San Antonio, Texas. ART Magazine.
Next week, San Antonio will host two significant events. Besides the National Convention of Americans for the Arts, San Antonio will host Scale: A Gathering of Sculptors, an international conference featuring eight renowned sculptors from five countries who will present their work. The international symposium will offer a unique opportunity for dialogue with international sculptors and Public Art network representatives at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center.
The conference will begin on June 5 when Texas’ Sculptor Jesus Moroles and Icelandic Sculptor Gudjon Bjarnasson will present their work and lead a question and answer dialogue followed by a panel discussion with public art network officials. On June 6th, the subsequent sculptors: Phillip King, an ISC lifetime Award recipient from the United Kingdom; Alice Aycock, a renowned New York-based sculptor; James Surls, based in Colorado; Masayuki Koorida, a Japanese sculptor residing in China and the Director of the acclaimed Shanghai Sculpture Park; Ivano Vitali from Florence, Italy; and international artist Joan Hall, will present their work and also lead a conversation with the audience. Afterwards, a cocktail and dinner reception at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) campus from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m will serve as closure for the event.
The conference will bring a unique dialogue in our city, not only because sculpture conferences do not happen often in the area, but also because San Antonio’s three-dimensional artists are growing in number and importance. The University of Texas at San Antonio is providing a stronger program for students with an interest in Sculpture and has just opened a new studio where more Graduate students will be able to complete their studies. Our city also has five undergraduate Sculpture programs at other institutions, which has shaped throughout the years the variety of artwork that our art scene offers. Bringing experienced sculptors from abroad will open creative input and dialogue between our local artists and the world.
Tickets are $75 per person and $50 for ISC members. They can be purchased on the Blue Star Website at: http://bluestarart.org/events/view/98 .