Hank Kaminsky - "Three Rivers Trailhead" Sculpture in Clinton

Hank Kaminsky, a sculptor who created "Three Rivers Trailhead"  located in Clinton's city park which is the Van Buren County Seat, has been named the "2018 Arkansas Living Treasure" by the Arkansas Arts Council, a division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. 

The Clinton sculpture, a low relief concrete triangular monolith, is ten feet on a side and eight feet tall and depicts many symbols from the history of Van Buren County.

Kaminsky has been a full-time sculptor since he was 19. His commissioned public art pieces are scattered throughout Arkansas, California, Pennsylvania and Texas. Kaminsky's artworks also include abstract sculptures, portrait busts (including one of Walmart Stores Inc. founder Sam Walton), plaques, medals and jewelry.

Kaminsky moved to Eureka Springs in 1971, where he met his wife, JoAnn. They are the parents of two sons who also are working artists. They moved to Fayetteville in 1984 and co-founded The Art Experience, which started as a community art school.

"I have found that if you follow your own inclinations as far as you can, it's really cool. That's what I want to do, be who I am, the best I can."

*Credit for this information to ArkansasOnline.com & Ellis Widner. Original article published April 17, 2018 at 4:30am.

Mr. Kaminsky's work may be viewed @: http://hankkaminsky.com/