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Metal Fest 2014 – Celebrating the Metal Arts

Students learn blacksmithing with CCC instructor David Curl.

Students learn blacksmithing with CCC instructor David Curl.

 

Local and regional metal arts practitioners, Clatsop Community College and the Fort George Brewery & Public House are collaborating to produce Astoria’s first Metal Fest event – Saturday, July 19, noon to 9pm, at the Fort George Lovell Showroom and Brewery.

The festival will highlight metal artists from throughout the Pacific Northwest and a diverse range of techniques including blacksmithing, bladesmithing, and fabricating in metal. Participating artists include: Vern Wilson, sculptor; Lynn Gledhill, President of the Northwest Blacksmith Association; Mike Neely, Mark Moshofski and David Curl, professional blacksmiths and more.

Artisans will demonstrate their techniques, display their work and offer work for sale. In addition, artists are donating original work for a live auction of work that will be displayed in the Fort George Lovell Showroom gallery. Proceeds from the auction and a percentage of sales will be donated

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Images from our May 2012 Florals Show

May was our first Spring show, seasonally themed “Florals.” Art Presence features many members creating floral art in a variety of mediums, and this was a beautiful (and quite successful) exhibition! Thanks to all the artist members who participated in this show, to John Dodero for the images and captions and Cammy Davis for starting our Facebook page!

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