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Tour of Belger Crane Yard Studios

Tour of Belger Crane Yard Studios

Tuesday, October 24
Tour of Belger Crane Yard Studios
12:00PM - 2:30PM
Cost: $15
Transportation will be provided.

During this one-hour tour, explore the gallery, ceramics studio, and artist-run metal shop of Belger Crane Yard Studios. The tour will include walking through the facility, explaining its history, viewing the three current exhibitions, meeting the Artists in Residence and exploring the studio spaces. There will be plenty of time for questions as well. Click here for more info on Belger Crane Yard Studios.

Instructions: Transportation will be provided. The tour meets at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza at approximately 12:00PM to travel to Belger Crane Yard.

Belger Crane Yard Studios
2011 Tracy Ave
Kansas City, MO 64108


Photo courtesy of Belger Crane Yard Studios.



Zahner

Experience the Intersection of Art + Architecture

Tuesday, October 24 FULL
Experience the Intersection of Art + Architecture at Zahner Headquarters: Behind the Scenes Shop Tour, Discussion, and Cocktail Reception
3:00PM - 6:00PM
Cost: $20
Transportation will be provided.

Celebrating 120 years of innovation in metal engineering and fabrication, Zahner continues to push the limits of design. Through established partnerships with renowned artists, architects and designers across the globe, Zahner works with those who boldly dare to imagine the future, helping to bring each unique vision to life. Experience what we mean by 'The Intersection of Art + Architecture' during an interactive shop tour and fabrication discussion tailored for working artists. Learn more about metal sculpture maintenance and restoration through our partner company, Metalabs. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and lively conversation will follow. This event is sponsored by Zahner.

Instructions: Transportation will be provided. The tour meets at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza at approximately 3:00PM to travel to Zahner Headquarters. The event will end at approximately 5:30PM. No open-toed shoes may be worn for the shop tour.

Zahner
1400 E 9th St
Kansas City, MO 64106


Photo: Artist Jan Hendrix, Engineering Director, Paul Martin, and CEO, Bill Zahner, inspect Hendrix's design for Art Wall installed in Doha, Qatar.


3d printing

3D Printing Workshop

Tuesday, October 24 FULL
3D Printing Workshop
Workshop Leader: Nathan Neufeld
4:00PM - 7:00PM
Cost: $60
Transportation is not provided. KCAI is within walking distance of the hotel.

In this three-hour introductory workshop you will explore freeware programs such as Tinkercad. 123D Sculpt, and Cura to model and process a digital file that will be 3-D printed. We will use PLA filament and printed sculptures will be available to take home before the conference ends. Attendees will learn the basics of computer navigation step by step. As time permits, more attendees may experiment will additional projects and techniques. The lab is equipped with computers and equipment with a capacity of 10 people for the workshop.

Instructions: Transportation will not be provided. KCAI is within walking distance of the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza. The workshop will begin approximately at 4:00PM. No loose or baggy clothing may be worn when operating equipment.

KCAI
David T. Beals III Studios for Art and Technology (Fab Lab)
4415 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations


Photo courtesy of Nathan Neufeld, KCAI.




Laser Cutting Workshop

Laser Cutting Workshop

Wednesday, October 25 FULL
Laser Cutting Workshop
Workshop Leader: Nathan Neufeld
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost: $60
Transportation is not provided. KCAI is within walking distance of the hotel.

In this three hour introductory workshop you will utilize Adobe Illustrator to design for the Epilog laser cutters. We will think through positive and negative space as well as working through how to bring 2D cuts into 3D. The works will be available to take home at the end of the class. As time permits, attendees may experiment will additional projects and techniques. The lab is equipped with computers and equipment with a capacity of 10 people for the workshop.

Instructions: Transportation will not be provided. KCAI is within walking distance of the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza. The workshop will begin approximately at 9:00AM. No loose or baggy clothing may be worn when operating equipment.

