Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Dolph Smith

We got a press release recently that our own Dolph Smith will be teaching book binding classes this fall at Caifiordi School of Art in Italy.

He will teach two separate week long classes, one beginning September 3 and the other September 10th. Constance Grayson, director of Caifiordi states that "Dolph is so talented and such an exceptional teacher that we know these classes will be excellent creative opportunities even for a true beginner."

Memphians know Dolph for his watercolors, books and small paper sculptures. He also worked with Kay Lindsey to create the massive sculpture Confluence, at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. Kay, a poet and former Memphian, wrote a poem called The Origin of Applause that Dolph worked into a sculpture that spans the length of the mezzanine level at the Cannon Center. He created tiny paper maquettes and the good folks at the National Ornamental Metal Museum transformed his ideas into metal.

The results are amazing and need to be seen in person to be fully appreciated.

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