Hammer-In, Sat., June 24, 9 am – 3 pm.
An outdoor demonstration of hot forging at the Ice House Cultural Park proves that blacksmithing is so much more than fashioning horse shoes! On Saturday, June 24, visitors get a first-hand look at how metal is forged into functional items and works of art at the Morgan Arts Council’s “Hammer-In.”
The live demonstration showcasing several metal artists at work takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Staged in conjunction with the current gallery show, “Forged!,” the demos show how works of art are formed from solid metal and heat. Berkeley Springs artist Glenn Horr, a long-time metal worker, is curator of the indoor gallery show and coordinates the demos showing how hammer, anvil, tongs and heat each play their role in shaping metal into curves, bends, swirls and twists.
There is no charge, all are welcome.
Morgan Arts Council macicehouse.org
Independence & Mercer Streets, Berkeley Springs WV 25411
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