This break-out session will pack a double punch by covering two-in-one! We are excited to present Kim Cridler’s workshop: The Descriptive Line: Soldering with Steel/Apply(ing): Public Art & Commissions.
The Descriptive Line: Soldering with Steel
Learn the basics of soldering steel including terminology, material properties, the variety of fluxes and solders. Kim will also briefly demonstrate her way of creating symmetrical forms.
Apply(ing): Public Art & Commissions
What I’ve learned about doing things you think you can’t do. Namely large-scale public art projects and commissions.
Trained as a metalsmith, Kim was an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, earned an MFA in Metals from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and studied at Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting. Kim has taught in art programs across the country including the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Michigan, San Diego State University, and Arizona State University. Her work can be found in the public collections including the Arkansas Art Center Decorative Museum of Art, the Chazen Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, the Racine Art Museum, and the Scottsdale Contemporary Museum of Art.
Kim’s practice is inspired by the potential of objects to record and extend our lives, and the power of pattern and the decorative to reflect and reconcile. She has applied her use of steel, structure and ornament in large-scale public art projects and commissions for public spaces. She most recently installed a public art project at the Mamaroneck, NY Metro North Station for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts-For-Transit program.
Both images are of Kim Cridler’s most recent public installation:
Where the Sweet Waters Fall, 2014
Painted Steel, aluminum, and concrete with stainless steel
Fabricated by KC Fabrications
Commissioned by MTA Arts & Design and MTA Metro-North Railroad