Taking a look at Sloss Metals Arts’ future

12.16.2011 by André Natta · → 1 Comment

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Sloss-in-the-distanceSaturday morning (December 17)  will find local metal artists, enthusiasts and some just plain curious at historic Sloss Furnaces to take part in a conversation about the future of the historic site’s metal arts program.

The meeting, starting at 10:30 a.m., is the result of a recently made announcement about the retooling and re-evaluation via a press release dated December 9. We’ve learned that the meeting is scheduled to be available for viewing online live tomorrow via the program’s new Livestream channel.

The changes would not affect the public outreach component of the program, scheduled to resume in March 2012, including workshops, internships and iron pours, though we have learned that some of the full time positions will be replaced with fellowships that will be offered to artists from around the world. We look forward to updating with additional information if necessary tomorrow.

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Angry Artist
Angry Artist

The real story lies in the short-sighted sacking of the resident artists.  It's their experience and expertise that lies at the heart of Sloss Metal Arts, and replacing them with part-time "fellowships" will not replace the loss of trust, experience, and mentorship they provided.