The Department of Art and Design hosts its annual Iron Pour on Saturday, November 9 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm with most of the activity happening between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm in the courtyard of the Sculpture Studio in the Greenhill Center of the Arts Room 1036. Each fall semester, the Sculpture students at UW-Whitewater work together to create a spectacular iron pour event to present to the University as well as the community. Iron casters from all over the country are invited. In the past we have had students from SAIC, Alverno, UW-M, Carthage, UW-Green Bay, UW-Oshkosh. Alumni and professional artists from Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin and Alabama have participated.
The students work for weeks to break iron bathtubs and radiators into Doritos-sized bits so that those bits can be melted down and poured out into molds to create iron sculptures. Not only do the students get to make work for their class projects, but the iron pour also acts as a fund-raiser for other events throughout the semester such as bringing in visiting artists, or taking regional field trips. The community is invited to purchase sand molds, called scratch blocks, so that they can create their own designs and, after watching the pour, can go home with their very own iron tile!
The event is free and open to everyone. It will take place this semester on Saturday, November 9 with most of the action taking place between 11am and 2pm. Come and go as you please or stay for the day. Scratch blocks can be purchased anytime from the Sculpture studio, CA1036, up until 10am, November 9. For more information contact: Teresa at 262-472-5570 or firstname.lastname@example.org