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Galt to describe and demonstrate iron casting

October 16, 2011

Galt to describe and demonstrate iron casting

The fourth and final lecture in the run-up to a new Schick Art Gallery exhibition is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18, when John Galt, visiting assistant professor of art, talks about melting iron in the cupola furnace. His presentation will begin at 5 p.m. in Davis Auditorium, Palmountain Hall.

Galt is the last speaker before the exhibition, A Resolution of the Arts and Sciences, opens Friday, Oct. 28. The exhibit will featurework by Skidmore students, faculty, and alumniexploring connections between the disciplines of art, science, and technology. 

The Oct. 18 program will featurea brief history of iron casting; the anatomy of the cupola furnace and how it works; and the project of designing and building the furnace, which was done at Skidmore. An iron pour demo using the cupola furnace will follow the talk.

Galt received a B.A. degree in sculpture at SUNY Cortland and an M.F.A. degree in sculpture at the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught undergraduate courses at the University of Pennsylvania as well as Skidmore, including elementary and advanced sculpture courses, and he is prominently involved in the bronze casting process each semester. He is the owner of IBIS CASTING, specializing in Lost Wax ceramic shell fine-art casting, and he has designed and executed various types of sand molds at both Atlas Brass and Aluminum Company, Inc. and Laran Bronze, Inc. His work in sculpture has been featured in exhibitions both regionally and nationally.

Click  here  to view a Portfolio of images taken from a recent summer art course that Galt taught.


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