Metalsmith Society conference coming to Southern Ill. | Arts & Culture
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - The Southern Illinois Metalsmith Society's annual conference and auction will take place Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22.
This year's visiting artist is John Haley III from Denver, Colo., whose work takes organic motifs and elaborate decoration from art nouveau and puts them into sci-fi sculpture.
Haley will begin demonstrating at 9 a.m. on Friday in the Pulliam Industrial wing of the SIUC Campus, with his artist lecture following at 3 p.m. at the University Museum Auditorium. The juried student exhibition reception will then begin at 4 p.m.
On Saturday, the events will move to Evergreen Park in Carbondale for blacksmith demonstrations by SIU students. There will be a Silent Fine Art Auction and a Live Auction with auctioneer Mike Hobbs. The demonstrations will begin at 3 p.m. with the silent auction beginning at 4 and the live auction starting at 6.
Friday's demonstrations are open to the public and free for SIUC and John A. Logan students. Registration for the event is $25 for community members. Saturday's events are free and open to the public, with refreshments being provided by Neighborhood Co-op Grocery.
More information about the conference and auction can be found by visiting www.simssiu.com, http://johnhaleyiii.blogspot.com, by calling Haley Woodward, SIMS President at 512-554-5630 or Sun Kyoung Kim, Jewelry Professor at 217-898-2464.
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