MUSeINGS - NEWS FROM KEVIN CARON May 2019

Artist Kevin Caron with a section of his kinetic sculpture Weeping Tree

A multidimensional show in Tucson ... a spotlight on veterans (in this case, Kevin, among others) ... magical crystal and a tree grow in the studio ... 3D printing hardware, software and change itself ... fascinating new videos ... and refilling the creative tank, all in this issue.

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SculptureTucson, a sculpture show in Tucson, Arizona

SCULPTURETUCSON OFFERS MULTIPLE FACETS

In its second year SculptureTucson added new artists, a new location and layout. and new features to great success. "They've really done a terrific job," says Kevin, "especially for an organization only in its second year."

The 2019 show, held April 5 - 7 in Tucson, Arizona's Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, was moved to an area where they erected four tents with a "candy store" of large sculpture between the tents.

In addition to that dramatic change, the show attracted 60 artists, up from 40 last year. "It was fascinating to see how the sculptors who showed last year had grown as well as to see incredible new work," Kevin observes. Other additions this year included educational talks, with Kevin sharing his path from metal to 3D-printer fabrication, and modern dancers communing with the monumental sculptures in the sculpture garden.

Kevin's work, including some striking new 3D-printed sculpture (see Crystal Conundrum below), attracted a lot of attention and resulted in sales of 9 sculptures. Among those sculptures that found new homes were CounterSprung, One Long Song and a Gumdrop.

"I loved the energy of the show," says Kevin. "The camaraderie was strong, and the work displayed a remarkable range."

Visit the always-updated Events page for information about upcoming events.

Veterans Business Journey Broadcast Program - Kevin Caron profile

IN THE NEWS: VETERANS SPOTLIGHT

The full-length feature article about Kevin in the January issue of Phoenix Home & Garden magazine not only brought Kevin to the attention of art collectors, it also caught the eye of a broadcast executive.

Jesus Hernandez of "Veterans Business Journey" was in the barbershop when he saw the article. "I bet that guy is a veteran!" he thought and contacted Kevin.

The result is a segment in Hernandez's "Veterans Business Journey" program, which is funded in part by the American Legion. Says Kevin: "I'm proud of my service in the Navy and was glad to share my story in honor of all veterans."

Crystal Conundrum, a 3D printed contemporary art sculpture - Kevin Caron

UNDER WAY IN THE STUDIO: MAGICAL CRYSTAL AND A WEEPING TREE

Just before the SculptureTucson show in early April, Kevin completed Crystal Conundrum, an impressive version of the Conundrum form. "I've enjoyed rethinking this form in many sizes and materials," says Kevin. Crystal Conundrum is 46" tall - very near the maximum print height for his Cerberus 3D Gigante printer. It is printed in translucent natural filament.

"To achieve the holes in the sculpture I needed to use infill," explains Kevin. "It created a fascinating grid in conjunction with the horizontal layers of the print itself." First displayed at SculptureTucson, Crystal Conundrum sold in mid-April to a patron who saw it on Facebook. See Crystal Conundrum - and a closeup of its "fabric" - on its own page.

In his metalworking studio Kevin is focused on a large commission for a private horticultural and sculpture garden in New York. "This project is complex enough that it is like working on several sculptures," observes Kevin.

Weeping Tree, one branch of which is shown above with Kevin in the opening photo, will be 8 feet tall with 5 swooping branches, each of which will have large spinning flowers. "I'll be working on various aspects of this sculpture for many months," says Kevin. Watch it develop on its own page.


Stay tuned to Kevin's Work in progress Website section to watch his sculptures come to life.

A Sculptor's Take on 3D Printing free 3D printing blog post - Kevin Caron

NEW IN 3D PRINTING: HARDWARE, SOFTWARE AND THE ONLY CONSTANT (CHANGE)

Kevin's 3D printing blog, "A Sculptor's Take on 3D Printing," shares two more facets of his adventures in 3D printing as well as a guest post about software Kevin uses to create his 3D-printed sculptures:

Channel Kevin - Kevin Caron's free how to videos on YouTube

NEW VIDEOS ON CHANNEL KEVIN

With more than 550 videos already online, Kevin adds a new video every week. Join his nearly 68,000 subscribers and sign up on YouTube to see the latest.

Here are the videos Kevin has added since our last newsletter, including one about his intriguing sculpture Mount Glacier and another that might just win you a bar bet ...

You can see all of the videos and subscribe to see each video as it comes out on Channel Kevin on YouTube and on Kevin's Web site.

Let's Make Some Sparks mug - Kevin Caron

SPECIAL OFFERS AND OPPORTUNITIES!
Enjoy Kevin's free videos? Just go to Patreon and see how you can sponsor him - and get some cool Kevin Caron swag, too!

You can also buy your own Kevin Caron T-shirts, caps, stickers, mugs, etc. on his Zazzle page - check it out!

BEHIND THE SCENES: 'HOW DO YOU REFILL YOUR CREATIVE "TANK"?'

"I get my ideas from everything I see around me - nature, tools, people - and from what I read (a lot of science fiction).

"That being said, there are times I feel like I'm on the last sip in my fuel tank.

"That means it's time for a motorcycle ride! Sometimes I balk, thinking that I need to be in the studio, but I find that, after a ride, I come back refreshed with new ideas, solutions to unresolved issues, and renewed energy.

"It's hard to take that break, but fortunately I have people around me who know how important it is for me to just let my mind run free as I ride."

You can ask Kevin your own questions. Just email them to info@kevincaron.com.

Love and Marriage, a 3D printed fine art sculpture - Kevin Caron

UPCOMING EVENTS

Enjoy Kevin's sculptures at these exhibits. For maps, click on the location name.

For more information about these and any upcoming events as well as maps, visit the Website Events page.

Low Orbit, a contemporary art sculpture - Kevin Caron

ENJOY YOUR OWN KEVIN CARON SCULPTURE

This sculpture, Low Orbit, which is from Kevin's Gordian Accordian series, sold recently on Saatchi Art.

Maybe it's your turn to own a Kevin Caron original. A sound, water or free-standing sculpture adds immeasurable joy and peace to your home or workplace - or that of a special friend or family member.

Kevin is glad to create something special for you or a friend; just schedule a private consultation. If you live out of town, just call or send a photo of the area where you want to see something special.

He also has sculpture currently available - contact him to find out more.

Kevin looks forward to hearing from you at info@kevincaron.com or 602-952-8767.

INTERACT WITH KEVIN AND SEE HIS LATEST SCULPTURES AND NEWS!

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