Sunday, January 24, 2010

POUR For HAITI !

The Alfred Foundry Guild invite you to help raise money and awareness for the Earthquake Victims of Haiti.

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Members of the community of Alfred, and surrounding towns are invited to visit the Foundry to create their own ‘relief sculpture’ by carving a design into a block of sand which you can then watch being cast in hot metal by Foundry Students.

A suggested donation of $10 is given in exchange for the experience of making a sculpture which participants can take home with them the same day. This activity is open to adults and children with adult supervision. Anyone can do it! As Alfred Foundry Students will be there to guide you through the process of carving the designs.The tools for carving the designs will be provided.

All money raised will be directly donated to a legitimate charity working with the earthquake victims of Haiti.

Other events include : Silent Art Action, Raffle of goods + services donated by area businesses, Music, T-shirts and food such as The Foundry 'Guild Cheese' sandwiches!

So come along, hang out, eat, listen to music, meet the artists, see great art, buy great art and watch the action of the metal being melted and poured to create sculpture and best of all you can do all this whilst raising money and awareness for the Haiti Earthquake Victims!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Flaming Flamingo!

Foundry Senior Tom Wulf's "Flamingo Pickaxe', pictured here with 'Baby Sledge' has been selected to represent Alfred Sculpture Division at the “SUNY Art Student Exhibition Series” at Suny Albany, New York. The exhibition will run from February 15 to May 28, 2010.



Each Spring and Fall the exhibition will enable the SUNY community, as well as the larger Albany community, to experience first hand the excellent art being produced by the student artists who learn within the SUNY System.

Out of that exhibit two pieces are chosen as the Best in Show and are awarded a $1000 scholarship and four pieces are given an honorable mention with a $500 scholarship.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

SUMMER SCHOOL ENROLLMENT OPENS MARCH 15th!

SCULPTURE : Iron Casting Demystified
Faculty: Coral Lambert, Professor of Sculpture

May 17 - June 4, 2010 (3 weeks)
Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm

This 3 week course provides a unique opportunity to explore an expanding contemporary art form within a rich tradition. Students will experience the art and act of iron casting from the ground up by learning how to build and operate an 800# Iron Cupola Furnace, make molds, cast and finish sculpture. Skills taught include furnace building, welding, wax working, ceramic shell, sand molding, Iron Pour preparation, casting iron, metal finishing, chasing and patination.

Topics covered are Contemporary Cast Iron Sculpture and the Tradition of Iron Casting.

Students will have the freedom to experiment, no experience necessary.

TO REGISTER GOT TO: WWW.ALFRED.EDU/SUMMER/SCHOOL

FOR ACCOMMODATIONS CALL THE STUDENT SERVICE CENTER ON 607 871 2123

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL CATHLEEN JOHNSON @ THE SCHOOL OF ART ON 607 871 2412