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National Casting Center hosts event fo 'Sandy' relief
2/12/13

Alfred University’s National Casting Center Foundry, 1016 Route 244, Alfred, will host “Pour Your Heart Out” on Saturday, Feb. 16 from noon until 6 p.m.

The event is open to adults and children (with supervision) for a small donation. All proceeds will benefit the Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.

The Sculpture Dimensional Studies Division in the School of Art & Design invites all members of the community to participate in making their own “relief sculpture.” Foundry students will assist in carving unique designs which will then be cast in metal; all sculptures will be cast in aluminum and will be available for participants to take home.          

Sand blocks for carving and casting will be available for pre-order at the cost of $10. For more information about the event or pre-ordering sand blocks, please contact Coral Lambert, associate professor of sculpture, at lambertc@alfred.edu, or Foundry Guild Presidents Sarah May sam13@alfred.edu or Caleb Fletcher cmf7@alfred.edu.  

Other events and attractions of the day will include music by DJ Millhouse; food by the Foundry Guild including “Guild Cheese” sandwiches; a raffle; and a “Silent Art Auction” which will close at 6 p.m.

If you are interested in helping, please join the Facebook group, “Alfred Foundry Guild.”

The National Casting Center at Alfred is a cooperative project between metal and glass casting that will double the capacity of the glass facility and the metal foundry. The Center will provide a dedicated glass casting facility and a new metal foundry featuring an induction furnace for melting high temperature metals such as stainless steel.