Saturday June 1 local iron sculptor and art professor Christopher Meyer will start up the furnace(s) at his farm for the annual Little Pour on the Prairie. Hundreds of cast iron artworks are created at this communal art-making event by artists from across the nation.
Although artists with appropriate safety gear do the actual pouring of molten iron, members of the public are welcome to arrive early to participate in breaking iron into pieces that will fit in the furnace, watch sparks fly (from a safe distance), and study the molds as they cool.
Participating artists and guests should arrive at the Meyer home studio 30635 465th Ave in Volin, SD, by 1:00pm. It’s recommended to bring personal protective gear. For those interested in participating in the actual pour, appropriate clothing and footwear are required (natural fibers and leather boots-steel toed preferred).
Food will be available for a small charge. Interested spectators should bring their own chairs and beverage. There will be a bonfire the night of the pour, plenty of good company, and a beautiful river not far away.