Accessibility2009 has officially started. 8 artists will be on the campus of Cleveland State for 2 weeks making brand new works of art. Check out all the events at www.accessibilitycleveland.com
Accessibility 2007 was simply incredible. 9 fashion designers and 8 sculptors from all over the United States came to our small town of Sumter, South Carolina to make art and designs from found, recycled, and/or repurposed materials. It received a fair amount of press, but the entire month long event was worth every minute. My involvement included curating in the 8 sculptors and partially helping them find materials. The main credit for getting the ball rolling with materials goes to David Shoemaker, the tech/theatre/lighting guy at the Sumter County Cultural Center aka Patriot Hall. I also designed and maintained the website, which I am pretty proud of. It includes in progress photos and videos as well as artists statements, bios and much more. If you want to see what you missed, visit www.accessibilitysumter.com This year will be the 10th Anniversary and I can’t wait to see what happens. The image above is by sculptor Ben Entner.
I am the curator for this years artist in residence program. For more
information and pics visit www.accessibilitysumter.com
I have been invited to be one of the Curators for Accessibility 2007 in Sumter, SC. This years theme will be based around the idea of recycling various materials. A prospectus should be coming within the next month, so keep your eyes open. Previous Accessibility exhibitions can be viewed by clicking the image.
A program I am using that has been a great help in organizing my thoughts for this exhibition is a free plugin for Firefox called Clipmarks. Once installed, you click the icon, then click text, images, whatever you find on the web. Clipmarks then saves these bits of information together as one file. I have been using it to collect info about new show possibilities, artists, and ideas for the Accessibility exhibition. You can download it here.
The Sumter International Sculpture Symposium will be held October 2-October 19, 2006 on the grounds of Patriot Hall, 155 Haynsworth Street in the heart of Sumter, South Carolina’s historic district. Artists from countries around the world will gather together to create works for a permanent sculpture park. Featured artists will include: Nora Valdez (Argentina), Emil Adamec (Czech Republic), Toomas Altmurme (Estonia), Persi Narvaez Machicao (Peru), Paty Sonville (Belgium), Matthew Terry (France), David Sanders (USA), Bart Uchida (Canada).
Click the image below to view a Flash gallery of all the work.