Rocky Lewycky

Photo by Karen Kuehn


Local artist, sculptor and educator, Rocky Lewycky at RocksArt.com, came on to the radio show March 1, 2011 to talk about his work. In particular, Rocky launched a new installation and free art with interactive adjunct website, thenewus.org or thenewus.com.

The New Us Project is an interactive art piece by Rocky Lewycky. Throughout the next year, and all within Santa Cruz County, Rocky will be creating installations of ceramic water vessels to interact and complement the space in which they are presented. All of the vessels will be given away to the public at the completion of the installation. Conjunctive to the active installation, The New Us website will feature daily-refreshed images of two vessel recipients, whom are randomly paired.

Rocky comes to us via a circuitous route starting with his undergraduate studies in San Diego to his graduate work at the University of South Carolina. He was in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a contemporary artist living and working in Santa Cruz, California. His resume includes teaching positions at Foothill College, Monterey Peninsula CollegeThe University of South Carolina, Institute of American Indian Arts (I.A.I.A.), the Santa Fe Community College, and the Clay Creation on Soquel. Rocky has enjoyed museum shows as well as gallery exhibits of contemporary sculpture, installation and performance throughout the country. Rocky currently shows his ceramics at GF Contemporary and his mixed media through Bang Gallery, both in Santa Fe, NM. In 2007 Rocky was named by the “Santa Fean” magazine as ”One of the top five artists to watch in New Mexico” and in 2008 “Top Talent from emerging to established and our region’s most influential talent of all time.” He was most recently chosen by Jo Lauria of Craft in America to install a piece at the Eastern State Penitentiary for the 2010 Philadelphia NCECA conference.

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