Texas Tech University :: School Of Art

09.09.08
11th Texas Sculpture Symposium 2008

November 7-8-9, 2008
Texas Tech University Center at Junction, Texas

SPEAKERS

JAMES DRAKE (Santa Fe, NM)
James Drake is an internationally acclaimed artist whose work has been honored with inclusion in both the Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennial. Throughout his career, James Drake has explored political, social, and universal themes through the media of sculpture, video, installation, photography, and drawing.

JANN ROSEN-QUERLT (Baltimore, MD)
Jann Rosen-Queralt is an artist and educator at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She believes that successful public artists are "interested in exchanging ideas, becoming catalysts for encouraging discovery."

RANDY JEWART (Austin, TX)
Randy Jewart has been working as a professional sculptor for over ten years. Founder of Austin Green Art in 2004, he has long advocated that “we have reached a time in global development that requires artist to devote their creative abilities to help further the social and ecological concerns of our times….”

CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEAKER (TBA)

INSTALLATIONS/WORKSHOPS

SHAN WELLS (Durango, CO)
Artist and Colorado native, Shan Wells, is recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant and two successive Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowships.

BENJAMIN APPL (Austin, TX)
Ben Appl is a ceramic sculptor working in raku and industrial materials.

FEES & REGISTRATION
(Space limited to 100 registrants; sign up ASAP.)

Professionals $190
Students $75
Registration Fee includes meals.
On-site housing available for modest fees.
Go to www.art.ttu.edu to download
REGISTRATION FORM.

Contact: Joe Arredondo, Director of Exhibitions & Programs
landmarkartsgallery@ttu.edu 806-742-1947

[LUBBOCK, TX]
The Texas Tech University School of Art in the College of Visual & Performing Arts proudly announces the 11th Texas Sculpture Symposium 2008. Scheduled for the weekend of November 7 - 9, 2008, the Symposium is hosted by the Sculpture area of the School of Art and presented in collaboration with the Sculpture Nework of Texas at the Texas Tech University Center at Junction, Texas.

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
our world today, and who go beyond themselves to embrace the needs of their respective communities.”

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.