SOMA GRAPEVINE PRESENTS “HOT ARTS, COLD BREW”
Local Artists Demonstrate Their Hot Art Techniques in Historic Grapevine on March 9
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (February 21, 2013) – SOMA Grapevine, or South On Main Artists in Grapevine, announces its first “Hot Arts, Cold Brew” event on March 9, 2013 from 12 pm to 7 pm at 701 South Main Street. During this event, SOMA Grapevine artists will shine a spotlight on their hot art techniques including glassblowing, RAKU firing, hot molten metals sand-casting and blacksmithing. There is no admission charge to visit the SOMA Grapevine studios and galleries where guests will be able to watch artists’ demonstrations. In some instances, guests will be able to enjoy hands-on art experiences for a fee. Neighboring Chill of Grapevine will be on-site to offer a selection of cold beer for purchase by guests of the event.
A dynamic line-up of working artists, studios and galleries located on South Main Street in the heart of historic Grapevine, Texas, SOMA Grapevine members include Vetro Glassblowing Studio and Gallery, Morgan Dane Art Gallery & Studios, Molten Metals Foundry and the Will Frary Blacksmith Forge. For the “Hot Arts, Cold Brew” event March 9, SOMA artists have an impressive list of activities. Vetro Glassblowing Studio and Gallery will be holding live glassblowing demonostrations where guests can watch the artists create art glass including Vetro’s signature Imperial Beer Glasses. The Vetro studio features a 2,000-degree furnace and stadium-seating. In additition, Vetro will have three flameworkers demonstrating their trade in front of the gallery. The Morgan Dane Teaching Studio will be presenting RAKU firing, a pottery performance art that creates a burst of color when pottery hot from the kiln is ignited in flames. RAKU performances are scheduled for 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm. Molten Metals Foundry sculptors will be demonstrating various hot metal sculpting techniques during the day and holding live castings at 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm. And Will Frary will be swinging his hammer at his Blacksmith Forge, sparking live blacksmithing throughout the event.
Other artists will be present during the March 9 event as well. The Teaching Studio will be holding pottery wheel-throwing demonstrations throughout the day, featuring first-edition “SOMASteins”, signature pottery beer steins. For a $25 donation to SOMA Grapevine, guests can step up and try their hand at the wheel for a half hour. Additionally, two Morgan Dane Art Gallery artists – painter Ann Hardy and jewelry artist Jean Storm – will be on-site for meet and greets.
For more information about SOMA Grapevine “Hot Arts” event, call 817-488-6822.
SOMA Grapevine, or South On Main Artists, is a vibrant collection of working artists, studios and galleries located on South Main Street in the heart of historic Grapevine, Texas. SOMA’s founding businesses include Vetro Glassblowing Studio and Gallery, Morgan Dane Art Gallery & Studios, Molten Metals Foundry and the Will Frary Blacksmith Forge.
Vetro offers glassblowing workshops, demonstrations and events to the general public year-round in a working studio that surrounds a 2,000-degree fiery furnace. Morgan Dane Art Gallery & Studios, developed by Patricia Bodnyk, houses the fine arts of oil paintings, delicate pastels, contemporary art jewelry, wood sculptures and traditional bronzes. Many of Morgan Dane’s featured artists are scheduled to teach classes and hold workshops in the attached Morgan Dane Teaching Studio throughout 2013. Molten Metals Foundry features a fire-based art using a crucible full of bronze. Will Frary’s Blacksmith Forge captures the art of forging and bending metal into works of art such as graceful gates and high-end replicas of all kinds. Soon a All SOMA businesses will offer classes and workshops throughout the year.
SOMA Grapevine Studios and Galleries
701 South Main Street
Grapevine, Texas 76051