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National Casting Center hosts event fo 'Sandy' relief

Alfred University’s National Casting Center Foundry, 1016 Route 244, Alfred, will host “Pour Your Heart Out” on Saturday, Feb. 16 from noon until 6 p.m.

The event is open to adults and children (with supervision) for a small donation. All proceeds will benefit the Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.

The Sculpture Dimensional Studies Division in the School of Art & Design invites all members of the community to participate in making their own “relief sculpture.” Foundry students will assist in carving unique designs which will then be cast in metal; all sculptures will be cast in aluminum and will be available for participants to take home.          

Sand blocks for carving and casting will be available for pre-order at the cost of $10. For more information about the event or pre-ordering sand blocks, please contact Coral Lambert, associate professor of sculpture, at, or Foundry Guild Presidents Sarah May or Caleb Fletcher  

Other events and attractions of the day will include music by DJ Millhouse; food by the Foundry Guild including “Guild Cheese” sandwiches; a raffle; and a “Silent Art Auction” which will close at 6 p.m.

If you are interested in helping, please join the Facebook group, “Alfred Foundry Guild.”

The National Casting Center at Alfred is a cooperative project between metal and glass casting that will double the capacity of the glass facility and the metal foundry. The Center will provide a dedicated glass casting facility and a new metal foundry featuring an induction furnace for melting high temperature metals such as stainless steel.