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Women for Shepherd University to host metal pour event October 20

ISSUED: 24 September 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The Women for Shepherd University, in conjunction with the Shepherd University Foundation, will host a metal pour and art exhibit on Saturday, October 20, at 2 p.m. at the FASTEnER Lab located in the Center for Contemporary Arts II. The FASTEnER Lab is an interdisciplinary fabrication space located in rooms 125 and 126.

Alumna Alyssa Imes, creator of the newly installed monarch butterfly sculpture located in Popodicon’s historic garden, will conduct a metal pour with her self-built iron casting furnace. Imes, who graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture, has shown her work regionally throughout West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The metal pour will be in conjunction with a tour of the lab, which will feature an exhibit showcasing pieces in Imes’s series “Looming Connections,” as well as works from other members of her team.

Admission to the event is $25 and includes a scratch block and metal casting keepsake. A reception will be provided. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by Friday, October 12, to Meg Peterson at 304-876-5021 or For more event details or to purchase tickets online, visit

The Women for Shepherd University is a network of alumnae, faculty, and friends connecting with one another for personal and professional growth. These leaders, by power of their example, support, foster, and promote the advancement of women and women’s issues within the university, community, and in their own lives. The organization holds a fall and spring event each year. Participants in these women-centered programs learn firsthand about the current scope and landscape of Shepherd, as well as the positive impact volunteer leadership can have. To learn more about Women for Shepherd University or joining its planning committee, visit

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