KCAI
David T. Beals III Studios for Art and Technology (Fab Lab)
4415 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111



Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations

Photo courtesy of Nathan Neufeld, KCAI.
Glass blowing

Guided Tour of the Toy & Miniature Museum

Wednesday, October 25
Guided Tour of the Toy & Miniature Museum
10:00 - 12:30pm
Transportation will be provided.
Cost: $20

Take a guided tour of the Toy & Miniature Museum. The museum, which is housed in a 1911 mansion atop a hill, spans 33,000 square feet, with a collection of 300,000 pieces; the earliest is a doll dating back to the mid-1700's. There are 38 rooms full of tea sets, classic games, mechanical toys, teddy bears, dollhouses, curiosity miniatures, and more. Come experience a bit of nostalgia when you recognize some of these childhood treasures.

Instructions: Transportation will be provided. A bus will meet at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza at approximately 10:00AM to travel to the Toy & Miniature Museum. The bus will depart from the museum at 12:00PM.

5235 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations

Photo by Claire Bryant.
Glass blowing

Guided Tour of the Arabia Steamboat Museum

Wednesday, October 25
Guided Tour of the Arabia Steamboat Museum
1:00 - 4:00pm
Transportation will be provided.
Cost: $20

Take a guided tour of the Arabia Steamboat Museum, a unique Kansas City attraction: a time capsule of life on the American frontier in the mid-nineteenth century. You will have the one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the everyday objects that made life possible for pioneers in the 1800s. It is the largest single collection of pre-Civil War artifacts in the world. When the mighty Steamboat Arabia sank near Kansas City on September 5, 1856, she carried 200 tons of mystery cargo. Lost for 132 years, its recovery in 1988 was like finding the King Tut's Tomb of the Missouri River - remarkably preserved clothes, tools, guns, dishware and more. Your guided tour will include a short movie and explanation of the excavation process. You will see the treasures recovered from the Arabia and watch preservationists restoring artifacts in the lab. Tour includes transportation and museum admission.

Instructions: Transportation will be provided. A bus will meet at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza at approximately 1:00PM to travel to the Arabia Steamboat Museum. The bus will depart from the museum at 3:30PM.

400 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64106

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations

Photo: Paddlewheel, Arabia Steamboat Museum. Photo courtesy of Arabia Steamboat Museum.


Glass blowing

Glass Blowing Demonstration at Monarch Glass Studio

Wednesday, October 25
Glass Blowing Demonstration at Monarch Glass Studio
1:00PM - 5:00PM
Cost: $25
Transportation will be provided.

Monarch Glass Studio will host a demonstration of glassblowing. Catch the Monarch team creating installation components from 2100 degree furnace glass. While you're there, you will receive a tour and presentation of the equipment and studio. Established in the heart of the 18th and Vine district of Kansas City, Missouri, Monarch has become a hub for glass makers and collectors in the city of fountains since its start in 2015.

Instructions: Transportation will be provided. The tour meets at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza at approximately 1:00PM to travel to Monarch Glass Studio. The demonstration will begin at approximately 2:00PM.

Monarch Glass Studio
1919 E Truman Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64127

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations

Photo by Claire Bryant.
Glass blowing

Opening Reception at Studios Inc.

Wednesday, October 25
Opening Reception at Studios Inc. with littleSCULPTURE Show, Exhibition Opening, Open Studios, Brewery, and More!
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Included in registration.
Transportation will be provided.

Kick off the conference at the Opening Reception, opening of underpass, open studios, & littleSCULPTURE Show at Studios Inc.

The Studios Inc Exhibition Space is pleased to present underpass, an exhibition to celebrate the International Sculpture Center's 27th Annual Conference: Intersections and Identities. The exhibition features artworks that engage sculptural ideas by Kansas City area artists Miki Baird, Jim Woodfill, Jarrett Mellenbruch, Marcie Miller Gross, Peter Warren, Davin Watne, Barry Anderson, and artists/curators Colby K Smith and Jill Downen. Viewers will experience sculptural objects, installations, video & sound, ranging from ideas of ecology, grid systems, architectonics, and the body in both abstraction and representational structures.

