Iron sculptures of Paul Reimer attract huge crowd to open house

The recent open house for blacksmith Paul Reimer’s eclectic iron sculptures, was absolutely packed

The recent open house for blacksmith Paul Reimer’s eclectic iron sculptures, was absolutely packed

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What has to be one of the best turn outs for an artist showing in Cranbrook in a long, long time, the recent open house for blacksmith Paul Reimer’s eclectic iron sculptures was absolutely packed out with friends, family and art-admirers.

His Cranbrook-based company, Reimer & Co., employs five people and produces everything from wrought-iron curtain rods to massive public ironwork sculptures.  Paul Reimer got his start as a blacksmith at Fort Steele Heritage Town.

Since that time his body of work has grown in scope and size including impressive public art in front of the Cranbrook Public Library, the Ktunaxa sculpture at the Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook and the whimsical Spirit Tree in Cranbrook’s clock tower square.

“I would like to thank everyone for coming tonight and supporting a simple blacksmith who started at Fort Steele,” Paul Reimer said to the crowd. “Thank you for showing such great support for locally produced art and artists in Cranbrook.”

He is working on special commission projects for the Skytrain station in Coquitlam and another major installation of public art slated for Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The recent showing and open house was hosted in the 1710 office and public space on 10th Avenue in downtown Cranbrook and featured a wide variety of Reimer’s iron sculptures and art creations.

His work is also displayed in a number of high-end art galleries across Western Canada including one in Whistler.

For more info visit Paul Reimer's website.

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