February 26, 2014

Sculptor Ira Sherman to Talk About His Art at Presentation at FRCC Campus in Longmont

Ira Sherman, a Denver-based artist, metalsmith, and inventor, will give a presentation about his work at noon Wednesday, March 5, at Front Range Community College as part of its Visiting Artist Series.

The series, presented by the Art Department at the FRCC-Boulder County Campus, focuses on art, influences, and inspirations of nationally recognized artists.

The presentation will be in the Community Room of the Classroom Building, 2121 Miller Drive, Longmont.

“Ira Sherman is an extraordinary artist and metalsmith,” Elizabeth McDevitt wrote in Metalsmith Magazine. “He is a master jeweler, internationally recognized sculptor, designer, intuitive engineer and more – a modern artistic wizard.”

Sherman’s works range from rings and brooches to bronze doors at the Hebrew Educational Alliance Synagogue in Denver weighing more than a thousand pounds and measuring 6 feet wide by 22 feet high.

One of his sculptures, “Stang Machine,” delights commuters at the Regional Transportation District Light Rail train platform at the Louisiana-Pearl Train Station. The “Stang Machine” is a stunning stainless steel and neon tubular kinetic sculpture. Commuters can manipulate a gleaming stainless orb that will set into motion three 500-pound overhead stainless steel sculpture components.

Admission is free. Seating is limited, with FRCC students receiving priority.

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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.


About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a somewhat-frequent bicycle commuter, a certified soccer referee, and a newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.

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