Past Events

 

Art Beat 2014

August 16th-noon to 8pm
Fire Arts will have booth space with demos and work for sale. Come and meet our artists and support their efforts by making a purchase.

Fire Arts' "Grand Open House Weekend!"

December 8 - 9, 2012

Saturday, December 8th, 2012
11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
3 DIMENSIONAL ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS

Pottery by Len Cockman and Yvonne Desrosiers
Jewelry by Doug Kile
Stone Carving by Dick Trench
Clay Sculpture Modeling by Tuck Langland.

Sunday, December 9th, 1:00 P.M.
Slide Lecture:"OUTDOOR SCULPTURES IN INDIANA"
Glory-June Greiff
A professional narrator, photographer, and a performer of song, Glory-June is also a public historian and preservation activist who has written some 80 successful nominations to the National Register of Historic Places around the state.  In the early 1990s she served as statewide director of Indiana's "Save Outdoor Sculpture!" (SOS!) survey.   A native of Hudson Lake in northern Indiana, Glory earned a B.S. in Radio-Television/English from Butler University and worked several years on the air in radio; she holds a master's degree in Public History from Indiana University.

Sunday, December 9th, 3:00 P.M.
Group Lecture/Discussion
"SO, YOU WANT TO BE AN ARTIST!"

Listen to the advice, and ask questions, of four artists. If you are a student with questions about how to become an artist and what schools to attend, if you are a hobbyist who wants to enter the business world of art, if you are self-taught and wonder "Is this the right thing? -- whatever the reason, come and listen, then ask questions of sculptor Tuck Langland, sculptor and ceramic artist Beau Bilenki, photographer and gallery-owner Kay Westhues and graphic artist Pat Stutsman.

The Grand Re-Open House Weekend is made possible, in part, with support of a St. Joseph County's ArtsEverywhere fund grant.

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Thai Fest: Cultural Exchange 2008

The Thai Fest: Cultural Exchange, which took place from July 13 – 26, 2008, involved the community in a unique opportunity to offer an American experience to a small group of Thai sculptors and ceramic artists. These artists are employed by the Thai government in the Traditional Art division of the Fine Arts Department.

Our visitors from the government studios in Bangkok, Thailand spent two weeks in our community. They made portraits of Peg Luecke and Gabrielle Robinson and cast them using our bronze casting techniques, rather than the traditional Thai method they use at home. They also visited local art sites and had dinners in many American homes and restaurants. This was the first time that the Thai government sent ordinary workers, not just government officials, to another country.

More information about Thai Fest >>

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Thai Cultural Exchange 2006

When Fire Arts was invited by the government of Thailand to visit the country and work in their government sculpture studio, we jumped at the chance. Seven of us flew to Thailand in July 2006. On our return, we offered an exhibit of artwork and artifacts from our trip and a slide lecture.

View a few of photos of our trip to Thailand at our Fire Arts Flickr Slideshow.

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