Alloy Pittsburgh

Alloy Pittsburgh was conceived in 2013 as a laboratory for artists to investigate the Carrie Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark and respond through the creation of temporary site-based artworks.

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Spectre and Shade – Installation by Oreen Cohen.  Alloy Pittsburgh 2015

Re-imagine Familiar Places

Alloy Pittsburgh was founded on a belief that participation, dialogue, and action are necessary to redefine the post-industrial landscape. Every two-to-three years, Alloy Pittsburgh returns to the Carrie Blast Furnaces in Swissvale, Pennsylvania with a new group of regional artists whose individual artworks combine to breathe new life into a site once dominated by the singular purpose of commercial iron production.  The program, which is produced and presented by Rivers of Steel, expands on Pittsburgh’s legacy of innovation by promoting new relationships among existing community initiatives and offering a forum where artists and the general public come together to reimagine the built environment. Through scholarly presentations, an onsite research laboratory, and additional public activities, Alloy Pittsburgh works specifically with local artists and communities throughout the duration of the five-month program.

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Alloy Pittsburgh 2013

September 28 – October 26, 2013
2013 Artists – Edith Abeyta, Carl Bajandas, Laurie Barnes, Michelle Colbaugh, Kyla Groat, Anika Hirt, Ryan Keene, Anna Mikolay, Amber Niedomys, Meghan Olson, Will Schlough, Emily Sciulli, Kara Skylling, & Dan Wilcox

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Alloy Pittsburgh 2015

September 26 – October 31, 2015
2015 Artists – Patrick Camut, Rose Clancy, Oreen Cohen, Sarika Goulatia, Dan Ivec & Nick Liadis, Alyssa Kail, Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson, Lenore Thomas, Scott Turri, & John Tronsor

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Alloy Pittsburgh 2018

August 25 – September 29, 2018
2018 Artists – Angela Beiderman, Sara Caplan, Elizabeth Fortunato, Michael Hull, Katie Rearick, Curtis Reaves, Gwen Sadler, Sophia Sober, & Sheila Ann Swartz

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