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Above: Photo courtesy of Scottsdale Public Art. Knight Rise by James Turrell. Photo by Sean Deckert.

Sponsored in part by: Artlink, Inc, ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts (Sponsored by the ASU Art Museum and School of Art), Bentley Gallery, Bollinger Atelier, City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, David & Gladys Wright House Foundation, Digital Atelier, Downtown Phoenix, Inc., Phoenix Art Museum, Scottsdale Public Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Conference participants will have numerous optional activities
to choose from:
NOV 3 | NOV 4 | NOV 5 | NOV 6 | NOV 7 | NOV 8
Neon Workshop

Hands-On Neon Workshop

Tuesday, November 3
Hands-On Neon Workshop
SOLD OUT
9:00AM – 3:00PM
Cost: $110 per person
Transportation not provided

Arizona State University, Art Building- Room #132
950 S. Forest Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

Workshop Leader: James White

This Hands-On Neon Workshop is a one-day workshop where each artist may produce a neon fabrication. It includes an introductory lecture and demonstration, and time to produce at least one lighted neon unit, plus glass tubing, transformer, electrodes, neon gas, and processing.

Instructions: Transportation is not provided. The workshop meets at Arizona State University, Art Building, Room #132. Closed toe shoes and fire-resistant clothing are required, cotton preferred (no synthetics).

To travel by taxi, visit the Travel page for resources on taxi companies. Expect approximately a 30 minute trip. To travel by Light Rail, take the Light Rail East From the Hyatt Regency at the 3rd Street/Jefferson Light Rail Station to Sycamore/Main towards Veterans Way / College Light Rail Station, Stop #10022 (at Arizona State University). The Art Building is a short walk from the Light Rail Station. Expect a total travel time of 60 minutes.

Image courtesy of James White



Sunset Cowboy Dinner

Sunset Horse Trail Ride and Cowboy Dinner

Tuesday, November 3
An Evening in Painted Deserts: Sunset Horse Trail Ride and Cowboy Dinner on South Mountain
SOLD OUT
2:45PM- 9:30PM
Cost: $100 per person
Includes transportation, trail ride, cowboy dinner, and visit to Kevin Berry’s Studio.

Start the conference off with an authentic cowboy experience. First, travel to South Mountain Studios to get a behind-the-scenes look at local sculptor Kevin Berry’s practice. Then, hop back on the bus to Ponderosa Stables, where you’ll see Berry’s public art piece Ponderosa Stables before heading off on a 70 minute trail ride with breathtaking, panoramic views into the Sonoran Desert. You’ll land at T-Bone Steakhouse, South Phoenix's most authentic Western restaurant attracting cowboys and ranchers since the 1940's. The hour long ride down the mountain will whet your appetite for a delicious dinner cooked over a mesquite grill. The return ride brings you back through the mountains after dark where you'll be dazzled by the beautiful view of the valley lights and the desert at night. This is sure to be a memorable evening in the Valley of the Sun.

Instructions: Tour meets in the Hyatt Regency Lobby at 2:45PM. Long pants and hard, closed-toe shoes are required for this activity. A light jacket or sweater is recommended. Wagon rides are available for those who do not wish to travel on horse. Advanced notice is required.

In the event of rain, this event will be cancelled and a refund will be returned.

L: View of Phoenix from South Mountain by Jim Stewart via flickr.com. R: Photo courtesy of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture. Kevin Berry and Jason Harrington (e group), Gate at Ponderosa Stables, Phoenix, AZ.




Phoenix Walking Tour

Phoenix Public Art Walking Tour

Tuesday, November 3
Phoenix Public Art Walking Tour
SOLD OUT
5:45PM-7:00PM
Cost: $10
Walking tour. Transportation is not provided.

Led by staff from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, this tour invites participants to learn more about the many significant works of art throughout Downtown Phoenix. The tour will begin at the Hyatt and take participants through Taylor Street Mall and Civic Space Park to see works by Paul Deeb, Jack Mackie and Janet Echelman. Walking back through downtown the tour will stop in the Convention Center to experience pieces by Louise Bourgeouis, Tom Otterness, Isaiah Zagar and many others.

Instructions: Tour meets in the Hyatt Regency Lobby at 5:45PM. This activity is a walking tour. Comfortable walking shoes and bottled water are recommended.


Wheelchair Accessibility
Available upon request:
Audio DescriptionSign Language Interpretation

Janet Echelman, Her Secret is Patience, 2009. Painted galvanized steel, changing sets of recyclable, high-tenacity polyester braided twine netting, and colored lighting, 154 x 353 x 289 ft. Work installed at Civic Space Park, Phoenix, AZ.

