Sand and Steel: iron sculpture exhibit

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Miller Beach Arts & Creative District (MBACD)

Miller Beach Arts & Creative District is a volunteer-based organization in Miller Beach, Gary, Indiana. MBACD created Made In Miller to bring awareness to all the wonderful projects the great people of Gary are doing here. MBACD manages two projects: The Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts and the Miller Beach Farmers Market.




Sand and Steel: iron sculpture exhibit


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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, June 05, 2016

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The Miller Beach Arts & Creative District will be exhibiting sculptures created by Wirt-Emerson students in a week long workshop facilitated by Calumet Artist Residency, where students will create sand molds using local sand that will then be positively cast by pouring molten iron into the molds. Iron will be salvaged from scrap yards to introduce an element of recycling. This process resembles the process used in local steel mills and the workshop combines disciplines and incorporates lessons in math, science, and art.

The Artist/Teacher is Aaron Leif Nicholson who earned his MFA from the University of Minnesota in 2007 and has exhibited in the United States, Canada, China, and the United Kingdom.

http://www.aaronleifnicholson.com

Exhibit runs 1 week: May 31 – June 5
Reception Tuesday 5/31 5-7pm (cookies and punch will be served)
Friday and Saturday 6/3 and 6/4: 6-9pm
Sunday 6/5 1-4pm



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