PROGRAM OF PRESENTATIONS
THE TEQUITQUI ART OF 16TH
DR. MANUEL AGUILAR-MORENO, Los Angeles, CA
an EXPRESSION OF TRANSCULTURATION
This is such an interesting subject! After the Spanish Conquest of Mexico, The skills of the stonemasons and stone carvers responsible for the elaborately decorated temples and civic structures were redirected to constructing and ornamenting Catholic mission churches. The first few generations of carvers created a unique new hybrid style of carving, un estilo mestizo, and the unique and powerful forms produced were, and are, a joy to behold. Gradually the Spanish influence increased (though always with a distinct Mexican flavour) but the work of those first few generations are truly remarkable.
The RESURRECTION of an old
JOHN BURNELL, Kent, Ohio
STRUCTURAL STONE HOUSE
Dry Stone Waller, Restoration Stonemason.
John was commissioned to document and dissemble a stone house and reassemble it far from its original location, John is a diligent restoration stonemason and his process here was painstakingly documented. Learn how he conceived of and caried out the work; how he dealt with the inevitable problems that arose.
IN the GREEN MAN’S REALM. . .
NICHOLAS FAIRPLAY, Ohio and the UK
MEDIEVAL CARVING MOTIFS
Master Stone Carver and scholar
Nick has agreed to give a Presentation on the GREEN MAN and related motifs as well as teach the Workshop. The European medieval carvings that animated the ecclesiastical structures of the day were a world unto themselves, Themes and motifs were passed along, invented, adapted, revised and reconfigured. They travelled, as did the carvers themselves. It’s a challenging topic but Nick loves to delve into history and we can look forward to what he brings back.
INSIDE the WORK of
BRAD GOLDERG, Dallas, Texas
a LANDSCAPE SCULPTOR
Stone Artist, Public Art Professional
Brad gave one of the stellar presentations, in a stellar program at Stonework Symposium 2006 in Hood River, Oregon. Participants were amazed at the breadth and diversity of Brad’s projects as well as their creativity and the process by they were realized. Projects Brad did subsequently was featured in STONEXUS X in 2010 and now we shall see what he has been up to in the recent 8 years.
A LIFE IN STONE,
PAUL LINDHARD, Ventura California
CONFESSIONS OF A LITHOHOLIC
Stone Sculptor, Store Wrangler, Raconteur
The plan here is to get Paul onstage with a spliff and an easy chair, turn down the lights and let him ramble on about his experiences “in the service of stone,” as he puts it.
MONASTERIOSOTOMAS LIPPS, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Stonemason, Designer, Editor
A report on the initiation of a project—a new Carmelite Monastery that involves not only the STONE FOUNDATION, but the STONE TRUST, the DRY STONE CONSERVANCY and the BUILDING STONE INSTITUTE. The Mothers Superior of the monastery made it clear from the outset that they were interested in traditional materials and traditional techniques, employed by traditional craftsmen. Structural stone walls, not veneer on block, and timber-framed roof structures are the main elements of the planned building systems. Over the course of the summer, three buildings are to be undertaken by the three groups of stoneworkers. In October we will see how that went.
TRENDS and SINGULARITIES
RODRIGO ALEJANDRO LOZANO,
in 21st CENTURY STONE SCULPTURE
Stone Sculptor, Scholar
Alejandro has used the world wide web to his advantage, collecting and cataloging images of the work of a huge number of sculptors of many nationalities and various persuasions. There is probably no-one with as wide-ranging an awareness of what has been done and what is being done in the field than he—as his followers on Facebook (among which I number) can attest. We can look forward to a spectacular array of diverse sculptural creations—projected large to enhance appreciation.
SUNNY WIELER, Dublin Ireland
THROUGH the AGES
Stone Waller, Stone Artist
The history of Ireland is written in stone and a deep and diverse history it is. Sunny is familiar with the myriad aspects of that history as well as with contemporary manifestations of the art and craft of stonework. Sunny is an excellent photographer as well so we can expect a richly illustrated survey of Irish stonework.
AND OTHERS,To Be Announced
Also. . .
aka The EIGHT MINUTE SHOW-AND-TELL
SHARE YOUR WORK. . . . GET FEEDBACK FROM YOUR PEERS
All SYMPOSIUM participants are encouraged to select twenty (20) images of Stonework and/or Stone Art—your own work—or from your region—or from your travels. You are to present these images when you register and later, at a point in the schedule determined by chance, your images will be shown, each one for twenty (20) seconds. You will have the opportunity to comment on the photos and answer questions as they are being shown.
This will amount to an exposition of what we stone folks are doing, and what interests us. A selection of the images shown will be published in STONEXUS Magazine and/or the STONEZINE with the permission of those who submitted them.