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.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Chuck Lanigan
Writer and spoken-word artist Chuck Lanigan will be speaking at The Pump House on Tuesday, June 11, at 7:00 p.m. 
The Pump House is located at 880 E. Waterfront Drive, Homestead, PA 15120

"I present lectures and spoken-word performances on subjects ranging from labor and identity to the Irish famine. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review described me as having an "eye for hard-chiseled observation, who has made it his business to tackle weighty issues". Inspired by Studs Terkel and the late Spalding Gray, I have collaborated in Pittsburgh with CMU's Future Tenant gallery, Rivers of Steel, the Carnegie Library People's University and the Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theater. I hold a BA in history from Allegheny College and an MA in educational communication. I have written for Western Pennsylvania History Magazine, the Pittsburgh City Paper and CIO Magazine. In 2010, I won the Eaton literary prize."  
 -Chuck Lanigan

from Wherever You Go, There You Are (Canoeing & Cycling on the Erie Canal) by Chuck Lanigan, 2011

from Wherever You Go, There You Are (Canoeing & Cycling on the Erie Canal) by Chuck Lanigan, 2011

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting the writeup and photos, Laurie (and Chris and Sean). Great project. Thank you for inviting me to be part of it. Please click the following link for a few thoughts on 'Alloy' at and more on what I will be speaking and presenting on June 11th: