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.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Residency: Part Two


Artists returned to the furnaces on July 24 - 25 to further explore how they will connect with the environment and to gain insight from innovators who have done so already. Addy Smith-Reiman and Anna Johnson visited with Alloy PGH artists to discuss the ecology of the carrie furnaces. Addy is an artist and project manager for Riverlife with a focus on place-based projects that celebrate local identity, shared histories and future use. Anna is a post-doctoral candidate at Pitt whose research focuses on the ecology of urban vacant lands and the application of sustainable urban landscapes. 

Addy Smith-Reiman and Anna Johnson
Anna Johnson speaks in the Iron Garden Walk
Artists RIcardo Robinson, Sarika Goulatia, and Oreen Cohen continued to experiment with process and material studies on site at Carrie Furnace.

The day concluded with the Alloy PGH Meet and Greet at Unsmoke Systems. A special thanks goes to Jeb Feldman for hosting the event and Lena Loshonkohl for allowing us to share the space with her exhibition, "Other Books Other Worlds"

Homemade pizzas at the community pizza oven, Unsmoke Systems. 
Artist Rose Clancy speaks about her plans for Alloy PGH 2015. 
Visitors enjoying pizza after artist talks. 

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