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Miami Symposium Bears Fruit


The summer retreat incubated at the International Sculpture Center Symposium in Miami was held in the Sandy Point, Maine beach cottage of Barbara Bridges. The retreat was a week of creating, reflecting, and planning for the future.  The group continues to seek participants with a wide variety of  philosophical viewpoints and experiences. We are particularly interested in national and international partners for collaboration on a collaborative social practice project focused on the environment.

1. Participants agreed that environmental topics were a common interest.
2. Participants were interested in collaborative creating and Keith Andrews asked Barbara Bridges to join his Nos-otros which has plans for touring in the United States and South America.
3. Several participants are interested in meeting to discuss using our collective professional and art making experiences to advocate for social practice art events and developing strategies for exhibiting this art form to effect the maximum impact.
4. During the Maine workshop, each participant confirmed his or her interest in participating in an international sculptors’ residency exchange program. Sculptors living in diverse parts of the world will open their facilities (variable from host to host) and in return be able to visit other sculptors and work out of their studios.   *
*Keith L. Andrews is currently building a new artist’s compound just outside of Antigua Guatemala, the colonial capital of Spain’s Central American and Southern Mexico Vice royalty and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The compound will include a large, well-equipped sculpture studio and two studio apartments for visiting artists, intellectuals and constructive trouble-makers. He currently anticipates completion by November, 2015. See Andrews’ Lies video


* Barbara Bridges will hold another retreat in June of 2016. Date and time to be announced. Join us for a week of art making and discussions focused on collaboration and public and social practice art. If this experience sounds like a fit – post Barbara with your ideas.  Barbara is currently working on Found In Our Waters, a water quality project starting in Key West , Florida and ending in Fort Kent, Maine.


  • Katherine De Barrueta is preparing for her upcoming solo expo in The Museo Fernando Garcia Ponce-MACAY Museum in Merida, Yucatan Mexico. Entitled WINGS her exhibit will include works carved from Local limestone and black steel. Katherine lives and works in Merida, Yucatan Mexico.