International Sculpture Center

   



Sponsored in part by: Florida International University and The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, The Fountainhead Residencies, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts
Symposium participants will have numerous optional activities
to choose from:

Cast Iron Workshop

Thursday Nov. 28 – Wednesday Dec. 4
Led by Coral Penelope Lambert
FIU Campus and other locations, TBA
Cost: $450

Participation in the Cast Iron Workshop does not include registration for the ISC Symposium

A preconference workshop of selected artists from around the world, working with diverse mold making techniques and unique approaches to casting iron, culminating in a Public Iron Pour at Florida International University as part of the International Sculpture Symposium in Miami 2013. International iron sculptor Coral Penelope Lambert will lead the pre-conference Cast Iron Workshop. Joined by the ‘Iron Maidens,’ the workshop is open to all artists interested in pushing the art and practice of cast iron sculpture through mold making, performance and artifact.

To apply, please send a letter of interest detailing your proposed project for the workshop, 5 images of current work, and one drawing of your proposed project along with your current resume and contact information. Please send information to Coral Penelope Lambert at lambertc@alfred.edu. The deadline for applications is May 20th, 2013!

There is a $450 fee for the Cast Iron Pour Workshop (in addition to ISC Symposium registration) which includes all materials and technical support. The Cast Iron Workshop is funded in part by The National Casting Center at Alfred University, New York.

Thurs. 28th Artists arrive in Miami
Fri. 29th Introductions and orientation of facilities
Proposal discussions and mixing demos
Mold Making commences!
Sat. 30th Mold Making
Mon. 2nd Afternoon finalization of all molds: Prepare to pour!
Tues. 3rd Afternoon Iron Pour at FIU!
Weds. 4th Artists open molds and clean up site
Photo Credit: Coral Penelope Lambert

Cuban-Inspired Food Tour (bus)

Sunday, Dec. 1
12:00PM – 4:00PM
Meet: Hyatt Regency Hotel Lobby
Cost: $75
*All transportation is provided.

Miami wouldn’t be Miami without the Cuban spirit that permeates the city. This Cuban Culture gastronomic tour explores Miami’s Cuban-centric neighborhoods — while tasting the best of the Caribbean island’s delicacies at low-key, family-style restaurants as well as a True Cuban Institution that have made a name for themselves with great cuisine and authentic Cuban ambiance. Bite into Cuban culture (and sample its tastiest dishes) as you enjoy anecdotes about its delicious connection to Miami — with accompanying architectural, historical and cultural narration by local expert foodie guides for a true taste of Cuba.

Little Havana offers a vibrant culture where food is made from the soul and served to commemorate all that was left back in the island. With its colorful murals, guayabera-clad men playing dominoes and cigar rollers at work, Little Havana is where the spirit of Miami’s exile Cuban community comes alive, and where we make several delicious stops. But eating is not everything Little Havana is about. You’ll have the chance to stop at a Cuban gift shop, check in on the cigar rollers of the area, stop at local art galleries, cheer on the domino experts holding court at Domino Park and take a stroll near the Tower Theater, the area’s oldest movie houses.

We will stop to try Traditional Cuban cuisine at multiple stops, and tell you all you need to know about it: history, tradition and how some became Miami’s favorite comfort foods. Food Tour Highlights
  • Pick-up at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
  • Air-conditioned transportation to another section of Little Havana for a taste of various Cuban dishes at a true Cuban landmark – Versailles Restaurant
  • Tour Little Havana for additional food tasting stops. Guided historical and cultural walking tour of Domino park, cigar factory, artist studios, etc.
  • Transportation back to the hotel.
*A meal afterward for most people shall not be needed. All transportation will be provided. http://www.miamiculinarytours.com/welcome/miami-food-tours/cuban-food-tour-miami/
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Miami Food Tasting Tours

Little Haiti Studio Tours

Sunday, Dec. 1
1:00PM – 4:00PM
Meet: Hyatt Regency Hotel Lobby
Cost: $25
*All transportation is provided.

