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Above: Downtown Skyline, photo by Dan White. Courtesy of Visit Kansas City.

OCT 24 | OCT 25 | OCT 26 | OCT 27 | OCT 28 | OCT 29
October 24

Tuesday, October 24

12:00PM - 5:00PM Conference Registration, ISC Conference Shop, and Marketplace

Sign-in to the conference, meet conference delegates, sign-up for ARTSlams, Breakouts and Mentor Sessions (space is limited), and grab your conference tote bag.

Conference tote bags contain essential information about the 27th ISC Conference.

Before you go, visit the conference shop. Special sculpture books and sculpture t-shirts will be available for purchase. The shop will be open throughout the conference.

Check out the Marketplace! Vendors will be on hand to share information, do product demos, and meet with you on October 24th and 25th.

Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
4445 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64111

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12:30PM – 3:00PM Tour of Belger Crane Yard Studios
Transportation is provided. Additional fee applies.

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.

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
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3:00PM – 6:00PM Experience the Intersection of Art + Architecture at Zahner Headquarters: Behind the Scenes Shop Tour, Discussion, and Cocktail Reception
Transportation is provided. Additional fee applies.
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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.

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.

1400 East 9th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106


This event sponsored by Zahner
4:00PM – 7:00PM 3D Printing Workshop
Workshop Leader: Nathan Neufeld
Transportation is not provided. Additional fee applies.
FULL

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
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Above: Vincent Parsons Christopher S Bond Bridge via Flickr



October 25

Wednesday, October 25

9:00AM – 5:00PM Conference Registration, ISC Conference Shop, and Marketplace

Sign-in to the conference, meet conference delegates, sign-up for ARTSlams, Breakouts and Mentor Sessions (space is limited), and grab your conference tote bag.

Conference tote bags contain essential information about the 27th ISC Conference.

Before you go, visit the conference shop. Special sculpture books and sculpture t-shirts will be available for purchase. The shop will be open throughout the conference.

Check out the Marketplace! Vendors will be on hand to share information, do product demos, and meet with you on October 24th and 25th.

Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
4445 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64111
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9:00AM – 12:00PM Laser Cutting Workshop
Workshop Leader: Nathan Neufeld
Transportation is not provided. Additional fee applies.
FULL

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
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1:00PM – 4:00PM Guided Tour of the Arabia Steamboat Museum
Transportation will be provided. Additional fee applies.

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
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1:00PM – 5:00PM Glass Blowing Demonstration at Monarch Glass Studio
Transportation will be provided. Additional fee applies.

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
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1:30PM – 3:00PM Public Art Tour
Transportation will be provided. Additional fee applies.

Enjoy a fun filled afternoon visiting some of the most well-known sculptures Kansas City has to offer. This guided tour includes stops at over a dozen sculpture sites some of which include Modern Communications by Terry Allen, Pulse by Jim Woodfill, Winds of Aphrodite by Suikang Zhao, and Sky Stations by R.M. Fischer just to name a few.

Instructions: Transportation will be provided. The tour meets at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza at 1:30PM. The bus will return back to the Marriott at approximately 3:00PM.
Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.
5:30PM – 9:45PM Shuttles to Studios, Inc.

Shuttle buses will loop between the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza and Studios Inc. from 5:30PM-9:45PM. The last bus will leave Studios Inc. at 9:45PM.

1708 Campbell St
Kansas City, MO 64108
6:00PM – 10:00PM Opening Reception at Studios Inc. with littleSCULPTURE Show, Exhibition Opening, Open Studios, Brewery, and More!
Included in registration.Transportation is 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: Identities and Intersections. 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
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Above: Prairie Logic, Janet Zweig and el dorado architects, 6th floor roof at 12th and Walnut, courtesy of the Office of Public Art.



October 26

Thursday, October 26

8:00AM – 9:00AM Coffee Hour

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111
9:15AM - 9:30AM Announcements

Auditorium
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111
9:30AM – 11:00AM Panel Discussion: Biomorphic form; design / planning / fabrication
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Auditorium
Included in registration.

Moderator: Jack Rees
Panelists:
Jill Downen, Keith van de Riet, Bill Zahner

Somewhere between morphology, the study of form, and morphogenesis, the evolution of form, are a group of practices common to sculptors and architects. Many assume the activities of form giving are, well ..., merely formal. We respectfully disagree. We think making in this frame creates meaning and community. We explore these ideas, their geometrical foundations, architectural and sculptural manifestations in this panel.

