This fall the International Sculpture Center will be hosting the ISC Sculpture Conference in Downtown Kansas City. The event connects practicing artists and sculptors with arts professionals and industry specialists.
The Conference will take place at the Nelson-Atkins Museum and the Kansas City Art Institute. Offsite locations include visits to Studios, Inc., Monarch Glass Studio, Wickerson Studios, Belger Studios, Zahner, and other arts related venues throughout the City. Visit the ISC Sculpture Conference Schedule for a complete list of locations and times.
Zahner Explores Ceramics at NCECA
In 2010 Kamm visited Istanbul, and was inspired by the complex Islamic patterns which adorn the temples, art, and architecture. The relationship to mathematical geometries led Kamm to look at how these patterns could be generated automatically using scripts and programming, and he began research in November of 2015.The waterjet-cutting was primarily used to cut through the tiles, and the laser was used primarily to etch the white glaze at various depths. The outcome is a series of overlapping tiles which will be on display through March 19 at the Kansas City Convention Center at Bartle Hall.
Experience the Intersection of Art & Architecture
Zahner is a sponsoring partner for the event, and will be offering tour for registered attendees of the Conference. The three-hour visit will include a tour of the facility, presentation of the company's history and future with artists, and a discussion on art fabrication and sculpture maintenance through partner and affiliate firm Metalabs. The onsite tour of Zahner facility will be followed by a cocktail reception to celebrate the eve of the first day of the Kansas City ISC Sculpture Conference.
The Zahner tour is offered only to registrants of the ISC Sculpture Conference, and will take place Tuesday, October 24 from 3:30 - 5:30pm. The Conference will begin the following day, from October 25-28, 2017.
Learn more about the ISC Sculpture Conference at sculpture.org, and register as an attendee of the four-day conference.