Thursday, October 12, 2006

Metal Miracle Workers

National Ornamental Metal Museum Repair Days Weekend--Memphis, TN
October 13, 14, and 15, 2006

If it ain't busted, don't bring it...
Bring your dull, dented, dysfunctional metal items to Repair Days at the National Ornamental Metal Museum. Metalsmiths from across the country will be there to solder, sharpen, remove dents, re-tin copper cookware, and repair garden furniture and statuary. They will sharpen knives, scissors, garden tools and lawnmower blades. They can even straighten out that spoon that was mangled in the disposal. Estimates are free. All proceeds from repair work benefit the Museum. See your items repaired: At each of the repair stations, metalsmiths will be on hand to explain the repair process and answer questions.
Featured Events:
~Reception and Gallery Talk by Master Metalsmith: Richard Prillaman
~Hands-on activities for the whole family: Casting, jewelry making, blacksmithing
~Visit exhibition--Master Metalsmith: Elliott Pujol (Admission is free with repair receipt)
~Silent auction
~Art Metalwork Auction with auctioneer Holly Fisher: Bid on original, handcrafted work by metalsmiths from across the country.
~"Tech Talk" by Richard Prillaman for participating metalworkers.
Metalworkers: This is your invitation to join metalsmiths from across the country to support the Museum’s annual fundraising event. Mix and mingle, feast on barbeque and the extraordinary sunsets on the mighty Mississippi River, and hone skills repairing and refurbishing metal objects brought by the public. >>continue>>



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