STUDIO TOURS, SHOW SPAN THE VALLEY
Kevin was all over the Valley of the Sun at the end of 2013, beginning with the Sonoran Arts League‘s “Hidden In The Hills” studio tour, in which he joined four other artists at Barbara Bowman’s north Scottsdale studio. Next up was the Arizona Guides tour at his own studio, followed by “Fiasco: The Art of Failure” (right), an art show in downtown Phoenix.
“Hidden In The Hills” went well despite three days of pouring rain. “We learned a lot,” Kevin says. People came from around the country for the show, so Kevin attracted many new fans.
The Arizona Guides, who show people around the Grand Canyon State, were an energetic group – Kevin looks forward to seeing more of them!
“Fiasco” was a fascinating show. Most of the artists were from Arizona State University. Kevin was invited by one of the students, and his piece Tess (shown above) was featured in the gallery’s front window. “This is a great gallery,” Kevin says. It’s in the Grand Avenue section of the downtown Phoenix art scene, which has a very different feel from Roosevelt Row.
“It was a busy time, but a really fun one, too,” admits Kevin. “It was a fitting end to a great year!”
Phoenix Magazine‘s story about Kevin reached subscribers in late December, and the phone started ringing immediately. “People really reacted to this article,” says Kevin. The story by Niki D’Andrea and the photos (one is at left) by Brandon Sullivan told Kevin’s story beautifully.
Next up is an article in the magazine So Scottsdale. It covers Kevin and hisinvolvement with Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona, which expands the horizons of youth at risk through the magic of art. Last year, Kevin had eight Free Arts kids to the studio, where they created sculptures, and he donated to Free Arts’ auction. In 2014, he will again donate to the auction, which will be held at Neiman Marcus at Scottsdale Fashion Square on Saturday, March 8. The article will appear in So Scottsdale in February.
Lady Bugme, the functional site-specific sculpture, is completed and installed (right, with its owners, just after installation). “They have a big event coming up, so it was important to get it done and installed before that,” says Kevin.
He’s also completed the large 4-cube tesseract that he was working on, which is now titled Tesseraction. “Because it spins, it earned its name,” Kevin explains. (Its massive bearing, which allows it to move, is shown below.) Currently the sculpture is at the painter, getting what should be an amazing finish. “I am experimenting with new kinds of finishes,” Kevin continues. “I hope this one in particular works with the kinetic nature of the piece.” See Tesseraction after fabrication was completed.
Kevin also is now back to work on a monumental sound sculpture with a dramatic flowing base. “This one has been really challenging,” he admits.
New this year are open studio days. “We have a lot of people who want to see the studio, so we thought we’d try scheduled open studio days,” says Kevin. The studio will be open the third Sunday of every month, pending interest. If you’d like to join Kevin, please contact him at email@example.com or 602-952-8767.
<palign=”left” style=”MARGIN: 8px 12px 8px 16px”>You can always see what Kevin is working on in the Works in Progress section of the Web site – it’s updated often.
- January 17 (Friday) – February 28 (Friday), Phoenix, Arizona – “Elevation: The Paintings of Cyndy Carstens and Sculpture of Kevin Caron” will be at monOrchid gallery, 214 E. Roosevelt. Opening reception: Friday, January 17 from 6 – 9 p.m. Second reception: Friday, February 21, 6 – 9 p.m.
- January 19 (Sunday), Phoenix, Arizona – Open Studio at Kevin Caron Studios. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., by appointment only. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-952-8767.
- February 8 (Saturday), Phoenix, Arizona – Kevin’s sculpture Octahedron (right) will be auctioned at the Contemporary Forum Art Auction at the Phoenix Art Museum. For auction tickets and more information, visit the Contemporary Forum Web site.
- February 12 (Wednesday), Phoenix, Arizona – Kevin welcomes the members of Art A’ffaire to the studio for a tour and demonstration.
- February 16 (Sunday), Phoenix, Arizona – Open Studio at Kevin Caron Studios, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., by appointment only. Contact us at email@example.com or 602-952-8767.
- March 8 ( Saturday), Scottsdale, Arizona – The Art From the Heart auction, which benefits Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona, will be held at Neiman Marcus at Scottsdale Fashion Square. For more information, contact Free Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-258-8100.
- March 16 (Sunday), Phoenix, Arizona – Open Studio at Kevin Caron Studios, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., by appointment only. Contact us at email@example.com or 602-952-8767.
- September 5 (Friday) – March 1, 2015 (Sunday), Winchester, Virginia – Kevin’s sculpture Mustang Sally is one of 270 sculptures in the show “Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art.” The exhibition debuts at the Museumof the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Virginia. In 2015, Mustang Sally goes on the road as part of a national exhibition of 35 works from this show. For more information about “Second Time Around,” please visit the Press page.
Kevin keeps rolling along in front of the camera, too. He continues to get an amazing number of emails and comments from fans of Channel Kevin, his YouTube channel (all of the videos also appear on his own Web site).
Please enjoy these videos that have appeared since the last newsletter:
- Introducing Everlast’s POWERTIG 255EXT
- Testing Everlast’s POWERTIG 255EXT for DC Welding
- How to Cut Perfect Holes in Metal
- How to TIG Weld Aluminum Using the AHP Alpha TIG200X
- How to Use Countersinking to Blind Mount a Sculpture
- How to Shape Pipe: Rolling vs. Bending
Kevin just installed DNA at a Scottsdale residence – maybe it’s your turn to own a Kevin Caron sculpture.
A sound, water, site-specific or free-standing sculpture adds immeasurable joy and peace to your home or workplace.
If you’d like Kevin to create a special something for you or a friend, just email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602-952-8767 to arrange for a private complimentary consultation. Kevin may also have a perfect sculpture in stock. Or contact us if you would simply like to visit Kevin’s studio – he would enjoy giving you a personal tour.
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