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11:00AM - 11:15AM BREAK
11:15AM - 12:45PM Panel Discussion: Personal Patina
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
Included in registration.

Moderator: Benjamin Spalding
Panelists: Young Joon Kwak, Veronica Perez, Fatimah Tuggar

In a crisis moment of questionable truth, the mutual understanding of materials reveals their incredible power as a common language in constant dialogue with the audience. Personal materials have a rich history and act as a potent means to share one's individual story. This panel examines the notion of personal “patina” - how the artist uses materials with a certain personal weight to connect with the audience.
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12:45PM - 2:15PM Lunch
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

Boxed lunches will be provided.
1:00PM – 2:00PM

Mentor Session: Estate Planning for Artists: An Essential Guide
Rockhill Room, Nelson-Atkins Museum

Speakers:
Rachel Blackburn Cozad, Owner, Rachael Cozad Fine Art
Joseph D. Growney, Partner, Lathrop Gage
Nadine Witkin, Estate of Isaac Witkin

It's never too soon to begin planning for your legacy. This panel will present essential information and advice on estate planning for visual artists from three complementary viewpoints.

Rachael Blackburn Cozad, a private dealer and owner of Madison Group Fine Art Appraisals, will discuss long range curatorial and market concerns for artists and estates. Joseph D. Growney, Partner at Lathrop Gage LLP, will discuss the legalities of estates in contrast to wills, trusts, and foundations for artists. And television producer and arts professional Nadine Witkin will speak of her experience safeguarding and promoting the legacy of her father, renowned sculptor Isaac Witkin (1936–2006).

1:00PM – 2:00PM

Mentor Session: Engineering Imagination, bringing large scale sculptures to life
Lens 2, Nelson-Atkins Museum

Speakers: Alireza Lahijanian & Selinda Martinez, Co-founders, Rbhu Engineering

As an artist you have a vision for your work, but how does this vision interplay with all the pieces that bring it into its final stage? Learn about the different factors that go into engineering art and the most efficient ways to implement the design for successful completion. Hear from co-founders of Rbhu about the collaborative process that is necessary to bring safe, permitted sculptures to the public while still maintaining the structures artistic integrity

1:00PM – 2:00PM

ARTSlam Session
Critique Space, KCAI

2:15PM –3:45PM Panel Discussion: Strategies for Sustainable Practice

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Auditorium
Included in registration.

Moderator: Karen McCoy
Panelists: Matthew Burke, Rena Detrixhe, Walis Johnson

Responding to global climate change and current social conditions artists are embedded in city governments, collecting plastics and reusing consumer products, wheeling their art on the streets as they invite interaction and creating low impact works that depend on natural materials or activities such as walking, growing, cooking, and discussion. Artist-teachers are inventing Knowledge Labs and classes with titles like Artists in Conversation with the World, and Social and Sustainable Art Practices, or Ecosphere Studies. The artists on this panel will present examples and discuss their own work, collaborations and the work of other artists who strive to create sustainable practices through a variety of means.
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5:00PM – 7:00PM Sculpture Parks in the Urban Core: What is the Future?
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Auditorium
This event is FREE. RSVP required.

Program Panelists:
Peter Murray, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Brooke Kamin Rapaport, Madison Square Park Conservancy
Gonzalo Casals, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
John Hatfield, Socrates Sculpture Park
Siri Engberg, Walker Art Center
Dan Cameron, Open Spaces Biennial of Visual and Performing Arts
Julián Zugazagoitia, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

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.

The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art will host a reception following the program from 7:00-9:00PM in Rozelle Court. All are invited to attend this casual reception, in honor of the Hall Family Foundation who have graciously funded this program.

Instructions: Transportation will not be provided. This event is FREE and limited seats are available. An RSVP is required to attend this discussion.
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Above: Childrens Fountain, courtesy of Visit KC.



October 27

Friday, October 27

8:00AM - 9:00AM Coffee Hour

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111
9:15AM – 9:30AM Announcements

Auditorium
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111
9:30AM – 11:00AM Panel Discussion: Indigenous Sculptors Respond: Indigenous (hi)Story, Land and "Belonging" in an Era of Anti-Immigration
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Auditorium
Included in registration.

