Angelo State University will host the second annual Salmon Sculpture Symposium this  Friday, Oct. 18, in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive.
The symposium will run from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the EFA Building’s Eldon Black Recital Hall and is open free to the public.

Sponsored by ASU and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (SAMFA), the symposium will feature presentations by invited artist Art Shirer of Dallas, who is known for his kinetic sculpture, and competition juror Scott Hicks, president/CEO of Shidoni Foundry and Galleries in Tesuque, N.M.  After an intermission, the presenters will engage in a panel discussion open to audience participation and moderated by SAMFA Executive Director Howard Taylor.

In addition, an exhibit of sculpture and drawing by Stephen Daly, chair of the Texas Sculpture Group, will be open for public viewing from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Gallery 193 of the EFA Building.

The ASU symposium is part of the Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition and Symposium, which will be held Oct. 18-19 at SAMFA, the Old Chicken Farm Art Center and other locations around San Angelo.  In addition to ASU and SAMFA, sponsors include the Old Chicken Farm Art Center, the City of San Angelo, Mary James and Susan James in memory of Nancy Salmon James, the San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

For more information, call the ASU Visual and Performing Arts Department at 325-942-2085 or SAMFA at 325-653-3333.