Clay Sculpture Workshop with Unique Large Diameter Extrusion

Clay Sculpture Workshop | Unique Large Diameter Extrusion

Wednesday, November 4
Clay Sculpture Workshop | Unique Large Diameter Extrusion
9:00AM-4:30PM
Cost: $75
Transportation provided. Includes Smoke BBQ Lunch from 12-1pm.

Please join us for a once in a life time opportunity to carve and glaze large diameter clay cylindrical extrusions. Mission Clay’s Art & Industry program has been facilitating collaboration between artists and its industrial process for over 30 years. Work with clay extrusions and explore surface as you have never experienced before as you carve and glaze three dimensional forms over 6’ tall, weighing up to one ton. Tools, glazes and experienced ceramic sculptors will assist and aid you to reach a level of scale in clay that very few artists have ever had the opportunity to explore.

Instructions: Transportation is provided. Tour meets in the Hyatt Regency Lobby at 9:00AM. If you are traveling by car, thirty minutes should be allowed for travel. The workshop fee includes a Smoked BBQ lunch from 12:00PM-1:00PM.

If travelling by car, the address is: 4850 West Buckeye Road, Phoenix, AZ 85043.

Closed toe shoes and comfortable clothing for a factory environment are required.

Wheelchair Accessibility
Photo provided by Mission Clay Art & Industry




Cattle Track Arts Compound Studio Tour

Cattle Track Art Compound Studio Tour

Wednesday, November 4
Cattle Track Art Compound Studio Tour
SOLD OUT
9:15AM-12:30PM
Cost: $35
Transportation provided.

Tucked away in an authentic adobe compound dating back to the 1930s, Cattle Track Art Compound is a facility with over thirty artist studios. Here, artists including Fritz Scholder, Philip Curtis, and Louise Nevelson have lived and worked amidst the preserved desert landscape lining the Arizona Canal. You’ll get a tour of this inspiring sanctuary, learn about its rich history, and meet many of the artists in their studios whose disciplines include sculpture, painting, performance, and more.

Instructions: Tour meets in the Hyatt Regency Lobby at 9:15AM.

Photo by ISC Events Department




3D Body Scanning

3D Body Scanning and Prototyping Workshop

Wednesday, November 4
3D Body Scanning and Prototyping Workshop
SOLD OUT
10:00AM – 5:00PM
Cost: $60
Transportation not provided.

Arizona State University, Art Warehouse, Room #138
851 S. Myrtle Ave., Tempe, AZ 85287.

Workshop Leader: Dan Collins

Additive and subtractive processes at a range of scales are being used in a variety of disciplines to produce tangible prototypes and sculptures with increasingly varied functional and material properties—from electronic circuits at nanometer scales, to biological substrates, to high-density tooling, to architecturally-scaled structures and functional firearms. All of these new tools and “outputs” are of interest to the “digital sculptor.” Our ISC demo will provide a window and entrée into these recent advances in 3D scanning and printing and their impact on fine art practice.

We invite conference attendees to experience first-hand 3D scanning technologies and 3D printing. We will be working with two different data capture systems—a NextEngine face scanner that utilizes photostereogrammetry and a DIY infrared system based on low cost IR gaming sensors (Kinect/PrimeSense). 3D printing will be demonstrated side by side with scanning using FDM, powder-based, and DIY printers. Cost of the workshop includes materials for a small take-away sculpture derived from the 3D scanning component.

Instructions:Transportation not provided. Workshop meets at 10:00AM at Arizona State University, Art Warehouse, Room #138, 851 S. Myrtle Ave., Tempe, AZ 85287.

To travel by taxi, visit the Travel page for resources on taxi companies. Expect approximately a 30 minute trip. To travel by Light Rail, take the Light Rail East from the Hyatt Regency at the 3rd Street/Jefferson Light Rail Station towards Veterans Way / College Light Rail Station, Stop #10022 (at Arizona State University). The Art Warehouse is a short walk (about .5 miles, 11 minutes walking) from the Light Rail Station. Expect a total travel time of 60 minutes.

