Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Event-filled Weekend at The Durbin Gallery

This week the Kennedy Art Center will host two different exciting events in the Durbin Gallery-- the Sloss Furance Iron Pour as well as an exhibit by artist David Meyer called "More Questions than Answers".

David Meyer is currently an Associate Professor of the Sculpture Area in the Art Department at the University of Delaware and has had two major, large-scale, commissioned works installed in Oklahoma which includes the Oklahoma City Memorial in downtown Oklahoma City. Meyer is know for his unique approach of his use of materials for his works.

David Meyer was quoted saying this about his exhibit at the Durbin Gallery:
 "The artwork in this exhibition stems from my thoughts and ideas concerning the distortion of seeing in relationship to our personal experiences. All the work originates from a photographic image and, through various processes, is altered to create a new truth. Because of the undefined nature of the imagery within the work, the subject matter can shift from one thought to another and only becomes real when we believe it, like a ghost."

David Meyer will give an artist lecture on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Kennedy Lecture Hall and the opening reception will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013, 5-8 p.m.

Meyers' exhibit will be on display from October 4-24.
More information on David Meyer can be found on his website: http://davidmeyer.info/

Also going on this weekend is the Sloss Furnace Iron Pour which will take place October 4, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. outside Durbin Gallery.

Attendees will be able to watch up-close as the Sloss Furnace metal arts sculptors set up a small furnace to melt down hundreds of pounds of scrap iron. Small 4"x4" sand molds will be for sale to decorate for the sculptors to fill with molten iron to create custom molds.

The Herb Trotman Band will be performing during the event as well.

The David Meyer Exhibit Opening Reception will count as an EEIS credit. Be sure to stop by to these events this weekend!

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