Alloy Pittsburgh is a unique visual and performing arts project co-founded by Pittsburgh artists Sean Derry and Chris McGinnis. The project was developed in collaboration with the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area and the Kipp Gallery at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Alloy Pittsburgh offers 15 emerging artists from the greater Pittsburgh region the opportunity to develop temporary site-based artworks for the Carrie Furnace National Historic Landmark. Alloy Pittsburgh will open to the public at the Carrie Furnaces on September 28 2013 from 2-6pm. . The project is supported in part by a Seed Award from the Sprout Fund with additional support from the United Steelworkers Union.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

W.A. Young Foundry and Machine Shop

A special thanks to Ron Baraff for inviting Chris and I along on a visit to the W.A. Young Foundry and Machine Shop in Rices Landing, PA. The site was closed in 1966 but still retains all of its original equipment and overhead leather drive belts. Thank you George Blystone for showing us around.

Don't miss your opportunity to visit this gem! On Saturday, April 19th the Pittsburgh Area Artists Blacksmiths Association and Appalachian Blacksmith Association will offer blacksmiths demonstrations. George Blystone will provide tours of the foundry and belt drive machinery. The site opens at 9:00 and admission is free.

W. A. Young Foundry is located on Water Street in Rices Landing, PA 15357







Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Visiting Alloy PGH After the 28th

For those planning to attend Alloy Pittsburgh during one of the following dates/times please refer to the information below regarding parking and logistics.

First, tickets can still be purchased at the link above or from participating artists.  Tickets purchased prior to the opening will be honored during any of the additional tour dates.  There will NOT be a shuttle bus traveling to and from the parking area for these dates.  All visitors will drive to the mill on their own and meet on site for the tours.  Either Sean Derry or Chris McGinnis will be present for Alloy Pittsburgh tours.  You must arrive at the time listed below for each tour.  Tours last approximately 1.5 hours.  See map below for directions.  Follow signs for Alloy Pittsburgh and/or Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area.


Saturday, October 5 9:00am (ROS self guided tour)
Saturday, October 12 10:00 (ROS guided tour)
Saturday, October 19 10:00 (ROS guided tour)
Saturday, October 26 10:00 (ROS guided tour)


Monday, September 30, 2013

Thanks to everyone!

On behalf of Alloy Pittsburgh I would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who attended the opening event this past weekend.  It was a fantastic success with beautiful weather and terrific company!  Expect photos of the event shortly.  For those who could not attend opening day please remember Alloy Pittsburgh can be viewed on the following days during the Rivers of Steel Hard Hat Tours.  Tickets can be purchased at the link above.  Alloy Pittsburgh tickets will be honored.

Saturday, October 5 9:00am (ROS self guided tour)

Saturday, October 12 10:00 (ROS guided tour)

Saturday, October 19 10:00 (ROS guided tour)

Saturday, October 26 10:00 (ROS guided tour)

Post Gazette Article

Thanks Marylynne for taking the time to visit on such a dreary day!
Great article.
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/ae/art-architecture/blast-furnace-serves-as-backdrop-for-local-exhibit-705248/

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Tickets and Parking Information


Tickets for the 2013 ALLOY Pittsburgh Project on September 28th, 2013 can be found at the following link or purchased from participating artists. http://www.showclix.com/event/3774448
The opening event runs from 2:00-6:00pm at the Carrie Furnaces National Landmark in Braddock PA.
Kids under the age of 18 are FREE to attend ALLOY Pittsburgh so bring the family!

We hope to see you there!

PARKING:
Parking for the Alloy Pittsburgh opening event will be located off-site at 845 Talbot Street, Braddock PA. (Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall Parking Lot) Alloy Pittsburgh will provide shuttle service to and from the parking area and the Carrie Furnaces National Landmark.  Shuttles will depart every 20 minutes with the first shuttle departing from the parking lot at 1:40pm.  The final shuttle leaving the mill will depart at 6:00pm.  No unauthorized vehicles will be permitted into the Carrie Furnaces National Heritage Area.  All unauthorized traffic will be directed back to the parking area.



