Alloy Pittsburgh—Meet the Artist Event
Join Alloy Pittsburgh Artist Reba Harmon and Artist Excursions Unlimited at Elizabeth Street Parklet in Hazelwood, Elizabeth Street Parklet, Elizabeth and Gloster Streets, 15207, on Friday July 23 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Swing by for a live demo with Reba as she knits a large-scale installation piece that will be part of the Alloy PGH 2021 site-specific art exhibition opening at the Carrie Blast Furnace on August 28. You’ll also get to test out your very own DIY spool knitter!
As part of the Alloy Pittsburgh 2021 program, Reba has been an artist-in-residence with the Three Rivers Village School in Hazelwood where she’s been collaborating with the students to bring her knitted piece to life. Reba’s piece at Carrie aims to foster new community relationships while reconnecting with the historical role of women in the steel industry. She says, “knitting illustrates a dichotomy: a media used in domestic craft backdropped by the industrial space accentuates women’s presence and role in the steel industry while acknowledging the struggle to find acceptance therein.”
About the artist:
Reba Harmon is a rust belt born and raised visual artist, living and working in Pittsburgh. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2012 with a sculpture concentrated Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her sculpture work largely explores memory and place through found objects and textile sculptures. Her prints focus on our connection to the natural world. More about her work can be found here: https://www.rebaharmon.com/landing
Learn more about the Alloy Pittsburgh 2021 program here.