23 No. 6
publication of the International Sculpture Center
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the ISC President and Director
On April 29th, the
International Sculpture Center convened a gala celebration to honor Christo
and Jeanne-Claude with the 2004 Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture
Award. What a night it was.
Speaking before a
group of nearly 200 artists and art lovers, ISC Board member Bruce Beasley
drew tears as he described his first encounter with the magnificent and
meaningful work of the honorees. It was a happy prelude to the forthcoming
installation of The Gates, Project for Central Park, New York City (February
2005) and a successful fundraiser for the ISC. We thank our many members
and guests for supporting this night and contributing to the ISC mission.
This fall, the ISC
heads west to Utah to visit Robert Smithsons Spiral Jetty, in proper
salutation to its re-emergence after all these years. We hope that you
will join our tour and bring your friends. After all, this may be the
most elusive sculpture of our time: some things cant wait. We thank
ISC Board member Josh Kanter and the Salt Lake Art Center for their vision
in making this project possible.
An ISC conference
in New Orleans follows (October 2931, 2004), featuring Antony Gormley
as our keynote speaker and an exciting array of programs and events that
celebrate the unique flavor of the Big Easy. Please come. You can attend
the symposium, meet with like-minded colleagues, and attend our fall gala
to honor New Orleans art patrons Sydney and Walda Besthoff. Many thanks
to ISC Board member Lin Emery for organizing this conference, along with
our indefatigable Associate Director, Mary Catherine Johnson.
Next, its on
to Cincinnati (June 911, 2005), where ISC Board members Mike Johnson
and Pat Renick are putting together an outstanding program for the 20th
International Sculpture Conference. Please save the dateswere
expecting over 1,200 people.
And what else are
we up toaside from recognizing important artists and putting together
compelling events? Lots. If youre a sculptor in need of a home page,
we invite you to host your portfolio on the ISC Web site. Its as
easy as <www.sculpture.org/yourname>. This is a fantastic opportunity,
but its exclusively for ISC members. Join today and make it happen.
If networking in
real time is your passion, we invite you or your local sculptors group
to work with us to develop models for affiliation, association, or sponsorship
with the ISC. Members have told us that this is important, and we agree.
Its on our minds and on our desks.
Were looking at contract guides, copyright and trademark resources,
materials on freedom of expression, rights of privacy, rights of publicity,
zoning questions, insurance questions, art handling, shipping, commissions,
exhibitions, tax questions, estate planning, private collections, and
more. Are these things important to you? We think they might be. Look
for more information here as the ISC begins to address topics like these.
In the meantime, if you have something on your mind, we hope you will
let us know.
ISC President and Director
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