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.
A Case History: 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.
An IDIOSYNCRATIC SURVEY
SEAN ADCOCK, North Wales
of DRY STONE WALLS in the UK
Stone Wallah and Scholar
The presentation Sean gave in Ventura in 2011 was one of the most popular. Those who saw it then will be happy to see it re-presented with Sean’s inimitable wit and a wealth of new material.
STONE in LANDSCAPE
JAN JOHNSEN, Westchester county, New York
and GARDEN DESIGN
Landscape Designer, Author
Jan is an accomplished Landscape and Garden Designer whose career began with a study of the ancient gardens of Japan and has progressed through other horticultural disciplines. Besides being the principal of an active design/build firm she is the author of several books the most recent of which, Spirit of Stone, explores the creative use of stone in garden design. Her presentation will show how you can use this most ancient of materials to add dimension to a garden. Drawing on her time living in Japan, she shows how to 'read' a Japanese rock garden and more. By the end, you will never look at rocks in the same way again. Spirit of Stone was reviewed in STONEZINE 11 and that review is included here: The Spirit of Stone (pdf).
The OLD STONE ROAD
TOMAS LIPPS, Santa Fe, New Mexico
From ancient Jericho
to medieval Meteora
Stonemason, Designer, Editor
The Old Stone Road is a metaphor for the tradition of stonework—for all that has, over time, been wrought with this obdurate, primal material. The Old Stone Road originates in the distant past and is more than ten thousand years long. It is composed of solid vestiges,varied in scale and style, that speak of their makers still. Tomas recently discovered a cache of slides that provide a photographic record of his first travels on that road, his eastern Mediterranean meanderings forty years ago.
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. His passion for stonework, its importance in the Irish landscape and his skills as a photographer means 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. . . .SEE THEIR WORK
The LONG-FORM PRESENTATIONS by invited speakers will take place in the MEETING HALL in the AFTERNOONS after LUNCH.
In the EVENINGS, after DINNER, we will reassemble there and enjoy SHORT-FORM PRESENTATIONS by our fellow artisans.
All SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS are encouraged to select TWENTY (20) images of STONEWORK and/or STONE ART—your own work—or stonework from your region—or that you have seen in your travels. You are to present these images when you register on October 23rd.
Later, at a point in the schedule determined by chance, YOUR TWENTY 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. And afterward, of course.
This will amount to an exposition of what we STONEFOLKs are doing, and what interests us.
A selection of the images shown will be published in STONEXUS Magazine and/or the STONEZINE.
This SYMPOSIUM should interest those Rocknockers who frequent certain STONEWORK-ORIENTED FACEBOOK GROUPs. You will have an opportunity to meet—in-person—the friends you’ve made on-line—and actually socialize with them.
The “EIGHT MINUTE SHOW-and-TELL” periods in the three evening sessions will give you the opportunity to project images of your work on a large screen and speak and answer questions about it. And you will be able to see and discuss the work of others. A much different experience than viewing work on a smart phone or computer screen.