Photo of 3D body scanner developed by Dan Collins and his students at SIGGRAPH 2013




Paolo Soleri's Cosanti

Trip to Paolo Soleri’s Cosanti

Wednesday, November 4
Trip to Paolo Soleri’s Cosanti
10:15AM- 1:00PM
Cost: $45
Transportation provided

Welcome to Cosanti in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The word “Cosanti” comes from two Italian terms: “Cosa” and “Anti,” which together mean, literally, “Before (or Against) Things.” Here at the residence and sculpture studios of the late Paolo Soleri and his staff, architecture has come before everything else, and indeed, it is the architecture of this place that makes things possible here. Choosing the idea that Cosanti means “Against Things” leads to an understanding of Soleri’s anti-materialist stance: the ideas generated here have helped to develop a lean and frugal methodology for approaching life on earth and the designs of cities that would support that attitude and that life. Soleri (later joined by his students) began work on the experimental buildings of Cosanti in the mid 1950’s. Designated as an Arizona Historic Site, Cosanti presents a unique bio-climatic architectural environment. Join us for a guided tour of Cosanti, which includes imaginative design elements reflecting Soleri’s innovative construction techniques.

Instructions: Tour meets at 10:15AM in the Hyatt Regency Lobby. Transportation is provided.
Wheelchair Accessibility
Cosanti via flickr by leesean



Taliesin West Insights Tour

Taliesin West Insights Tour

Wednesday, November 4
Taliesin West Insights Tour
SOLD OUT
1:45PM-4:30PM
Cost: $50
Transportation provided

Frank Lloyd Wright began building the desert masterpiece Taliesin West in 1937 as his personal winter home, studio, and architectural campus located in the beautiful Sonoran desert in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains. You'll be drawn closer into the world of Frank Lloyd Wright on this tour, which includes the Wrights' living quarters, the gracious Taliesin West living room known as the “Garden Room”, the Cabaret Theater, Music Pavilion, Seminar Theater, and Wright's private office. All of these spaces are linked by dramatic terraces, gardens and walkways overlooking the desert. See how the site itself amplifies the desert's beauty.

Instructions: Tour meets in the Hyatt Regency Lobby at 1:45PM. Bus will leave promptly at 2:00PM.
Advanced notice required:
Audio DescriptionWheelchair AccessibilityMore Info
Photo: Taliesin West at Sunset via flickr.com by Greg Burkett.




Phoenix Public Art Walking Tour

Phoenix Public Art Walking Tour

Wednesday, November 4
Phoenix Public Art Walking Tour
SOLD OUT
2:45PM-4:00PM
Cost: $10
Walking Tour. Transportation is not provided.

Led by staff from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, this tour invites participants to learn more about the many significant works of art throughout Downtown Phoenix. The tour will begin at the Hyatt and take participants through Taylor Street Mall and Civic Space Park to see works by Paul Deeb, Jack Mackie and Janet Echelman. Walking back through downtown the tour will stop in the Convention Center to experience pieces by Louise Bourgeouis, Tom Otterness, Isaiah Zagar and many others.

Instructions: Tour meets in the Hyatt Regency Lobby at 2:45PM. This activity is a walking tour. Comfortable walking shoes and bottled water are recommended.

Janet Echelman, Her Secret is Patience, 2009. Painted galvanized steel, changing sets of recyclable, high-tenacity polyester braided twine netting, and colored lighting, 154 x 353 x 289 ft. Work installed at Civic Space Park, Phoenix, AZ.

Wheelchair Accessibility
Available upon request:
Audio DescriptionSign Language Interpretation



Opening Reception

Opening Reception & littleSCULPTURE Show

Wednesday, November 4
Opening Reception & littleSCULPTURE Show
7:00PM-9:00PM
Cost: Included
Transportation provided

Kick off the conference at the Opening Reception & littleSCULPTURE Show at Bentley Gallery. 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. While you’re at the reception, make sure you visit the six open studios at Bentley Projects, including the studios of Chris Raypole, Zach Saucedo, Katharine Simpson, IdaKatherine Graver, John Dowd, Craig Randich, and Jesse Paulk .

Light hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served.

This evening is sponsored by Bentley Gallery.

Shuttles will loop between Bentley Gallery and Hyatt Regency from 6:30PM-9:30PM.
Wheelchair Accessibility

Photo courtesy of Bentley Gallery. Installation view of Dominique Blain’s Missa (foreground) and Village.





