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MUSeINGS: News from Artist Kevin Caron
JUNE 2013

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It's already warm at sculptor Kevin Caron's studio in Phoenix, Arizona.
It's already warm at Kevin's studio in Phoenix

Things are heating up ....

Let's get started ....

 

'THERMAL PHX' SHOW OPENS IN DOWNTOWN PHOENIX

Even as temperatures top 100 degrees in Phoenix, things are happening in the Arizona art world. With its burgeoning collection of galleries and as many as 10,000 people in the streets for events, some rank downtown Phoenix scene as one of the most vibrant in the country.

On Friday, June 7, Kevin's sculptures Dorothy's Nightmare and CounterSink (below left) debuted at the show "Thermal PHX" at MonOrchid, one of CounterSink, a contemporary art sculpture by Kevin Carondowntown Phoenix's most venerable galleries. "I'm pleased with the response to these sculptures thus far," says Kevin. About 250 people attended opening night. The sculpture Rush will also appear in the show.

The show runs through the end of August. Kevin will be in attendance for several Friday evenings during the show, including the opening on Friday, June 7. He looks forward to seeing you at MonOrchid, a converted warehouse originally constructed by legendary builder Del Webb in 1937. Other appearances include July 19, August 2 and August 16 (all Fridays).

For a map to MonOrchid's location at 214 E. Roosevelt in the heart of Phoenix's gallery district, please visit the Events page.

You'll also find information about other events on the Web site and below ....


KEVIN TO FILM VIDEOS WITH WELD.COM

Because of the success of his YouTube channel, last March Kevin was invited to participate a new discussion board on the site Weld.com. "I frequent a number of other boards as well as moderating my YouTube channel, so this appealed to me," says Kevin. Weld.com

Now Kevin is going to film some videos with Weld.com's "Mr. TIG."

So Kevin will be stopping in Winfield, Kansas, on his motorcycle trip back from the East Coast in July to film as many videos as possible in two days. "This should be a lot of fun," says Kevin.

Keep an eye out for these videos on Channel Kevin.


PROJECTS UNDER WAY IN THE STUDIOPortion of Cosmography, a contemporary art sculpture by Kevin Caron

Cosmography, the large sculpture in the spirit of Cosmos, is now completed and simply awaiting its official photo. "The proportions are significantly different from Cosmos'," Kevin says. "I'm excited about looking at the form itself in a new way." See a full photo of it on its own Web page.

Kevin is also working on two new sound sculptures. "I created both bells, with their clappers and hanging rings, at once," Kevin explains. "Now I'm working on the stand for the first sound sculpture." See the stand in process on the sculptures' own page.

Several new ocotillos and Shitake Agaves are under way, too. "These sculptures are particularly interesting to people who live in the desert and know these plants," Kevin observes, "although I have sold them to people around the country. They are also easy to care for - no watering, pruning, etc."

Kevin also is working on some new versions of the Street Urchin form. "The texture of this form really resonates with people - including me!" See the new versions under way on their own page.

You can always see what Kevin is working on in the Works in Progress section of the Web site - we update it often.


Channel Kevin - Videos from Artist Kevin CaronNEW IN VIDEO

After nearly seven years, Channel Kevin has now more than 250 videos online with more than 3.5 million total page views.

"It's been fun," says Kevin, "and I feel like I'm just getting started."

Please enjoy these latest releases, including the last videos in Kevin's series on using a 3-D printer:


ADDITIONAL UPCOMING EVENTS
  • July 19 (Friday), Phoenix, Arizona - Kevin will be attending the Third Friday reception for "Thermal PHX"Dorothy's Nightmare, a contemporary sculpture by Kevin Caron
  • August 2 (Friday), Phoenix, Arizona - Kevin will be attending this First Friday reception for "Thermal PHX"
  • August 16 (Friday), Phoenix, Arizona - Kevin will be attending the Third Friday reception for "Thermal PHX"
  • August 29 (Thursday) -  Kevin speaks to the welded sculpture class at Yavapai Community College in Prescott, Arizona.
  • September 6 (Friday) - October 26 (Saturday), Chandler, Arizona - The solo show "Micro/Macro: The Sculptural Art of Kevin Caron" at the Chandler Center for the Arts. The show focuses on the ambiguity of scale of much of Kevin's work. "Some people see a universe, while others see a molecule," Kevin says.
  • October 29 (Friday), Phoenix, Arizona - The Brandeis National Committee, Phoenix Chapter is touring Kevin's studio. This organization of women and men, which provides philanthropic support to Brandeis University, is open to interested citizens.
  • November 21 - 24, November 29 - December 1, Scottsdale, Arizona - The end of the year brings Hidden in the Hills, a six-day show in the Cave Creek/Carefree/north Scottsdale area. Kevin will be showing his sculpture as well as works from his home and garden line at BH Bowman Studios in north Scottsdale.Mustang Sally, a sculpture by Phoenix artist Kevin Caron
  • September 5, 2014 (Friday) - March 1, 2015 (Sunday), Winchester, Virginia - Kevin's sculpture Mustang Sally is one of 270 sculptures in the show Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art. The exhibition debuts at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Virginia. In 2015, Mustang Sally goes on the road as part of a national exhibition of 35 works from this show.

For more information about "Second Time Around," please visit the Press page


ONE OF YOUR OWN?

Genome Project, a contemporary art sculpture by Kevin Caron Genome Project just went to its new home - maybe it's your turn.

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

If you'd like Kevin to create a special something for you or a friend, just email info@kevincaron.com or call 602-952-8767 to arrange for a private complimentary consultation. Kevin may also have a perfect sculpture in stock. 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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