Eric Fuertes named Co-Chair of the Sloss Foundry Bi-annual Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices

Publication Date: 
October 16, 2018

The Department of Sculpture would like to congratulate Eric Fuertes (Manager, Columbus Digital Fabrication Studio) who has been named co-chair of the Sloss Foundry Bi-annual Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices.

About Eric:
From deep in the heart of Texas to the big city of Chicago, Eric Fuertes has been rockin’ and a rollin’ from coast to coast. Fabricator to the stars and foundry man extraordinaire, Señor Fuertes has been full tilt hustle and brings his talents and energy to the Historic Sloss Furnaces as Co-Chair for the 2019-2021 National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices. El Santo Fuertes is currently the Manager of the Columbus Digital Fabrication Studio at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he continues to keep his finger on the pulse and foot on the gas while he pioneers supafresh and innovative modes of thinking and doing. Don’t get him wet. Don’t feed him after midnight. Never say his name three times in front of a mirror and for more information you can howl toward the north...OR visit and friend him on FB!!!
About National Conference of Contemporary Cast Iron Art:
This National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices is a biennial convergence of students, educators, academics, and professionals dedicated to exploring and advancing cast iron as an art medium. Support from this conference helps the Metal Arts Program at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark preserve the history and knowledge integral to working with cast iron processes. In turn, Sloss Metal Arts provides opportunities that propagate and expand technical, aesthetic, and conceptual issues pertinent to our discipline. Collectively, this National Conference and Sloss Metal Arts create a magnetic field that helps hold our community together.
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