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October 8, 2021

Opening Reception – Memory Scenes: A Kathleen Ferri Retrospective

Friday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join Rivers of Steel for the opening reception of Memory Scenes: A Kathleen Ferri Retrospective, a free public reception in the Bost Building’s upper gallery. Drop in from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for an open house—in conjunction with Homestead Live Fridays, or sign up for a limited capacity timed ticket between 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., when artist Kathleen Ferri will be mingling with guests. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Kathleen Ferri first picked up a paintbrush at 58 years old. Now 95, her “memory scenes” will be collectively on view for the first time—including a number of paintings that will also receive a public debut. Kathleen’s work preserves the small-town streets of her childhood with an intuitive sense of history and the warmth of sentiment. They radiate with color and burst with joy as expressive figures make their way through downtown Turtle Creek, riverside mills, Kennywood heritage days, and more. See the Mon Valley as few have in this career retrospective, presented by Rivers of Steel and augmented with archival artifacts from the organization’s collections. Memory Scenes: A Kathleen Ferri Retrospective is curated by Barbara L. Jones, chief curator at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, and Ron Baraff, director of historic resources and facilities for Rivers of Steel.

View the full schedule of programs in conjunction with this exhibition.

Hours & Admission

October 8, 2021, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

General Admission 

Free; drop-in from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.; registration required for 7:00-9:00 p.m. timed tickets.

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Her paintings are her life, told in glorious color.

Kevin Kirkland—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Location & Directions

The Bost Building is located at 623 E. Eighth Avenue, Homestead, PA 15120. Free parking for visitors is available in the lot behind the building which is accessed from Heisel Street.

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What to Know Before You Go

  • Masks: Please be advised of our current COVID-19 policies. Masks are to be worn indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
    Maintain social distance: Social distancing is no longer mandatory, but we do ask that you be mindful of the people around you, allowing for a comfortable amount of space when possible.
  • Restrooms: Restrooms are located on the first floor.
  • Photography: Photography is permitted. 
  • Parking: Parking is available directly behind the building. Please do not park in the Post Office parking lot or on Heisel Street.
  • Accessibility: The Bost Building is wheel chair accessible. Handicapped parking is available. 
  • Admission: Site access is limited to designated exhibition areas and gift shop only. Timed tickets are required. 
  • Location: The Bost Building is located at 623 East Eighth Avenue, Homestead, PA 15120.

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October 8, 2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Bost Building
623 East Eighth Ave
Homestead, 15120 United States
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