Carolina Sardi is an Argentinean sculptor established in Miami since 1995. She earned her Masters in Sculpture Degree at the National University of La Plata, in her country. She also studied Architecture and Urbanism at the same University and Sculpture with the artist Enio Iommi.

Sardi’s works are held by private, public and corporate collectors in the United States, England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Argentina, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Senegal and South Africa . Some of the collections where her work can be found include Miami Dade Art in Public Places; Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington DC; Museum of Art of Fort Lauderdale ; The Related Group of Florida, Miami ; Neiman Marcus Collection and Trump Towers I & II in Miami. http://www.carolinasardi.com/


Artist, painter, sculptor, curator: Edouard Duval Carrié. Haitian painting is easily recognizable and known for its brightly painted, orderly planted fields, tropical landscapes and detailed imagery. Do not expect typical Haitian painting from Edouard Duval Carrié. Carrié’s paintings are indeed provocative; they combine African fables, classical mythology, Haitian and world history with contemporary events. “I personally believe that most artists are in one way or another reflections of their immediate surroundings. What they are confronted with on a daily routine is bound to affect and influence their personal visions of the world. This general tendency would simplify my answers to inquiries on the relative importance of popular culture in the context of the contemporary art world. But with the advent of a rapid globalization and the proliferation of information at all levels, this permits everyone, and particularly artists, to take their ideas from a global well.” http://www.edouard-duval-carrie.com


Frederico Uribe Studio Tour. Born in Bogota, Colombia, in 1962, Federico Uribe lives and works in Miami. His works adopt a hybrid character that creates resistance to classification. Uribe is a conceptual artist resorting to the language of pop art through the use of objects of daily life, but with a formal reference to the history and tradition of classical art.

Uribe studied art at the University of Los Andes in Bogota and in 1988 left for New York to study a master-of-fine-arts degree under the supervision of Luis Camnitzer. It was the beginning of a journey that included years of studies and work in Cuba, Mexico, Russia, England and finally Miami.

For more information: www.federicouribe.com



Haligon Fine Art
, The Haligon’s family studios were established in 1875. From generation to generation, the passion of sculpting was inherited. The Haligons have participated in the construction of the Statue of Liberty for New York and Paris. From the earliest age, Olivier Haligon was immersed in the world of art and continues to perpetuate the master craftsmanship passed down five generations.Olivier realized some of the most famous sculptures of our time for Niki de Saint Phalle, Cesar, Dubuffet, Miro - from small editions to monumental pieces. Haligon Fine Art can conceptualize, design and build figurative and relief sculptures using materials ranging from foam to fiberglass or steel. We are specialized in enlargement, mold making, fiberglass casting and metal works. http://www.haligonfineart.com/home.htm
Photo Credit: Courtesy Haligon Fine Arts

Art Deco Walking Tour

Sunday, Dec 1
3:00PM – 4:30PM
Meet: Art Deco Gift Shop,
1001 Ocean Drive (at 10th Street), Miami Beach

Cost: $25
*Participants must provide their own transportation to Miami Beach

Enjoy an architectural walking tour – with a special focus on Art Deco’s sculptural influence-led by and expert from the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL). This ninety-minute walking tour provides an introduction to the Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival, and Miami Modern (MiMo) styles found within the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District. Explore hotels, restaurants, and other commercial structures with a visit to a number of interiors. MDPL is a non-profit organization devoted to preserving, protecting, and promoting the cultural, social, economic, environmental and architectural integrity of the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District. Originally organized by Barbara Capitman and friends in 1976, it is the oldest Art Deco society in the world.

http://www.mdpl.org/

Photo Credit: Untitled, by Ketile Iwe Thornsteinson

Guided tour of The Sculpture Park at FIU

Monday, Dec 2 & Tuesday, Dec 3
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Meet: Phillip and Patricia Frost Art Museum Front Desk
Cost: Complimentary

The Sculpture Park at Florida International University is part of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum in Miami, Florida which began on campus in 1994. The Sculpture Park allows visitors to study contemporary sculpture in an educational environment accessible to the public. Placed throughout 26 acres of FIU's subtropical landscape, this extraordinary assortment of outdoor artwork invites children, university students, tour groups, individuals from South Florida and beyond to explore a variety of artistic styles and movements including abstract-expressions, constructivism minimalism, conceptualism, earthworks and kinetic art.

