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Möbius + Analemma = Sundial

Somebody likes figure-eights . . . not surprising for a sculpture designed, planned, and executed by the students of Brown STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), an “interdisciplinary cohort of undergraduate students who are passionate about the interplay of art and science.” Maybe there was a figure skater in the group. The sculpture “Infinite …

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‘Big Ben’s Crap & Scrap’ Steel Yard Sale

(6.28) Geeks bearing gifts. Attention metalheads, makers, fabricators, set builders, decorators, hobbyists: Head over to the Steel Yard this weekend for a one-of-a-kind garage sale featuring: Old tools, materials, equipment, storage, and industrial furniture. Big Ben’s Crap and Scrap sale takes place both days this weekend. This is an ideal opportunity for both junk hunters …

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The Famous Steel Yard Iron Pour

(10.19) The theme this year? The Odyssey, an epic and sometimes inaccurate exploration of ancient myths and legends. Join the Steel Yard this Saturday for Providence’s most badass and utterly unique Halloween party . . .  the 14th Annual Halloween Iron Pour. (Facebook event.) Featuring: ~Live performative Iron Pour (if you don’t know yet what …

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Blacksmithing At Lippitt Farmers Market

(8.15) The Steel Yard mobile demo trailer pulled into the Roger Williams National Memorial last Saturday where blacksmiths Alaina Mahoney and Nick Tomlin got to work hammering out bits and bobs. Spectators (some of whom seemed to know their way around an anvil) even took home free samples. The mobile unit comes courtesy of PopUp …

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Iron Pour At The Steel Yard

(10.25) Head over to Olneyville Saturday for the Steel Yard’s 9th annual Iron Pour — “Mad Science.” This year the Steel Yard’s Foundry Residents will partner with local iron artists, performers, students from numerous local universities and volunteers to bring the night to life. This family friendly event combines the sights and sounds of industry …

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Fire Camp And Iron Pour At Steel Yard

(6.21) The Steel Yard hosts its 2nd annual Fire Camp with demonstrations and tours of the facility, and the Industrial Yard Sale (old machinery, tools, equipment) Saturday. Once again, we will be firing up the forges and the iron furnace on June 21st for our second annual Fire Camp. The event will feature hands-on mold …

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Camp Metalhead Applications Due Monday

Applications for Camp Metalhead at the Steel Yard are due Monday, June 16th. Full scholarships are still available. (Application here.) Spend two weeks ripping through steel with gas torches and fusing it back together with a 10,000° electrical arc! If you are between the ages of 14 and 18, let Camp Metalhead introduce you to …

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Reception For Steel Yard At Granoff

(11.14) Reception tonight at Granoff Gallery for Industrial Evolution: The Art of the Steel Yard’s Public Projects; an exhibition at the Cohen Gallery runs through November 20th. This show will feature the original concept sketches, models, and prototypes used by local artists in the development of community based public art projects throughout Rhode Island. The …

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Register Now — Fall Courses At Steel Yard

Weld, solder, forge, cast, and throw at the Steel Yard! The Steel Yard’s fall course schedule is currently open for enrollment offering educational opportunities to professional artists, hobbyists, makers, or people that just want to try something new. Offerings this season include Making Ceramic Tiles, A Weekend With The Romans: Making a Granulated Pendant Workshop, …

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