Saturday, April 27 from 7-10PM
Witness the spectacle!
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, one of the country’s largest interactive art centers, will hold its annual Spring Iron Pour event at no cost to the public on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Held in partnership with Albright College, the third installment of the annual gathering will feature the major iron pour event at sunset led by Albright professor Brian Glaze, as well as a day-long schedule of programs with visiting artist Tripp Jarvis and a host of other activities.
“At nightfall, molten iron, heated to nearly 3,000 degrees will be poured into mandala relief and other molds,” said Levi Landis, GoggleWorks Executive Director. “This is the closest thing to fireworks you can find in the art world.”
In addition to the iron pour, the nighttime activities will include a culinary roast with Dundore & Heister, live music by Grexin, fire juggling by Whirled Dreams, food and bar service by on-site restaurant Belly Kitchen + Drinkery, s’mores roasting in hot glass crucibles, and more. All nighttime activities are free to guests.
Dundore & Heister, a local, pastured, organic butcher shop will donate all proceeds from their food sales to the art center’s kids’ programs. “We support GoggleWorks as they transform lives through dynamic interactions with art,” said co-owner Tod Auman. “We are excited to be a part of the event, roasting meats and other local foods over a hand-made fire pit, serving skirt steak arepas and grilled elote.”
Earlier in the day, sculptor Tripp Jarvis will lead a Mandala Casting Workshop, where students will create their own mandala relief pattern then come back after sunset to watch their molds filled with molten iron to become mandala sculptures. In the afternoon, Jarvis will offer a free artist talk and screening of his film Temple of the Heart, directed by Ajit Anthony and produced by Hope James Foundation. The film explores the healing aspect of art and iron casting in relation to trauma.
“The full spectrum of activities that day is the perfect example of what GoggleWorks offers” said Landis. “We strive to present programs that are both substantive and accessible-where artists can perfect their craft and over 500 guests from the community can ooh and aah.”
The program is the brainchild of Professor Glaze along with Landis and GoggleWorks alum James Pastore. The event draws over 500 attendees each year. Admission is free and subsidized by support from the Windgate Foundation and Carole and the late Ray Neag.
This year’s event includes:
Fire Pits & S’mores
Fire roasted food by Dundore & Heister
Cash Bar by Belly: Kitchen & Drinkery
Free parking & admission!
Rain date: May 4, 2019.