Lamar University’s Department of Art will host an iron pour workshop and fundraiser in conjunction with the Texas Atomic Iron Commission May 1 – 2. Friday, May 1, visiting sculpture artists Dewane Hughes and Hans Molzberger will give a lecture in the Dishman Art Museum at 5:30 p.m. Festivities for Saturday, May 2, begin with a workshop and demonstration at noon in the Department of Art. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase a star-shaped sand-block mold and carve their own design for use in the iron pour. After the iron is poured, it will cool for about 20 minutes before the molds will be opened to reveal the new sculptures. Molds are $20 each (cash or check only), and participants will be able to take them and their sculpture home after the pour. T-shirts commemorating the event will be available for $20. To reserve a star mold, email Kim Steinhagen at For more information, call the Department of Art at 409-880-8141 or visit

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