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Doing the sculpture shuffle, making headlines, fun in the studio and with 3D printing, new videos and more ....
MUSeINGS - News From Artist Kevin Caron
May 2015
Kevin shuffles sculptures and makes more headlines while he stays busy in the studio and adds new videos: Now news ....
'SLASH, SWOOP, SWERVE' CLOSES, SCULPTURES HEAD SOUTH

After a terrific run at Central Arizona College, Kevin's one-person show "Slash, Swoop, Swerve" closed on April 24. "I was deeply gratified by the response," says Kevin. Among the many visitors were students who came to sketch the sculptures and took advantage of the opportunity to work on perspective using such large pieces.

R.L.T. Prankard also reviewed the show in his CAC Cactus article "Symmetrical Asymmetry." which you can read here. "It includes some great photos of the work by James Peru, and I know the author interviewed me," says Kevin, "because red wine and chocolate were mentioned!"

Tesseraction, a kinetic contemporary art sculpture by Kevin CaronImmediately following de-installation, Kevin took two of the sculptures from the show to Tucson's Pima Community College East Campus, which previously had displayed several of Kevin's sculptures. "We are always happy when we can have Kevin's sculpture on our campus," says Michael Stack, department chair, Arts & Humanities.

This time they got two sculptures. Cosmography is situated outside the library, while the kinetic sculpture Tesseraction (left) is inside. "I love working with Mike and everyone at PCCEC," says Kevin. "It's a beautiful campus, and they really appreciate having art in their lives."

OTHER SHOWS MOVE ON, WRAP UP
After its run in New York City, the show "Immagini," which featured Kevin's never-ending 3D-printed sculpture Oculum, also had a second act. The show was next staged in Lambertville, New Jersey, at the Wessel + O'Connor Fine Art Gallery.

The show "Action, Excitement, Entertainment" also just wrapped up. Held at downtown Phoenix's Herberger Center, it featured Kevin's kinetic sculpture Tiny Tess. 'Things pretty much close up for the summer here," says Kevin.

That being said, the Southwestern Invitational inaugural show got off to a great start at the Yuma Art Center in Yuma, Arizona. This venerable show, which features Kevin's sculpture Cyclone, travels to five other Arizona venues and runs into 2016.

Kevin also has just agreed to participate in a group summer show at a downtown Phoenix gallery - stay tuned for more information.

You can always find more information about Kevin's shows below in the Events Calendar and on the site's Events page.

IN THE NEWS: 3D PRINTING AND METAL FOCUS, RADIO RAP

Smart Hustle Magazine about 3D printing including Kevin Caron's jewelryIn addition to the glowing review of the show at Central Arizona College, Kevin's been getting a lot of coverage lately, both in print and online.

In Su Casa Magazine's Spring 2015 issue, Jackie Dishner's article "Metal Art Magic" featured Kevin's sculptures Hangin' and Building Blocks. You can enjoy the electronic version here.

Author Doug Bardwell wrote about Kevin's large scale 3D-printed sculptures in his March 26 Examiner article "What ever you need, chances are a 3D printer can print it." Enjoy it with the images on the author's own site.

Smart Hustle Magazine also featured Kevin's beautiful 3D-printed jewelry in the article "3D Printing: 4 Small Businesses Cashing In On This Revolutionary Tech."

Finally, Kevin took to the airwaves with Metalsmith Benchtalk host and master jeweler Jay Whaley for a radio interview. "Jay covered a lot of ground," says Kevin. "I really enjoyed the interview and am glad anyone can still hear the podcast."

UNDER WAY IN THE STUDIO

Curtains, a sculptural privacy screen by Kevin CaronNow that the large commission called Curtains (partial, left) is installed, Kevin's studio seems a lot bigger. "The panels took up a tremendous amount of room," admits Kevin. "Besides, they look much better in place."

See beautiful temporary photos of Curtains installed on its own page.

Also completed and awaiting installation is the pedestal for Wherever You Go, There You Are, the sculpture that will be installed in the front of Whitaker Center for Science and Art in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, later this year. "I'm looking forward to seeing Wherever You Go on it," Kevin says.

Sound Tree, a sound sculpture by Kevin CaronKevin has also just completed another commission, Sound Tree, for an Illinois collector. "I'm very happy with the way it turned out," says Kevin. It just headed to the shipper - the photo at right shows it being lifted onto the trailer to begin its journey east. See Sound Tree on its own page before its bells were trimmed. 

Another commission, which Kevin is working on in the opening photo above, is now taking center stage. Ryder Ripples, a fountain for a Massachusetts couple, will add a sweet splash of sound to the front of their Bayside residence. Watch it flow together on its own page.

Finally, Kevin has created a new 3D-printed sculpture. Some called it "The Ice Castle," but Kevin named it Easy In (below, right), a play on the automotive tool called an Easy Out.

"Tools show up in my work in so many ways, from printing my 3D sculptures on my own printers to how they influence my forms," says Kevin.

You can always see what Kevin is up to in Works in Progress on the Web site - it's updated often.

NEW IN 3D: EASY PEASY - SOMETIMES ...

Easy In, a 3D printed fine art sculpture by Kevin CaronMetal by day, resin by night - Kevin balances his work in the studio with his adventures with 3D printing. "I do a lot of my 3D work at night and on the weekends," he explains. "I don't like to leave a printer running by itself too long."

In his most recent posts on his blog "A Sculptor's Take on 3D Printing" Kevin shares the magic and the challenges of working with this quickly evolving technology. Enjoy them by clicking on the links below:
Read more about the evolving world of 3D printing at http://www.kevincaron.com/3dprint.

EVENTS CALENDAR

  • Now - May 30 (Saturday), Yuma, Arizona - The inaugural show of the juried Southwestern Invitational. Kevin's sculpture Cyclone is part of this show, which travels to five other Arizona cities.
  • October 4 (Sunday), Phoenix, Arizona - Open Studio at Kevin Caron Studios, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., by appointment only. Contact us at info@kevincaron.com or 602-952-8767 to schedule your visit.
For more information about these events, please visit the Events page.

NEW VIDEOS ON CHANNEL KEVIN

The AHP AlphaTIG 200X TIG welder 2015 edition will be back in stock again at the end of May. If you've been thinking of buying this remarkably powerful yet reasonably priced TIG welder, contact us now to make sure one is yours.

YouTube's Channel Kevin has passed two milestones, with more than 25,000 subscribers and more than 7 million video views. That's thanks to videos like those that have come out since our last newsletter.

Please enjoy these new videos:

Choose welder - Kevin CaronTODAY'S TIP:
PICKING THE RIGHT WELDER

You have a project you'd like to make in metal, but how do you know which welder you need? Base your decision on what job you want it to do. If you're welding outside or welding thick metal, arc (also called stick) welding might be right for you. If you are going to be welding long runs, MIG might be the right choice. Or if you're welding lighter metal or want to reduce warping (because it's cooler) or clean up, Kevin's choice is TIG.

But then, he will always use TIG if he has a choice  - it's quieter, cleaner, and TIG welds usually require little or no clean up.


 

ONE OF YOUR OWN?

Simple Planes With Aquamarine Stripe, a 3D printed fine art sculpture by Kevin CaronA Carefree, Arizona, couple just purchased the 3D printed sculpture Simple Planes With Aquamarine Stripe.

Maybe it's your turn to own a Kevin Caron sculpture. 
 
A sound, water, site-specific or free-standing sculpture adds immeasurable joy and peace to your home or workplace.

Large or small, practical, fanciful or just plain beautiful, they also make wonderful gifts.

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 consultation.
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