NEWS FROM ARTIST KEVIN CARON
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CAMELBACK STUDIO TOUR BIG SUCCESS
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 really nice jewelry. "I also enjoyed meeting old friends and new.
Now 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 art 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 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.
"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 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.
NATIONAL ABC TV 20/20 SPECIAL FEATURES KEVIN
Kevin was featured in an hour-long ABC 20/20 national television special titled "The Real Rookies" on Tuesday, September 25. "They did a terrific job telling my story," says Kevin.
The crew interviewed six people and shot in five Arizona locations. The 20/20 special, which was expected to be viewed by 7 - 10 million people, focuses on people who have dramatically and successfully changed careers.
See the segment devoted to Kevin.
IN THE NEWS
Kevin was interviewed and photographed for an upcoming feature in Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine.
"In addition to being national thought leaders in home design, Phoenix Home & Garden is a friend to the arts," says Kevin. The magazine features 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.
This article, with photos of Kevin's home, studio and work, is slated to appear in January.
WHAT'S NEW IN 3D PRINTING: "METAL FILLER WORKS WONDERS WITH ABS FILAMENT"
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 shares yet another crossover from his metal-working to his 3D printed practice. 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.
Now at the powder coater for its colorful finish is a commissioned sculpture now titled Spikus contorta familia that will span 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. Stay tuned to see the colors selected for Spikus Keep an eye on it on its own page.
He's also now polishing a stainless steel functional sculpture, Beacon (below). He built a light into this flowing form. See it with its light on on its own page.
For several months now Kevin also has been working on a kinetic sculpture, Twister (right). It has a a spinner with the frame on the outside, much like his sound sculpture Nucleus. His spinners are wind activated, although a push by hand will work, too. See it in a temporary photo - the official shot will be taken soon!
In his 3D-printing practice, Kevin has created two new sculptures in the translucent yellow PLA filament, Lemon Twist and Lemon Pisa. You can read about their creation in Kevin's latest 3D blog post or see them on their own pages by clicking on their titles.
Keep up with what Kevin's up to in the studio by visiting the Work in progress section of the Web site.
NEW IN VIDEO: "SHOULD YOU USE A LAP JOINT OR A BUTT JOINT WHEN WELDING?" The two types of welds each have benefits. Kevin briefly explains in his latest video.
ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT FOR PIXELS
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