Sculptors wrap up work Saturday at Bellingham welding rodeo

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 17, 2013 

WELDING RODEO

Peter Reiquam, of Seattle, smoothes out rough edges on sculpture while he competes with his team during the Welding Rodeo Friday, May 17, 2013 at Bellingham Technical College. Teams have 8 hours to turn scrap metal into sculptures. The rodeo continues Saturday where audience members can come view the works in progress.

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BELLINGHAM - Eight teams will be scrambling to finish up their sculptures Saturday, May 18, during the second day of Bellingham Technical College's Welding Rodeo.

The four-person teams started working Friday, sorting through scrap metal to create something in line with this year's theme, "small works."

People can come watch the work anytime after 8 a.m. at the college, 3028 Lindberg Ave. It's free to attend.

Finished sculptures will be auctioned off starting at 5:15 p.m. Proceeds benefit BTC's welding program and student scholarships. For more information, see weldingrodeo.com.

Reach ZOE FRALEY at zoe.fraley@bellinghamherald.com or call 756-2803.

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