Welcome to the New Orleans Conference Blog!

The New Orleans Conference Blog is intended to help generate discussion for those who are interested in the 24th International Sculpture Conference: Sculpture, Culture, and Community in New Orleans.

Whether you are registered, presenting or just thinking about attending the conference, please use this forum to discuss your thoughts and ideas to help strengthen the sculpture community.

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Alice Aycock and Fairfax Dorn Announced as Keynote Speakers

Alice Aycock and Fairfax Dorn will each present a keynote address at the 24th International Sculpture Conference this October 1-4, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. To learn more about the keynote speakers, check out their full biographies here. Alice Aycock is a sculptor known for her large-scale architectural and technological works including the recent Park Avenue Paper Chase in New York City. Fairfax Dorn is the co-founder and executive director of Ballroom Marfa. Check out the videos below to learn more. Continue reading

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Make the Most of Your Conference

Registration for the 24th International Sculpture Conference: Sculpture, Culture and Community is open! Members can register early to save up to $150 off of regular conference rates, and chapter members always save more. Members can also sign up for the littleSCULPTURE show during early bird registration. Register soon! Space is limited and early bird registration ends Sunday, July 20th.

The 24th International Sculpture Conference will hold a variety of optional activities and tours to check out. Read a few highlights below: Continue reading

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Registration Open Now!

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Registration for the 24th International Sculpture Conference: Sculpture, Culture, and Community is now open! Members can register early to save $150 off the regular conference rate, and chapter members always save more. Early bird rates are limited so register soon. Continue reading
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Public Art in New Orleans

At Rest by Jason KimesOcean Song by John ScottFOCI by Chakaia Booker
Stairway to the Stars by Mark di SuveroSwamp Flower by Mia KaplanVase with Five Flowers by James Surls
Image Credits: “At Rest” by Jason Kimes, Photo by Bill Sasser, Courtesy of Sculpture for New Orleans; “Ocean Song” by John Scott, Photo: Courtesy Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans; “FOCI” by Chakaia Booker, Photo by Bill Sasser, Courtesy of Sculpture for New Orleans; “Stairway to the Stars” by Mark di Suvero, Photo by Bill Sasser, Courtesy of Sculpture for New Orleans; “Swamp Flower” by Mia Kaplan, Photo by Bill Sasser, Courtesy of Sculpture for New Orleans; “Vase with Five Flowers” by James Surls, Photo by Bill Sasser, Courtesy of Sculpture for New Orleans

New Orleans is a city full of public art – with public sculpture, fountains, gardens, and murals, there is a lot to see. Check out this list of the 21 must-see public art sites in New Orleans, from Curbed NOLA writer Sarah Chase. Continue reading

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Good Children Gallery

Image courtesy of Good Children Gallery

Image courtesy of Good Children Gallery

This post was submitted by Good Children Gallery, part of the fast-growing St. Claude Arts District. The St. Claude Arts District has openings on the second Saturday of every month.

This year, the International Sculpture Center is holding their conference in New Orleans from October 1-4. In addition to viewing the museums ISC is partnering with, like the Contemporary Arts Center and the Ogden, a visitor would be mistaken to overlook a space like Good Children.   The gallery is located on 4037 St. Claude Avenue and held its first exhibition in February of 2008. Continue reading

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Cities of the Dead: New Orleans Cemeteries

Photo courtesy of Terri Stewart via flickr.com

Photo courtesy of Terri Stewart via flickr.com

Laughter and energy permeates the air in the French Quarter of New Orleans, but something much somber lurks in its cemeteries. Rich with history and legends, the centuries-old cemeteries hold some of New Orleans’s most astonishing tales, deepest chronicles and best-kept secrets. Continue reading

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Join us in New Orleans!

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The International Sculpture Center will hold the 24th International Sculpture Conference this October 1-4, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 24th International Sculpture Conference will bring together artists, curators, collectors, critics, arts administrators, students, and sculpture enthusiasts for four days of panel discussions, keynotes, artist talks, workshops, mentoring sessions, networking events, and optional activities in the city of New Orleans, and will explore how sculpture and the arts can help rejuvenate communities and economies. Continue reading

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