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Sculptor to offer sizzling demonstration during molten-iron pour

OSWEGO — A sculptor’s iron pour will light up the night at SUNY Oswego, starting at 6 p.m. Oct. 16.

Artist Edward Kelley of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa — one of six sculptors whose work was chosen for a new outdoor exhibition at the college — will demonstrate the fiery skill used by sculptors working with ferrous metals.

"Bell Tower," a 10-foot sculpture featuring a ringable cow bell, by Drake University artist Edward Kelley, will join five other large pieces in a sculpture garden at SUNY Oswego for the next two years. Kelley will demonstrate a sculptor's molten-iron pour starting at 6 p.m. Oct. 16, along Iroquois Trail at the west end of campus.
“Bell Tower,” a 10-foot sculpture featuring a ringable cow bell, by Drake University artist Edward Kelley, will join five other large pieces in a sculpture garden at SUNY Oswego for the next two years. Kelley will demonstrate a sculptor’s molten-iron pour starting at 6 p.m. Oct. 16, along Iroquois Trail at the west end of campus.

The free public molten-iron pour will take place well away from buildings on a portion of lawn adjacent to Oneida Hall along the Iroquois Trail ring road on campus, according to Benjamin Enter of the art department. The pour will end by 9 p.m.

As with other events on Oct. 16 at the college, parking for those attending will be in the large lot near Romney Field House along State Route 104 at Sheldon Avenue. Free shuttles will run about every 15 minutes throughout the day.

Enter and Rich Bush of the technology department are organizing the iron pour, a significant teaching-learning demonstration for their students.

Kelley also will engage campus and community interest as a 10-foot-tall sculpture of his, “Bell Tower,” joins five other large pieces in a grove of maples near the Marano Campus Center for a two-year exhibition.

Other artists whose work graces the triangular site are Drew Goerlitz of Plattsburgh with “Questioning State;” Bob Turan of Earlton, “Pileated Woodpecker Totem;” miChelle Vara of Wilton, “Life;” Coral Lambert of SUNY Alfred, “Shape Shifters;” and Eric Stein of Huguenot, “Cutter.”