Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill’s 14th International Encaustic Conference is going virtual this year. It will take place Saturday, June 5th and Sunday, June 6th. Registration is $275 at castlehill.org.
The conference is the only one of its kind. It honors the encaustic medium, which combines pigment with heated beeswax and plant resin. Though it originated 2,500 years ago in Greece, encaustic has risen in popularity only in the last century.
The conference includes talks, demonstrations, and a virtual show juried by Kaveh Mojtabai, editor of ArtScope magazine. Starting it off on Saturday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. is a panel discussion, “How We All Made It Through the Pandemic,” with Dan Addington, Sharon Butler, and Jeff Hirst.
Other highlights: “Make Your Own Door Then Open It!,” a talk by Karen Bright on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.; a demo on photo collage with encaustic by Jodi Reeb on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.; “Creativity & Neuro-Diversity: My Dyslexia Is an Artist,” a talk by Milisa Galazzi on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.; a talk about the Yellow Chair Salon with Cherie Mittenthal and Michael David on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.; and a demo on “No Press Needed Printmaking” with Leslie Giuliani on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
The keynote this year is by world-renowned artist Joan Snyder, who speaks on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m.