Group Starting New Art Facility in Louisville
January 16, 2017
Three artists in Louisville, Kentucky are starting a new art metalcasting facility.
According to a report in Louisville Business First, artists Matt Weir, Tamina Karem and Scott Boyer have leased a space for Falls Art Foundry. The report says the trio is in the process of making the space suitable for metalcasting.
Falls Art would replace The Bright Foundry, which closed last spring when founder Jep Bright retired and the facility ceased operations.
“When Jep Bright shut down the Bright Foundry, we all saw an opportunity to continue the bronze-casting legacy in Louisville,” Weir said, according to Louisville Business First.
The report says the trio is planning to hold a fundraiser and looking to raise $350,000 toward the project. They hope the lost wax bronze and aluminum sculpture facility will be functional by the middle of the year. According to Louisville Business First, the metalcasters have hired Human Momentum to help get the facility off the ground.
“We want to be a part of the community and to use this property as a way of engaging, “ Boyer said according to the report.