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Sculpture Trails To Host Exhibition Today

Last updated on Saturday, July 28, 2012

(SOLSBERRY) - Sculpture Trails will be hosting the summer’s final Fire at Night event Saturday as an end to the International Cast Iron Sculpture Exhibition opening reception.

Sculpture Trails to host exhibition

Sabrina Westfall, of the Greene County Daily World reports, Sculpture Trails will be hosting the summer's final Fire at Night event today as an end to the International Cast Iron Sculpture Exhibition opening reception.

The exhibition will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. to showcase the approximately 25 sculptures created during the 2011 July workshop at the Trails, bringing the number of sculptures along the trail up to about 80 pieces.

The Cast Iron Sculpture Workshop is in its third year. Each year it celebrates the placement of all the previous year's pieces of art as the current workshop comes to an end.

"Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and hang out for the day, and enjoy the museum," founder and artist Gerry Masse said.

The sculptures were created by national and international artists who took part in last year's work study program.

"The show is made up of interns and artists from all over the world, from London all the way down to Corpus Christi, Texas," Masse explained.

The exhibition is a chance for local patrons to see art from around the world first-hand, created among the hills of Solsberry.

"It's truly an international and national example of what iron sculptors are doing from around the world," Masse added.

The day's celebration will also be host to balloon creations, and a monster bubble maker will be on the grounds.

Saturday's exhibition is the last chance of the summer to make your own iron-relief sculpture for $20. Patrons can carve their own design in the scratch black between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., and see the iron pour that creates the relief sculpture between 8 and 10 p.m.

"This event is completely free, unless they want to do a scratch block," Masse said.
Around 8 p.m., the Sculpture Trails crew will be tapping the furnace and starting on the relief sculpture pours.

"They will get to see what the 3,000 degree molten iron looks like in the dark," Masse added.

At the end of the night, Masse said there is a surprise in order.

"The grand finale will be a special mold that will surprise everybody," he explained.
Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum celebrated its 10 year anniversary this year. The museum is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with free self-guided tours of the grounds.

To get directions to the Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, or to learn more about the museum, visit www.sculpturetrails.com .

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