Jonathan Schork is offering sculptural welding two weekends each month including this Saturday and Sunday. Students can bring their own pieces of steel to the classes at the Industrial Arts Center of Gulfport.
Industrial Arts Center
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Artist Owen Pach shows you just how easy it is to create a one-of-a-kind piece of glass art at the Industrial Arts Center of Gulfport. Watch our video to learn more!
Have you ever wanted to make your own piece of glass art? In Gulfport, it couldn't be easier to do. Owen Pach of the The Industrial Arts Center of Gulfport walked Patch through creating a glass ornament from start to finish. We even got to experience first hand the creation of one and make an ornament for ourselves! Related articles: Learn more:
Friday, February 1, 2013
The Industrial Arts Center in Gulfport is changing it's name to the "Industrial Arts Center of Gulfport." That's not all, stop in and see the shop's new arrangements and improvements.
Stop in and see the new and improved hot shop at the Industrial Arts Center of Gulfport! Board President Owen Pach is inviting everyone to stop in and see the new layout. The center closed down earlier this month for renovations. During that time, Pach says he and a group of dedicated volunteers rearranged the shop, added more space for a gallery and built new equipment. Pach says adjustments on the furnace door and annealer. He says improvements with the furnace door will make the process more efficient and even save them money in the long run. After all, the furnace needs to reach 2,300 degrees to hold the melted glass. The center is up and running and will be open tonight during the First Friday Art Walk from 6 - 10 p.m. Pach says they'…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Owen Pach actually handed me the blow pipe at the Industrial Arts Center!
The Industrial Arts Center opened it's doors in September 2008 and has been igniting inspiration for people of all ages ever since. Throughout the years, people have been able to come and learn how to blow their own glass paperweights, vessels, vases and even ornaments during the holidays. The non-profit center also offers courses in sculptural welding, glass fusing and metalsmithing. Currently, the center is offering a promotion through the first week of January. Stop by any Tuesday through Thursday between 6 and 9 p.m. and you can blow your very own one-of-a-kind glass ornament for just $20. No appointments are needed! To show just how easy it is to create a masterpiece, I put my skills to the test. Yes, Owen Pach allowed me to roll hot …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Are you going to the Third Saturday Art Walk? We have all the details about weekend events in Gulfport!
Art Walk: You only have 10 shopping days left until Christmas! Be sure to stop by the Art Walk between 6 and 10 p.m. to see what local vendors and artists have in store. Local shops will be open as well. Industrial Arts Center: Blow your own glass ornaments this Saturday AND buy a raffle ticket to win a on-of-a-kind sand mold blown vessel by Owen Pach at the Industrial Arts Center. That's right, for $20 you can blow your own ornament. After that, starting at about 7 p.m., Owen and other volunteers will perform a demonstration to show everyone the IAC and raise money for the non-profit. People can buy raffle tickets for $10 for their chance to win a sand mold blown vessel. Owen Pach Holiday Sale: Owen Pach is hosting his annual Holiday Sale…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Handmade Christmas ornaments by YOU! Check out this new event in our calendar!
Welcome to "Good Morning Gulfport!" We want to highlight YOU for uploading photos, videos, announcements and events on Gulfport Patch. Today, we're highlighting a new event in our free calendar! Special thanks to Jackie Ballard with the Industrial Arts Center. Jackie just uploaded new information about glass blowing events every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the IAC. Did you know, you can blow your very own glass ornament or two icicles for $20. And there's no appointment necessary, just show up between 6 and 9 p.m. Hurry, you only have three weeks before Christmas. Thanks Jackie for sharing! How to Share on Gulfport Patch: To post events to the site for free: navigate to the Events page and click “Add an Event” on the right side of …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
By Jonathan Schork
A familiar fixture in the artists’ courtyard on Beach Boulevard since 2008, the IAC has restructured its Board of Directors as it prepares to move forward in broadening its scope as a community asset. As the economy declined in 2008, and the Industrial Art Center's finances collapsed, Lynn DiVenuti & Amy Oatley took over management. Acting as Board President, Treasurer, & Secretary, DiVenuti, with Oatley as her Executive Director, focused almost exclusively on operations & revenue generation during that difficult period. After successfully concluding the popular IAC Chili Cookoff fundraising event in September, DiVenuti & Oatley retired, turning over the reins to a restructured Board of Directors. Award winning glass blower & GMA vice-…
Sunday, October 21, 2012
We asked and you guys responded! Yes, you're sending in awesome one-of-a-kind photos taken right here in Gulfport!
Attention photographers of all ages, experiences, backgrounds and more! We're seeing new photos every week in our neighborhood photo gallery called "Gulfport Pics & Clips." We're asking people to upload their favorite videos and photos to our gallery and we're very happy to see nearly 330 photos in "Gulfport Pics & Clips" so far! To say "thanks" for taking the time to share your pics with us, we're picking a photo of the week and highlighting it every Saturday. This week's photo of the week is from Lynn DiVenuti. DiVenuti uploaded an action shot of local artist Jonathan Schork teaching student Robin the finer points of welding at the Industrial Arts Center. Thanks Lynn for sharing your photos on Gulfport Patch.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Everyone is invited to the Industrial Arts Center today for live shots between 6:30 and 9:30 a.m. on FOX 13 News! That and more in "5 Things to Know in Gulfport."
FOX 13 News: Charley Belcher is doing a live feed from the Industrial Arts Center and we would encourage all Gulfportians to show up to not only support the IAC but our quaint little village as well. Come as you are, come as you want to be but please just come between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 8. Gaming Sponsors Needed: The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Las Vegas Style fundraiser at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom on Thursday, Nov. 8. Now, they are currently looking for business sponsors for game tables! Interested? Call the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce at 344-3711. Proceeds from the event will go to the Small Business Mentor Program at the chamber and the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation. …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Taste buds were satisfied and winners were crowned at the Fourth Annual Industrial Strength Chili Cookoff fundraiser in Gulfport.
Dozens filled the Art Village Courtyard for the Fourth Annual Industrial Strength Chili Cookoff. The fundraiser for the Industrial Arts Center not only featured a friendly chili competition, but chef's also entered salsa dishes. I, along with Councilor Jennifer Salmon, Councilor Barbara Banno and David Hastings put our taste buds to the test with 12 entries. Everything from hot, cold, spicy and sweet entertained guests and of course . . the judges! Special thanks to the Industrial Arts Center for allowing me to take part. The winners are! Chili Salsa Check out our photos from the event! Did you snap some? Add them to this article!