Iron Pour Event at Stevens Point Sculpture Park
A limited number of sand molds will be available for the public to carve at the event. There is no charge to attend and all materials will be provided. Those interested in sand carvings should arrive at 2:00 p.m. The first tap for the Iron Pour will be at 3:00 p.m. The pieces created and formed during the Iron Pour will be used to build a community-sourced sculpture, known as ‘Impressions of Point: II’.
The project is under the direction of lead artists Keith Kaziak, Stuart Morris and Mike Godell. The project brings together a diverse group of communities, working in partnership with Farmshed and with encouragement from the Portage County Public Library where a sand mould carving event was held. Last year, 125 castings were created by people from the Polish Heritage Awareness Society, Boys & Girls Club of Portage County, Hmong Uplift, Point Area Bicycle Service and Ignite Young Professionals.
The completed work will debut in the park during the annual Fall into the Park event, which will take place on Saturday, September 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Stevens Point Sculpture Park. The public is invited to celebrate the unveiling and other new sculptures. This celebration is free to attend and will have refreshments and music.
The Stevens Point Sculpture Park is an independent all-volunteer run park and is made possible through generous donations and grants, both monetary and in-kind. The Stevens Point Sculpture Park received a grant from the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin to make the project possible.
The Stevens Point Sculpture Park is a twenty-acre site featuring woodlands, wetland, ponds and prairie. The mission of the Stevens Point Sculpture Park is to provide a welcoming and accessible outdoor venue for environmental arts exhibitions, activities, and educational programs. In addition to the rotating sculpture exhibits, the Stevens Point Sculpture Park will host a variety of art programs and events, including an artist in residency program. The park is open to the public. For more information visit www.stevenspointsculpturepark.org.