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University of Minnesota Department of Art & Katherine E. Nash Gallery says
The 46th University of Minnesota Iron Pour will be held on Friday, April 24 from 11 AM to 4 PM at the Regis Center for Art Foundry, University of Minnesota. Students and visiting artists will work together to perform an aesthetic, athletic, pyrotechnic event, pouring molten iron into sand molds to make cast iron sculptures.

Professor Wayne Potratz founded the Annual University of Minnesota Iron Pour in 1970 with his metal casting class. It is the longest-running academic sculptural iron pour in the country. The 46th Annual Iron Pour marks Potratz's retirement in 2014 and new shoes in the foundry, Tamsie Ringler, term assistant professor of sculpture. Ringler came to the U of M from St. Catherine University, St. Paul, and leads the Community Collaboration Iron Pour at Franconia Sculpture Park, Minnesota. In 2014 she co-directed the 7th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art held at the Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum in Latvia.

Ringler will direct the pour along with Chris Groth, teaching assistant and graduating MFA student in sculpture. At 3 PM she will ceremonially fill Wayne Potratz's shoes with iron, to signify the enormous role he has played in art iron casting at the U of M and the world sculptural community. The 46th University of Minnesota Iron Pour is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Tamsie Ringler: ringl027@umn.edu

Visiting Artists
Wayne Potratz, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota
Robert Tom and students, Professor of Sculpture, Augsburg College
Stanton Sears and students, Professor of Sculpture, Macalester College
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By: University of Minnesota Department of Art & Katherine E. Nash Gallery

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