Born to two successful artists, Kevin Barrett has been sculpting since his teenage years.  His works are inspired by an “urban attitude.”

Inner Dialogue

  • 26 Location: Maus & Hoffman
  • Artist: Jim Rennert
  • Bronze
    2017

Jim Rennert was born in 1958, and grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Salt Lake City, Utah. After 10 years of working in business Jim started sculpting in 1990. He had his first bronze sculptures cast by a foundry in Lehi, Utah in 1992. Jim began exhibiting his work in commercial galleries in 1993. Working closely with the foundry in Lehi, Jim learned to execute all aspects of the lost wax method of casting bronze. After acquiring the necessary equipment for the production of his own work, Jim now works out of his home studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been featured in American Art Collector Magazine in both 2007 and 2008. Southwest Art Magazine featured in the July 2008 issue. Also, in 2008 Jim became an elected member of the National Sculpture Society and “Breakthrough” was accepted for their annual exhibition, held in New York City. His work was featured in the Spring 2009 Sculpture Review Magazine.

Jim’s work is figurative, emphasizing movement and action. He has created many pieces depicting athletic subjects and themes. In 2004, combining his business background with his enthusiasm for sports, Jim began the series titled “Suits”. This series uses sports as a metaphor to explore the competitive nature of business. “Business has become for many the sport of a lifetime,” Jim says. Looking at various aspects of business life, Jim presents the contemporary businessman’s daily struggle with himself and others in an ironic and humorous fashion.

Really..?

  • 28 Location: Naples Princess dock
  • Artist: Jim Rennert
  • Bronze
    2016

Jim Rennert was born in 1958, and grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Salt Lake City, Utah. After 10 years of working in business Jim started sculpting in 1990. He had his first bronze sculptures cast by a foundry in Lehi, Utah in 1992. Jim began exhibiting his work in commercial galleries in 1993. Working closely with the foundry in Lehi, Jim learned to execute all aspects of the lost wax method of casting bronze. After acquiring the necessary equipment for the production of his own work, Jim now works out of his home studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been featured in American Art Collector Magazine in both 2007 and 2008. Southwest Art Magazine featured in the July 2008 issue. Also, in 2008 Jim became an elected member of the National Sculpture Society and “Breakthrough” was accepted for their annual exhibition, held in New York City. His work was featured in the Spring 2009 Sculpture Review Magazine.

Jim’s work is figurative, emphasizing movement and action. He has created many pieces depicting athletic subjects and themes. In 2004, combining his business background with his enthusiasm for sports, Jim began the series titled “Suits”. This series uses sports as a metaphor to explore the competitive nature of business. “Business has become for many the sport of a lifetime,” Jim says. Looking at various aspects of business life, Jim presents the contemporary businessman’s daily struggle with himself and others in an ironic and humorous fashion.

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