NEWS FROM ARTIST KEVIN CARON
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HEADING TO TUCSON IN APRIL FOR SECOND ANNUAL SCULPTURETUCSON SHOW
After a very successful inaugural year, Kevin is again heading to Tucson for its second annual SculptureTucson event. Last year's event drew about 3,000 people and sales were brisk.
"Tucson has developed a very robust book festival, with more than 10,000 visitors each year," says Kevin. "The hope is that this event will do the same for sculpture. Based on last year, it's a good bet!" Last year
SculptureTucson, a free event, will be held April 4 - 7 this year, a beautiful time of year in the desert.
"I'm looking forward to being there and bringing one of my 3D printers with me again," says Kevin. Stay tuned for more information about the event and Kevin's appearance there.
IN THE NEWS: PHOENIX HOME & GARDEN FEATURE CHRONICLES KEVIN'S WORK AND CAREER
Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine has published an eight-page feature about Kevin in its January 2019 issue.
"The response to this article has been incredible," says Kevin. "I've gotten calls from as far away as New York and just taped a segment for a television show because the host saw the article. The magazine is a national thought leaders in home design and regularly publishes articles about the arts and artists.
"It is difficult for me to express how amazing this article is," says Kevin. "It not only covers my career comprehensively, it shares a great deal of my work, too. I'm deeply honored by it." Kevin got the last word, too - the last page of the issue lets Kevin expound on the future of 3D printing.
The magazine is on newstands now. If you would like an electronic copy, please let us know.
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.
"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 (left).
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.
CAMELBACK STUDIO TOUR TRUE 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 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.
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! Fort the first time, Kevin can encourage his patrons to put a sculpture in direct sunlight - check out his latest 3D blog post to see why.
NEW IN THE STUDIO
Kevin is now focusing on a variety of sculptures.
Headed to its home in Kensington, Maryland, 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. Keep an eye on this sculpture's own page to see its official photo, which is due soon.
Kevin's stainless steel functional sculpture Beacon (below) has just arrived in Montana. He built a light into this flowing form. It sits outside a home on a post, welcoming visitors with a swirl of energy. See it with its light on on its own page.
Kevin has been playing with a couple of sound sculptures, one of which is quite different. One Long Song is handstruck and has a long, low tone. One is more typical - a stand and a bell - but he's also playing with some possibilities that came out of a beautiful tone that he discovered when he struck some steel accidentally. One Long Song is likely the first in a series. "I'm really having fun with these!" says Kevin Stay tuned to see One Long Song's official photo.
In his 3D-printing practice, Kevin has been developing a piece that includes interior lighting. "I've ordered some lights and am working to incorporate them," says Kevin. Stay tuned!
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: "2 WAYS TO ADJUST Z-HEIGHT ON A CNC TABLE"
Kevin's latest video shares how to adjust the height of a plasma cutter nozzle on a CNC metal-cutting table both in the software and on the fly - check it out..
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!
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