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Convergence Iron Pour Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 18 - 20, 1999

Heritage Harbor, Eddy St, 10am - 5pm

Kurt Dyrhaug Andover,TX


Has all the art work inspired you? We hope you had the opportunity to visit iron monger Kurt Dyrhaug and his metal melting friends at Heritage Harbor. Sand molds were made available for carving and pouring. People carved their molds Friday and Saturday and came back on Sunday in the early evening to see the iron pour! The RISD Museum/Providence Public Library "Wheels of Wonder" joined the fun on Saturday from 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM. --The excerpt below is

 

...from Bill Van Siclen's Providence Journal article entitled

CONVERGENCE: THE ARTISTIC MELTING POT, June 7, 1998
"Though working with molten metal can be hazardous to your health -- 'one mistake and you can get some pretty nasty burns,' Dyrhaug warns -- festival-goers will be able to make their own iron molds using a mixture of sand and water. Dyrhaug and his assistants will take it from there.
'Some people have us make very practical things, like address numbers for their houses,' he says. 'Other people do more creative stuff, like sculptures or bas reliefs. We try to be as flexible as possible"

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