Moderator:
Gerald Clarke
Panelists: Rose B. Simpson, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Holly Wilson

With the rise of American “nativism” and the anti-immigration movement, America and the popular media has ignored the perspective of Native Americans on the subject. From the time of creation to the present, Native peoples have associated cultural knowledge, traditional stories and the connection to the land as essential to the concept of “belonging”. In this panel, Native American sculptors will present their work and speak to how their work embodies this concept of “belonging”.
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11:00AM - 11:15AM BREAK
11:15PM - 12:45PM Keynote Speaker - Willie Cole

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Auditorium
Included in registration.

Click here to learn more about the keynote speaker.
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12:45PM – 2:15PM LUNCH

Boxed lunches will be provided.
1:00PM – 2:00PM Information Session: The International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art
Rockhill Room, Nelson-Atkins Museum

Speakers: Katie Hovencamp & Nikki Moser

Coming to Scranton, PA in May 2018, The International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art will bring together international artists, educators, historians, students, and faculty to discuss the use of cast iron as a contemporary art form. The Conference will engage the theme of Post Industrial Iron, Divergence, Dialog, and New Directions which will offer an opportunity for the International community to come together, share conceptual ideas, discuss process, and view finished projects. Conference workshops, panels, performances, demonstrations, and lectures invite the cultivation of aesthetic and conceptual dialog amongst conference attendees. As 21st century artists, how do we embrace the radical shifts in the contemporary field of sculpture?
1:00PM – 2:00PM Information Session: ISC Chapters
Lens 2, Nelson-Atkins Museum

ISC Chapters are groups of sculptors and sculpture enthusiasts, located in specific geographic areas, who serve as a local voice for the ISC. Chapter groups provide opportunities such as local exhibitions, networking, and sculpture resources for like-minded individuals to engage and collaborate.

         
1:00PM – 2:00PM ARTSlam Session
Critique Space, KCAI
2:15PM - 3:45PM Panel Discussion: Hold It Better, Release It Carefully: Object Lessons on Water and Belonging
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Auditorium
Included in registration.

Moderator: Jennifer Baker
Panelists: Laurencia Strauss, Denis Rodriguez + Leonardo Remor, Amber Hawk Swanson

Four artists consider the contexts of queerness, citizenship, ecology, climate, capitalism, leisure, replication, and salvation in order to examine water within the politics of belonging. Utilizing performance, action, and object-making, each artist offers strategies of engagement that encourage inclusion and dialogue, while offering multiple perspectives on water as substance and belonging as status.
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5:30PM – 9:00PM Shuttles to Crossroads Arts District

Shuttle buses will loop between the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza and the Crossroads Arts District from 5:30PM to 9:00PM.

Bus pickup location:
Mid America Arts Alliance
2018 Baltimore Ave
Kansas City, MO 64108
5:30PM - 9:00PM Gallery Hop in the Crossroads Arts District
Included in registration. Transportation provided.

Catch the bus at the KC Marriott and head over to the Crossroads Arts District! Explore KC’s main arts district and center for the visual arts. Stop into galleries (listed on the map in your tote bag), or grab a bite to eat at one of the great restaurants. There is a lot to explore! Don’t forget to check out the performance at KCAI Crossroads Gallery, happening at 7:30PM.

Some galleries to check out include Belger Arts Center, KCAI Crossroads Gallery, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, and Toddy Weiner Gallery, and much more.

Instructions: Shuttles buses will loop between the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza and the Crossroads Arts District from 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM. The return bus pickup location is the Mid-America Arts Alliance.
Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.
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7:30PM - 8:45PM Long String Instrument Concert
KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice
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
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Above: Missouri Division of Tourism Kansas City Power and Light District via flickr



October 28

Saturday, October 28

8:00AM – 9:00AM Coffee Hour

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
9:00AM - 10:30AM Panel Discussion: Defining Pressure: Examining the State of Objects in Contemporary Making

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Auditorium
Included in registration.

Moderator: Robert Gero
Panelists: Laura Ewing, Michael Rees, Helena Lukasova

This panel will explore the possibility that New Materialism (a body of diverse theories of the agency of matter) offers artists a paradigm of generativity and potentiality that emphasizes experimental material processes expanding beyond mere forming and manipulation of matter. The panel will address what, if any pressures are put on artists when objects and processes are not human-centric, nor about humans developing relations with materials but about how humans as material/objects are entangled and interact with other material/objects.
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10:30AM – 10:45AM Closing Remarks
10:00AM – 4:00PM Iron Casting Workshop at Wickerson Studios
Additional fee applies

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. Cabs will take you from the KC Marriott Country Club Plaza to Wickerson Studios at 10:00AM on October 28th and 12:00PM on October 29th. Cabs will take you back to the hotel on both days 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
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10:45AM - 12:15PM Panel Discussion: Material Poetics
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Auditorium
Included in registration.