Thirty-Six different works across the FIU campus include: Charles Ginnever, Fourth Bridge, 1979, Cor-Ten steel; Elisa Arimany, Dualiatat, 2006, Cor-Ten steel; John Henry, Blue Storm, 1993, painted aluminum; Ilan Averbuch, Journey’s End, 1985, granite, wood; Alexander Liberman, Argosy, 1980, painted steel.

For more information about the collection: thefrost.fiu.edu/

Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fiu/3177597966/

Self-Guided Gallery Hop in the Wynwood Arts District

Monday, Dec 2
5:00PM – 8:00PM
Exact Locations TBA
Cost: Complimentary

Visit some of Miami’s newest and hippest galleries during a self-guided gallery hop in Wynwood. The Wynwood Arts District is home to over 70 Art Galleries, Retail Stores, Antique Shops, Eclectic Bars, and one of the largest open-air street-art installations in the world. Taking over what used to be the warehouse and manufacturing district of Greater Miami, developers have rehabilitated neglected warehouses, shuttered factories, and other unused buildings, transforming them into the numerous art complexes, galleries, performing art spaces, restaurants, cafes, and other creative businesses that are seen here today.

Stop-in and see the work at these significant Contemporary art galleries who have agreed to extend their hours in order to welcome delegates of the ISC Symposium. Gallery curators and directors will be in attendance to meet ISC delegates as well as gallery staff who will talk about the galleries, their artists, and their current exhibitions. Public art, graffiti art, sculpture, and installation art abound!

http://www.wynwoodmiami.com/

Photo Credit: Wynwood Miami

The Fountainhead Studios Open-House
  & ISC littleSCULPTURE Show

Tuesday, Dec 3
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Meet at: Hyatt Regency Hotel Lobby
Cost: Complimentary
*Transportation will be provided.

The Fountainhead Residency was founded by collectors Dan and Kathryn Mikesell in early 2008. Later in 2008 they opened The Fountainhead Studios, which now provides over 30 Miami-based artists with affordable, flexible studio space. In 2012, they opened The Fountainhead Haus, which provides 5 Miami based artists unique working and collaborative space.

Hop on a bus from the Hyatt Regency, or drop by this special event to meet the artists of Fountainhead Studio, founders Kathryn and Dan Mikesell, and other local supporters. Explore the studios, and see the ISC member’s littleSCULPTURE show, installed throughout the Fountainhead Studios building. The littleSCULPTURE show is comprised of artwork by our 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.

For more information about Fountainhead, including the Residency Program and Haus: www.fountainheadresidency.com

Photo Credit: Fountainhead Residency

South Beach Food Tour

Wednesday, Dec. 4
2:00PM – 4:30PM
Meet: Meeting location TBA
South Beach, Miami
Cost: $60
*Participants must provide their own transportation to South Beach.

Experience a Fun and Engaging Architectural, Historical & Culinary Walking Tour of Miami Beach with a pronounced cultural aspect. From five-star gourmet to hole-in-the-wall delicious, if you really want to taste the best cuisine of Miami’s melting-pot with its predominate Latin, European, and comfort American cuisine influences, then join this tour to uncover the top hotspots for ceviche, authentic empanadas, home-made Cuban dishes, refajo drink and so much more. This tour is about tasting the melting pot that is Miami.

