11th Texas Sculpture Symposium 2008
November 7-8-9, 2008
JAMES DRAKE (Santa Fe, NM)
JANN ROSEN-QUERLT (Baltimore, MD)
RANDY JEWART (Austin, TX)
CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEAKER (TBA)
SHAN WELLS (Durango, CO)
BENJAMIN APPL (Austin, TX)
FEES & REGISTRATION
Contact: Joe Arredondo, Director of Exhibitions & Programs
The theme of this year’s symposium is Engaging Sculpture: Toward Social, Environmetal and Political Involvement. In planning this year’s Symposium, Chair, Sara Waters, Professor of Sculpture at the TTU School of Art, noted that she sought to “assemble a group of artists and speakers who are passionate about the issues facing
JAMES DRAKE, internationally acclaimed artist whose work has been featured in both the Venice Biennale and the Whitney Bienniel, will be the Opening Keynote Speaker on Friday evening. On Saturday presentations will be made by JANN ROSEN-QUERLT, an artist and educator at the Maryland Institue College of Art, and RANDY JEWART, an Austin based sculptor and founder of Austin Green Art.
Two collaborative installation projects will be conducted througout the Symposium. SHAN WELLS, a Colorado based sculptor, will organize an installtion project recycling nature’s debris from the Junction Campus site into an artwork. In addition, a raku-workshop will be conducted on Saturday afternoon by BENJAMIN APPL, ceramic artist from Austin. Gary Webernick, Chair of the Art Department at Austin Community College, collaborated with Waters in organizing the Saturday afternoon workshops.
As in previous years, all participants will be invited to bring a recent sculpture no larger than 12 inches in any dimension to be exhibited during the Symposium.
Space at the Symposium is limited to 100 persons (plus speakers). Registration fee (which includes meals) is $190 for professionals and $75 for students. On-site housing is available at various rates. Download REGISTRATION FORM by going to the School of Art website (www.art.ttu.edu) and clicking Texas Sculpture Symposium under the NEWS category on the home page.