Metalworker Lu Heintz will be giving a public blacksmithing demonstration today, at the Steel Yard of course.
Her metalsmithing has been featured in trade magazines, including The Anvil’s Ring, and a recently published book 500 Metal Vessels. In the past few years her work was exhibited at the Perimeter Gallery (Chicago, IL), Brookfield Craft Center (Brookfield, Connecticut), The RISD Museum (Providence, RI), Hygienic Art (New London, CT), and ADD Gallery (Hudson, NY). In 2006 her first solo show in Providence exhibited nine new sculptures. In 2007 she executed two public commissions; for one she was awarded a Steel Yard based grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for apprentice training in folk arts.
Heintz creates gorgeous organic shapes you might stumble upon in a forest glen, if you lived in Narnia. She is conducting a week-long intensive, ‘The Potential of Sheet Metal: Cold and Hot’, while at the Steel Yard this summer courtesy of a grant from the Rhode Island State Council of the Arts.
Free, 7pm, Wednesday, the Steel Yard, 27 Sims Avenue