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April 2023

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Iron sculptures at Minnesota Horse Expo 2023

Newton, WI – December 08, 2022 – Jim Dehne is a sculptor from Newton, Wisconsin who bends, curves, and welds iron rods, rebar, and wire to sculpt finely twisting lifelike art pieces – www.ptcreek.com. Jim will be at the Minnesota Horse Expo on April 28, 29, and 30, 2023.

Iron Art of Jim Dehne. Outdoor and indoor sculptures include horses, herons, cranes, flower stands, wildlife, arches, garden furniture, butterflies, and dragonflies. Various sizes of iron rods, rebar, and wire are curved, twisted, and hand welded. The sculptures are displayed and sold at shows. The last several years Jim has been showing mainly at large horse shows in Wisconsin and Minnesota as well as art shows in Wisconsin. In the past Jim has also been at horse shows in Illinois, Arizona, Texas, and Colorado. Lots of time is spent getting pieces organized and loading the trailer. Jim enjoys the whole show atmosphere: arriving early in the morning at shows, unloading the trailer, meeting new people, and seeing who is back this year.

Minnesota Horse Expo 2023 Minnesota's Largest Equine Trade Show and Breed Exhibition sponsored by the Minnesota Horse Council, will be on April 28, 29, and 30, 2023 - Minnesota State Fairgrounds 1265 Snelling Ave North, St. Paul, MN 55108. Minnesota's largest equine trade show with vendors in State Fair buildings and lining the streets of the Expo grounds creating an easy access marketplace for anyone wanting to find merchandise related to horses/owners and compare brands, prices and features. Horses representing many horse breeds and associations are displayed and exhibited daily. Speakers, trainers, and clinicians educate on equitation, horse training, care, and maintenance. For information and ticket prices check www.mnhorseexpo.org

Iron Art of Jim Dehne – Point Creek Iron Sculptures – Newton, Wisconsin
www.ptcreek.com

More about Jim Dehne:
Jim Dehne draws his inspiration from the nature and wildlife of the Midwest countryside where he has lived as well as the nature he observed while living and traveling across the country.
Jim was raised on a dairy farm named Point Creek Farm in Newton, Wisconsin. After high school, Jim went to Alaska serving three years in the Army and staying an additional four years enjoying living and exploring in the Great Northwest. He encountered moose, mushed with sled dogs, and saw herds of caribou.
Jim came back to the lower 48 and attended college in Iowa studying biology. After college, he returned to the Wisconsin countryside and took over the family farm. Jim moved into raising flowers in greenhouses and working with floral design and arrangement at a flower shop. He began sculpting with some small pieces including butterflies and dragonflies at garden shows. He continued with flowers, wildlife, and horses, capturing the living feeling of nature and wildlife with lightly curving and twisting iron. Pieces present the feeling of soft metal and movement. Bending iron to whatever need was at hand allows Jim to sculpt iron into the feathery wings of a heron or the dancing wings of a dragonfly.

Pieces are made from iron rods that are painted black with copper paint highlights.
The last several years Jim has been showing mainly at large horse shows in Wisconsin and Minnesota as well as art shows in Wisconsin. In the past Jim has also been at horse shows in Illinois, Arizona, Texas, and Colorado. Lots of time is spent getting pieces organized and loading the trailer. Jim enjoys the whole show atmosphere: arriving early in the morning at shows, unloading the trailer, meeting new people, and seeing who is back this year.

Contact: Eric Dehne (Jim’s son), admineric@ptcreek.com

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