Watch as Ironwood coppersmith Ar Schneller transforms a flat sheet of copper into a bowl. She’ll use a rock, hammer, and open gas fire, then add finishing touches of patina. Copper is very malleable, and can be fold-formed, texturized, embossed, flame-torched, and more. Delight in this fascinating process, and learn a bit about the area’s copper mining history as well. Ar is also an exhibitor in Art in the Park, so be sure to visit her installation before you leave.
Emberlight’s Performance Infusion series provides audiences an understanding of what makes artists love and pursue their work, and what it takes to bring their ideas to life. The Infusions unite nature and craftsmanship by bringing accomplished artists and curious audiences together in the heart of Art in the Park. The 2022 Performance Infusions occur each Saturday through July and August at 1pm in the Miners Memorial Heritage Park. The lineup includes Out of Many, One (July 9), Tales of Laughing Fox (July 16), Kivajat Finnish Dancers (July 23), Fit to be Tied: A Broom Maker’s Tale (July 30), String Time in the Park (August 6), Anneal Appeal: the Art of Coppersmith (August 13), Building and Firing the Emberlight Dragon Kiln (August 20, and Poetry in the Park (August 27).
The 2022 Performance Infusion series is made possible through generous support from the Jacqueline C. Bassett Memorial Fund.