Sculpture conference co-hosted by GSU, Eyedrum to help shape city’s future

Credit: hpousner

Credit: hpousner

The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance conference, Sept. 17-20, will bring to Atlanta top national experts and talent in the field of sculpture for four days of indoor and outdoor exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, speakers and panels.

Many aspects will be open to the public via one-day or full-conference ticketed registration.

The keynote address will be by Joseph Becherer, founding director and curator of the sculpture program at Frederik Meihjer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Mich. Also noteworthy: a lecture by Joyce J. Scott, a Baltimore artist, sculptor, quilter, installation artist and educator; and the Master’s Award Dinner honoring artist George Beasley, a Georgia State University emeritus regent’s professor.

A panel discussion, "Atlanta Infrastructure and Public Art: What Are the Possibilities?" is targeted for arts administrators, urban design planners, architects, government officials and artists. The session will detail a $12 million public art initiative included in an infrastructure bond referendum by Mayor Reed that was approved by Atlanta voters in March.

More details on the conference, being presented by Eyedrum Art & Music Galleries and the Georgia State University Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design: