Sparks are going to fly this weekend at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz. And we're not talking about the lovey dovey kind.
"Experience Metal" is a three-day long interactive exhibit all about the fascinating possibilities of metal. All weekend, over 40 artists and crafters will be demonstrating various methods of working with metal including blacksmithing, junk metal art, jewelry crafting, wire art, and welding.
There will also be hot rods, motorcycles and art bikes on display too, and of course, something interactive: a giant collaborative metallic robot that museum goers can contribute metal pieces to.
On Friday night the metallic weekend kicks off with the local progressive metal band, G.U.M. There will aslo be a video dance performace by Pierre Riche, and blacksmithing demonstrations by Kirck McNeill.
On Saturday and Sunday, all day demonstrations will be held by metal artists, including:
Aaron P. Van De Kerckove, Angela Gleason, Clark Vineyard, Daniel Yasmin, Dawn Nakanishi, Ed MartinezG.U.M., Jeff Capla, Josh Muir, Kirk McNeil, Laamie Young, Liz Judkins, Liza Miller Re-Cycle Santa Cruz, Mike Wood, Nick DeFillipo, Nora Dougherty, Pat Accorinti, PaulHempstead, Pierre Riche, Toni Danzig, Wendy Ballen and Yehuda Tassa.
How's that for a line up?
Dates & Times of Experience Metal:
August 17, 5:00 p.m. - 9 p.m.
August 18, 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
August 19, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Museum of Art & History is located at the McPherson Center, 705 Front Street, in Santa Cruz.