Don't forget to check out the littleSCULPTURE Show! The littleSCULPTURE show is an exhibition of works by ISC members and conference attendees. This exhibition of small works will showcase how these talented artists handle the challenges of space and scale as dictated by the 8" x 8" x 8" size restriction. After you've checked out the art, have a beer at Torn Label Brewery, whose facilities are located in the southern section of the Studios Inc building.

Instructions:
Transportation is provided. Buses will meet at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza at approximately 5:30PM. Buses will loop to Studios Inc. until 9:45PM. The last bus will depart at 9:45PM.

1708 Campbell St
Kansas City, MO 64108

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations

Photo courtesy of Studios Inc.
Sculpture Parks in the Urban Core

Sculpture Parks in the Urban Core: What is the Future?

Thursday, October 26
Sculpture Parks in the Urban Core: What is the Future?
5:00PM - 7:00PM
This event is FREE.
RSVP required.

Sculpture Parks in the Urban Core: What is the Future? is a 2-hour public program on Thursday, October 26 that will include a keynote speech by a prominent authority on sculpture parks and 6 short presentations by directors and curators of European and American sculpture parks. Following the program, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art director Julián Zugazagoitia will lead a round table to discuss ideas such as activating the landscape and permanent vs. temporary installations. Conference attendees and the public are invited to participate and comment at the round table.

Instructions: Transportation will not be provided. This event is FREE and limited seats are available. An RSVP is required to attend this discussion.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations

Photo: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Courtesy of Visit KC.

Gallery Hop

Gallery Hop in the Crossroads Arts District

Friday, October 27
Gallery Hop
5:30PM - 9:00PM
Included in registration.
Transportation provided.


Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations

Photo: Kemper Museum Cafe via Flickr. Courtesy of the Missouri Division of Tourism.
Long String Instrument Concert

Long String Instrument Concert: Ellen Fullman

Friday, October 27
Long String Instrument Concert: Ellen Fullman
7:30PM - 8:45PM
This event is FREE

Visit KCAI Crossroads Gallery to watch a performance by Ellen Fullman on the Long String Instrument. Ellen Fullman has been developing her installation, the Long String Instrument, for over 30 years; exploring the acoustics of large resonant spaces with her compositions and collaborative improvisations. Learn more about Ellen Fullman here. "Sound," as Fullman explains, "is longitudinal wave that radiates out through space from a source, physically moving particles of air through compression and rarefaction." Her Long String Instrument resonates from its material sources to the enveloping acoustic space. Fullman describes her experience of harmonics as a multi-dimensional matrix-or tuning lattice--she literally travels through.

Come back to KCAI Crossroads Gallery on October 28th to hear Dwight Frizzell, Ellen Fullman, and Robert Carl speak about their experiences sculpting sound and space during a discussion from 1-2PM.

KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice
1819 Grand Blvd,
Kansas City, MO 64108

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations

Photo: Ellen Fullman. Cellist: Theresa Wong. Photo credit: Wendy Coutau.

Wickerson Studios

Iron Casting Workshop at Wickerson Studios

Saturday, October 28
Iron Casting Workshop at Wickerson Studios
10:00AM - 4:00PM

Price: $150
Two day workshop. Fee covers both days.

Wickerson Studios will be hosting an iron pour for a dozen participants from the International Sculpture Conference during their annual gathering in Kansas City. Wickerson Studios operates as a theatre and forum for every type of visual and performative art imaginable. Workshop participants will have opportunity to meet and discuss art and sculpture with several dozen national and international artists and sculptors throughout the day.

During this two day workshop, you will work on your own original clay relief sculpture, sand molds, and assist in casting your own piece. Special guests artists will be Araan Schmidt, Wojtek Biczysko, and Ania Biczysko.

Instructions: Transportation is provided. A shuttle bus will meet at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza to take you to Wickerson Studios at 10:00AM. The shuttle will take you back to the Marriott at approximately 4:00PM. Workshop participants should wear closed toe shoes (boots preferred) and jeans. Non-synthetic clothing is required.

Wickerson Studios
3930 Pomeroy Dr.
Kansas City, KS 66109


Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations

Photo: Wickerson Studios ©RodyczWickerson2017




Intersect Lawrence

Intersect Lawrence

Saturday, October 28
Intersect Lawrence
12:30PM-7PM
Cost: $60
Transportation will be provided.