We’ll be sitting down and take the time to relax at half of the restaurants – and savor different bites standing and on the go. At the South Beach Food Tour, we will show you the hidden treasures inside the beating heart of Miami Beach. Highlights:
  • Learn about the dramatic, inspiring history and unique architecture of the Art Deco district
  • Try the best cuisine Miami Beach has to offer – and learn about Miami’s culture in a delicious way (7 Delicious Food Stops) – Come Hungry!
  • ARTISANAL COLOMBIAN CUISINE: Savor a golden corn crust filled with bold flavors in a unique handmade empanada. Feast on tender slow-cooked meat bursting with tradition and perched above a crunchy plantain. A cooling Columbian beer cocktail enhances the experience at a local gem labelled ‘Best Colombian Restaurant in Miami Beach’ by the Sun Post
  • AN ELEVATED FLORIBBEAN TASTE: Indulge in a delicate passion fruit seafood Tiradito with aji amarillo, garlic chips and lemon oil geniously crafted by world-renowned chef Carlos Torres, winner of Miami Iron Fork 2012, while surrounded by a dazzling decor depicting a scene from the famed movie The Birdcage.
  • A STAPLE OF ARGENTINA: A third-generation bakery crafts a delicate pillow of shredded chicken with spices folded into the family’s famous buttery, flaky dough. Variations include fish, chorizo and vegetarian (lunch tour).
  • A TAIWANESE REFRESHMENT: Experience an exotic Lichi Super Fruit smoothie with chewy candy-like pearls.
  • A TASTE OF OLD HAVANA: Enjoy the local ambiance, relaxing atmosphere in a beloved South Beach institution, while devouring several classic Cuban dishes (dinner tour).
  • MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE: Savor a decadent gazpacho drizzled with what we call “liquid gold” at the hands of chef Marco Zuccala (lunch tour)
  • CAFE CUBANO: Perk up with a Miami staple, the cafe Cubano, brewed the traditional way at this ventanita for thirty-four years.
  • A JEWISH INSPIRED TREAT: A delectable and dainty sweet from a historic delicatessen that is a must-visit for any foodie on the Beach.
  • AUTHENTIC ITALIAN: The finest Italian ingredients melt languidly in the mouth with award-winning gelato – rightfully winning title of “Best Gelato in Miami” by The Miami New Times.
http://www.miamiculinarytours.com/sobe-food-tour/

Photo Credit: Miami Culinary Tours

Art & Sculpture Unlimited, Inc

Wednesday, Dec. 4
2:00PM – 4:30PM
Meet: At the Hyatt Regency Lobby
7661 NW 68th St. #103
Miami, Fl 33166

Cost: $25
*All transportation is provided.

Art & Sculpture Unlimited, Inc is the only bronze foundry in Miami that specializes in both Ceramic Shell (Lost wax) and Sand Casting. ASU works in bronze casting, monumental sculpture, and bronze restoration. ASU owned and operated by sculptor Lazaro Valdes and his family, many of whom have emigrated from Cuba to work in the foundry. A very special family story and working environment, this foundry is worth the trip! Make sure to stop by the family kitchen for a café!
http://www.asubronze.com/

Photo Credit: Art & Sculpture Unlimited, Inc

Art Deco Walking Tour

Wednesday, Dec. 4
3:30PM – 5:00 PM
Meet: Art Deco Gift Shop,
1001 Ocean Drive (at 10th Street), Miami Beach

Cost: $25
*Participants must provide their own transportation to Miami Beach

Enjoy an architectural walking tour – with a special focus on Art Deco’s sculptural influence-led by and expert from the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL). This ninety-minute walking tour provides an introduction to the Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival, and Miami Modern (MiMo) styles found within the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District. Explore hotels, restaurants, and other commercial structures with a visit to a number of interiors. MDPL is a non-profit organization devoted to preserving, protecting, and promoting the cultural, social, economic, environmental and architectural integrity of the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District. Originally organized by Barbara Capitman and friends in 1976, it is the oldest Art Deco society in the world.

http://www.mdpl.org



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