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NEWS FROM ARTIST KEVIN CARON



Sculptor Kevin Caron is always up to something. You can catch up with him in a number of ways ....
Or KEEP UP WITH KEVIN HERE WITH THIS NEWS ...

CAMELBACK STUDIO TOUR TRUE SUCCESSPhoto from Kevin Caron's 3D printing studio during the Camelback Studio Tour
Kevin's home studio, where he creates his 3D-printed sculpture, was a new addition this year for the the Camelback Studio Tour, which was held November 2, 3 and 4th.

"It was a great show," says Kevin. He sold two large sculptures,a medium sized piece, a number of smaller ones and some fine jewelry. "I especially enjoyed seeing old friends and new," says Kevin.

In its ninth year, the tour featured 25 local artists, in six different home studios. Kevin's home is overlooked by Camelback Mountain's Praying Monk rock formation. He showed both 3D-printed and metal sculpture and had his 8-foot-tall 3D printer running.

Kevin also introduced three new jewelry designs and a new finish: thermochromic paint. "You won't believe what it can do!" says Kevin.

Additionally, his new kinetic sculpture, Twister (below), debuted, selling on the first day of the show.

KEVIN WINS PHOENIX MAYOR'S VISUAL ART AWARD


Kevin was granted the 2018 Phoenix Mayor's Visual Arts award in Phoenix. This is the seventh year of the awards.

Phoenix Mayor's Arts Awards 2018 winner Kevin Caron with Annie Lopez & Joseph Benesh
"I'm amazed and deeply honored," Kevin says. The award was announced Thursday, Oct. 11 in front of a sold out crowd of 300 arts supporters, who enjoyed live music, dancing and speeches about the Phoenix art scene.

The award was presented by last year's recipient, artist Annie Lopez, and Phoenix Center for the Arts Director Joseph Benesh (right).

The judges noted Kevin's pioneering work with 3D printing in their selection. "A lot of artists are now using 3D printing," says Kevin, "but not many were doing so when I began. My large format 3D-printed sculptures also make my work truly unusual. It feels great that they recognized my work in this area."
Sponsored by Phoenix Center for the Arts identifies outstanding Culinary Artists, Dance Artists, Literary Artists, Music Artists, Theatre Artists, Young Artists, and Innovative Arts Organizations as well as Visual Artists.

Read more about the awards and winners in Lynn Trimble's New Times article.

IN THE NEWSPhoto shoot of Kevin Caron's sculpture for Phoenix Home and Garden magazine
Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine is publishing a feature on Kevin in its January 2019 issue.

"In addition to being national thought leaders in home design, Phoenix Home & Garden is a friend to the arts," says Kevin. The magazine features regularly artists who make our world a more beautiful place.

Kevin has had work featured in the magazine before, including, most recently, his painted aluminum sculpture High Simmer.

WHAT'S NEW IN 3D PRINTING: "FASCINATING FINISHES - 3D PRINTED SURFACE A BLANK SLATE"
What does 3D printing have to do with art? Kevin shares his adventures with this new technology in his blog, "A Sculptor Takes on 3D Printing."

Kevin has been playing with finishes, and the latest is really unusual! Check it out in his latest 3D blog post.

NEW IN THE STUDIO
Kevin is now focusing on two commissions as well as a few pieces of his own.

spikus contorta familia, a site specific contemporary outdoor sculpture - Kevin CaronJust painted is a commissioned sculpture titled Spikus contorta familia (above) that spans 104 feet. It is only 33" tall so it doesn't obscure the view from the windows behind it, making this sculpture an interesting challenge. Watch this sculpture develop on its own page.

Kevin also just shipped the stainless steel functional sculpture Beacon (below) to Montana. He built a light into this flowing form. It will sit outside a home on a post, welcoming visitors with a swirl of energy. See it with its light on on its own page.

In his 3D-printing practice, Kevin has created two new sculptures, Twilight and Strawberry Cannoli. Both of these 3D-printed sculptures have thermochromic finishes. Thermochromic paint allows a finish to change with heat, making it the first time Kevin has ever instructed patrons to put 3D-printed sculptures in sunlight! You can see them on their own pages by clicking on their titles.

Beacon, a functional contemporary light sculpture - Kevin CaronKeep up with what Kevin's up to in the studio by visiting the Work in progress section of the Web site.

NEW IN VIDEO: "WHY YOU SHOULD READ THE @#$% MANUAL"
Sometimes what seems simple, well, isn't. In his latest video, he explains why reading the manual is worthwhile - and where to find the right one.

ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT FOR PIXELS
Kevin's latest newsletter is now available in the Newsletter section. You'll read exclusive news not available anywhere else - enjoy!

WHAT'S NEXT?
There's plenty to see here on KevinCaron.com, from videos, to newsletters, to the center of everything: Kevin's work. Click links below to enjoy ....