About the First All-Female Identified Artist Run Iron Pour in Peoria, IL History:

Our mission is to offer educational opportunities in 3-dimensional artwork to the public by providing classes in metal casting, metal fabrication, modeling, carving, blacksmithing, and more! We also assist artists in realizing their artwork in any 3-dimensional medium including bronze, aluminum, iron, steel, wood, and more. At this time, we are focusing on exposing the general public to metal arts as our business is currently scheduling many public iron pours in Peoria in 2019.

We are organizing the first All-Female Identified Artist Run Iron Pour event in Peoria’s history, taking place on Saturday, November 2, 2019 as part of the Citywide Celebration of Women in the Arts with ArtsPartners. Participation in this iron pour is open to any woman who wants to be involved regardless of her experience level.

We are bringing in female iron casters from across the United States to help with this pour in order to give an opportunity to women in Central Illinois who have never cast metal before. We will hold mold making workshops and bronze/aluminum casting classes for the women involved to create molds for iron for the day of the big pour.

Call for Art

In addition to the pour, we are working with Kristen Tordella-Williams, Assistant Professor of Art at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi to curate a Women in Iron exhibition at the Prairie Center of the Arts. Fierce: Women in Iron will showcase iron artworks created by female-identified artists. The dates for this show are
November 1 – 30, 2019. This exhibition will be free and open to the public.

 

 

Help Make HERstory

At this time we are seeking local partners who are interested in making this exhibition and iron pour a success. Your contribution or sponsorship is tremendously helpful and appreciated, whether it’s financial help, a donation of supplies and materials, volunteering, marketing, or community outreach. We are currently in need of safety gear for the participants of the iron pour, silica sand for sand molds, linocure binder chemicals, propane gas tanks, rebar, marble or limestone, and other tools and materials for the pour day and for the workshops preparing participants for the pour. We are also seeking volunteers to help streamline tasks on pour day as well as assist with installing and handling the artwork for the exhibition. All sponsors will be recognized on our website, on all social media, on any merchandise, on all promotional material for both events, and throughout the event. We will also donate a commemorative cast iron plaque that will be cast as part of the iron pour for every financial contribution of $500 or more.

Please contact Jam Lovell for any additional information. To make a contribution contact blackdogmetalarts@gmail.com, by mail at P.O. Box 8136 East Peoria, IL 61611, or click the link below.

Sponsor

Black Dog Metal Arts’ mission is to offer educational opportunities in 3-dimensional artwork to the public by providing classes in metal casting, metal fabrication, modeling, carving, blacksmithing, and more! We also assist artists in realizing their artwork in any 3-dimensional medium including bronze, aluminum, iron, steel, wood, and more. At this time, we are focusing on exposing the general public to metal arts as our business is currently scheduling many public iron pours in Peoria in 2019 and 2020.

We are organizing the First Iron Pour Run by Female Identified Artists in Peoria’s history, taking place on Saturday, November 2, 2019 as part of the Citywide Celebration of Women in the Arts with ArtsPartners. Participation in this iron pour is open to any woman who wants to be involved regardless of her experience level. We are bringing in female iron casters from across the United States to help with this pour in order to give an opportunity to women in Central Illinois who have never cast metal before. We will hold mold making workshops and bronze/aluminum casting classes for the women involved to create molds for the day of the big pour.

In addition to the pour, we are working with Kristen Tordella-Williams, Assistant Professor of Art at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi to curate a Women in Iron exhibition at the Prairie Center of the Arts. Fierce: Women in Iron will showcase iron artworks created by female-identified artists from around the world. The dates for this show are November 1 – 30, 2019. This exhibition will be free and open to the public.

At this time we are seeking local partners who are interested in making this exhibition and iron pour a success. Your contribution or sponsorship is tremendously helpful and appreciated, whether it’s financial help, a donation of supplies and materials, volunteering, marketing, or community outreach. We are currently in need of safety gear for the participants of the iron pour, silica sand for sand molds, linocure binder chemicals, propane gas tanks, rebar, marble or limestone, and other tools and materials for the pour day and for the workshops. We are also seeking volunteers to help streamline tasks on pour day as well as assist with installing and handling the artwork for the exhibition. All sponsors will be recognized on our website, on all social media, on any merchandise, on all promotional material for both events, and throughout the event. We will also donate a commemorative cast iron plaque that will be cast as part of the iron pour for every financial contribution of $2,500 or more.  

Please contact Jam Lovell for any additional information. To make a contribution please click the link below!