The Steel Yard

‘Fab Nights’ At The Steel Yard

The Steel Yard has been seeking volunteers to make art for the annual Halloween Iron Pour. Called Fab Nights — fabulousness? fabrication? — the meetings take place every Wednesday and Friday, from 6pm to 9pm, until October. Be sure to wear work clothes, closed toed shoes, gloves (if you have them), and bring a water …

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Steel Yard Resident Art At MWM

Machines With Magnets will be hosting the Steel Yard’s annual Resident Artist Exhibition, opening this Saturday with a reception from 6pm to 9pm. The curated exhibit will include twelve artist residents, all of whom have participated in the Steel Yard residency program over the past twelve months. The show runs through August 13th. Each piece …

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Studio Grand Reopening — Steel Yard Friday

After months of major construction and restoration, after months of designing, organizing and planning, the Steel Yard is ready to reopen its doors and welcome the community back into the industrial arts studio. Many of the improvements don’t show, but will be enjoyed as the temperatures drop. Not only is the building heated, insulated, and …

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Area Youth Bring Free Speech Back To Providence

Opting to spend the summer in a sweltering metal shop instead of relaxing at the beach, seven young adults committed a portion of their summer vacation to free speech in downtown Providence. While tolerance and freedom of expression are today considered to be basic human rights, Rhode Island’s long-standing tradition of acceptance goes back to …

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The Steel Yard Gears Up For Fall Courses

The Steel Yard is firing up torches, building forges, and igniting kilns in preparation for the upcoming class season; and are happy to announce that registration is now open for the fall course season! This fall the Steel Yard is offering classes in blacksmithing, ceramics, foundry arts, jewelry, and welding. Students will be able to …

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‘Less Miserable’ At Steel Yard — July 2

Celebrate Independence Day by remembering the failed Parisian rebellion of 1832 (no gloating). The Steel Yard will be the Providence host venue for the touring production of Less Miserable (Victor Hugo’s classic tale told through song). For the entire month of June, over seventy underground artists from around the country have converged in the woods …

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Steel Yard Nails It — Remediation Landscape Earns Praise

The Steel Yard was recently the featured cover story at Landscape Architecture Magazine, The Steel Yard’s brownfield remediation project has garnered a lot of exciting attention since its completion. Most recently, the project was prominently featured in the December 2011 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine. We’re proud to be featured on the cover, along with …

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Go Where It’s Cool — Summer Courses At The Steel Yard

Sure you can go to the beach, but what do you have to show for it at the end of the day but seaweed in your bathing suit and sand in your egg salad. Try something different this year. More courses are on tap at the Steel Yard including ceramics, copper bowl workshop, wire and …

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Provision in May

Providence Provision, a bi-monthly mealtime gathering of community members hungry for both delicious food and new creative projects, is holding its third dinner/granting party on Sunday, May 22. To propose a project, read and complete the below proposal guidelines. Thoughtful, clear, and concise responses are encouraged. Proposals are due one week before dinner. Proposals are presented …

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Molten Metal Monster Mayhem

Friday night is the 5th Annual Iron Pour at the Steel Yard (rain date Saturday). Jack-o-lanterns, skull-type things, people in asbestos space suits lurching about, and ceramic bowls for sale. Each year, the Steel Yard teams up with the Iron Guild to demonstrate the industrial arts in an exciting, accessible way. Our annual Iron Pour …

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