DIRECTIONS:
From 376 W:
Follow Rt 376 W.  Exit Edgewood/Swissvale and turn left on Braddock Ave. (end of the ramp)
Follow Braddock Avenue SE for aprox 1.5 miles toward the Rankin Bridge.  Veer right toward Braddack PA before Ranking Bridge.  Turn left at the stop sign onto Kenmawr Ave.  Follow straight, Kenmawr Ave becomes Braddock Ave.  Continue straight on Braddock Ave through downtown Braddock.  Turn right on 8th Street. Turn left on Talbot Street.  Turn left into parking lot half way down the block on your left.  (Follow Alloy PGH signs)

From 376 E:
Follow Rt 376 E.  Exit Edgewood/Swissvale.  Follow right toward Swissvale.  Continue straight through stop sign.  Turn right on Braddock Ave.  Follow Braddock Avenue SE for aprox 1.5 miles toward the Rankin Bridge.  Veer right toward Braddack PA before Ranking Bridge.  Turn left at the stop sign onto Kenmawr Ave.  Follow straight, Kenmawr Ave becomes Braddock Ave.  Continue straight on Braddock Ave through downtown Braddock.  Turn right on 8th Street. Turn left on Talbot Street.  Turn left into parking lot half way down the block on your left.  (Follow Alloy PGH signs)

From Homestead:
Follow 8th Avenue (837) East.  Turn left on the Rankin Bridge.  Turn right at the end of the Ranking Bridge toward Braddock PA.  Turn left at the stop light. Continue straight on Braddock Ave through downtown Braddock.  Turn right on 8th Street. Turn left on Talbot Street.  Turn left into parking lot half way down the block on your left.  (Follow Alloy PGH signs)

If you are unable to attend the opening reception, ALLOY PGH Tickets can also be redeemed on the following days and times durnig the Rivers of Steel traditional "hard hat tours."

Saturday, October 5 9:00am (ROS self guided tour)
Saturday, October 12 10:00 (ROS guided tour)
Saturday, October 19 10:00 (ROS guided tour)
Saturday, October 26 10:00 (ROS guided tour)

Alloy Pittsburgh would like to thank Sciarretti Site Development and Paving Company for providing safe and ample event parking.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Alloy PGH Interview with UNLISTED: SECOND STEEL


Thanks to Alex Oliver and the UNLISTED: Second Steel project for such a great interview!  UNLISTED is a site-specific performance series that moves from city to city.  This September they will present live performances in various parts of Pittsburgh on September 25-28th.  For more information about Unlisted and their interview with Alloy Pittsburgh visit the link below.  Thanks Alex!!!

http://unlistedpittsburgh.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/burning-questions-an-interview-with-the-founders-of-alloy-pittsburgh/

Monday, September 2, 2013

Purchase Tickets for ALLOY PIttsburgh

Tickets for the 2013 ALLOY Pittsburgh Project on September 28th, 2013 can be found at the following link or purchased from participating artists. http://www.showclix.com/event/3774448
The opening event runs from 2:00-6:00pm at the Carrie Furnaces National Landmark in Braddock PA.
Kids under the age of 18 are FREE to attend ALLOY Pittsburgh so bring the family!
PLEASE STAY TUNED TO THIS SITE FOR PARKING INSTRUCTIONS.

We hope to see you there!

If you are unable to attend the opening reception, ALLOY PGH Tickets can also be redeemed on the following days and times durnig the Rivers of Steel traditional "hard hat tours."

Saturday, October 5 9:00am (ROS self guided tour)
Saturday, October 12 10:00 (ROS guided tour)
Saturday, October 19 10:00 (ROS guided tour)
Saturday, October 26 10:00 (ROS guided tour)