Friday, August 2, 2013

Artists Selected for National Bronze Sculpture Symposium in Yellow Springs

Yellow Springs, OH – August 1, 2013
 Four national and area artists have been selected for the National Bronze Sculpture Symposium which will take place October 13-26 on the campus of Antioch
College (outdoor foundry area on Corry Street). John Weidman of Brookline, New Hampshire, D’jeanJawrunner of Tucumcari, New Mexico, and Susan Byrnes of Cincinnati, Ohio will join invited artist Brian Maughan of Yellow Springs in creating twelve abstract pieces for a 2014 Bronze Sculpture Trail for
downtown Yellow Springs.

Featuring an ancient practice—bronze casting—dating back thousands of years, but rarely seen, the sculpture symposium will engage and educate community members, students, and visitors. All are invited to observe the artists at work during the day, plus attend a free evening series of related lectures
and presentations that will culminate in a dramatic pouring of molten bronze at sunset on Saturday, October 26. The pour will be supervised by Austin, Texas sculptor and foundry chief Bernie Carreno. On Friday, Oct. 18, an exclusive exhibit of “Maquettes for Large-Scale Public Sculptures” by
international sculptor Jon Hudson of Yellow Springs will open at the Yellow Springs Arts Council’s community gallery at 111 Corry St. The month-long exhibit is free to the public, including an
 opening reception on Oct. 18 during the town’s Art Stroll event at 6 PM, plus a gallery lecture by Hudson at 7 PM.

A recently awarded Ohio Arts Council “Arts Partnership” grant will help fund an aluminum pour by Carreno for Yellow Springs High School students on Oct. 28, culminating a study unit on Public Art; Project Jericho art students from Clark County are expected to participate. 

An additional partnership with the City of Kettering will help sponsor a second aluminum pour for their students the following day.
The National Bronze Sculpture Symposium, funded in part by awards from the Ohio Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Yellow Springs Community Foundation, and an anonymous underwriter, is a Yellow Springs Experience, which is produced by the Yellow Springs Arts Council in collaboration with other creative community partners.

For more information about the National Bronze Sculpture Symposium, visit:
Media Contact:
Joanne Caputo, Project Manager
Yellow Springs Arts Council
Phone: 937-767-1515