Scottsdale Public Art, SCC present cast iron sculptures

On left, Much to My Surprise by Rick Rosenberg. On right, Am I Fat? by Kim Gluscic. (submitted photo)

On left, Much to My Surprise by Rick Rosenberg. On right, Am I Fat? by Kim Gluscic. (submitted photo)

Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Community College will present a juried exhibition of cast iron sculpture by emerging and mid-career artists.

Jurors Mary Bates Neubauer, professor of art at Arizona State University, and Wendy Raisanen, curator of exhibitions and collections at Scottsdale Public Art, selected 33 local and nation-wide artists out of 111 applicants.

This exhibition and the free artist reception 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 3, were planned to coincide with the Western Cast Iron Arts Alliance conference at Scottsdale Community College, Nov. 2–6. During the conference, artists from across the country will gather for five days of workshops, demonstrations, panel discussions and iron pours, according to a press release.

Scottsdale Public Art will be hosting three events for the public during “Concept to Completion: Western Cast Iron Arts Alliance Student and Professional Juried Exhibition of Cast Iron Sculpture.”

These events will include a “scratch-block” workshop where participants will make their own cast-iron mold which will be cast during the Western Cast Iron Arts Alliance conference iron pour, an artist reception, and an exclusive artist talk.

Scratch-Block Workshop

  • 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23; Tickets $15
  • Purchase tickets online at http://tickets.scottsdalearts.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=8925 or call 480-499-8587
  • Gallery @ The Library, Scottsdale Civic Center, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

Artist Reception

  • 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3; Free and open to the public
  • Gallery @ The Library, Scottsdale Civic Center, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

Casting Metal, Making Art: Artist Talk with Artists Ted Uran, Mary Bates Neubauer, John Tuomisto Bell, and Mary Meyer

  • 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6; Free and open to the public
  • Scottsdale Civic Center Library Auditorium, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

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