Iron Pour Benefit Celebrates Creative Sparks

A mother and daughter create iron tiles from sand molds.

All ages are invited to participate in the festivities of the third annual Iron Pour Benefit at Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek on Oct. 6 from 4 – 8 pm. Proceeds from the Iron Pour will benefit the art education programs at Peninsula School of Art.

For a donation of $15, each person may create a 5″ x 5″ iron tile by scratching into an individual sand mold using simple tools. Seasonal refreshments will be served and The Nicks will provide live music from 6 – 8 pm. At dusk, the dramatic pouring of white-hot, molten iron begins, continuing until all the tiles are poured. Tiles will be cool enough for participants to take home that evening.

In conjunction with the Iron Pour events, at 5:30 pm, artist Michael Meilahn, whose large-scale installation, “Primordial Shift,” is in the school’s current exhibition, “Mechanics of Nature,” will speak about his work and the relationship between creating hand blown glass pieces and those in cast metal.

No reservations are required for the Iron Pour Benefit. Donations are taken at the door the day of the event.

Peninsula School of Art and Guenzel Gallery are located at 3900 County Highway F, Fish Creek. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 8 am – 5 pm. For more information about Peninsula School of Art workshops, exhibitions, and community programs, call 920.868.3455 or email [email protected].