All ages are invited to participate in the festivities of the eighth annual Iron Pour Event at Peninsula School of Art (PenArt), 3900 County F, on Oct. 7, 4 – 8 pm. For a donation of $20, each person may create a 5×5-inch iron tile by scratching into a preformed, sand-and-resin mold using simple tools.
“This is one of my favorite PenArt events of the whole year,” said PenArt Executive Director Cathy Hoke. “Anyone, of any skill level, can create an iron tile, from kids to adults. It is such an immediate process. Your design is cast in iron right in front of you, and the molten metal pouring from the furnace at night is amazing to watch.”
From 5 – 7:30 pm, singer-songwriter Cathy Grier, will provide live entertainment. Seasonal refreshments will be provided by Event sponsors AC Tap, Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market, and New Glarus Brewing.
At dusk, around 6:30 pm, the dramatic pour 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. Proceeds will benefit the community art education programs at Peninsula School of Art.
No reservations are needed for the Community Iron Pour and there are no tile presales. Donations are taken at the door the day of the event.
For more information about the Iron Pour, call 920.868.3455 or visit PeninsulaSchoolofArt.org. Peninsula School of Art and Guenzel Gallery are located at 3900 County F in Fish Creek.