Skyspace: Air Apparent

Sunrise Show of James Turrell’s Skyspace: Air Apparent

Thursday, November 5
Sunrise Show of James Turrell’s Skyspace: Air Apparent at Arizona State University
5:15AM- 7:30AM
Cost: $30
Transportation provided

Surrounded by three of “the most sophisticated science facilities on earth” located at the ASU Campus in Tempe lies James Turrell’s Skyspace: Air Apparent. As with all of Turrell's investigations into light and perception, his ASU Skyspace is unique in its architectural manifestation, rootedness to place, and nuance of materiality, detail and character. Working with Turrell to complement the perceptual experience of the phenomenon of light, this Skyspace strives to be a minimalist background to the art and the idea. Join us at dawn for this one-of-a-kind experience, where you will discover the Skyspace: Air Apparent amid a breathtaking desert sunrise.

Want to experience the Skyspace: Knight Rise at SMoCA? A sunset tour is being offered on Friday, November 6th in the evening. Space is limited.

Instructions: Tour meets at 5:15AM in the Hyatt Regency Lobby.

Photo courtesy of Arizona State University. James Turrell’s Skyspace: Air Apparent. Photo by John Meredith.




Skyspace: Kight Rise

Sunrise Show of James Turrell’s Skyspace: Knight Rise

Thursday, November 5
Sunrise Show of James Turrell’s Skyspace at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
5:15AM- 7:30AM
Cost: $30
Transportation provided

James Turrell’s Skyspace, Knight Rise, is located in the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s outdoor Nancy and Art Schwalm Sculpture Courtyard. Encircled internally with a concrete bench, Knight Rise invites visitors to observe the sky through an elliptical opening in the ceiling. The sharp edges of that opening create the illusion that the sky, rather than hovering above, is descending upon the space. Simultaneously, lights embedded in the walls just above the bench subtly shift one’s perception of the sky’s color. This effect is most dramatic at sunrise and sunset, when the framed sky appears as a tangible, solid substance of pure color. Join us at dawn for this one-of-a-kind experience, where you will discover Knight Rise amid a breathtaking desert sunrise.

Want to experience the Skyspace: Air Apparent in Tempe? Another sunrise show will be offered on Friday, November 6th in the morning. Space is limited.

Instructions: Tour meets at 5:15AM in the Hyatt Regency Lobby.
Wheelchair Accessibility

Photo courtesy of Scottsdale Public Art. Knight Rise by James Turrell. Photo by Sean Deckert




Gallery Hop

Evening Gallery and Studio Hop

Thursday, November 5
Gallery and Studio Hop at Grant Street Studios, Roosevelt Row, and Grand Avenue
6:00PM-10:00PM
Cost: Included
Transportation provided

Get ready for a jam packed evening! First, stop by the Step Gallery located within Grant Street Studios to attend the opening of the 2014 ISC Outstanding Student Achievement Exhibition. Check out the open studios of ASU’s graduate students in Grant Street Studios and congratulate Mary Bates Neubauer, who will be recognized on this special night as the winner of the ISC’s 2015 Educator Award.

Then, hop back on the trolley and get an exclusive preview of the Bruce Munro exhibition at Lisa Sette Gallery before checking out the unique galleries, studios, shops, and eateries on Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue, Phoenix’s hottest arts districts. For more information on both districts, click here and here.

Trolleys will loop from 5:30PM-10:30PM. Stops include:
  • Hyatt Regency Phoenix
  • Step Gallery at Grant Street Studios
  • Lisa Sette Gallery
  • Roosevelt Row
  • Grand Avenue
This evening was made possible by Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Artlink, Inc., Downtown Phoenix, Inc and Lisa Sette Gallery.

More InfoPlease 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.

Photo of Phoenix First Fridays, courtesy of the Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau.




Skyspace Air Apparent

Sunrise Show of James Turrell’s Skyspace: Air Apparent

Friday, November 6
Sunrise Show of James Turrell’s Skyspace: Air Apparent at Arizona State University
5:15AM- 7:30AM
Cost: $30
Transportation provided

Surrounded by three of “the most sophisticated science facilities on earth” located at the ASU Campus in Tempe lies James Turrell’s Skyspace: Air Apparent. As with all of Turrell's investigations into light and perception, his ASU Skyspace is unique in its architectural manifestation, rootedness to place, and nuance of materiality, detail and character. Working with Turrell to complement the perceptual experience of the phenomenon of light, this Skyspace strives to be a minimalist background to the art and the idea. Join us at dawn for this one-of-a-kind experience, where you will discover the Skyspace: Air Apparent amid a breathtaking desert sunrise.

Want to experience the Skyspace: Knight Rise at SMoCA? A sunset tour is being offered on Friday, November 6th in the evening. Space is limited.

Instructions: Tour meets at 5:15AM in the Hyatt Regency Lobby.

