Artist demonstrates molten metal at the Museum Center at 5ive Points

Cleveland, Tenn. (October 2, 2013)—Things are heating up at the Museum Center at 5ive Points on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m., with sculptor Josh Coleman’s Hot Pour: Working with Molten Metal demonstration. The event, in coordination with the Cleveland Works exhibit, is sponsored by Bank of Cleveland. Admission is free for members, and regular admission for non-members.

Coleman will use his portable foundry to demonstrate the process of creating sculpture and tools with molten metal. Visitors will learn how the Benjamin Cleveland statue was cast in bronze and watch a live demonstration.

“Working with molten metal requires high temperatures, attention to detail, and many safety precautions to create objects that are cast in bronze,” said Executive Director Hassan Najjar. “We are lucky to have such a talented artist right here in our own backyard.”  

“Watching Josh demonstrate the centuries-old techniques of casting metal will bring to life many of the machines and tools in the Cleveland Works exhibit,” said Curator of Collections Lisa Chastain. “Visitors will get a firsthand understanding of life in a factory, as well as how those same metalworking techniques continue to be used by artists today.”  

The Museum Center at 5ive Points tells the story of the Ocoee region through compelling exhibitions and dynamic educational programming that promotes history, culture, and preservation. The Museum Store features arts, crafts, and books from select artists, craftsman, and authors from within a 200-mile radius. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The museum is closed Sunday, Monday, and on select holidays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free for children under 5. Members of the Museum receive free admission. Group rates are available and the Museum’s facilities can be rented year-round for weddings and special events.

For further information call 423-339-5745, or visit www.museumcenter.org.