Saturday, January 4, 2014

7th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art


Members of the Alfred University Foundry Guild as well as members of the Alzheimer’s Glass and Iron project are planning on attending the 7th International Cast Iron Art Sculpture Symposium in Pedval,e Latvia.

“The 7th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art is being hosted at the Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum in Latvia during the week of the national Latvian celebration of the Summer Solstice from June 19 – 23, 2014. This conference will explore the conceptual and aesthetic context of sculptural iron casting and its effect on contemporary art, forms of ritual and the transformation of landscape. The conference will be a platform to share ideas, processes and work, and will contribute to the aesthetic and cultural dialogue of sculptural iron casting.”

The team plans to head to Latvia on June 1st, so they have a few weeks to prepare for the big performance night. On the summer solstice cast iron and fire performances will be held all night long in celebration of Jāņi, June 23-24th
 
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The team will be working on these projects while they are in Latvia:

·         Construction and Firing of 13ft Volcano Furnace created by Coral Lambert

·         An Ancient Mold Making Demo and Presentation by Becca Flis

·         A Presentation about the Alzheimer’s Glass and Iron project chaired by Rosemarie Oakman

·         Alzheimer’s Glass and Iron Forget Me Not Garden on the Volcano Furnace

For more information on the 7th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art
Please check out the website

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