Intersect Lawrence draws on the legacy of the International Sculpture Center with an afternoon of curated historical exhibitions at the Spencer Museum of Art and the Lawrence Arts Center, as well as, demonstrations in wood, stone, and foundry practices at the University of Kansas campus. Bridging the origin story of the ISC, (begun by Professor Elden Tefft at the University of Kansas in 1963) with Lawrence's contemporary vibrant arts scene, Intersect Lawrence will offer friends a full circle experience of Lawrence's vibrant arts scene as part of the greater Kansas City metro area. Transportation to and from Kansas City will be provided for the chance to stretch out on the great plains, relax, and socialize within the stimulating and welcoming community that is Lawrence, Kansas.

12:30PM - Travel to Lawrence, KS

1:30PM - Tour both the Lawrence Arts Center and the Spencer Museum of Art

3:45PM - Travel to University of Kansas, West Campus

4:00PM - Activities begin
  • Stone carving (open access)
  • Foundry molten metal performance (observe only)
  • Wood milling, cut in chunks + branded 4-sale, (open access and/or observe)
  • Food trucks on site
7:00PM - Depart back to the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza

Instructions: Transportation is provided. The tour will meet at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza at approximately 12:30PM, where a grab and go lunch will be provided. There will be multiple stops on this tour. Food trucks will be on campus in the evening with food available for purchase. All activities and transportation are included.
Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations

Photo: University of Kansas, Photo Credit: Lawrence Convention and Visitor's Bureau.




Tour of West Bottoms

Tour of West Bottoms

Saturday, October 28
Tour of West Bottoms
1:30 - 6:30pm
Transportation will be provided.
Cost: $20

West Bottoms is an industrial area with a number of antique shops, art galleries, and restaurants located to the west of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. This area is one of the oldest areas of the city. The tour will begin at 2pm at Haw Contemporary, Kansas City's premier destination for contemporary art, where there will be a series of artist talks in the gallery along with five incredible solo exhibitions. In the first floor galleries, they will feature the work of Claudia Casarino (Paraguay) and Andrzej Zieliñski (Berlin/Kansas City). The second floor galleries will hold exhibitions by Satoru Koizumi (Japan), Armin Mühsam (Kansas City), and Grace Troxell (New York).

Afterwards, explore local studios and galleries in West Bottoms. Be sure to visit Plug Projects, which will feature a site-specific installation honoring the history of West Bottoms by internationally recognized artist Julie Schendelberg as well as JE Baker's exhibition No One Looks After You.

After you explore, you can stick around Haw Contemporary for evening festivities, or take the bus back to the hotel at 6:00PM. No return transportation will be provided for those that choose to stay at Haw Contemporary following the trip.

Instructions: Transportation will be provided. A shuttle bus will meet at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza at approximately 1:30PM to travel to Haw Contemporary. The shuttle bus will depart from Haw Contemporary to return to the hotel at 6:00PM.

Haw Contemporary
1600 Liberty Street
Kansas City, MO 64102
Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations

Photo: Photo courtesy of Haw Contemporary.



Intersect Lawrence

Closing Reception at Belger Crane Yard

Saturday, October 28
Closing Reception and Outstanding Student Achievement Awards Ceremony and Exhibition at Belger Crane Yard
7:00PM-10:00PM
Transportation will be provided

Say "so long" at a Closing Reception at Belger Crane Yard, where you will attend the opening of the 2017 ISC Outstanding Student Achievement Exhibition, which will include the awards ceremony. Congratulate the ISCís Student winners and check out their work, as well as the other exhibitions on site, including White Gold: Montana Dreams by Robert Harrison and Russell Ferguson and Shane Lutzk: Clay, Lines, and Fire.

White Gold: Montana Dreams shows the work of Robert Harrison of Montana, who is currently involved in site-specific projects in the US, Denmark, Italy and Poland. Harrison is a resident of Helena, MT, and his large scale sculptures adorn Montanaís capital city.

