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Artist Welds Waterwork Sculpture

andrewsmithA true creative soul, Andrew Smith welded his latest art work without planning. The water work sculpture is both interactive and grand in scale, towering 15 feet above the ground. The piece is cleverly composed of steel pipes, joints, pumps and levers. Andrew’s work has been publicly displayed in several places including Provo, Orem, and Salt Lake City but the Park City Kimball Arts Festival is his first festival. His work is often a tense fusion of intricacy and spontaneity.

Arts fest 2009: Welding industry and art
Andrew Smith’s massive sculpture

Greg Marshall

An immense 15-foot waterworks sculpture composed of steel pipes, joints, pumps and levers is one of the centerpieces of the Park City Kimball Arts Festival, which began Friday with a locals preview and continues through Sunday.

Even amid the bustle of more than 200 artist booths and hundreds of visitors, Andrew Smith’s sculpture, as yet untitled, promises to catch the attention of spectators in the Kimball Art Center’s makeshift wonderland, the so-called Family Creativity Center, in front of the building on Heber Avenue.

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Welding For The Greater Good

welder2Bellingham Technical College hosts an elaborate metal sculpture competition annually. Ten amatuer highschool and college teams must capture their artistic visions in scrap metal sculptures in just eight hours. This exciting event exemplifies altruism in action as artworks are subject public auction, with the proceeds benefiting the BTC Welding Student Scholarship Fund, the Welding Rodeo, and participating artists. Visit their website for more pictures and information.

What have YOU built lately? What do you do with your scrap metal?

A Spark of Creativity

Being an artist and occasional sculptor, I can’t help but spotlight some of the creative minds in the diverse field of welding.The following is a glimpse into the electrifying work of one such genius.

Welding artist Brain Wedgworth works his magic in his downtown studio, working on as many as 15 pieces at a time! His latest show, Around & Back Again, was a refreshing blend of modern nostalgia that opened in a gallery in Brownsville, TX.

Welding artist: Brian Wedgworth

Brian Wedgworth compares his artistic process to a dance.

He moves about his studio in downtown Harlingen working on as many as 15 pieces at a time. Whenever he gets to a stopping point or a need to pause on a particular work, he moves on rather than get bogged down.

“It’s a delicate dance,” Wedgworth said. “They kind of simultaneously come together … I already have the ideas in mind but the work just flows better.”

The latest one-man show for the 34-year-old artist, Around & Back Again, opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Galeria 409 in Brownsville.

“My show is called Around & Back Again because I’m revisiting old ideas, things that have been around the shop for a while, that got pushed aside,” he said. “I’m bringing them back to the forefront.”

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