The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically changed artists’ ways of working, thinking, and communicating in the past few months. In order to make sense of this as a community, the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Board of Directors invites you to attend a special online series of panel discussions throughout 2020. Within this series, we will present monthly live broadcasts featuring professionals, educators, our members, and more. These panels will cover an array of topics that explore and discuss current issues within the field of contemporary sculpture. The panel discussions will be live and available free to the public as well as archived for further viewing after the live event.
If you’ve ever considered building an iron furnace, or are curious about how it works this is the panel for you. The fourth panel discussion in the series, Iron Furnace Construction, is a technical discussion. Experts on the topic will share their knowledge of furnace design, operation, and maintenance. The 45 minute discussion was followed by a 30 minute Q&A session selected from the comments section of the live stream.
Page Burch Master Craftsman Program Coordinator Lecturer of Sculpture School of Art and Design
James D Vanderpool Metal Museum Foundry Operations Manager
Elizabeth Kronfield Professor & Graduate Director, Fine Arts Studio School of Art College of Art & Design Rochester Institute of Technology
To watch the discussion click here
To view the powerpoint with technical drawings click here
The first of this series, “The Online Sculpture Classroom,” was focused on finding innovative ways to teach sculpture online during a time when students may not have access to equipment, tools, or facilities. Professionals shared their experience as current professors and gave our audience innovative ideas on how to navigate teaching sculpture online. MFA student, Nyasha Madamobe joined the panel and provided a student perspective on the successes and challenges of learning sculpture online. The panel will lasted 45 minutes and included a live question and answer section.
Moderator: Leticia Bajuyo, Associate Professor, Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Naomi Falk, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina
Coral Penelope Lambert, Professor of Sculpture, Alfred University
David Marquez, Assistant Professor, Western Kentucky University
Nyasha Madamombe, 2020 Dianne Komminsk Scholarship Winner and University of Tennessee Knoxville, MFA Candidate