The Dimension Gallery is “a gallery dedicated to showcasing sculptural and three-dimensional art in East Austin.” This clip features Colby Brinkman of Metal Mantis.
Austin Metal Authority and Mobile Loaves & Fishes are honored to welcome you to the third annual Austin Forging Competition!
This truly unique event celebrating the art of blacksmithing features an incredible contestant lineup—top-tier exemplars of the highest level of contemporary metalworking happening across the United States. AFC 2018 will offer you a rare, up-close experience of the dynamic processes these accomplished artists use to manipulate their raw materials into works of art.
Our panel of judges will determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards. As a member of the audience, you also will have a chance to participate in the judging by casting your ballot for the coveted People’s Choice Award.
During the day-long event, you’ll be able to enjoy tours of the innovative and nationally-recognized Community First! Village, live music provided by several great bands, a delicious lunch (including vegetarian options) available at our on-site Community Grille, and a pop-up market where you can purchase handmade products created by our talented formerly homeless neighbors. Our resident craftspeople receive 100% of the profit from the sale of their products, enabling them to earn a dignified income, experience greater stability and encounter a greater sense of purpose.
Doors open at 9:00am. Forging starts promptly at 10:00am, so be sure to arrive on time to catch all the action!
(Due to the personal needs of some of our valued neighbors living at the Village, we request that no alcohol be brought onto the property. Families, children and dogs on leashes are welcome.)
see https://www.facebook.com/events/151620672303293 for more information
Podcast interview with Colby Brinkman of Metal Mantis on BlacksmitHER.
Wayne Alan Brenner’s Top 10 Arts-Related Things I Enjoyed in 2017
Bold takes on history and art that moved around the city spoke to a growing, changing Austin this year
BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER, DECEMBER 29, 2017, ARTS
“5) DIMENSION GALLERY As if last year’s debut wasn’t enough, Colin McIntyre added his Resonant Lung instrument/music-chamber to the site for concerts, Moya McIntyre revamped nearby Springdale Station for art and events, the gallery hosted astonishing exhibitions (OMG, Alejandra Almuelle and Colby Brinkman), and the outside Paved Garden of massive works grew even larger.”
The Chronicle offers “six recommendations for enjoyable stops along the two weekends of the East Austin Studio Tour.” Check out the Metal Mantis mention.
BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER, NOVEMBER 8, 2017, 5:00PM, ALL OVER CREATION
Six picks, here.
“Just a few hundred yards away from the EAST’s Canopy epicenter, this compact powerhouse of three-dimensional work features “Sculp-chur,” a group show of unique sculptures packaged to mimic retail presentation, each piece an original artwork presented as if it just came out of a snack-vending machine. The concept and the artists represented here – Colin McIntyre, Terra Goolsby, Laura Latimer, and Dana Younger, among others – are more than sufficient to recommend this venue, but. But: There’s also the mind-blowing, oversized brilliance of that permanent Paved Garden surrounding the gallery, and no better time to experience it than now[…]”
BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER, NOVEMBER 2, 2017, 2:50PM, ALL OVER CREATION
Five Arty Things to Do: Nov. 3-5
“Brinkman’s creations, wrought from meticulously segmented iron rods and huge chunks of wood carved with (get this) an industrial welding torch, Brinkman’s elemental sculptures are like something out of the most beautiful parts of your scariest nightmares.”