Yellow Springs, OH—August 5, 2013—Antioch College announced today that it is proud to be hosting the National Bronze Sculpture Symposium, which will take place October 13-26, 2013, on the College campus (outdoor foundry area on Corry Street). It was announced on August 1, 2013, that four national and area artists have been selected for the symposium. John Weidman of Brookline, New Hampshire, D’jean Jawrunner of Tucumcari, New Mexico, and Susan Byrnes of Cincinnati, Ohio will join invited artist Brian Maughan of Yellow Springs in creating 12 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, October 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 October 18 during the town’s Art Stroll event at 6:00 p.m., plus a gallery lecture by Hudson at 7:00 p.m.
A recently awarded Ohio Arts Council “Arts Partnership” grant will help fund an aluminum pour by Carreno for Yellow Springs High School students on October 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: www.yellow-springs-experience.org.
About Antioch College
Antioch College is a small, liberal arts institution located on a historical campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The College has an inspiring mission and a proud history of educating leaders and contributors to our society, including Nobel Laureates, Fulbright Scholars, MacArthur Fellows, notables in arts and culture, the sciences, the public sector, and business. Our innovative baccalaureate program integrates rigorous classroom learning with full-time work and community engagement. Commitments to social justice, sustainability, and global issues are important components of the Antioch College experience. A low student–faculty ratio provides Antioch College students with personal attention from professors who have a strong commitment to teaching. Originally founded in 1850, Antioch College is authorized by the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents to grant the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.
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