(April 13, 2015)

Attaway Visiting Scholar to share metal casting techniques

SHREVEPORT, LA — Douglas and Marion Attaway Visiting Scholar Roy Tijerina, an independent artist and gallery owner living in Chicago, Illinois, will be on campus for classroom visits, a public lecture, and a casting workshop during the week of Monday, April 13, to Tuesday, April 21.

Roy Tijerina is an independent artist and gallery owner living in Chicago, Illinois

What: Convocation address about Tijerina's pubic art works, created over the past 25 years with a variety of media including wood, bronze, aluminum, and steel.
Where: Meadows Museum
When: Thursday, April 16, at 11:10 a.m.

What: Public Bronze and Aluminum Casting Workshop
Where: Anderson Pottery Lab, 3000 Centenary Blvd
When: Saturday, April 18, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $250* per person, includes materials and supplies
*Costs waived for Centenary students with art department approval

The Bronze and Aluminum Casting Workshop will demonstrate the process of using sand molds to cast hot metal using both frame molds and burn-out molds. In the morning session, participants will learn techniques and principles of creating sand molds for casting hot metals with hands-on practice. The afternoon session will explore the proper use of safety equipment and foundry tools to cast hot metals. The workshop will include both aluminum and bronze pours into molds created by the participants to create solid metal sculptures.

Tijerina holds a BFA from Columbia College and an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. He was the Studio Technician and Instructor at Art Institute of Chicago 1984-1997. His work is exhibited in Texas, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Colorado, Wyoming, and Mexico.

Funded by and named for Douglas and Marion Attaway, the Attaway Professorships in Civic Culture, Attaway Fellows, and Attaway Scholars designations are awarded to intellectuals who have made notable contributions to the public discussion. Any student, faculty, or staff member may propose Attaway Fellows or Scholars to the Convocation Committee, which in turn makes recommendations to the Provost.