Photo courtesy of Arizona State University. James Turrell’s Skyspace: Air Apparent. Photo by John Meredith.




Women Walking

Desire Lines: Women Walking as Making

Friday, November 6
Desire Lines: Women Walking as Making
SOLD OUT
2:00PM-5:00PM
Cost: $10
Walking tour. Transportation not provided.

"Making is powerful. I learned this while watching my grandmother take a line of yarn and loop it up and around a needle, then pull it through another loop, and another loop, and then loop after loop to make, in time, a sweater, which not only made me feel beautiful, but also kept me warm. Later, when I was just entering high school and at a summer camp, I was given the choice to go on a directional hike with one camp leader or, with a different camp leader, to hike nondirectionally—to hike to “nowhere.” I didn’t realize then that this was as much a philosophical question as a practical choice. One hike would hurry us along a path. On the other we would wander the side paths, follow wherever our attentions might lead, perhaps never arriving, yet taking the chance or opening the possibility of finding something wholly unexpected and wondrous along our way. Making can be nondirectional—if you let it."
- Ann Hamilton, Artforum, January 2014

Join Angela Ellsworth, Adriene Jenik, and Heather Lineberry on a participatory walk from the Museum of Walking to artist Jody Pinto’s Papago Park City Boundary Project. When you arrive, share observations of the group walk and information about women artists who have used walking as a means to create political, poetic, and environmental works. Some of the artist discussed may include Eve Mosher, Mona Hatoum, Julianne Swartz, Sophie Calle, Kim Abeles, Ingrid Pollard, Janine Antoni, Janet Cardiff, and Jen Southern, and Jen Hamilton.

All are invited to participate in this activity. A light snack and a bottle of water will be provided.

Instructions: Tour meets in the lobby of Old Main at Arizona State University. This walk is 2-3 hours long. A wide-brimmed hat, durable walking shoes, sunscreen, and additional bottled water are recommended.

Photo courtesy of Angela Ellsworth, from The Museum of Walking




Skyspace Knight Rise

Sunset Show of James Turrell’s Skyspace: Knight Rise

Friday, November 6
Sunset Show of James Turrell’s Skyspace, Knight Rise, at SMoCA
SOLD OUT
4:45PM- 6:30PM
Cost: $30
Transportation provided.

James Turrell’s Skyspace, Knight Rise, is located in the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s outdoor Nancy and Art Schwalm Sculpture Courtyard. Encircled internally with a concrete bench, Knight Rise invites visitors to observe the sky through an elliptical opening in the ceiling. The sharp edges of that opening create the illusion that the sky, rather than hovering above, is descending upon the space. Simultaneously, lights embedded in the walls just above the bench subtly shift one’s perception of the sky’s color. This effect is most dramatic at sunrise and sunset, when the framed sky appears as a tangible, solid substance of pure color. Join us at twilight for this one-of-a-kind experience, where you will discover Knight Rise amid a breathtaking desert sunset.

Instructions: Transportation is provided. Tour meets at 4:45PM in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. This activity will end at 6:30pm at SMoCA and will run directly into conference Evening Mixers at SMoCA and Bollinger Atelier. Shuttle buses will be available to Bollinger Atelier and back to the Hyatt Regency Phoenix from 7:30pm-10:00pm.
Wheelchair Accessibility

Photo courtesy of Scottsdale Public Art. Knight Rise by James Turrell. Photo by Sean Deckert




Evening Mixer

Evening Mixers at SMoCA & Bollinger Atelier

Friday, November 6
Evening Mixers at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Bollinger Atelier
7:00PM-10:00PM
Cost: Included
Transportation provided

Join us in Scottsdale and Tempe for mixers at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Bollinger Atelier. Start at SMoCA situated on Scottsdale’s twenty-one acre downtown park with light nibbles and docent tours of the museum. Check out the public art on the campus, and then hop back on the bus to Bollinger Atelier, a Tempe art foundry with works of art on view. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Shuttles will loop from 6:30PM-10:30PM between Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and Bollinger Atelier

This evening is presented jointly by Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and Bollinger Atelier.

Both locations:
Wheelchair Accessibility

L: Photo courtesy of Bollinger Atelier. R: Photo courtesy of Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Ribs by Jenny Holzer. Photo by Chris Loomis Photography.