Clay, Lines and Fire features collaborative works by artists Russell Ferguson and Shane Lutzk. Lutzk studied with, and was mentored by Ferguson at the Kansas City Art Institute, and . Through their study and discussion on artistic philosophies, Ferguson and Lutzk discovered a genuine creative connection.
Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations

Photo: litteSCULPTURE Show, ISC Conference in Phoenix, AZ 2015.



Wickerson Studios

Iron Casting Workshop at Wickerson Studios

Sunday, October 29
Iron Casting Workshop at Wickerson Studios
12:00AM - 4:00PM

Cost: $150
Two day workshop. Fee covers both days.

Wickerson Studios will be hosting an iron pour for a dozen participants from the International Sculpture Conference during their annual gathering in Kansas City. Wickerson Studios operates as a theatre and forum for every type of visual and performative art imaginable. Workshop participants will have opportunity to meet and discuss art and sculpture with several dozen national and international artists and sculptors throughout the day.

During this two day workshop, you will work on your own original clay relief sculpture, sand molds, and assist in casting your own piece. Special guests artists will be Araan Schmidt, Wojtek Biczysko, and Ania Biczysko.

Instructions: Transportation is provided. A shuttle bus will meet at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza to take you to Wickerson Studios at 10:00AM. The shuttle will take you back to the Marriott at approximately 4:00PM. Workshop participants should wear closed toe shoes (boots preferred) and jeans. Non-synthetic clothing is required.

Wickerson Studios
3930 Pomeroy Dr.
Kansas City, KS 66109


Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations

Photo: Wickerson Studios ©RodyczWickerson2017


Overland Park

Tour of The Overland Park Arboretum & Sculpture Garden

Sunday, October 29
Guided Tour of The Overland Park Arboretum & Sculpture Garden
12:30PM - 3:00PM

Cost: $15
Transportation will be provided.

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is situated on 300 beautiful acres in south Overland Park. Here, you can experience 13 gardens on 35 acres, 200 acres of wooded land with 4 miles of mulch trails with the remaining area under prairie restoration. The tour will take you through gardens dedicated to butterflies, iris, shade and native plants, as well as gardens xeriscape techniques and gardening in the style of Monet. All gardens feature sculpture, selected for that space. In addition, the International Sculpture Trail contains 23 sculptures that constitute the beginning of our International Sculpture Garden. The tour will focus on use of sculpture within the botanical gardens.

Instructions: Transportation will be provided. The tour meets at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza at 12:30 PM to travel to Overland Park. Shuttle buses will depart at 2:30 PM to return back to the hotel.

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
8909 W 179th St, Bucyrus, KS 66013

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations

Photo of Byrds Grove courtesy of Overland Park Arboretum and Sculpture Garden.




Wickerson Studios

CNC milling Workshop - Small 1-Part Molds

Sunday, October 29
CNC milling Workshop - Small 1-Part Molds
1:00PM - 4:00PM

Workshop Leader: Nathan Neufeld
Cost: $60
Transportation is not provided. KCAI is within walking distance of the hotel.

In this three hour introductory workshop you will utilize Tinkercad and Vcarve to model and process a digital file to be CNC milled. We will briefly discuss 1 part molds and also discuss, for your individual project, whether we want to first create a prototype to cast a mold from, or if we want to mill the mold itself. Works should be able to be taken home at the end of class, and as time permits, attendees may do one or two test casts, in plaster, into their new mold. The lab is equipped with computers and equipment with a capacity of 10 people for the workshop.

Instructions: Transportation will not be provided. KCAI is within walking distance of the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza. The workshop will begin approximately at 1:00PM. No loose or baggy clothing may be worn when operating equipment.

KCAI
David T. Beals III Studios for Art and Technology (Fab Lab)
4415 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111


Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations

Photo courtesy of Neufeld, KCAI.




Sponsored by:

Belger Arts Center    Visit KC        
Kansas City Art Institute    Studios Inc
Zahner    Lawrence Art Center
      Overland Park
Charlotte Street Foundation    KU School of the Arts    The Nelson Atkinds Museum of Art   

    New Jersey State Council on the Arts   Discover Jersey Arts  National Endowment for the Arts


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