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.

Friday, June 14, 2013


                                                                                Anna Mikolay

On Day 3 of the artist research residency at the Carrie Furnaces, retired steelworkers Bob Miletic and Jim Kapusta discussed their time at the furnaces. Thank you Bob and Jim! Your first-hand experiences provided all of us with valuable insights into the history of the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark.

                                                              Heather Tabacchi

The artists spent the remainder of the afternoon on individualized research.

                                                                         Heather Tabacchi

In the evening, internationally recognized installation artist Ann Hamilton presented at the Braddock Community Center. Hamilton discussed components of her previous work created for spaces carrying some historical relevance to the Carrie Furnace site and labor industries. The lecture was catered by chef Kevin Sousa of Salt of the Earth: Delicious! Please join us tomorrow at Concept Art Gallery in Regent Square for a curator's Q & A with local sculptor Tim Kaulen. 

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