The 4th Annual Tucson Sculpture Festival opens in Tucson this Friday, February 1st at the Whistle Stop Depot (6- 9:30 pm), and the Sculpture Resource Center (8 – 11 pm)(address and directions below the article) The exhibition will be open to the public from 11 am – 7 pm daily February 1 – 15th.
The openings this year are sure to excite anyone that loves sculpture. Some of the finest sculptural artworks from Tucson will be on exhibition at this year’s event. Here is what to expect at the openings.
Our local internationally recognized Metalphysic’s Sculpture Studio will be showing bronze castings and their unique technology utilized by many fine artists locally and internationally for creating monumental sculptures.
The totally sculptural creation known as Anarchestra will be making music featured at the opening Friday and their instruments will be on exhibition for the duration of the festival. They will also be playing at the closing of the event.
Visitors Friday will witness cutting edge technology with Digital-To-Physical Sculptures being presented that few have ever known existed. Our local Xerocraft hackerspace will be demonstrating their 3-D Printers, augmented reality and the online virtual sculptures in OpenSim. Modern day sculptors now have access to digital tools at this moment like the new 123D Catch, where anyone can make a digital 3-D object using a digital camera.
Also at the Whistle Stop opening Susan Kay Johnson will be giving a live demonstration. She is considered one of Tucson’s finest artists and the original creator of the All Souls Procession. Members of Tucson High School Drumline will parade from the Whistle Stop to the Sculpture Resource Center before 9:00 PM. Carl Hanni will be the DJ at the Sculpture Resource Center opening.
There will be a wide variety of expressions and mediums, at the exhibitions from paper to bronze, and everything in-between reflecting the diversity of Tucson’s sculpture community. By clicking on the hot links above you will see why this event is going to be exciting for the Tucson community. Most all the sculpture on exhibition will be FOR SALE. It is a great time to buy one of these unique works of art.
The locations for the exhibitions and openings are below.
The Whistle Stop Depot (main venue) – 127 West 5th STREET (one block west of Stone Ave) – 6:00 – 9:30 pm (reception)February 1
(Note: Lots of parking during open hours, including the adjacent lot on the east side)
The Sculpture Resource Center – 640 North Stone Avenue
— 8:00 – 11:00 pm (reception) February 1.