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.

 

Flappers and Fedoras: Museum Center at 5ive Points hosts annual Gala

Cleveland, Tenn. (September 3, 2013)—The Museum Center at 5ive Points’ annual gala will be held on Friday, September 20, at 6:30 p.m. This year’s black-tie event, “Flappers and Fedoras,” will bring the Golden Age of the roaring 20’s to life, complete with live music and food. Tickets are available by calling 423-339-5745. Proceeds benefit the Museum’s exhibits and programming.

“The Flappers and Fedoras Gala will be an evening of celebration and fun as we come together to support the unique work being done here at our community’s museum,” said Executive Director Hassan Najjar.   

The annual gala will honor the George R. Johnson Foundation and family and will feature cocktails, dinner, a live auction and music from the Dexter Thomas Band.

Black tie or period attire is requested.

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.

 

The Museum Center at 5ive Points to screen Linotype: The Movie

Cleveland, Tenn. (August 20, 2013)—As part of its Cleveland Works exhibit on 19th and early 20th century industrialization, the Museum Center at 5ive Points will be screening Linotype: The Movie on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. The exhibit and film screening are sponsored by Bank of Cleveland. Admission is free for members, and regular for non-members.

A feature-length documentary, Linotype focuses on the linotype type casting machine, which was used by local industries to create advertising posters for reaching larger audiences more quickly. Dubbed the "Eighth Wonder of the World" by Thomas Edison, the linotype revolutionized printing—and society—in the late-1800s through mid-1900s. The movie tells the personal, engaging stories of linotype operators, and discusses the current relevance of linotypes in a new age of instant communication.

“At the turn of the last century, linotypes were as revolutionary to advertising and communication as the Internet has been for our generation,” said Executive Director Hassan Najjar. “This film tells the fascinating story of the linotype’s impact on industry and culture.”

“Before viewing the film, visitors are invited to see an actual linotype on display in the Cleveland Works exhibit,” said Curator of Collections Lisa Chastain. “This artifact was used by Cleveland’s White Wing Publishing. Visitors may be surprised by just how large and heavy the machine is!”  

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.

 

The Museum Center at 5ive Points hosts family printmaking workshop

Cleveland, Tenn. (July 24, 2013)—In an age of digital communication, it may be hard to imagine that manual printmaking was once considered “high tech.” At the Museum Center at 5ive Points’ Family Printmaking Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m., participants will step back in time to discover the cutting-edge communication style of yesteryear: the movable-type printing press. The family-friendly event is a part of the Cleveland Works exhibit, sponsored by Bank of Cleveland. Admission to the workshop is $4 for members and $7 for nonmembers; preregistration is required.

Adults and children over the age of 5 will explore early newspaper typesetting methods as participants take a closer look at the linotype machine. Participants will make their own “type” which will be used to create a poster and a reusable stamp.

“Learning is more fun when it’s hands-on,” said Curator of Education Jennifer White. “This workshop is a great way to spend time together as a family, having fun and discovering our local history.”

“In the mid-1900s, many area industries began using movable type to develop their own marketing pieces, instead of relying on pieces created on their behalf by someone else,” said Curator of Collections Lisa Chastain. “These businesses essentially cut out the middle man and began advertising directly to consumers. Workshop participants will want to check out several of these early advertising posters we have on display in the Cleveland Works exhibit.”

To register for the workshop, call 423-339-5745, or email info@museumcenter.org. Space is limited.

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.

 

Cleveland Works exhibit at Museum Center at 5ive Points offers hands-on exploration of Bradley County’s industrial heritage

Cleveland, Tenn. (July 9, 2013)—In the years following the Great Depression, Bradley County emerged from its rural roots as a nationally recognized hotbed of industry. At the Museum Center of 5ive Point’s Cleveland Works exhibit, visitors will explore this fascinating story, including themes of transportation, communication, and labor relations. Cleveland Works is sponsored by Bank of Cleveland and is scheduled to run from Aug. 2-Oct. 12. Admission is free for members, with regular admission for non-members. The Members Only Opening Reception will be held Thursday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m., with a talk by Curator of Collections Lisa Chastain.  

“This exhibit highlights Cleveland and Bradley County’s rich industrial history by telling the stories of companies such as Hardwick Woolen Mills, Cleveland Casket Company, and Dixie Foundry, which was later bought by Whirlpool,” said Chastain. “Whether setting the bar as a center for cutting-edge communications, or making national news with labor walkouts and riots, our region’s industrial history is filled with energy, drama, and surprises.”

“We appreciate Bank of Cleveland’s sponsorship of this important exploration of our region’s industrial heritage,” said Executive Director Hassan Najjar.

The family-friendly exhibit will have hands-on elements for children of all ages, such as enameling rocks, which were used to put enamel on stoves in the early 1900s. Featured artifacts will include a1935 stove developed by Hardwick Stove Company and a two-ton linotype machine, used to print poster and other marketing materials in the 1950s.

Educational programming will also enhance visitors’ understanding and appreciation of the exhibit:

Family Printmaking Workshop
Saturday, Aug. 31—10 a.m.
$4 members/$7 non-members
This workshop for adults and children over the age of 5 will explore early newspaper typesetting methods as participants take a closer look at the linotype machine. Participants will make their own “type” which will be used to create a poster and a reusable stamp. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. Call Jennifer White at 423-339-5745 or email jwhite@museumcenter.org.

Linotype: The Film
Thursday, Sept. 5—6 p.m.
FREE members/regular admission non-members
This feature-length documentary focuses on the linotype type-casting machine, dubbed the "Eighth Wonder of the World" by Thomas Edison, because of its revolutionary impact on printing and society in the late-1800s through mid-1900s. The movie tells the personal, engaging stories of linotype operators, and discusses the current relevance of linotypes in a new age of instant communication.

Hot Pour: Working with Molten Metal
Saturday, October 5—1 p.m.
FREE members/regular admission non-members 
Sculptor Josh Coleman will use his portable foundry to demonstrate the process of creating sculpture and tools with hot metal. Visitors will learn how the Benjamin Cleveland statue was cast in bronze and watch a live demonstration.

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.