Molten Bronze Glows at Cosanti Night Pour

Night bronze pour open to the public at Cosanti Historical Site.

Paradise Valley, AZ, March 28, 2009 --( On Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 7:30 p.m., Cosanti extends its hours for the public to view a rare evening exhibition of a bronze foundry pour as artisans cast famous Soleri bronze windbells. The glowing, molten bronze offers a unique visual opportunity when poured at night. Admission is free. The pour lasts about 15 minutes and the Cosanti Gallery will stay open until 8:00 p.m. Call 480-948-6145 for more information.

Cosanti is the original craft studio of Italian architect, artist, and philosopher Paolo Soleri. An Arizona Historic Site, Cosanti features bronze and ceramic windbells that are produced on site in the setting of the unique architecture of Paolo Soleri. Cosanti is located at 6433 East Doubletree Ranch Road in Paradise Valley, Arizona, one mile west of N. Scottsdale Road and one mile south of Shea Blvd. in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Cosanti is open to visitors from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday (closed on major holidays). Self-guided tours are always available and guided group tours are by reservation only. The Gift Gallery offers a wide range of Soleri crafts and printed materials.

About Cosanti Foundation

Paolo Soleri and his late wife Colly established the Cosanti Foundation in 1965, a not-for-profit educational organization devoted to the support of Soleri's noted architectural and urban planning research. Today, the primary areas of the Foundation's work are 1) educating students, design professionals, urban planners, and the general public about Soleri's architectural concepts and philosophy; 2) ensuring the continuing construction of Arcosanti, an urban laboratory in central Arizona dedicated to testing and demonstrating the concept of arcology, a fusion of architecture and ecology; and 3) hosting educational and cultural conferences as well as performing arts events on a regular basis.

Cosanti Foundation
Erin Jeffries