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By Kevin Fuller
Staff Writer 

Artist Dreams Of Creating A Sculpture Foundry - Brevard NC


Last updated 9/14/2015 at 9:43am

Ann DerGara stands in her studio with a cast of a sculpture. DerGara wants to start a foundry in Brevard with hopes it will draw artists and tourists. She said it will benefit the local arts community as well as the local economy. (Times photo by Kevin Fuller)

A local artist is hoping a sculpture foundry will help draw thousands of tourists and artists to Brevard, expanding an already vibrant art community and help art become the driving force of the local economy.

Brevard artist Ann DerGara is looking to build a sculpture foundry at the Brevard Lumberyard, located off King Street and Railroad Avenue, in hopes of providing artists a place to cast sculptures as well as being an art tourism destination.

"When you increase the arts in an area, you increase the tourism," DerGara said.

DerGara is part of a growing arts community that has helped a...

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