Thursday, November 1, 2007

Central Oregon Metal Arts Guild 9th Annual Collaborative Show

Just got this from Steven Douglas. This First Friday is shaping up to be a great one. -hoc

Show Opening: This Friday, November 2

(Bend, OR) Central Oregon Metal Arts Guild, COMAG , will host an opening reception for its 9th annual collaborative show, this Friday, November 2, from 5:00-9:00 pm at Saxons in the Old Mill next to the smoke stacks. The yearly show has evolved into a collaborative effort, where COMAG’s members team up with one another to create diverse works of art and jewelry in metal. COMAG members work is as diverse as the mediums in which they meddle.

The group began as a handful of jewelers who found they spent a fair amount of time on the phone trading information about vendors, tools and techniques. This in turn led to a formal meeting time at local pubs, which in turn evolved into meetings that now regularly have attendances of over thirty interested metal artists. The members' mediums range from precious metal clay (PMC) to traditional jewelers, blacksmiths, bronze casters, metal fabricators and welders. Each sector represents a diverse group of gender, skill level and approach that when combined, provides for some creative solutions and possibilities.

The group’s mission statement: “COMAG is dedicated to the promotion of education, information and collaboration in the metal arts and crafts.” All participating members will be on hand to speak informally about their finished pieces or techniques. This will also be a great time to inquire about joining COMAG. So grab a friend and come on out and join us this Friday, November 2 at 5:00 for an evening of hors d'oeuvres, libations and art. The show will run throughout the month of November.

For information about COMAG, contact Steven Douglas.

Click here for a listing of First Friday Gallery Walk events. (See Chuck, I used the proper "Gallery Walk" name just for you. -hoc)

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