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MUSeINGS: News from Artist Kevin Caron
JUNE 2012

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Artist Kevin Caron inside his fine art sculpture Wherever You Go, There You Are
Immediately after raising Wherever You Go

The Seed takes its place, Wherever You Go gets vertical, and exposure news supplement summer ....


Here's what's happening:

Let's go ....


PUBLIC SCULPTURE INSTALLED

On Tuesday, May 29, the city of Chandler, Arizona, installed The Seed in the Tumbleweed Recreation Center lobby. The sculpture, which is 16 feet tall, stands atop a 12-foot-tall area near the main entrance.

The Seed, a public art commission by sculptor Kevin Caron
Part of The Seed being transported from the powder coater

"I'm pleased everything went smoothly," Kevin says. The installation was done after hours at the busy facility. Craig Cheply's mural In the Fields was also installed.

"The Chandler Arts Commission members are very excited about the sculpture for the Tumbleweed Recreation Center by artist Kevin Caron," says Eric Faulhaber of the Chandler Arts Commission, City of Chandler. "The process Kevin has taken, from conception and original design phase, to fabrication and completion, has been a fun and inspirational process. We are proud to have a commissioned artwork by Kevin in our public art collection."

We will let you know more about the dedication ceremony as soon as it is announced.

Official photos are coming soon, but you can see a photo of the sculpture right after it was lifted into place on The Seed's page. Stay tuned to see the official photographs.


WHEREVER YOU GO RISES
Wherever You Go, a fine art sculpture by Phoenix sculptor Kevin Caron, before being raised
Wherever You Go, before being raised

Since February, Kevin has been fabricating the sculpture Wherever You Go, There You Are on its side. "The horizontal orientation was critical until the structure became self-supporting," Kevin explains.

On Wednesday, May 16, it was time to apply the sculpture's base and raise the sculpture to a standing position (see photo, above right). "This allows me to better reach the remaining areas to which I need to apply the skin," Kevin continues.

With about 50 "skin" panels welded onto the sculpture, it weighed about 625 pounds. When vertical, it stands nine feet tall and 10 feet wide. Lifting it safely became a challenge. To see how Kevin did it, watch this video.

Now Kevin has about another 60 panels to finish as well as a great deal of grinding and application of the patina. "It seems closer now," Kevin says.

Wherever You Go, There You Are will be installed for a juried public exhibition at Pima Community College East Campus in Tucson, Arizona, in October. For more information about the reception for the exhibition, please visit the Events page.


Other Projects Under Way in the Studio
Cosmos, a fine art free-standing sculpture by Phoenix sculptor Kevin Caron
Cosmos's sphere and post construction contrasts circular shapes

Kevin's new sculpture Cosmos continues the conversation begun with the small sculpture Tink. "I had more to say," Kevin says.

Cosmos began as a computer sketch, then Kevin continued to adjust the design as the sculpture developed. All of its elements are supported from a single point.

See the completed sculpture on Cosmos's page.


OUT AND ABOUT

Show Coming Up

In addition to the Appearances show currently under way in Provincetown, Massachusetts, Kevin has an another show slated.

Kevin is participating in Metal   Paper   Resin in downtown Phoenix. Featuring Kevin's sculpture as well as the original prints of Sarah Kriehn and the mixed media photography of Linda Ingraham, the show will be held Monday, November 19 to Friday, January 18 at the University Club.

Mark your calendar now - this event will be here before you know it. You'll be hearing more about it, but you can always read about Kevin's events on the Web site's Events page.


Keeping Up With Kevin Gets Easier

Although Kevin has had a personal page for several years, the studio now has its own Facebook page.

"We add something there pretty much every day," Kevin says, "giving you an idea of the day-to-day workings at the studio."

If you're on Facebook, just go to http://www.facebook.com/kevincaronstudios to "like" the page and join in the daily fun.


Channel Kevin - videos by Kevin Caron

LATEST VIDEOS

Mixing it Up on Channel Kevin

Kevin's collection of videos, which primarily share his perspective on process, continues to grow. His channel, which is available on YouTube and his own site at ChannelKevin.com, has now topped 2 million views and has nearly 3,000 subscribers. "I'm grateful to the online community," Kevin says.

Here are Kevin's new videos since our last newsletter, including the raising of Wherever You Go, which one viewer deemed "suspenseful":

You can see all of Kevin's videos - which are organized into categories - in his Web site's Video section, which links directly to his YouTube channel.


ONE OF YOUR OWN

A sound, water, site-specific or free-standing sculpture add immeasurable joy and peace to your home or workplace.

If you'd like Kevin to create something for you or a special friend, just email info@kevincaron.com or call 602-952-8767 to arrange for a private complimentary consultation. Or contact us if you would simply like to visit Kevin's studio - he would enjoy giving you a personal tour.

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CONTACT US: Kevin Caron - 5831 N. 46th Pl. - Phoenix AZ 85018-1236 - 602-952-8767 - info@kevincaron.com - www.kevincaron.com

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"Inspired sculpture for public & private spaces"

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For more frequent news, sights and sounds, keep an eye on Kevin's Web site at www.kevincaron.com - we update often.


   You can also catch up with Kevin on Facebook.

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