Playing with Fire: Exhibit Opening
Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center is leaping into a national spotlight with its upcoming exhibition, Playing With Fire. In conjunction with the Society of North American Goldsmith’s annual metalsmithing conference being held in Minneapolis (April 23-26), we will present the work of eight nationally recognized metal artists. An array ranging from hand made steel knives to jewelry and hand formed vessels will be on display from April 16-May 6, 2014.

CAFAC's own programs will also be featured during the opening reception on Thursday, April 24, from 5 to 9 p.m., with instructors demonstrating techniques ranging from blacksmithing to flameworked glass beads.

Curated by Heather Doyle and Carol Warner, artists included in Playing with Fire are:

Heinz Brummel, Enameled jewelry and sculptural objects (Minneapolis, MN)
Rick Dunkerley, Damascus steel knife maker (Lincoln, MT)
Darlys Ewoldt, Teapots and sculptural vessels (Chicago, IL)
Susan Hunt, Sterling tableware and candelabras (Menomonie, WI)
Heejin Hwang, steel and gold jewelry (Chicago, IL)
Barbara Minor, Enameled jewelry (Baton Rouge, LA)
Kevin O’Dwyer, Damascus knives (Tullamore Co, Offaly, Ireland)
Carol Warner, Color on handmade vessels (Minneapolis, MN)

Playing with Fire Opening Reception: Thursday, April 24, 5 to 9 p.m.
More details on Facebook.

Open (Hot)House
Don't miss our quarterly event that welcomes one and all to CAFAC's Hothouse! Held at the conclusion of classes every quarter, it's an opportunity for our students to show off their work to friends and family, and for the community to check out what's hot at CAFAC. You'll be able to see demos and participated in hands-on activities, browse and shop in our Nokomis Gallery, and enjoy some snacks and refreshments.

Next Open (Hot)House: Thursday, June 12, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for details and future dates!