Special Tours

Rhoden's Bronze: Tour & Live Pour

Event Information
Fisher Brooks Gallery
We will start in Fisher Brooks Gallery, then move to the metal shop for the bronze pour.
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Join Us

Advance registration is required.

General Public
PAFA Members: $20
Lori Waselchuk

Photo of four people dressed in heavy brown protective clothing, goggles and gloves, handling the pour of molten bronze into openings in a dark gray solid casing. The cauldron with the bronze is controlled by a pully above.

Join us for an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience! Explore the new John Rhoden exhibit, delving into his primary artistic medium: bronze. Gain insider knowledge of bronze casting with PAFA's Sculpture Facilities Manager, John Greig. Then ... step into PAFA's foundry as John guides you through the intricate casting process, from clay model to metal sculpture. To top it off, don your safety goggles and witness the thrilling heat of a live bronze pour!  Limited to 12 people.

John Greig has a Certificate from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He cofounded Traction Company, a cooperative workspace in 2007. In 2008, he attended Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. He has exhibited his work extensively in solo and group shows. Greig is the Sculpture Shop Manager and a faculty member at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He lives and works in Philadelphia.