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!"
This year the sculpture show expands to include educational sessions and moves to a new location inside Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, where it was held last year.
SculptureTucson, a free event, will be held April 5 - 7 this year, a beautiful time of year in the desert. Kevin will be speaking about his career on Saturday, April 6 at 2 p.m.
"I'm looking forward to being there and bringing a large sculpture with me this time," says Kevin. He'll also be showing lots of new work, including Dark Tower (left). Stay tuned for more information about the event and Kevin's appearance there.
NUCLEUS HEADS TO A GEORGIA ISLAND
Kevin's monumental sound sculpture Nucleus is headed to an island off the coast of Georgia. "I didn't even know Georgia has islands," admits Kevin.
The patron found nine-foot-tall Nucleus on Saatchi Art, a well-respected art collector's site. "I've sold several sculptures on this site," adds Kevin, "some quite substantial."
For Nucleus to withstand hurricane winds, he had to retrofit it with a 1/2" steel plate, which weighs as much as the stand itself. The stand weighs 325 pounds, while the bell itself weighs 125 pounds.
"I'm glad it didn't change the look of the sound sculpture," says Kevin. "And I'm glad someone else is going to enjoy Nucleus as much as I have. It has such a sweet sound." To see Nucleus, visit its Webpage.
IN THE NEWS: VETERANS BUSINESS JOURNEY AND CHANDLER LIFE
Kevin's journey from his Navy days to his current success as a sculptor is featured in Veterans Business Journey, a program that shares how veterans have fared in their life after serving their country. "I use so much of what I learned working on ground support equipment in my work today," says Kevin. See the program on YouTube.
Chandler Life magazine has featured Kevin as a maker in the Chandler, Arizona, community in its February 2019 issue. "I love the diverse group of makers the magazine chose to feature," says Kevin.
He may live in Phoenix, but Kevin has two public sculptures in Chandler, C-note and The Seed.
"I feel a strong connection with the city of Chandler," says Kevin. "That makes me especially glad to be included in this article."
See the article online or find it on a newsstand near you.
WHAT'S NEW IN 3D PRINTING: "CERBERUS 3D 400 3D PRINTER OPENS A WORLD OF 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."
Problems with Kevin's first 3D printer led him to invest in another 3D printer that can also print using alternate filaments - check out his latest 3D blog post to see why he bought a new 3D printer.
NEW IN THE STUDIO
Kevin has begun a new commission for a sculpture and horticultural garden in New York. "This one has an intriguing twist," says Kevin. "It is large and complex, so you will be able to join me on the journey of its creation."
A new sculpture, Dangerous Dandelion (right) was inspired by a Facebook fan's comment about one of his Sweet Gum Balls. "It got me thinking, and then I couldn't resist," says Kevin. It is now at the powder coater for its ominous finish.
Cornered is a tabletop variation of his popular trefoil knot. "It was fun creating a stand so the sculpture could be handled easily. Putting it back into its stand is as much of a puzzle as the design itself," says Kevin. He developed a clever way to make it easy for the owner to know how to do it, though.
Kevin also 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 Visit its page to see One Long Song's official photo.
He's also been doing a lot with 3D printing, especially since he just got a replacement printer for his first 3D printer, the CubeX. "This new printer can print almost anything!" Kevin says. One of his early attempts with alternative filaments is using what is called silk copper to print Copper Conundrum (left). "I love this material," says Kevin. "It looks like a new penny."
He's also been creating a number of 3D printed sculptures that will be on the site soon - as well as being offered at SculptureTucson in early April.
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: "HOW TO USE SPECIALTY DISKS TO GRIND ALUMINUM BEAUTIFULLY"
In his newest video, Kevin shows a new disk he found that is supposedly for steel, but which cleans and polishes aluminum beautifully - check it out..
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