Heavy Metal Remix takes shape


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Local artist Doug Benedict will assemble reclaimed metal pieces, including this cultivator, during Vandalia’s Heavy Metal Remix.


Contributed photo

Artist Doug Benedict uses metal pieces for create art.


Contributed photo

Artist Doug Benedict uses metal pieces for create art.


Contributed photo

VANDALIA — Vandalia’s Heavy Metal Remix, the 2016 Vandalia Arts Community Project, is a 10-day outdoor metal sculpture exhibit where local metal artist Doug Benedict will assemble a variety of reclaimed metal parts and scraps—large and small—to create a sculpture for permanent placement in Vandalia Art Park. Mr. Benedict will shape and construct at the park during the hours noted below between September 7 and 18, 2016. The public will be encouraged to watch daily as the sculpture takes shape.

Hours are:

  • Wednesday through Friday 1 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday Noon – 6 p.m.

The public may also participate by donating interesting metal objects for consideration as part of the sculpture — examples listed below. Selected citizen volunteers will aid in prep work, grinding and miscellaneous tasks. The public will also be asked to submit name suggestions for the sculpture.

If you think you have items to donate, call to arrange pickup of materials or location of drop-off site. Call C. Farst 937-898-5891 or 937-266-9066.

  • Examples of metal (magnetic) items:
  • Tools (wrenches, etc.) No aluminum
  • Steel Old Car Parts No Cast Iron
  • Heavy gauge Old Bicycle Parts No Tires
  • Old Radiators Grates No Galvanized Steel
  • Car Rims Bicycle Handlebars
  • Chains Small Propane Tanks (empty)

For further information, visit “Vandalia Community Arts” on Facebook, Vandalia’s website, www.vandaliaohio.org/arts-culture/ or call C. Farst, 937-898-5891 or 937-266-9066. Volunteers are needed for: Grinding Prep Work, Assisting Artist, Pick-up & Delivery of Materials, and Event Docents.

Vandalia Cultural Arts Program (VCAP) and Public Art in Vandalia (PAIV) have joined again to sponsor this Community Project to provide community engagement in the arts. In 2015, twenty citizens formed the individual pieces that make the two totems that sit at the entrance to the Vandalia Art Park.

Local artist Doug Benedict will assemble reclaimed metal pieces, including this cultivator, during Vandalia’s Heavy Metal Remix.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/09/web1_TheinCultivator1.jpegLocal artist Doug Benedict will assemble reclaimed metal pieces, including this cultivator, during Vandalia’s Heavy Metal Remix. Contributed photo

Artist Doug Benedict uses metal pieces for create art.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/09/web1_Benedict2.jpgArtist Doug Benedict uses metal pieces for create art. Contributed photo

Artist Doug Benedict uses metal pieces for create art.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/09/web1_Benedict4.jpgArtist Doug Benedict uses metal pieces for create art. Contributed photo

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