Sculptor Barry Eisenhart unveiled his recent bronze creation "Bacchus" Sunday evening at a private reception at Osteria IL Centro. Inspired in part by the Roman god of wine, Mr. Eisenhart's version also was influenced by a neolithic stone ax he found along the Rhine River – both revealing inner selves via a bored hole through center. The statue, commissioned especially for IL Centro, will stand among wine loving patrons daily at center bar, sure to inspire comment and conversation.
See our complete gallery of photos from the event and a video recording of Mr. Eisenhart describing the sculpture in our gallery section and on our video page. More of Barry Eisenhart's work may be found at Weinberger Fine Art, 1800 Baltimore.
Mr. Eisenhart hinted that he believed the piece may take on many pseudonyms over future years as wine lovers observe, sip, and provide their own narratives. The management of Osteria IL Centro would enjoy nothing more. When asked for his reaction to the new acquisition, OIC founder Gregg Johnson didn't hesitate: "I love it."
Come see for yourself, Bacchus awaits!