Peninsula School of Art Lights Up the Night

“Lightmark #122” by Cenci Goepel and Jens Warnecke.

The glow of molten iron and brilliant light trails fuel the evening events on October 12 at Peninsula School of Art. From 4 – 8 pm, the school hosts its fourth annual Iron Pour Benefit in support of their art education programs. At the same time, the international light painting exhibition “Night Lights” opens in the Guenzel Gallery.

For a fee of $15, iron pour participants of all ages may create an iron tile from a sand-and-resin mold. At the same time, a free light painting booth set up in the gallery will provide simple light tools, camera gear for long exposures, and instructions on how to create a light painting. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users may also download the inexpensive LightBomber app created by Night Lights featured artists, Michelle McSwain and Ryan Warnberg of MRI Lightpainting (NY), to make a light painting on their own devices.

In addition to MRI Lightpainting, the featured artists include Dennis Calvert, Heather Harle and Luke Frykman of Sister Bay, Cenci Goepel and Jens Warnecke of Lightmark, Lance Keimig, Dana Maltby, Scott Martin and Jason D. Page.

Iron pour participants will cast tiles with molten iron.

According to Catherine Hoke, executive director, the Light Up the Night events were scheduled together to illuminate creative possibilities after dark. “The Iron Pour demonstrates the exciting, fiery process of the ancient art of iron casting, while the Night Lights exhibition displays the most current techniques in an art form that relies on simple light sources as its medium,” she says.

Those attending may enjoy seasonal refreshments, live music by Jess Holland and Nick Hoover, and “Night Lights” at no charge. Peninsula School of Art is located at 3900 County F in Fish Creek. For more information call 920.868.3455 or visit