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News 30

October 1, 2012
GMS at the 23rd International Sculpture Conference in Chicago Illinois

GMS’ Jessica Mandrick will participate on a panel at the International  Sculpture Conference in Chicago October 4-6.
http://www.sculpture.org/chicago2012/sched.shtml
Panel Session:  
Discovering the Sculptor’s Social Responsibility to Society
Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium

John David Mooney

Cliff Garten
Jessica Mandrick
Sean Whalley

Moderator:

Panelists:

Topical questions informing many practices today question sustainability and responsibility. The artist’s vision must be broad and innovative and responsive to the present moment, the future, and to the environment. Solar, wind, and water are the materials of the new aesthetic solutions, and the environmental costs of a sculptors’ materials are both environmental and financial considerations. In order to truly transform urban communities through sculpture, artists will broaden their potential for interaction through impacting the nature of city infrastructure itself, in addition to traditional public art channels and the proliferation of temporary projects. The citizens of a community, their needs, desires, and critical feedback are also a resource – how does a sculptor work with a community to rebuild and strengthen a healthy social and environmental network?