Hot Metal Pour at 2012 Fall Arts Festival
Create your own cast aluminum relief sculpture at the Josephine Sculpture Park Fall Arts Festival on Sunday, Sep. 16, 2012. The pour will continue throughout the day, with the furnace lighting around 11am and pouring molten metal until around 7pm.
What the heck is a Hot Metal Pour???
Well, first you begin by carving into a sand block (blocks and tools provided). This can be done the day of the Fall Arts Festival (Sep. 16) for only $30, OR you can get a jump start and a discounted rate of a $25 and carve your block at any of our sand molding workshops at the following locations and dates:
Aug. 25: KECU sand molding workshop from 9am-12pm http://www.kecu.org
Sep. 1&2: Art in the Gardens at Liberty Hall -Art Activities booth from 11-5 both days (entrance to the AIG fair is $3) http://www.artinthegardensatlibertyhall.org
Tickets for sand molds may be purchased in advance for $25 from KECU until Sep. 14, or on site at any sand molding workshop. www.kecu.org for more info.
Second, The crew from Sculpture Trails will be on hand to run the furnace, melt and pour metal throughout the day.
Once they cool off (from around 1700 degrees), the crew will grind off any sharp edges and apply a protective patina to ready your sculpture for its trip home with you!!!
This awesome event is great for all ages, anyone who can use a pencil can carve into the sand block. Families can even work on a block together. Don't miss this amazing opportunity!!!