June 22, 2010

Current Show

Out of the U. P.
The Art of a Blacksmith Revealed

Steel Sculptures by 
Gordon Gearhart

Opening Reception
July 10, 2010
4 - 6 p.m.

Showing July 10 - August 31

Gordon E. Gearhart is an artist-blacksmith living and working in Marquette, Michigan. With a background in sheet metal and foundry work as well as basic blacksmithing skills, he pursued a degree in Industrial Technology at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. While attending NMU, Gordon enrolled in a blacksmithing course in the Department of Art and Design. From that point on, using iron and steel to explore sculptural and functional forms became the focus of study. Blacksmithing became the main means of working the materials of choice. After studying blacksmithing and sculpture under the direction of Art Professor Dale Wedig at NMU, Gordon began his business producing architectural, sculptural, and utilitarian metalwork.  His work took him across the country including Leadville, Colorado and Jacksonville, Florida before returning to Marquette in 1997 to open his studio.