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 artists from the greater Pittsburgh region the opportunity to develop temporary site-based artworks for the Carrie Furnace National Historic Landmark.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Alloy on Artslant

"Alloy Pittsburgh’s bi-annual exhibition at Carrie Furnaces, just over the city’s border in Homestead, PA, looks to create a symbiosis between Pittsburgh’s heavy rustbelt legacy and the opportunities its rubble leaves"

Read the full article here

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Alloy Pittsburgh in partnership with Radiant Hall Studios and The Mattress factory Museum are proud to present an evening talk with Chicago-based curator Mary Jane Jacob at the Energy Innovation Center on Friday October 16th 6PM.  Jacob is a curator, writer, and educator who shifted her workplace from the museum to the street to critically engage the discourse around public space. In Mary Jane Jacob’s Culture in Action project (1991-1993) artists worked in partnership with communities to explore the changing nature of public art. Jacob's current curatorial focus is on Chicago social practice. Admission is FREE.

An Evening with Mary Jane Jacob
Energy Innovation Center
1435 Bedford Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Friday October 16, 2015
6pm – 730pm

Free and open to the public

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Modern Times at The Mill

Join us for another special event - Modern Times at The Mill! 

October 17, 2015 5:00-9:30pm
Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Swissvale PA, 15218

Alloy PGH and the Rivers of Steel join forces with Treading Art for this exciting event at the Carrie Furnaces.  Guest hosts Rick Sebak, John and Giselle Fetterman and Baron Batch will lead celebrity tours of the Alloy PGH art installations followed by dinner and a movie. Ticket holders will be treated to a unique screening of Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times in a venue that epitomized 20th century industrial progress.

Tickets available at here !

Monday, October 5, 2015

Alloy Pittsburgh Revealed

Thank you to everyone who came out for the opening of Alloy Pittsburgh this year and to the talented team of artists who made it all happen!

Oreen Cohen

Rose Clancy

Alyssa Kail

Lenore Thomas

John Tronsor

Patrick Camut

Ricardo Robinson

Dan Ivec & Nick G. Liadis

A final big thank you goes to Kevin Sousa / Superior Motors and East End Brewery for their contributions to the day! 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Alloy Pittsburgh Opening Reception

The 2015 Alloy PGH artists reveal their completed site-based artworks in a public reception on September 26th, 2015. All artwork will remain on display through October 31st, 2015. Alloy Pittsburgh’s opening reception is a ticketed event with proceeds benefiting the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area and Alloy Pittsburgh. 

Opening Reception: 

September 26th, 2015 1:00-5:00pm
Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark
Swissvale PA, 15218

Get your tickets here

(Children and youth under 18 years of age will receive free admission to the project)

Want to bike to the event? Our friends at Bike Pittsburgh have you covered with a suggested bike route to the Carrie Furnaces from Pittsburghs Historic Southside neighborhood.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Alloy PGH on NPR

Listen Here!
Premiered on NPR Thursday (8/27/15) at 5:45 AM 

Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson joins co-founder Chris McGinnis on NPR to discuss his work in the Alloy Pittsburgh project!

Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson's STEELFONICS is an installation that imagines a creative collective of black industrial steel workers whose contribution to the enormous expansion of the American steel industry has been all but invisible.  This exhibit bears witness to their legacy and hidden contribution to Pittsburgh's industrial past.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Moving Targets: An Exhibition of Extinction and Survival

Moving Targets: An Exhibition of Extinction and Survival by artists Steffi Domike and Ann T. Rosenthal with Ruth Fauman-Fichman is returning to Pittsburgh August 29 - October 1, 2015 at Christine Frechard Gallery, 5871 Forbes Ave. PGH, 15217.

After the artists joined Project Passenger Pigeon to commemorate the 2014 centenary of the extinction of the species, they realized that this historical period held particular significance for their own families: The disappearance of the North American passenger pigeon roughly coincided with the arrivals of their forbears to the continent. 

Join the artists and authors for the exhibition opening and catalog release for Moving Targets, on Saturday August 29, 5-9 pm which will include new works drawing on the artists' three-year research and creative process. 

Additional Artists' Talk with Catalog Authors will take place Sunday, September 20, 4-5 pm.