Monday, April 15th, 2024

Sculpture Foundry Named

Foundry named in memory of the late MU Professor Ike Hay

Gallery naming
Left to right; President John Anderson, Teri Hay, Line Bruntse and Michael Warfel

The Ike Hay Foundry Invitational Exhibit earlier this fall at Millersville University’s Sykes Gallery, gave visitors a world where fish fly through the sky, geese wear bikinis and rhinoceroses double as tanks. The exhibit featured the works of past and present students and professors, showcasing the influence of late MU Professor Ike Hay.

During his time at Millersville, Hay built the Art Foundry program, which was continued by current associate professor Line Bruntse and has now been in existence for 45 years.

The exhibit at MU concluded with an artists’ reception and naming ceremony, where the Foundry was officially named, “The Ike Hay Sculpture Foundry.”

In addition to the naming, the Ike and Teri Hay Sculpture Fund finances an annual scholarship awarded every spring to a student at the Juried Student Exhibition. Additional funds raised will help with the increasing costs and allow the Foundry program to continue providing artists with the valuable skills acquired through bronze casting.

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