David Kirkpatrick

August 27, 2010

SculptCAD Rapid Artists Project at TEDxSMU

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about the SculptCAD Rapid Artists Project. The initial exhibition of the digitally created artwork occurred back in May at the Rapid 2010 trade show. Now the exhibit moves to Dallas for the TEDxSMU event on September 14, 2010.

From the link:

September 14, 2010 | TEDxSMU Rapid Artists Salon + Exhibit Opening

TEDxSMU is partnering with SculptCAD’s Rapid Artists program for the opening of the first art exhibit of its kind. Fourteen Dallas artists have diverged from their typical mediums to learn to sculpt using digital sculpting programs, and the final renderings of their creations were subsequently produced using ground-breaking 3D printing processes in materials from bronze to plastic.

On September 14, the exhibit will open at One Arts Plaza with an evening event co-produced by TEDxSMU and SculptCAD. Please join us to see the exhibit and hear TEDxTalks from several of the artists involved with the project and visit with the artists one-on-one about the pieces and their inspiration.

Click here for more on the Rapid Artist Project.

Tuesday, September 14
6:00-8:00pm | presentations at 6:30
One Arts Plaza Lobby
1722 Routh Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Tickets: $15 in advance / $20 the week of or at the door (pending availability)

Head below the fold for the official release on this event plus images of artwork from the project.

The release:

September 14, 2010 | 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/ Presentaion 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.

And the artwork:

Brad Ford Smith

David Van Ness

Heather Gorham

1 Comment »

  1. […] First up is a notice from the official SCRA blog and another from SCRA participant Brad Ford Smith’s blog. Head to the Facebook page for TEDxSMU for updates about the series in general and for more information on the upcoming SCRA presentations and exhibit. David Kirkpatrick has also been regularly covering all things SculptCAD Rapid Artist […]

    Pingback by SculptCAD Rapid Artists at TEDxSMU online and in the blogs « SculptCAD — September 4, 2010 @ 2:04 pm


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