MSA Sculpture Conference Demonstrations

MSA Sculpture Conference Registration

Tours, demos, and discussion groups listed below are inclusive in the conference fee. However, advanced registration is required due to seat limitations. You will need the code sent to you in your conference registration acknowledgement email in order to register. 


Fab Lab Tour & Demo

Thursday Oct 4th, 3 sessions at 2,3, & 4:00pm
525 N Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37917

The Fab Lab is a 20,000 square-foot educational maker space north of downtown Knoxville. It is a part of the College of Architecture and Design, but is open to students and faculty from all departments at The University of Tennessee. Tours of this facility will include technical demonstration of CNC milling, water jet cutting tool, 3D printing and robotic assisted fabrication tools. Materials will include metals, wood, and plastics. Each tour will run 45 minutes and begin at 2, 3, & 4pm. This event is included in the price of the conference, but registration is required.  register here


Rigging It

Robert West, Lifting Specialist, Tennessee/Alabama Sling Center                        
 Friday, Oct 5th 10:30 +
Art & Architecture building rm 131

In this workshop, Robert West will demonstrate the proper tools and knowledge that one must have in order to safely rig and lift a load. This is a event is included in the price of the conference, but registration is required.  register here


Paper Casting and Its Potential

Kristen Tordella-Williams, Millsaps College
Friday, Oct 5th 10:30 + Art & Architecture building room 241
Paper casting from sheet formation and with pulp will be demonstrated with various examples and descriptions of different methods for paper casting. This event is included in the price of the conference, but registration is required. register here


Sculpture & Color: A Discussion

Jan Chenoweth, Artist
Friday, Oct 5th 11:30 + Art & Architecture building rm 131

Jan will facilitate a discussion of the uses of color in sculpture from historical to contemporary contexts. Bring your thoughts, curiosity, and questions. This event is included in the price of the conference, but registration is required. register here


Permanence of Outdoor Sculpture: A Discussion about Materials, Design, & Fabrication

Eva Conwell, Conwell Conservation
Friday, Oct 5th 11:30 + Art & Architecture building room 129

Eva Conwell, a sculpture conservator, will present different materials and best practices in design and fabrication methods for outdoor sculpture with a focus on aging properties. The audience is welcome to contribute their experience, as well as ask questions. This event is included in the price of the conference, but registration is required.  register here



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