October 6-9, 2016
Save the date
for the 38th Annual Tri-State Sculptors Conference.
The 38th Annual Tri-State Sculptors Conference will be held at Carolina Bronze Sculpture in Seagrove, NC and STARworks in Star, NC. Exhibitions will be held in nearby Asheboro, Seagrove, and the Carolina Bronze Sculpture Garden. There will be tours of the NC Zoo’s sculpture collection in Asheboro and the NC Pottery Center along with Seagrove area potters in Seagrove.
We already have presentations and demos lined up on “Rigging Large Sculpture”, “Preparing Your Artist Estate”, “The NCSU Arts Entrepreneurship Program”, “Selling Your Art”, Rubber mold making, Patinas, Sandcasting, Glass blowing, How Digital imaging can help sell public art, and are anticipating 15-20 more presentations from our members. There will be 2 round table discussions, and Liberty Arts from Durham, NC will be on hand to run the iron pour. Daniel Johnston, will be building and firing a large ceramic sculpture onsite on Saturday and will be our speaker Saturday evening.
This year we will also have vendors set up at STARworks to provide members with info on where to buy sculpture supplies and equipment. Some vendors will be providing presentations as well. We anticipate that camping will be available on the Carolina Bronze grounds for a minimal fee. And more is being planned!
Here is some info about our Friday evening keynote speaker who’s topic will be creativity. He is incredibly interesting and a great speaker!
Noah Scalin (b. June 2, 1972) is an American artist, known for his creation of the award winning Skull-A-Day art project weblog. He runs the socially conscious design and consulting firm Another Limited Rebellion (ALR Design) in Richmond, Virginia. Noah is the author of several books on creativity, art, and design.
By using everyday items, including mass produced consumer goods, in his photographs, installations, and sculptures, Scalin asks the viewer to recontextualize the ‘things’ in their lives that are normally taken for granted, overlooked or discarded. His work narrates the potential long-term impact of humans and their creations, giving the audience an opportunity to shift their ‘thing-ethos’ from linear (cradle-to-grave), to cyclical (cradle-to-cradle).
Be sure to attend what promises to be a jam packed
and informative conference!
More information about the conference will be coming soon.