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Past Symposia

CampB Symposium 2013, July 13-21


Camp Brotherhood 2012"The best artist has that thought alone which is contained within the marble shell; The sculptor's hand can only break the spell to free the figures slumbering in the stone." - Michelangelo 

We invite you to join us at the Cascadian Center at Camp Brotherhood for eight days of playing with stone, communing with nature and fun with old friends and new. All meals are provided and no household chores – now that is freedom! Each year this pastoral venue (complete with emus, alpacas and a donkey) is transformed into a field of tents with smiling people covered in stone dust. And if the day turns unbearably hot, the swimming pool is right there waiting. 

Instructors are available for everyone from beginner to expert, and sharing ideas and advice is something we always do. 

There are slide shows, informational talks, and wonderful campfires in the evenings.  Our Auction to raise funds for education is a night of hilarious fun, second only to our last night party. Another highlight is our Sculpture Walk on Saturday, July 20th, open to the public.

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CampB Symposium 2011, July 9th to 17th


Mount Vernon International Symposium 2011 is pleased to announce Guest Artist: 
Matt Auvinen(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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Matt Auvinen has been carving for over 30 years. He received his BA from California State
University, Chico and his MFA from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
In 1988 Matt moved to Pietrasanta where he worked as an artisan for several sculpture
laboratories. For 12 of his 20 years in Italy, Matt taught sculpture and drawing for a private,
university level, art program in Florence. His sculptural foundation is from working with
mixed media. Matt has worked with cast bronze, welded steel, plaster and wood. Found object
assemblage became a focus of his work in the late 80s and this sensibility has been projected
on to his work in stone. In 2001 Matt curated an exhibition on stone carving techniques in
Settignano, the town famous for its stonecarvers just above Florence. In 2002 he translated
Francesco Carradori’s Elementary Instructions for Students of Sculpture into english (Getty
Publications).

Matt Auvinen has been carving for over 30 years. He received his BA from California StateUniversity, Chico and his MFA from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.In 1988 Matt moved to Pietrasanta where he worked as an artisan for several sculpturelaboratories. For 12 of his 20 years in Italy, Matt taught sculpture and drawing for a private,university level, art program in Florence. His sculptural foundation is from working withmixed media. Matt has worked with cast bronze, welded steel, plaster and wood. Found objectassemblage became a focus of his work in the late 80s and this sensibility has been projectedon to his work in stone. - Matt will be offering  comprehensive workshops on mold-making, reproductions, pointing, and direct carving methods. 
Symposium Schedule (as of June 28th) [click here]
Register on-line - [click here]
To download a PDF of the registration form: click here
To view and download a PDF of our 2011 Camp B brochure- click here
To view and download a flyer for the Art Walk in the Meadow July 16th - click here
(For those who registered, due to the Canadian Postal strike, we are posting
these "post registration"  documents: "Registration Thank You" & "What to Bring")

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