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Blue Star Contemporary Art Center to host an international conference featuring eight renowned sculptors
Sculpture by Phillip King at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, photo courtesy of Ansen Seale.
SAN ANTONIO, TX.- Blue Star Contemporary Art Center is pleased to present Scale: A Gathering of Sculptors, an international conference featuring eight renowned sculptors from five countries who will present their work. This symposium offers a unique opportunity to interface, network and partake in dialogue with international artists and Public Art Network representatives. Tickets are $75 per person and $50 for ISC members. They can be purchased on the Blue Star Website .

On June 5, 2012, from 3:30 until 7:00 p.m., Texas sculptor Jesús Moroles and Icelandic Sculptor Gudjon Bjarnasson will present their work and lead a question and answer dialogue, followed by a panel discussion with public art network officials. After this symposium is a barbeque and beer reception at Lonestar Studios from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. The next day, June 6, 2012, the conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and breakfast tacos. The subsequent sculptors will present their work and also lead a Q & A discussion; the conference will adjourn at 4:50 p.m. A cocktail and dinner reception will follow at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) campus from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

On June 7, 2012, there will be a concluding reception at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., co-hosted by Public Art Network and UTSA.

This conference is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Public Art Network of the Americans for the Arts, Sculpture Magazine and co-hosted by the University of Texas at San Antonio.

The panel of sculptors represents great diversity and international breadth. Participating sculptors are: Phillip King, an ISC lifetime Award recipient from the United Kingdom; Alice Aycock, USA; James Surls, USA; Masayuki Koorida, a Japanese sculptor residing in China and the Director of the acclaimed Shanghai Sculpture Park; Ivano Vitali, Floence, Italy; Jesús Moroles, USA; Joan Hall, USA and Gudjon Bjarnason, Iceland.

Schedule:
June 5, 2012
3:30 – 7:00 conference followed by a reception at Lonestar Studios, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

June 6, 2012
8:30 – 4:50 p.m. conference followed by a cocktail & dinner reception at UTSA, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

June 7, 2012
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. concluding reception at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center co-hosted by UTSA

Blue Star Contemporary Art Center is a non-profit, non-collecting contemporary art center in San Antonio, Texas that advances the growth and understanding of contemporary art, artists and the curatorial process. Through exhibitions and a variety of programs, Blue Star is an active participant in the development of regional, national and international contemporary art and provides a lively forum for the visual arts dialogue.



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