There is little written about the brief history of iron casting in the art world. Most of our stories exist as oral traditions - passed down like folklore from professor/professional to student at conferences, in the classroom, or through residencies. The original iron pioneers have begun to retire and travel less, which leaves the next generation of casters to ensure this knowledge is not lost. As this generation embraces that responsibility, they are preserving the history, mythology and technical proficiency, and passing it along to the students and young casters below them.
Professors Wayne Potratz, Marjee Levine, and I created a book composed of letters written by the original “founding fathers and mothers” and/or “significant contributors to the field” of fine art iron casting addressed to a fictitious young caster (evolving the books “Letters to a Young Artist” and “Letters to a Young Poet” into our specific casting community). The books were fully funded through donations, which makes it possible for all proceeds to go straight to the specialized conferences and the venues that host and teach the art form. We believe that this will provide guidance and support to future iron casters from established and accomplished veterans such as George Beasley, Coral Lambert, Butch Jack, and many more.
We asked 22 iron pioneers to write a one – two page letter to a “fictional young caster.” They composed their letters surrounding their particular opinions, words of wisdom, technical advice, inspirations, experimentation, or anything that they feel might enrich a young caster’s understanding of why they do what they do and why they have encouraged so many others to follow in this path. This book will reach a variety of this field’s youth and provide solid historical context in a unique resource.
Holloway will be part of a group exhibition at the Mobile Museum of Art. Jan. 26 - July 1, 2018. Opening Reception Jan. 25, 2018 at 6pm.
Stacey will be exhibiting her solo exhibition, titled "Curious Attractions," at the Alexander Brest Gallery at Jacksonville University, College of Fine Arts, Florida. the exhibition runs from Jan. 11 - Feb. 7, 2018 and the opening reception is Thursday, Jan. 11th 5-7pm
Holloway will be exhibiting two installations at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art Nov. 18, 2017 - Jan. 21, 2018 for their invited group exhibition Uncommon Territory: Contemporary Art in Alabama. Opening reception is on Nov. 30, 2017 from 5:30pm - 7pm. She will also be participating on a panel discussion following the reception at 7pm.
Holloway will be presenting a presentation on Civic Engagement and the Arts, titled Outside the Gallery, on Oct. 26, 2017 at the annual 2017 SECAC Conference Microscopes & Megaphones in Columbus, Ohio.
"Magnifying Moments" is a collaborative interactive art installation by Stacey Holloway and Jacob Phillips and will be featured at the 2017 Wiregrass Museum of Art's Yard Party in Dothan, AL on Aug. 12, 2017 @ 6pm
Local article : Dothan Eagle article
Please check out "Menagerie: Animal as Symbol," a national group exhibition curated by Stacey Holloway July 13 - 30, 2017 at Ground Floor Contemporary, 111 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Opening reception: July 13, 5-7pm
Gallery hours: Sundays, 1-4pm
July 16, 2pm: Talk by UAB art history professor Jessica Dallow, Ph.D
July 23, 2pm: Curator's talk
July 30, 2pm: Talk & animal visits by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve
Holloway is among the many artists that have been selected for the 2017 Red Clay Survey which will open on July 8, 2017 from 6:30 - 8:30pm for the Preview Party and Artist Awards Ceremony. Free to Museum members and participating artists, $25 for Non-members. The Red Clay Survey "takes the pulse" of contemporary Southern art through a selection of works in all styles and media determined by a juror with strong national credentials. This year was juried by Gerry Bergstein, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Holloway has her second solo exhibition at the Front in New Orleans, LA. Concurrent exhibitions by Cynthia Scott, Alex Podesta and Antonia Zennaro. Please join us for the opening reception on Sat. July 8, 2017 from 6-10pm
At Space One Eleven. Also, see work by UAB senior sculpture student, Jacob Phillips
At Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama (Feb. 20 - March 31, 2017)
Object:Permanence, the Hammond Gallery, Jacksonville State University,
Jacksonville, Alabama (Jan. 9 - Feb. 1, 2017).
MEET YOUR 2017 STEERING COMMITTEE!
Marjee Levine & Andrew Marsh, Co-Chairs
Stay tuned for official website launch December 1, 2016, including open calls for:
Student Cupola Contest
We can't wait to see you there!
So excited to be a part of this group exhibition curated by Lane Cooper, Associate Professor of Painting at the Cleveland Instititue of Art.
So happy to exhibit at Minnesota State University Moorhead with Leigh Suggs at the School of the Visual Arts.https://www.mnstate.edu/art/gallery.aspx
So excited to be part of the 2016 Burrow Sculptors Invitational.