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December 9, 2022

Artists’ Talk: Industrial Grit and Graffiti

Friday, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Join us for a public conversation featuring artists Carlos Mare and Michael Walsh and moderated by Chris McGinnis, director and chief curator of Rivers of Steel Arts.

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In June of 2022, Carlos Mare and Michael Walsh joined Rivers of Steel for a weeklong artist-in-residence program at the Carrie Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark to explore the intersectionality of graffiti and metal arts. Joined by local artists Conor Clarke, Joshua Krajnak, and Jamie Matthews, the program’s scope also considered the connections with residents of adjacent Monongahela Valley communities—communities whose character has been shaped by both their industrial and post-industrial heritage. In this artist talk, Mare and Walsh, two pioneers of the graffiti sculpture movement, will share their experiences in the residency and reflect on the national graffiti sculpture movement and history.

  • Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Masking is optional for this event

Co-presented with the Andy Warhol Museum

Hours & Admission*

December 9, 2022 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Doors open 5:30 p.m.
Location: Andy Warhol Museum

General Admission 


Admission to the theater is free but pre-registration is encouraged.  Visitors can also enjoy half-price museum admission between 5-10:00 p.m. so stick around after the talk to visit the museum.

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December 9, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, 15212


Rivers of Steel