PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
MSG Demo by Dale Wedig: Raising, Metal Forming and Advanced Techniques at the College for Creative Studies in the Metalsmithing Studio located on the second floor of the Kresge Ford Building.
Saturday April 6th from 9-5. Lunch included from 12-1. Coffee and Registration at the door at 9.
Dale will be bringing some of his work for us to see!
Bio: Dale Wedig is a Professor of Art and Design at Northern Michigan University where he has directed the metalsmithing and sculpture program for more than 24 years. Outside of teaching Dale produces studio art, furniture and architectural commissions at his home studio in Gwinn, Michigan. His art has been exhibited at galleries and museums throughout the United States. Working from small jewelry to large steel sculpture, Wedig is interested and engaged in all aspects of the metalsmithing field.
Artist Statment: Art is the physical and mental labor involved in creating an object from an idea. The end result can be very satisfying. However, it is the activity and struggle throughout the process that is inspiring. Experiencing an idea becoming a real object that started in your head and your hands built is a measure of the accountability of your life.
The lack of rules and insured success combined with the endless solutions to the same problem motivate me to continue pursuing my interests. Making art is no more or less than having faith in what is unknown and having the desire to take the opportunity to create something you find difficult to explain.
***Metals 2013 opening reception will follow the demo from 6pm to 8:30pm in the Walter B Ford Building on the main campus of CCS.
Copper Bowl I
18“ Copper Disc