“Moon Pool” by Rhiannon Scheidt

Lenoir, NC – The public is cordially invited to an Artists’ Talk on Tuesday evening, May 28th at 7pm at the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce, 1909 Hickory Boulevard in Lenoir.  Eight artists have participated in a national competition to attend a two-week residency at the Western NC Sculpture Center in Happy Valley, and will all participate in the “Iron Light Pour” at the Center on Saturday evening, June 1. Everyone is invited to meet the artists at a reception to follow the talks, and admission is free.

Eight artists are here from across the U.S. and Canada. Asha Cabaca is an MFA candidate in sculpture at West Virginia University. A native of Canada, she received her BFA from York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Kendall Glover from Brooklyn, NY received an MFA from the University of London in 2020 and works primarily in abstraction.

“The Wheel” by Asha Cabaca

Cassi Rebman is a faculty member and studio technician at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. She received her MFA from Fort Hayes State University in 2023. Lee Running from Omaha, Nebraska received her MFA from the University of Iowa in 2005 and has work in permanent collections across the United States.

Rhiannon Scheidt from Pittsburgh, PA has just received an MFA from Alfred University in Alfred, NY and works prominently with cast iron. Darius Scott is from Germantown, Maryland and currently studies sculpture at Howard University in Washington, DC.  He has worked with the Hirschorn Museum in Washington, DC and has exhibited at Art Basel in Miami.

Shane Ward is sculpture professor at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, having received his MFA from the University of Chicago in 2012. Kinley Young from Centertown, Arkansas was a summer intern with the Sculpture Center in 2021. She is a School Programs Assistant with Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas.

For more information about the artists’ talks and the Iron Light Pour, contact WNCSC Executive Director Joe Bigley at [email protected].

Top photo: “Is This Right?” by Cassi Rebman