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kideraEd Kidera

Metal Sculptor

globe_small Ed Kidera is an accomplished Metal Sculptor who has over 7,700 signed pieces of his art in private and corporate collections. Since 1992, Ed has participated in over 350 Fine Arts and Craft Shows across the country and continues to do so. His work also resides in numerous Art Galleries across the county. Ed’s creations include: Bells, mailboxes, furniture, birdbaths, lamps, clocks, candle sticks, andirons, trellises, fantasy weapons, iPod speakers, rocket packs, and airships. He creates all of his metal sculpture using steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, and bronze.

boat_smallEd’s schooling as an engineer has greatly influenced his work. Where he once designed large equipment that went on and in the ocean, he now designs his artwork not only for its appearance, but for its function and durability. Ed lives on six acres surround by state park in western Howard County, with his wife, two dogs, a cat and lots of goldfish. He and Brenda have two wonderful and talented daughters.

1971 – Graduated Salem Central High in Paddock Lake, WI
1973 – Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology – University of Wisconsin Parkside
1978 – Master of Science in Ocean Engineering – Florida Atlantic University

sax_smallPublic Sculpture:
1995 – Baer School, Baltimore, MD – Series of seventeen bells for the courtyard of school
2000 – Thunderhill Elementary School, Columbia, MD – Series of bells designed with help from the students
2012 – ARTsites 2012 Howard County, MD – Temple Bell
2013 – ARTsites 2013 Howard County, MD– Lady skateboarder and child on a tricycle
2013 – Mall in Columbia Plaza – General Growth Properties, Columbia, MD – A four piece band with instruments
2014 – Mall in Columbia Plaza – General Growth Properties, Columbia, MD – Mother and child, man on a bench, pair of dancers, and five gremlins.
2015 – Long Reach Village Center, Columbia, MD – Potter and Artist

sound_smallRecent Awards:
2013 Boca Museum Show – Boca Raton, FL
2013 Art on the Square, Madison, WI
2015 Arrow “Five Years Out”, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Cherry Creek, CO

1978 – 1981- Engineer – Johns Hopkins/Applied Physics Laboratory – Laurel, MD
1981 – 1982 – Associate Professor – US Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD
1982 – 1991 – Self-employed – Engineering consultant
1991 – Present – Professional Metal Sculptor

boatside_smallRecent Article:  Art in Motion, The Fabricator, January 2015, online version.


Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street
Suite 2063

Savage, MD 20763
located in the Cotton Shed (or Barn) building


Gallery Hours

Thurs-Sun 11am-6pm
Other days/times by appointment


Deborah Maklowski allowed me to video her colored pencil demo; she began drawing at 12:30 & stopped at 4:30. Besides checking out a students progress (18 seconds) and a lunch break she worked steadily. Imagine if the world paid artists by the hour… Please watch the videos carefully, Deborah lost her kneaded eraser, & we can’t find it, if you see it roll off the table let us know. ☺️ #innerworkingsouterjourneys #horsespiritartist See MoreSee Less

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Have you seen the show ‘Inner Workings, Outer Journeys’ with artwork by Deborah Maklowski & Allison Pasarew yet? Well even if you have – stop by tomorrow to meet artist Deborah Maklowski between 1 & 4 pm, 9/26. She’ll be doing a colored pencil demo, and answering questions about her work.
NEXT Sat, 10/3 Meet Allison Pasarew when she does the same! #InnerWorkingsOuterJourneys
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Allison Pasarew wraps, weaves & "sews" her sculptures using impossibly thin wire repurposed from today’s broken & replaced technology. Here Allison stands with her, very impressed, Dad.
Inner Workings, Outer Journeys with Allison Pasarew & Deborah Maklowski runs though Sun, Oct 4th.
#InnerWorkingsOuterJourneys at #HorseSpiritArtsGallery, the gateway to Historic Savage Mill.
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We’re located at:

Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street, Suite 2063
Savage, MD 20763
located in the Cotton Shed (or Barn) building

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