SPACE Gallery and Art Shape Mammoth present:
The Traveling Foundry
A metal casting workshop for artists
SPACE is pleased to present the Traveling Foundry, a mobile metal casting experience made possible by arts nonprofit, Art Shape Mammoth. Together SPACE and ASM will be hosting an aluminum casting workshop for ten artists on Saturday, April 8th from 10am – 5pm at Thompson’s Point in Portland, Maine.
Each artist will be provided with a sand block to carve, hand carving tools, and aluminum to cast the sculptures. Under the supervision of foundry technicians James Lentz and Margaret Coleman, molten metal will be poured into each mold after carving is completed.
Informal conversation and light food and drinks will follow the morning’s activities. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Cost of each spot is $65. Please have cash or check in hand on the day of the workshop.
Thompson’s Point, Portland, ME
White building between the water and Bissell Brothers (follow signs once on site)
Saturday April 8, 2017
10:00am – 1:00pm Carving (you will want to use the whole time)
1:00pm – 4:00pm Aluminum pour, informal discussion, food and drinks
4:00pm – 5:00pm Clean up
Helpful Tools to Bring: dremels with grinding or carving attachments, hand carving tools of all kinds, dental tools, dust mask, a drawing of what you will be carving, planning out the depths of your design.
SPACE Gallery : 538 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
SPACE IS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT SUPPORTS CONTEMPORARY ARTS PROJECTS, CHAMPIONS ARTISTS, AND ENCOURAGES AN OPEN EXCHANGE OF IDEAS.
Grounded in the belief that vital communities are activated by experimentation, conversation, and camaraderie, SPACE engages a wide audience with provocative arts programming and category-defying events. As a nexus for curious minds, we collaborate with original thinkers and invite the public to participate in the ongoing pursuit of adventurous ideas.
The Traveling Foundry is presented on occasion of Shoshannah White and Charley Young’s exhibition, BLACK ICE and is made possible through generous support by Thompson’s Point and Art Shape Mammoth.