Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—February 23, 2017. Tall Grass Arts Association, 367 Artists Walk in DownTown Park Forest, will host a very different kind of exhibit in its Gallery from March 11 through April 15.
‘Flight of Obscurity X’ is an imposing solo show of sculptures and various installation elements created by Ohio artist Nathaniel Foley and presented in a significantly transformed space.
A Workshop and Demonstration will be held in connection with the Flight of Obscurity X Exhibit on Saturday, March 11 at 2:30 p.m., following the Artist’s Reception at 2 p.m.
Nathaniel’s sculpture focuses primarily on aviation process, materials and language. He creates forms with his own hands, and has mastered construction techniques and processes such as riveting and sheet metal fabrication that have been used throughout aviation history.
Nathaniel will lead the workshop following the Opening Reception for the exhibit that runs from 12 – 2 p.m. He plans to introduce the history of the field rivet, talk about his process, and show examples to the participants. He will demonstrate a key chain project and give everyone an opportunity to plan, drill, rivet and stamp two pieces of aluminum, resulting in a key chain they can take with them. The participants will be able to choose between hand squeezing or bucking the rivets, moving through several stations during the process.
All abilities are welcome, and no experience with power tools is necessary. The workshop should run about an hour to an hour and a half. There will be space for 15 participants in the workshop, with a small fee of $10 requested for supplies. Those wishing to learn about and try their hands at riveting and other techniques used in the construction of Nathaniel Foley’s sculptures are asked to pre-register with Cody Ziebell, Tall Grass Executive Director, at 708-748-3377 before March 11.
You can also register for the workshop on the Tall Grass Web Site at www.tallgrassarts.org
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information, call 708-748-3377 or visit www.tallgrass.org.
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