Alloy Pittsburgh—Meet the Artist Event
Join Alloy Pittsburgh artist Bradford Mumpower at the Wilkins School Community Center, 7604 Charleston Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218, on Sunday, July 25 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Stop by to meet the artist, ask questions, discuss the project, and find out ways you can help work on this art project.
As part of the Alloy Pittsburgh 2021 program, Bradford has been an artist-in-residence with the Wilkins School Community Center. His concept for the installation at the Carrie Blast Furnaces is inspired by the “greens” that workers wore while on the job, scaled to size proportionate with the historic importance of the site itself. Stop by to grab a drink, snack, and check out the work in progress.
About the artist:
After growing up in a military family and living in the USA, the Netherlands and Belgium, Bradford Mumpower moved to Pittsburgh in 1991, to study Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University. Due to personal family issues Mumpower only finished two years at Carnegie Mellon, though he dropped roots in Pittsburgh and made it his home. After multiple careers, he decided to attend massage school. After graduation, he created Mumpower Massage, a private massage practice. While he loved his massage work, he was missing “creating” things and having a creative outlet. In 2010, Mumpower enrolled in a beginners sewing class at Cut and Sew Studios. Sewing reignited the creative passion he had as a freshman in the architecture department, and he began channeling his years of experience working with the human body into designing and creating garments. More.
Learn more about the Alloy Pittsburgh 2021 program here.