Moderator: Arny Nadler
Panelists: Margaux Crump, Alison McNulty, Rafael E. Vera

Four artists discuss their unique material sensibilities and the poetics of substance and matter as it relates to their practice. Working from a range of perspectives and formats, Margaux Crump, Alison McNulty, Arny Nadler, and Rafael E. Vera speak about how they consider the nature and cultural identity of the materials they use and how these characteristics shape both meaning and method. Margaux Crump, an interdisciplinary artist, creates objects, drawing and texts that question and explore desire, intimacy, and the power structures behind cultural constructions of gender and nature. Alison McNulty, a multidisciplinary maker who often works in neglected architectural spaces using mostly overlooked and ordinary reclaimed materials, investigates the intangible value of ubiquitous matter in an effort to shed light on how we make meaning from embodied experiences. Arny Nadler uses both steel and ceramic to explore the predicament of the human form, both its fragility and its dominance, in the environment. Rafael E. Vera utilizes domestic objects and common building materials to expertly choreograph formal relationships for us to ponder the weight, both physically and metaphorically, of our interior, lived-in spaces. Join these panelists for an in-depth conversation about the materiality of sculpture in its many forms.
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12:30PM – 7:00PM Intersect Lawrence
Additional fee applies. Transportation 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.

Lawrence Art Center
940 New Hampshire St
Lawrence, Kansas 66044

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Spencer Museum of Art
1301 Missisippi St
Lawrence, KS 66045

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University of Kansas
1450 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045


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1:00PM - 2:00PM Breakout Session: Sounding Sculptural Space: Long String Instrument Demonstration
KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice

Speakers: Robert Carl, Dwight Frizzell, & Ellen Fullman

Two sculptural aspects of sound will be highlighted in a conversation between Ellen Fullman, Robert Carl and Dwight Frizzell-the material-informed acoustics of tone and overtone, and the cognitive experience of harmonic space. "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. Composer Robert Carl envisions harmonic space as "ladders" in his Infinity Avenue for installation and small ensemble. When transposed to different "fundamentals", these ladders in turn allow for modulation from one to another, using common partials. They can pivot and allow one ladder to morph into another—to infinity. In his "Bridge" project, Frizzell uses spectral tools to filter out noise revealing the structure-shaped harmonic resonances throughout a Missouri River bridge.

KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice
1819 Grand Blvd,
Kansas City, MO 64108
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1:30PM - 6:30PM Tour of West Bottoms
Additional fee applies. Transportation is provided.
Haw Contemporary

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 Schenkelberg 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.
7:00PM - 10:00PM Shuttles to Belger Crane Yard

Shuttle buses will loop between the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza and Belger Crane Yard from 7:00PM-10:00PM.
7:00PM - 10:00PM Closing Reception and Outstanding Student Achievement Awards Ceremony and Exhibition at Belger Crane Yard
Belger Crane Yard
Included in registration. Transportation 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 ISC’s 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 Montana’s 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 Institut. Through their study and discussion on artistic philosophies, Ferguson and Lutzk discovered a genuine creative connection.
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Above: KC Streetcar Grand Opening, courtesy of Visit KC.



October 29

Sunday, October 29

12:00PM – 4:00PM Iron Casting Workshop at Wickerson Studios
Additional fee required.

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 12:00PM. 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.
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12:30PM – 3:00PM Guided Tour of The Overland Park Arboretum & Sculpture Garden
Additional fee required.

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

Wheelchair Accessibility
1:00PM - 4:00PM CNC milling Workshop – Small 1-Part Molds
Workshop Leader: Nathan Neufeld
Transportation is not provided.

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
Wheelchair Accessibility
Above: Jonathan Moreau Community Bookshelf via Flickr





Sponsored by:

Belger Arts Center    Visit KC        
Kansas City Art Institute    Studios IncKanter Family
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


Please indicate if you require any accessibility accommodations by contacting the events department at 609.689.1051 x302 or events@sculpture.org. The International Sculpture Center is committed to ensuring that all events are accessible to all of our patrons.

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