Iron Melting, Pour and Sculpting at Baylor Today Will Close Exhibit by Texas Atomic Iron Commission

Nov. 11, 2011

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An iron pour and sculpting by members of the Texas Atomic Iron Commission and art students from Baylor and other Texas universities will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today, Nov. 11, at the foundry outside the east side of Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. at University Parks.

The pour closes the Texas Atomic Iron Commission exhibition on display at Baylor's Martin Museum of Art. It will follow a talk by artist Greg Reuter at 2 p.m. today in Room 149, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, and an exhibit closing reception from 3 to 4 p.m. today in the museum foyer.

The commission is a group of Texas artists and educators who work in cast iron.

Heat of 2,500 to 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit is needed to melt iron. Today's pour will use roughly a half ton or iron and more than 20 molds prepared by the commission members and students. Artists will create sculptures of their own choosing.

Besides Reuter, Texas artists who displayed sculptures in the exhibit included Dan Askew, Robbie Barber, Geoff Broderick, Erin Cunningham, Kurt Dyrhaug, Jack Gron, Butch (Meredith) Jack, Bill Raney, Fred Spaulding and Tanya Synar.

For more information, visit www.baylor.edu/martinmuseum or call (254) 710-6390.

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