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.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fresh from the Printers


SculptCAD held an impromptu open house to display the first round of artwork to come back from the printers. On the wall are 3D computer images by (L-R) Bert Scherarth - Building, and Column, Shane Pennington - Tree Top, Brad Ford Smith - Chicken Neck Johnson, 2 more by Bert, Heather Gorham - Rabbit.


The sculptures for the most part were just unpacked, so the artists have not had the opportunity to work on the physical sculptures yet. What you are seeing is the equivalent of a cake that has just been pulled out of the oven. They still need to be frosted. Above is the artwork of  (L-R, B-F) Erica Larkin - Figurative Busts, Brad Ford Smith - CNJ, David VanNess - Bull Elk, Katherine Batiste - Robotic Boy,

Nancy Hairston 


 
Bert Scherbarth - Building 

Heather Groham - Rabbit
This is one of two rabbit sculptures by Heather. In this one she has painted the plastic resin to give it a soft velveteen outside and a bleached bone white interior.



Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Jerome Weeks, reporter from KERA Art & Seek and SCRA director Nancy Hairston snap a few pictures of artist Shane Pennington as he demonstrates how the Phantom stylus works. Jerome hung out at the SculptCAD studio for a few hours talking with some of the artists about the SRCA program. 

Monday, March 8, 2010

Some Images of Progression

Rapid Artist Heather Gorham shares her piece from beginning to end in digital clay.

"My process involved treating the digital medium much like I would a traditional media such as clay or wax in bronze casting. Digital clay, once you get used to it,  responds and has many of the same sensibilities as real clay, allowing for an interesting juxtaposition between the visceral and the virtual."
Heather Gorham