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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 ...

NATIONAL ABC TV SPECIAL FEATURING KEVIN TO AIR TUESDAY, SEPT. 25
ABC TV shootKevin will be one of four people featured in an hour-long ABC national television special titled "The Real Rookies" on Tuesday, September 25.

The crew interviewed six people and shot in five Arizona locations. "They even filmed me riding my motorcycle," says Kevin. The cameraman rode in the back of a pickup despite the heat to get good shots of Kevin riding.

This 20/20 special, which is expected to be viewed by 7 - 10 million people, focuses on people who have dramatically and successfully changed careers. The show is a tie-in with a new series called "The Rookie" starring Nathan Fillion as a man who became a policeman at 42. "People seem surprised that a truck driver could become a sculptor," says Kevin.

"The Real Rookies" will be shown prior to the evening news - air times in various time zones will be shared on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube soon.


KEVIN FINALIST FOR MAYOR'S ART AWARDSPhoenix Mayor's Arts Awards
Kevin has been named one of three Visual Arts finalists for the Seventh Annual Mayor's Arts Awards in Phoenix. 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. "Just being named as a finalist is an honor in itself," Kevin says.

The awards ceremony will be held October 11, 2018, from 6:30 - 9 p.m. in the Margaret T. Hance Park Urban Plaza. For more information, visit http://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/maa.

KEVIN JOINS NOVEMBER CAMELBACK TOURCamelback Studio Tour
Coming up this winter is a big show - Kevin is joining the Camelback Studio Tour this November 2, 3 and 4th. The tour, now in its ninth year features 25 local artists, in six different home studios. "This is a natural for me," Kevin says. He will be hosting at his home, which is overlooked by Camelback Mountain's Praying Monk rock formation. He'll have both 3D-printed and metal art, and he'll have his 8-foot-tall 3D printer running.

Get more info about these events on the calendar.

IN THE NEWSKevin Caron's sculpture Three Suns
In addition to the ABC special, Kevin's work is being featured in two print publications.

Kevin's sculpture High Simmer is featured in the beautifully redesigned Phoenix Home & Garden this month in a feature called "First Impressions". "It's a terrific look at this piece," says Kevin.

Kevin's sculpture "Three Suns" was featured in Luxury Portfolio (right) this fall. You can read the article here.

WHAT'S NEW IN 3D PRINTING: "A TALE OF TWO 3D-PRINTED SCULPTURES"
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."

The smallest changes in CAD can cause dramatic results. Check out Kevin's latest post in his 3D blog to see just how dramatic.

There's also more information on the post about 3D printing guns - check out the comments and links from others interested in this issue.

NEW IN THE STUDIO
With Gyro in Rancho Mirage, California; and Square Up installed in the Grand Arbor Sculpture Garden in Riverside, California; and Cascade on its way to Florida, Kevin is focusing on two other commissions and some pieces that will appear at his upcoming November show.

One commission is a long railroad spike sculpture that will span 104 feet. It is only 33" tall so it doesn't obscure the view from the windows behind it, making for an interesting challenge. Stay tuned to see the colors selected for this sculpture! Keep an eye on it on its own page.

crickets in processHe'll also soon start on a light sculpture - stay tuned to learn more about this one!

Kevin also has been creating another kinetic sculpture that does not yet have a title. It will be a spinner with the frame on the outside, much like his sound sculpture Nucleus. He has finally installed the spinner, a modified mobius. His spinners are wind activated, although a push by hand will work, too. See its progress thus far for yourself.

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.

He's also working on some 3D printed sculptures at the studio. "When it's hot like this, I have to take breaks in my air conditioned office," Kevin admits. "Having my 3D Systems CubeX printer at the studio lets me make the most of that time!" He's printed two sculptures in ABS filament on the CubeX that are too much of a challenge for his other printers. See these new sculptures, still in process and untitled - the long form and medium form - on the Website.

Finally, he's making some smaller pieces (above, left) for his upcoming show in early November. "I'm having fun making these crickets," says Kevin. "Besides, I like to have some less expensive items available at shows!"

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 GOUGE WITH A PLASMA CUTTER"
Kevin gouges through 5/8" steel plate using the ESAB Cutmaster 60i in his latest video - this is something to see!

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 ....