Artist Talk Rob Nehring

Virtual Artist Talk: Turning Scrap Into Sculpture With Rob Nehring

Please join us Friday, June 5, for our next virtual artist talk with Crucible faculty member, Rob Nehring, of our Welding Department. Rob has been a part of The Crucible community since the early 2000s when he traveled from Chicago to take his first class. Since then, Rob has held all kinds of positions within our organization, from volunteer to Director of Programs. We’ll discuss Rob’s body of work and the importance of using recycled materials to create his sculptures.

This event is part of a series of virtual artist talks The Crucible will be hosting during our Covid-19 related closure. Please check back for information on future talks!

Date and Time

Fri, June 5, 2020 | 3-4pm PST




Please join us on Zoom for this virtual artist talk. You can both download Zoom as a desktop app or run it through your browser.

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Meet The Artist:

virtual artist talkRob Nehring

Sculptor Rob Nehring has been involved with The Crucible since the early 2000s. He initially traveled cross-country from Chicago to take a glass casting class, but was reconnected with welding upon his arrival in the East Bay. As an undergraduate, Rob received his BFA for inter-arts which included studies in theater, dance, and sculpture—his first exposure to welding.

During his first months in California, Rob began filling his extra time as a Crucible volunteer. Since then, he’s held staff roles like Studio Manager and Director of Programs, and has been a member of our faculty for more than a decade, in which time he’s taught more than 50 classes.

As the sole proprietor of Rusty Noodle Studios, Rob creates his humorous welded sculptures using 99% recycled metals, letting the materials dictate what they will become and emphasizing the personalities of ordinary objects. Rob’s sculptures are in galleries and part of private collections throughout the US. Since 2015, he has donated a number of pieces to our annual Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction, helping raise $12,400 for The Crucible’s arts programing.

Enjoy future artist talks as a Crucible member.

Crucible members traditionally receive complimentary or discounted tickets for Artist Talks throughout the year. During this time of isolation, The Crucible is making all Virtual Artist Talks available to everyone in our community, so that regardless of a person’s financial situation, we can all gather in celebration of something we all love—the arts.

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