Pattern and Void
January 22 - June 26, 2020
Since its founding in1985, the Sloss Metal Arts program has offered workshops, exhibitions, and conferences on all aspects of metal working but focuses primarily on the use of cast iron as a sculpture medium. This exhibition features sculpture created by a group of talented artists working out of Sloss Furnaces and the Sloss Metal Arts program.
In addition to Sloss Metal Arts, open studios and artist residencies give a regional audience of professional artists access to the foundry facilities needed to cast their own work, while regular sculpture workshops in casting, welding and forging are designed for people with no metal work experience. The Sloss Metal Arts portable foundry travels to locations all over the state bringing introductory casting activities and iron pour demos to children and adults at festivals, museums, universities and more.
Participating artists include Adam Bodine, Marshall Christie, Ira Hill, Heather Holmes, Katie Palmer, Ian Skinner, Savannah Smith, Holly McCreary, Joe McCreary, Ajene Williams, and Ashley Wingo.
Visit Slossmetalarts.com for more info.
Iron Pour and Workshop
Saturday, February 27, 2020
Wiregrass Museum of Art and Landmark Park will partner to bring Sloss Metal Arts to the Wiregrass for an Iron Pour. A demonstration and workshop will be held at Landmark Park.
Participants will make a 3.75”X3.75” scratch block tile, with the help of Sloss Metal Arts artists. Cost is $10 materials fee plus gate fee ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, and free for park members). Registration and prepaid materials fee required. To ensure social distancing, space is limited, and participants will register in 30 minute blocks (between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.) of 20 people in each block. Visit www.landmarkparkdothan.com/park-events/ to register.
Go to the calendar page for this event for more information.
This program has been made possible in part by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Featured Above: Sloss Metal Arts participants pouring iron at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Ala