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The 2023 WNCSC Iron Light Iron Pour

Photo courtesy of Randy Knauf
Photo courtesy of Randy Knauf

The 2023 WNCSC Iron Light Iron Pour, in its 3rd year, takes place on the WNCSC grounds. Sculptors from around the United States and beyond participate in Iron Light, a group iron casting residency and gathering.  This year’s artists in residence and artist interns will be creating new artwork to be exhibited at the sculpture park in a public demonstration of the iron casting process.  The public is invited to “Come Make Art with Us”:  Live Iron Pour Demonstration, Blacksmithing, Live Music, Sculpture Park Tours.  This is a family friendly event with food trucks and children’s activities.

Event starts at 6:00pm June 3, 2023.  Molten metal approximately 7:00 pm

Iron Tile Mold Workshops – Friday May 26 & Saturday May 27, 2023  2:00-6:00 pm

The Western North Carolina Sculpture Center, located on 1,000+ acres in northeast Caldwell County, isdedicated to connecting people with the arts through exhibitions, interactions with artists, and the opportunity to experience creative processes in an inclusive environment.” Occupying the former historic Patterson School, WNCSC has repurposed the 10,000 sq ft gymnasium into a sculpture studio and gallery, with ample room for large works and materials beneath the 30’ ceilings.  The sculptural processes are Metal Fabrication, Woodworking, Iron Foundry, Blacksmithing and Woodworking. Hands on participation is offered, including workshops and classes.  An impressive array of large scale sculptures are featured on winding meadow path, including an annual rotating exhibition.  The Western North Carolina Sculpture Park and Trail is free and open to the public during daylight hours. 

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