Scottsdale Public Art Walking Tour

Scottsdale Public Art Walking Tour


Saturday, November 6
Scottsdale Public Art Walking Tour
SOLD OUT
7:30PM- 8:30PM
Cost: $10
Transportation is not provided

Enjoy an evening walking tour of permanent and temporary public art in downtown Scottsdale with Donna Isaac, Director of Scottsdale Public Art, an award-winning organization currently celebrating its 30th anniversary. The tour begins in the Civic Center area with artworks such as the immersive Turrell skyspace and ends at the Scottsdale Waterfront with BLOOMS, an illuminating new installation by British artist Bruce Munro. Learn more about public art works on this behind-the-scenes experience here.

This activity is a walking tour. Comfortable walking shoes and bottled water are recommended.

Above: Photo courtesy of Scottsdale Public Art. Goldwater Bell Assembly at Soleri Bridge and Plaza, by Paolo Soleri. Photo by Bill Timmerman.

Advanced notice required:
Wheelchair AccessibilityMore Info


Artist Tour

Artist Studio Tours

Saturday, November 7
Artist Studio Tours
SOLD OUT
1:45PM-5:00PM
Cost: $25 per person
Transportation provided.

Get an inside look at the studios of local artists working in disciplines including sculpture, installation, painting, and drawing.

Neha Vedpathak

Neha Vedpathak

Space is the most important aspect of my work. This space and minimal forms exist in blended harmony, which are receptive and breathing. Subtlety is another key aspect of my work. For me the unsaid says the most, making each expression imperative. I work using different materials like acrylic polymer, plexiglass, handmade paper, mirror and natural substances like turmeric, flowers, leaves and clay. I endeavor to manipulate these media to explore a number of visual possibilities in the realms of subtlety and minimalism. Using indigenous methods I am addressing contemporary spaces. I am interested in how these objects respond to change in light, space, season and time. Learn more here.


Kristin Bauer


Kristin Bauer

I am influenced and inspired by the nature of how humanity derives meaning when presented with the combination or repetition of word and image. Our culture is highly visual, and rises and falls with the crests and waves of marketing and propaganda. I draw heavily from my background in studies of Cognition, Psychology and Therapy Practices and my related interests in Social Influence Theory and propaganda, as well as my love of poetry, literature and the visual language of film. The work I create often includes painted cubic sculptures, multi-panel paintings and text based installations. Learn more here.



Emmett Potter
Emmett Potter

My artwork is informed by and oftentimes constructed with appropriated mid 20th century comic graphics, advertisements, found objects and photography. I view my works as handmade ready-mades, as the process by which I adapt and collage pop culture icons and Jungian archetypes or sculptural objects evokes and awakens Western cultural icons that are already embedded into us. Through this methodology I engage my fascination with commercial memorabilia and use it to create a cyclical pseudo-mirror that reflects back to us that which we are already programmed to know. Specifically in my paintings, large blocks of candy colors replace details of characterization and scenes that are so familiar the identity and narrative specifics are irrelevant. The generalization of the imagery becomes a tableau for viewers’ interjection. Learn more here.

John Randall Nelson
John Randall Nelson

My wood sculptures are obtuse images more or less recognizable as articulated dolls. They evoke the work of “folk,” or outsider artists, but they are also subtle, with faint traces of text and decorous patterns. Things that might not make any literal sense but which play on subconscious associations.

Simple and iconographic, they may be childlike but they’re not innocent. They are packed with a complexity regarding the processes of expression and the psychic undertow that results from the use of words and symbols. Language implies knowledge and innocence ebbs when symbolism flows. Learn more about John Randall Nelson here.


Instructions: Tour meets at 1:45pm in the Hyatt Regency Lobby.

Photo from a Studio Tour at the 24th International Sculpture Conference in New Orleans, 2014. Photo by Charles Stinson.



Taliesin West

Taliesin West: Special Insights Tour & Desert Shelters Tour

Saturday, November 7
Taliesin West- Special Insights Tour AND Desert Shelters Tour
SOLD OUT
1:45PM-6:00PM
Cost: $100
Transportation provided

This two part tour includes a 90 minute session in Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s desert masterpiece built in 1937 as his personal winter home, studio, and architectural campus located in the beautiful Sonoran desert in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains. You'll be drawn closer into the world of Frank Lloyd Wright on this tour, which includes the Wrights' living quarters, the gracious Taliesin West living room known as the “Garden Room”, the Cabaret Theater, Music Pavilion, Seminar Theater, and Wright's private office. All of these spaces are linked by dramatic terraces, gardens, and walkways overlooking the desert.

