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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 ...

Sculpture Tucson 2018 - Kevin CaronHEADING 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.

"I'm looking forward to being there and bringing a large sculpture with me again," says Kevin. Stay tuned for more information about the event and Kevin's appearance there.

IN THE NEWS: CHANDLER LIFE FEATURES KEVIN AS A MAKERChandler Life feature includes Kevin Caron
Chandler Life magazine has featured Kevin as a maker in the Chandler, Arizona, community in its February 2019 issue.

Kevin has two public sculptures in Chandler, C-note and The Seed.

"It's an honor to be included in the article with other fascinating makers," says Kevin.

See the article online or find it on a newsstand near you.


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 (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.

WHAT'S NEW IN 3D PRINTING: "THE CUBEX IS DEAD; LONG LIVE THE 400"
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.

NEW IN THE STUDIO
Kevin is now focusing on a variety of sculptures.

Cornered, a desktop sculpture - Kevin Caron While we await news of Spikus contorta familia's installation in Kensington, Maryland, Kevin has been busy with several other projects ....

One Cornered (right) is part of a project that Kevin has been working on for weeks. "It's still a bit under wraps," Kevin says, "but all will be revealed soon! Stay tuned on Facebook and Instagram to be in the know when the project is launched.

A new sculpture, Dangerous Dandelion 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.

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 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. (Check out his 3D printing blog post for an introductory piece about the printer - there will be a more in-depth post soon.)

Gumdrop, a lighted desktop sculpture - Kevin CaronAlso among his latest creations are Gumdrop (left), which will have a light inside of it, and Conundrum, the first print from his new Cerberus 3D 400 3D printer. He printed it in PETG, a filament he couldn't print with before. "The quality is really amazing!" Kevin says.

He's also been experimenting with some beautiful copper filament on the 400, but thus far has not been able to produce a finished sculpture. "I'm not sure what the problem is, but you can bet I'll figure it out," says Kevin. "This material is just too beautiful not to use!"

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: "WHY YOU NEED PREFLOW WHEN WELDING"
Kevin's latest video is helpful to people who are just starting out with welding as well as those who may have forgotten why bleeding your gas before beginning to weld is so important. 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!

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 ....