Yesterday Keystone Art & Culture Center hosted their annual Fire & Ice fundraising event. While I missed the ice portion of it (the sculpture happened later) I did get to see the bronze pour! This was really cool even though I witnessed it before there.
There were also a bunch of visiting artists, most of whom were demonstrating their techniques. There were painters, wood workers, a potter, a metal clay jeweler and a torch fired enamelist who never seemed to be using her torch whenever I went by her stand. I really wanted to see that happen, oh well.
Just as I was leaving there was also a band warming up called Grandma Shakes. They were dressed up as old ladies (at least some of them were) and with the variety of instruments I’m sure it was a fun time. Unfortunately I had to leave (at which point the exhaust system on my car decided it’s had enough and came apart. I’m towing it to the repair shop as we speak…)
Oh yeah, in case you want to pour bronze (or at least make the molds to pour into) or learn to weld, Keystone offers workshops too.