ARCHITECTURAL STONE CARVING
AND MALLORCAN DRY STONE WALLING WORKSHOPS
Workshop participants should plan on traveling to Ventura on (or before) October 16th
Registration will take place at the Anacapa Brew Pub on Main Street between 7:00 and 10:00 PM.
The Workshops will commence on the morning of the 17th.
and STONEWORK SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION
SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS should plan on traveling to Ventura on (or before) October 23rd.
As always, the evening before the Symposium commences there will be a convivial get-together— the Rocknockers’ Rendezvous. This will occur concurrent with Symposium Registration at Aqua, the Crowne Plaza Hotel’s beach-front bar area. ROCKNOCKERS’ ALE, a special beer prepared for us by Anacapa, the local brewery, will be served.
SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE:THE FORMAT will be similar to that followed during the 2011 Symposium:
Wednesday through Friday, individually or in groups, Symposium attendees can spend the mornings as they wish—viewing demonstrations; watching the Dry Stone Walling Competition, playing Lithobolos, engaging in discourse with other participants, touring around, or hanging about, hiking, biking, building or balancing stones on the beach in front of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, playing golf, surfing, reading, visiting Santa Barbara, whale-watching, whatever.
AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS:
At NOON, Wednesday through Friday, LUNCH will be provided at the Symposium venue followed by interesting and informative presentations throughout the AFTERNOON. We will disperse for supper and gather again at the venue in the EVENING for more presentations.
At 11:00 on Friday morning there will be a Stone Foundation General Membership Meeting. Those interested are invited to assemble and discuss the Stone Foundation’s activities, its administration, its future form and function.
The LITHIC OLYMPIC GAMES events will take place at Art City Studios and elsewhere.
CAIRNIVAL, a communal dry stone art project will take place at Emma Wood State Beach, a long, curving, stony beach just west of Ventura that sometimes has good surf (and fishing—perch, bass, cabezon and corbina). Its more than two mile length is covered with sea smoothed stones, large and small. It is an excellent place for two types of activities: stone balancing and cairn building. The plan: pairs of participants, selected by lot, will build—at low tide—a long line of equidistant cairns, each five or more feet tall just above the waterline. This will be a great photo-op, particularly later when the bases will be covered by water. The next day, if the California State Park Service requires it, we will demolish the cairns so that the beach looks as it did previously.