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Welcome to the Miami Symposium Blog!

The ISC symposium blog is intended to help generate a dialogue for people who are interested in the 2013 International Sculpture Symposium in Miami.

Whether you are registered, presenting or just thinking about attending the symposium, please feel free to use this forum to discuss your thoughts and ideas to help strengthen the sculpture community.


The Makers & Shapers are Hotting Up in Miami!


Don’t miss the Iron Pour on Tuesday December 3rd with Alfred & UNF at Florida International University!

The Public Iron Pour will take place at Florida International University, Sculpture Studios on Tues Dec 3rd from 1pm – 5pm. Artists will start making molds from Nov 29th : the castings can be seen on Dec 4th. Please come by and meet the artists and see the new work made as part of the ISC ‘Makers & Shapers’ Symposium.

Come watch ‘MothRa’ from Alfred University, NY and ‘Julie’ from Florida Northern University in action as they melt up to #4000 of Molten Iron to temperatures of 2650 degrees Fahrenheit in order to cast new work made by International Artists. Continue reading

Come to Makers & Shapers and get a free Art Miami VIP Preview Pass!

Art Miami

Image courtesy of Art Miami via http://www.art-miami.com

Exciting news- registration to the 2013 Makers & Shapers Symposium includes a VIP Preview pass to Art Miami and the CONTEXT fair. Art Miami is the original and longest running art fair in Miami, representing 125 leading international, contemporary, and modern galleries from around the world. The Art Miami sister fair, CONTEXT, is committed to the promotion of emerging and mid-career artists with sixty-five galleries represented. Both exciting fairs occupy a 250,000 square foot area in midtown Miami in the Wynwood Arts District, bringing together 65,000 curators, collectors, and art enthusiasts. Continue reading

College Students: Volunteer at Makers & Shapers!


Image courtesy of Communitybasedpractices@flickr.com

International Sculpture Center is seeking qualified student volunteers for the 2013 Makers & Shapers Symposium in Miami! The Makers & Shapers Symposium volunteer opportunity offers a reduced registration rate of $150 in exchange for 14 volunteer hours throughout the duration of the Symposium. Volunteers will gain valuable experience in running a multi-day arts event, strengthen their resumes, and benefit from networking opportunities while listening in on stimulating artist presentations and activities throughout the Symposium. Continue reading

Getting to the Hyatt just got easier!


Metro Rail and Metro Mover train lines for travel from MIA to Hyatt Regency

Have questions about getting from the airport to the Hyatt Regency? We have answers! Miami has exciting new public transportation options that make getting from the Miami International Airport to the Hyatt Regency convenient and hassle free. Continue reading

Looking for some vibrant local art? Check out Miami in 3D!

Miami in 3D

Lori Nozick, Light Sculptures, 2013

We are pleased to announce Miami in 3D, an exhibition of works curated by Ombretta Agró running from December 2nd through December 14th. Miami in 3D will showcase the three-dimensional works of Miami based artists, and hold an opening on Monday, December 2nd at 3900 North Miami Avenue, in the heart of the Miami Design District. Continue reading

Make New Friends and Connect with Old Ones!

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ISConnects, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts & Kaneko Arts Space, July 2012

The Miami Symposium draws artists, curators, patrons and students from all over the world! Amongst the gallery hops, museum tours, panel discussions, and food tours, there will be plenty of time to meet new friends and re-connect with the old ones. Here’s a few ways how: Continue reading

A Natural Retreat: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Coconut palms along Pandanus lake 09/22/2009 Fairchild Gallery By Mary Collins

Coconut palms along Pandanus lake 09/22/2009 Fairchild Gallery By Mary Collins

With all Miami’s hustle and bustle, it isn’t a surprise that you may find yourself craving a little down time in between activities. But why sit in your hotel room to relax when you can explore America’s largest botanical garden? In Miami, one of the most diverse cities in America, flora diversity also blooms! Slow down the pace a bit and take a stroll through Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Continue reading