Blacksmithing Demos in MacGregor Park

blacksmith-11.jpgWorking in conjunction with the MacGregor Park Arts Club and local artist Kristen Fahrig, Sandra Dunn and Dave Brandow will be forging parts for an Arbor/Archway for the entrance of MacGregor Park. They will be demonstrating traditional blacksmithing joinery techniques, slitting & drifting, punching & riveting as well as creating decorative forged elements.

There will be two demos in the spring and two in the fall with the arbor assembled on site at the last event. The Arbour/Archway will be designed and engineered with the intention that it will be permanently installed in the park.

Information will be made available to the public about the history & process of blacksmithing, how to contact artist blacksmiths in Ontario and the types of work they are producing – from architectural, sculpture, art knives, armor and decorative artworks large & small. Listings of schools and other ways of gaining skills as a blacksmith, organizations and meets in North America as well as a Bibliography of websites, videos and books.

 

Spring Dates:

Saturday June 21, 10:am – 4:00pm

Tuesday July 1, 10:am – 4:00pm (Canada Day Extravaganza!)

 

Fall Dates (exact days and times to be finalized):

Labour Day Weekend

End of October (Hallowe’en Blacksmithing, Costume Party & Raising of the Archway)

 

A MacGregor Park Art Club Project - Funded & Supported by:

The Ontario Arts Council

Toronto Parks & Recreation

Friends & Neighbours

 

For Information Contact:

Kristen Fahrig

Artistic Director

416 576 9009

macgregorparkartclub@gmail.com

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