Peninsula School of Art (PeninsulaSchoolofArt.org) welcomes artists and art enthusiasts of all ages to the 10th annual Iron Pour and the opening of the Wax: Contemporary Methods exhibit on Oct. 12, 4-8 pm. Attendees can create their own five-inch-by-five-inch iron tile for $20 per person or watch the pour free of charge.
“It doesn’t matter whether you are five or 95, or whether you believe you are ‘artistic’ or not, anyone and everyone can be successful at creating an iron tile,” said Executive Director Catherine Hoke.
With the help of artist and facilitator Teresa Lind, several hundred sand-and-resin molds will be prepared in advance of the event. Using simple tools, participants scratch their own designs into the molds, then watch the casting process from start to finish. Around 6:30 pm, the dramatic pour of white-hot, molten iron will begin, continuing until all the tiles are poured.
In addition, artist Sarah Rehmer will demonstrate the encaustic (hot wax) painting process that day, 4-6 pm, and Ben Larsen will provide live music, 4:30-7 pm. Participants can enjoy a dinner of pulled-pork sandwiches and sides for $8, sponsored by the AC Tap. Seasonal refreshments will be provided by event sponsor Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery and Market, and additional beverages will be available for purchase.
No reservations are needed. Donations are appreciated on the day of the event.