Friday, August 20, 2010

The PR for the exhibit is going out


TEDxSMU SculptCAD Rapid Artists Salon + Exhibit Opening

TEDxSMU is partnering with SculptCAD on the Dallas premier of the SculptCAD Rapid Artists sculpture exhibition. Twelve Dallas artists have diverged from their typical mediums to explore the boundaries between sculpture and the high tech world of 3D computer modeling. On display will be their final creations, each sculpture having been created and produced using ground-breaking 3D printing processes in materials ranging from bronze to plastic.


The exhibit will open at One Arts Plaza with an evening event co-produced by TEDxSMU and SculptCAD. Please join us for the exhibit and a TEDxSMU Salon with Nancy Hairston and a panel of artists involved in the SCRA project. Afterwards the artists will be available for one-on-one discussions about their sculptures, inspiration and the experience of working with 3D modeling technology.


Artists Salon/Opening night
Tuesday, September 14
6:00-8:00/ Presentation at 6:30
Tickets: $15 in advance/ $20 week of or at the Door. http://www.tedxsmu.org/events

The exhibit will run Sept 14 – Oct 16
One Arts Plaza Lobby
1722 Routh Street, Dallas TX 75201

Participating Artists:
Heather Gorham, Ginger Fox, Shawn Smith, Dave VanNess, Mark Grote, Jay Sullivan, Tom Lauerman, Albert Scherbarth, Heather Ezell, Brad Ford Smith, Shane Pennington and Nancy Hairston

About SculptCAD Rapid Artists
SculptCAD Rapid Artists is an experimental project launched by Nancy Hairston, President of SculptCAD, a leading provider of product design and rapid prototyping services. SculptCAD Rapid Artists’ mission is to explore and expand the use of computer technology to design and produce works of sculpture utilizing 3D software, 3D scanning, and 3D printing. This format offers artists the ability to make multiples and editions of their artwork, print art on-demand, and even enable collectors to purchase and download artwork online. SculptCAD Rapid Artists was founded in October 2009 and is based in Dallas, Texas. For more information about how SculptCAD Rapid Artists is changing the perception of art in the physical world, visit http://www.sculptcadrapidartists.com

About TEDxSMU
In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxSMU, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxSMU, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

Friday, July 30, 2010

SculptCAD Rapid Artists team up with TEDxSMU

SculptCAD Rapid Artists have teamed up with TEDxSMU for a Dallas exhibit and artist talk. Here's a little PR from the TEDxSMU website.

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxSMU, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxSMU event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. www.TED.com/TEDx

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Artwork Spotlight: Tom Lauerman

Tom Lauerman used this as an opportunity to make molds that he used to cast sculptures from. To read his art statement click here.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Artwork Spotlight: James Sullivan

James Sullivan is one of the few artists that came into the SCRA project with rapid prototyping experience. It helps when you are a teacher at a big university. To see Jay's artists statement click here.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Artwork Spotlight: Nancy Hairston

Now that the Rapid 2010 Conference is over and all the artwork has made it back home, we are going to spotlight the finished artwork here over the next few weeks.


To start we have Hancy Hairston's Bronze Sculpture. Click here to read her artists statement.