Torch, Forge & Flame on display November 21, 2017-January 6, 2018
Fire—Builder. Modifier. Destroyer. It can divide, and it can join. Experience works made possible only through the use of great heat. Iron, clay, steel and aluminum – by the torch, forge and flame.
After a few years of tech school welding and a little exposure to design through the Auburn University Industrial Design program, Micah founded Drop Metal. In the first years, Micah operated Drop Metal from a barn turned workshop on the Gregg farm in Prospect, TN and ran a small retail space located at Lowe Mill. In 2015, Drop Metal relocated to Huntsville, Al where Micah continues to create unique metal objects focusing on custom products and limited runs of specialty items using metal and complementary materials. Find him on Instagram and Facebook.
As with most artist, Walter’s joy is in the process. Forging is slow by nature. There are no shortcuts. The fire and the iron often have a different design in mind and you have to “work” your way through until its done. But handwork is soothing to the soul and the process soothing to the artist. He has received recognition for his botanical still life works from the Alabama Wildlife Federation and the Hermitage Fine Arts among others. He continues to work with educational organizations such as the Alabama Legacy pro-gram and Auburn City Schools. In addition his work has been featured in Southbound Magazine and Walter was honored to have been included in the book “American Black-smiths” by Vince Nakovics. Each of is works are hand hammered at his rural forge in North East Alabama. Find him on Instagram and Facebook.
Timothy Weber has been a working artist craftsman for over forty years. Timothy says, “I believe living with work that is home made by someone you have met enriches your life. I hope my work has that effect, but I also know that its the richness of the people I have met over the years that has been my greatest reward.” Along with his work with clay, Weber has pursued arts related work as an arts administrator, teacher, gallery owner and arts advocate. His most recent full time positions have been as the Director of the Appalachian Center for Craft and as the Director of Visual Art, Craft and Media with the Tennessee Arts Commission. Find him on Facebook.
Since 2003, the Carnegie Visual Arts Center has presented multiple exhibitions throughout each year featuring a variety of local, regional, national, and international art through solo and group shows. All exhibitions are free to the general public. The Carnegie is a 501(c)(3) non-profit art exhibition venue housed in a historic renovated and repurposed Carnegie Library building. The Carnegie is supported by fundraising events, membership, corporate and private donations, and grants.