On Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Symposium attendees will assemble at midday
for a communal lunch in the Railyard Park. This will be followed by
a program of interesting and informative presentations at the nearby
venue. At the end of the afternoon program we will disperse for supper
to the many downtown restaurants.
After supper we will reassemble at the venue for more presentations,
videos, discourse. Friday evening there will be a General Membership
THURSDAY, the 24th
A full-day excursion to Chaco Canyon, with New Mexican green chile stew
and beer for lunch.
FRIDAY Evening, the 25th
General Membership Meeting (in addition to regular program).
SATURDAY, the 26th
The LITHIC OLYMPICS stonework oriented games of skill, strength and judgement
such as Lithobolos (stone ball bocce), the Wheelbarrow Steeplechase,
Leverage, Stone-Putting and Eye-Balling will take place in the Railyard
Park during the morning and afternoon. A Communal Cairn Building event
is also being planned and, if the schedule follows form, there will be
a communal meal on this last evening of the Symposium—details of
to be announced.
INVITED PRESENTERS & DEMONSTRATORS (* = Confirmed)
SEAN ADCOCK,* Welsh gentleman, scholar, and dry stone wallah
JONATHAN APPELL,* Connecticut, expert in cemetery restoration projects
FABIO BARDINI, Massachusetts, Italian architect, builder
TODD CAMPBELL,* Utah, stonemason, artist, flint-knapper
RICHARD CONNERTY,* Santa Fe, traditional earth plastering expert
DAVID DERNIE,* English architect, Dean of Architecture & the Built
Environment at Westminster University, author (New Stone Architecture)
MICHAEL GRAB,* Colorado, renowned practitioner of the art
JAMES GREAVES, California, scholar of suiseki (viewing stones), active
practioner, author (American Viewing Stones)
VINCE LEE,* Colorado, architect, megalithic stonework scholar
CHARLES MANN,* Santa Fe, esteemed photographer of gardens and of New
PAT MCAFEE,* Dublin, Ireland, Irish stonemason, author (Irish Stone Walls,
Lime Works), bon vivant.
TOMAS LIPPS,* New Mexico, stonemason, designer
KYLE SCHLAGENHAUF,* California, stonemason, designer
MEGHAN SHOGAN,* Massachussetts, a graduate of the American College of
the Building Arts and a stone cutting apprentice with the French Compagnons
du Devoir—the first foreigner and only woman to do so
KARIN SPRAGUE,* Rhode Island, accomplished calligrapher in stone
SADAFUMI UCHIYAMA,* Portland, Oregon, third-generation Japanese gardener,
landscape architect and Garden Curator of the Portland (Oregon) Japanese
SUNNY WIELER,* Irish stonemason, artist, chairman of the Dry Stone Wall
BOBBY WATT, Scottish stonemason, contractor, musician, raconteur
DAVID B. WILLIAMS, Seattle, Washington, geologist, author (Stories in
Stone: Travels Through
Urban Geology and Cairns: Messengers in Stone)
JORGE YAZPIC, Mexico, stone sculptor
JACK ZIMMERMAN,* New York State, landscape designer, scholar
AND OTHERS. . .
ALSO, The 10 MINUTE SHOW AND TELL Presentations that have proved so popular
at recent Symposiums—short illustrated talks by rank and file Stone
Foundation members who are encouraged to share not only their own work,
but the best stonework in their home ‘range’ or exceptional
stonework they’ve encountered in their travels.
WEDNESDAY, October 16-MONDAY the 21st
There will be workshops in:
DRY STONE WALLING, Instructor: Sean Adcock, DSWA (UK) master craftsman
RESTORATION STONEMASONRY w/ LIME MORTAR, Instructor: Pat McAfee, notable
Irish stonemason, author, gentleman and scholar
ARCHITECTURAL STONE CARVING, Instructor: Nicholas Fairplay, Master stone
GRAVESTONE RESTORATION, Instructor: Jonathan Appel, expert in cemetery
COBBLESTONE PAVING, Instructor: Kevin Avants, landscape designer, stone
paving supplier and installer
LIME AND EARTH PLASTER, Instructor: Richard Connerty, traditional earth
STONE BALANCING, Instructor: Michael Grab
We are attempting to arrange discounted lodging at the Sage
Inn and Garret’s. Information will be posted here soon.
AIR: There is an airport in Santa Fe that is serviced by only a few airlines
with scheduled flights to and from Dallas, Los Angeles, Denver, and
Phoenix. Most folks fly into Albuquerque International Airport about
60 miles away and take a shuttle or rental car to Santa Fe. (Albuquerque
is a SouthWest Airlines hub.) It should be mentioned that a car would
not be necessary in Santa Fe as everything will be within walking distance
of everything else.
TRAIN: Folks traveling by Amtrak to Santa Fe are advised to disembark
in Albuquerque and take the RailRunner train to Santa Fe. It leaves from
the same station. This train is mainly for commuters, however, so there
is no service from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. See schedule here: http://www.nmrailrunner.com/rio-metro-schedules/train-schedule/train-weekday.
An alternative is to disembark in Lamy, 16 miles from Santa Fe, and take
the shuttle to Santa Fe. It would be wise to make a reservation a day
in advance to ensure service: 505-982-8829.
If you have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 505-989-4644
FOR SYMPOSIUM AND WORKSHOP FEES—SEE REGISTRATION FORM
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Map of downtown Santa Fe (detailed maps will be supplied to registrants).