Next, check out the architectural school of today with a Desert Shelters Tour. Students in the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture lead dynamic desert tours of their student shelter housing which have been called, "the coolest dorms in the world." Tour guests will learn about the innovative shelter program at Taliesin West, a tradition that has existed since Frank Lloyd Wright first slept under the stars in a simple canvas shelter on the grounds that would become Taliesin West.

Instructions: Tours meet in the Hyatt Regency Lobby at 1:45PM. Sturdy walking shoes and bottled water are recommended for this activity, which will include a walk into the desert.

Advanced notice required:
Audio DescriptionWheelchair AccessibilityMore Info

L: Taliesin West at Sunset via flickr.com by Greg Burkett; R: Desert Shelter via flickr.com by Nicolas Boullosa.



Artist and Maker

Artist & Maker – How Digital Moves to Analog

Saturday, November 7
Workshop: Artist & Maker – How Digital Moves to Analog
SOLD OUT
2:00PM- 5:15PM
Cost: $30 per person
Transportation provided

Workshop Leaders: Tom Bollinger, Donna Isaac, Mary Neubauer

The focus of this workshop will include case studies for discussion with a view of addressing materials and translation of design from digital to analog. At this workshop, you will have an opportunity to see some real work at the Bollinger Atelier. Established, mid-career, and emerging artists will be part of this session, and will cover the range of issues and problem solving involved as public artists working with fabricators and other designers.

Instructions: Workshop meets at 2:00PM in the Hyatt Regency Lobby. If you are traveling by car, allow thirty minutes for travel to 227 S Rockford Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281.

Wheelchair Accessibility

Photo courtesy of Mary Neubauer

Paolo Soleri's Cosanti

Trip to Paolo Soleri’s Cosanti

Saturday, November 7
Trip to Paolo Soleri’s Cosanti
2:15PM- 5:00PM
Cost: $45
Transportation provided

Welcome to Cosanti in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The word “Cosanti” comes from two Italian terms: “Cosa” and “Anti,” which together mean, literally, “Before (or Against) Things.” Here at the residence and sculpture studios of the late Paolo Soleri and his staff, architecture has come before everything else, and indeed, it is the architecture of this place that makes things possible here. Choosing the idea that Cosanti means “Against Things” leads to an understanding of Soleri’s anti-materialist stance: the ideas generated here have helped to develop a lean and frugal methodology for approaching life on earth and the designs of cities that would support that attitude and that life. Soleri (later joined by his students) began work on the experimental buildings of Cosanti in the mid 1950’s. Designated as an Arizona Historic Site, Cosanti presents a unique bio-climatic architectural environment. Join us for a guided tour of Cosanti, which includes imaginative design elements reflecting Soleri’s innovative construction techniques.

Instructions: Tour meets at 2:15PM in the Hyatt Regency Lobby. Transportation is provided.

Wheelchair Accessibility

Cosanti via flickr by leesean

Art & Industry Plant Tour

Art & Industry Plant Tour

Saturday, November 7
Art & Industry Plant Tour
CANCELED
2:15PM- 5:00PM
Cost: $30 per person
Transportation provided

Join Mission Clay at their Phoenix clay pipe industrial facility that can fire 300 tons of clay in a 60’ diameter kiln. Here, you will view clay extrusion of large diameter pipe from their ceiling extruder weighing up to one ton each piece, and get an inside understanding of the Mission Clay Art & Industry Program, that has been developed over 30 years. Mission Clay Art & Industry manufactures 20,000 tons of clay pipes a year and shares their facility with renowned ceramic artists throughout the country.

Instructions: Tour meets in the Hyatt Regency Lobby at 2:15pm. If you are traveling by car, allow thirty minutes for travel to 4850 West Buckeye Road, Phoenix AZ 85043

Closed toe shoes and comfortable clothing for a factory environment are required.

Wheelchair Accessibility
Photo provided by Mission Clay Art & Industry


Closing Reception

Closing Reception at the David and Gladys Wright House

Saturday, November 7
Closing Reception at the David and Gladys Wright House
7:00PM-9:00PM
Cost: Included
Transportation provided

Say “so long” at the Closing Reception at the David and Gladys Wright House. In 1950, Frank Lloyd Wright designed a home for his son David and daughter-in-law Gladys on 10 acres in the middle of citrus groves at the base of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona. Completed in 1952, the David Wright House is one of three spiral designs realized by Mr. Wright and the precursor to the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The house is regarded as Mr. Wright’s last residential masterpiece. Learn more about the David and Gladys Wright House here.

This evening is sponsored by the David & Gladys Wright House Foundation.

