What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit
Where: California State Railroad Museum
Old Sacramento State Historic Park
When: November 8, 2013 through October, 2014
Time: Museum open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Cost: $10 adults, $5 youths ages 6-17, free for children ages 5 and under
For More:916-445-6645 or www.csrmf.org
California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are excited to debut a playful new exhibit titled “Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington.” The all-new exhibit will showcase approximately three dozen sculptures made from scrap metal over a 45-year period and created by Ray Carrington, an artist from Fairfield, California. For the sawmill pieces, Carrington used materials and objects from three Northern California sawmills and formed them into sculpture intended to catch the experience, energy, force, and spirit of bygone lumbering days. The materials used in Carrington's "Railroad Worker" series were obtained from various railroad lines in northern California and many of the railroad spikes, track plates, and tools are worn, pitted and ravaged by time and use. Some even still bear the markings of their original use. Plan a visit to the Railroad Museum soon to view the “Welded Workers and Fused Faces” exhibit – it’s sure to capture the imagination of visitors of all ages!