Scottsdale Public Art


A Conversation: Sculpture + Architechture

We are pleased to collaborate with the International Sculpture Center (ISC) to bring an ISConnects event to the Valley.

Cost: $10

Scottsdale Cultural Council Members are invited to attend this event free of charge.
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In a panel discussion followed by a reception at the mid-century modern landmark Hotel Valley Ho, Will Bruder, Kendall Buster, and Jeffrey Stein explore the intersections and overlap between architecture and sculpture with moderator Matt Lehrman. Sculptors and architects share a common language, and in the case of the panel’s participants, the boundaries often blur between the two disciplines.

Texture, palette, weight, and form all provide the words and context of this shared language. Sculpture not only inhabits a space, it engages with the particulars of its surrounding architectural space. Architecture goes beyond the experience of a space to a design with sensitivity to the physical properties of a material and of a location.

Use room rate code “ARTS” to reserve a Signature King or Double Bedded Room for $169+ tax (over $50 off) at Hotel Valley Ho. Call toll Free 866-882-4484 or 480-248-2000. Upgraded room rates available upon inquiry.  

Thursday, May 16, 2013
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Panel discussion in the Soho Ballroom

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Skyline rooftop reception - complimentary 1st glass wine. Cash bar + Nibbles

  • International Sculpture Center

    The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is a member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society.

  • Will Bruder

    A well-known Arizona architect, brings his sculptor’s sensitivity to the physical properties of the materiality of his architecture, exhibited through both his practice and his teaching.

  • Kendall Buster

    An internationally recognized artist and teacher, is trained as a microbiologist, and builds sculptures that often offer accessible interior space to enter and explore.

  • Jeffrey Stein

    President of Cosanti Foundation and former head of Boston Architectural College, has a creative practice that spans a philosophy of collective living to design of dwellings and gathering places as sculptural forms.

  • Matt Lehrman

    Principal of Audience Avenue, a Phoenix-based consulting firm that designs strategies, tactics and creative collaborations in the pursuit of audience development.

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