Shuttles will loop from the Hyatt Regency to the David and Gladys Wright House from 6:30PM-9:30PM.
Wheelchair Accessibility

David and Gladys Wright House, Photo by ISC Events Department.



Cowboy Dinner

Horse Trail Ride and Cowboy Breakfast on South Mountain

Sunday, November 8
Horse Trail Ride and Cowboy Breakfast on South Mountain
SOLD OUT
8:30AM-1:00PM
Cost: $60 per person
Includes transportation, trail ride, cowboy breakfast, and visit to Kevin Berry’s Studio.

Join us for an authentic cowboy breakfast with some art to boot. First, hop on the bus to Ponderosa Stables, where you’ll see artist Kevin Berry’s public art piece Ponderosa Stables before heading off on a one-hour morning trail ride with breathtaking, panoramic views into the Sonoran Desert. Once you’re back, you’ll be greeted by an authentic cowboy breakfast including hotcakes, eggs, bacon, orange juice, and cowboy coffee. Finally, the bus will take you to South Mountain Studios where you will get a behind-the-scenes look at local sculptor Kevin Berry’s practice.

Instructions: Tour meets in the Hyatt Regency Lobby at 8:30AM. Long pants and hard, closed-toe shoes are required for this activity. A light jacket or sweater is recommended. Wagon rides are available for those who do not wish to travel on horse. Advanced notice is required.

In the event of rain, this event will be cancelled and a refund will be returned.

L: South Mountain Sunrise by ANDR3W A via flickr. R: Photo courtesy of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture. Kevin Berry and Jason Harrington (e group), Gate at Ponderosa Stables, Phoenix, AZ.



Arduino Drawing Machine

Arduino Controlled Drawing Machine Workshop

Sunday, November 8
Arduino Controlled Drawing Machine Workshop
SOLD OUT
10:00AM-4:00PM
Cost: $35
Transportation is not provided

Arizona State University, AA Building, Room #301
950 S. Forest Mall, Temper AZ, 85281

Workshop Leader: Eric Burnvand, Hilary Harp, Paul Stout

Based on a workshop offered by Paul Stout at the Siggraph Studio for the past two years, this workshop will challenge participants to create simple motorized mechanisms that make marks on paper. Participants will be introduced to the use of Arduino micro-controllers to control motors, and respond to data from connected sensors. Arduino micro-controllers are inexpensive, open-source mini-computers with an ever-growing community of artist-users. A wide array of "shields" exist to extend the Arduino for use with sound, media, motors, and sensors. This workshop will introduce the Arduino programming environment in an exciting and immediately rewarding format. As an extension to previous workshops, we will also connect the micro controllers to the web via a wifi shield, allowing for remote control of the drawing machines or "drawing" directly from web-based data.

Instructions: Workshop meets at 10:00AM at Arizona State University, Art Building, Room #301, 950 S. Forest Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281.

To travel by taxi, visit the Travel page for resources on taxi companies. Expect approximately a 30 minute trip. To travel by Light Rail, take the Light Rail East from the Hyatt Regency at the 3rd Street/Jefferson Light Rail Station to Sycamore/Main towards Veterans Way / College Light Rail Station, Stop #10022 (at Arizona State University). The Art Building is a short walk from the Light Rail Station. Expect a total travel time of 60 minutes.

Image via http://s2014.siggraph.org/countdown/7



Textile Workshop

Textile Construction and Structures Workshop

Sunday, November 8
Textile Construction and Structures Workshop
10:00AM-4:00PM
Cost: $85
Transportation is not provided

Arizona State University Art Warehouse, Room #114
851 S Myrtle Ave, Tempe, AZ 85287

Workshop Leader: Erika Hanson

A series of interconnected loops; interlacing perpendicular units; lines joined by a knot. This workshop led by Erika Hanson will explore the nuanced three-dimensional quality of textiles. The fundamental definitions of weaving, knitting and knotting will be covered along with exercises in working with techniques in non-traditional ways.

To travel by taxi, visit the Travel page for resources on taxi companies. Expect approximately a 30 minute trip. To travel by light rail, take the Light Rail East from the Hyatt Regency at the 3rd Street/Jefferson Light Rail Station to Sycamore/Main towards Veterans Way / College Light Rail Station, Stop #10022 (at Arizona State University). The Art Warehouse is a short walk from the Light Rail Station. Expect a total travel time of 60 minutes
Wheelchair Accessibility

Photo courtesy of Erika Hanson.





Sponsored by:
 
Phoenix Art Museum
        
   


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.