International Sculpture Center


The International Sculpture Center Presents

“I have to take a moment to echo all the wonderful positive comments
about ISConnects... The panel did a great job of explaining and sharing
their experience in public art. On the whole one of the best ISC events,
as it was right on target for artist[s] - like us.” — ISConnects Attendee, 2011

Supported in part by
Johnson Art and Education Foundation
This program is made possible in part by funds from 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.
ISConnects is an exciting collaborative effort between the International Sculpture Center and other world-renowned organizations. Launched in 2011, ISConnects explores the unique perspectives on sculpture in the contemporary art world. Together, the ISC and its partner organizations offer intimate and accessible programming that addresses cutting-edge, timely trends in sculpture through lively and insightful discourse.

Each ISConnects program features presenters that include emerging and established artists, journalists and authors, academics and arts administrators, ISC Award winners and many other individuals with unique viewpoints on sculpture.

Programming includes special access to traveling exhibitions, conversations with artists, panel discussions and much more. Each event is different from the next! Can’t attend an event? You can watch for free, here, on the ISConnects website.

To be updated on 2015 ISConnects events, sign up for the ISConnects email list here.

The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Rd,
Ewing Township, NJ 08618
Friday, February 13, 2015
Sculpture and Happiness
Cost: FREE

The International Sculpture Center in collaboration with The College of New Jersey will present ISConnects: Sculpture and Happiness on February 13, 2015 from 12:30-1:30PM at The College of New Jersey. Killy Kilford, artist, author, and founder of the Dept. of Well Being will discuss how sculpture can trigger feelings of community connectivity and inspire positive social change, before opening up the discussion for a Q&A session with the audience. This event is free and open to the public. To reserve your seat, contact the ISC Events Department at or (609) 689-1051 x302.

Killy Kilford is a NYC-based artist, author, and founder of the Dept. of Well Being. Kilford’s practice explores the syntheses of fine art, sociology and behavioral psychology as a catalyst for enhancing feelings of connectivity and subjective well being within city environments. The Dept. of Well Being was established in 2013 with the (illegal) installation of the Happy Street Signs series, “Honk Less Love More”, in which Kilford designed, manufactured, and installed Happy Street Signs in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. In October 2014, Kilford successfully launched the first official, legally ordained, Happy Street Signs series, “Love Up Guns Down”, in Newark, New Jersey. Working closely in partnership with the City of Newark, the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition, and through a series of workshops with high school students, 200 Happy Street Signs were created and legally installed around the city. Kilford is now working on his next series in the Happy Street Sign initiative, paintings and various mixed media works from his studio in Tribeca, New York City.

Killy Kilford began his artistic career painting large-format musical abstractions on stage alongside musicians including Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Damon Albarn, Buena Vista Social Club, The Vaccines, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Kilford has also served as an executive consultant to the UK Government in the field of project portfolio management. He is the co-author of Management of Portfolios, an official UK Government standard used by organizations in over 20 countries worldwide. For more information on Killy Kilford, visit his website.

This ISConnects event is part of TCNJ’s Center for the Arts Brown Bag Lecture Series, providing TCNJ students, faculty, and the local community a showcase of speakers and presenters on current and relevant social, cultural, and economic issues through presentation and performance. The series broadens the educational experiences of students and the greater community by encouraging thought-provoking discussion on how current issues influence and impact the future of the Arts in America. In so doing, it educates the audience on matters of social interest, advances the global awareness of The College of New Jersey, and provides an environment for student development.

The event will be held at The College of New Jersey’s Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall (Music Building). Parking passes can be obtained by visiting the information booth at Paul Loser Hall for a day pass, and parking in the visitor lots on campus. The event is free and open to the public. Click here to view a parking map.

Please indicate if you require any accessibility accommodations by contacting the events department at
(609) 689-1051 x302 or The International Sculpture Center is committed to ensuring that all events are accessible to all of our patrons.