Congratulations to sculpture students Ryan Thompson and Mustafa Yasar, who have won awards to produce their own individual bronze works at the Modern Art Foundry! The MAF is a historic family-owned art foundry celebrating over 80 years in the bronze casting business, serving the artist community using the lost-wax and sand castings of non-ferrous metals traditions. The foundry has produced works such as Louise Bourgeois’s Maman, Jose de Creeft’s Alice in Wonderland in Central Park, and Ai WeiWei’s Zodiac sculptures. Read more about the MAF at this link!
These awards are made possible through the Fantasy Fund 2000. Professor Tyrone Mitchell has been working with program director Joyce Santano to grant more sculpture opportunities for Queens College art students. Students who are interested in working in bronze at the Modern Art Foundry can speak to professor Tyrone Mitchell about applying – no skills or requirements are necessary, and students need only to have a serious interest in sculpture.