VANCOUVER, Wash. — In honor of Women’s History Month, metal sculptures by “Women Who Weld” are on display through April 27 in the Washington State University Vancouver Library.
“Women Who Weld” is an informal group of women who share a common interest in welded metal sculpture. The women met at Clark College in 1998 while attending welded sculpture classes. They soon discovered that sharing their passion for welding created strong friendships and met regularly to discuss ideas and techniques, providing each other with moral support.
The “Women Who Weld” are Sharon Angor, Wendy Armstrong, Lelia Foreman, Terri Marvin, Lori Smith, Kathy Willson and Sumi Wu.
A central exhibit piece is titled “Quilt.” It was developed around the idea of a traditional quilting bee. Each group member contributed a sculptural piece based on a 16-inch square, which is hung in a patchwork-like grid. A group goal is to generate creativity and experimentation among members. “Quilt” is the first in a series of design projects meant to meet this goal.
A photo of “Quilt” is available online at: www/images/quilt_weld.jpg
The exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours: 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.