Flow from the Furnace

Temporary Exhibition—May 20 through October 29, 2022

There is a mystique to the Carrie Blast Furnaces. The awe it inspires and power it exudes goes beyond its historical significance—it is an inspiration. Flow from the Furnace, a new exhibition at the Bost Building, is a response to this phenomenon.

Comprised of contemporary works, this group show represents artists who have experienced Carrie as a muse. At the core of this collection are artists who have worked onsite at the furnaces, from past Alloy Pittsburgh residents and graffiti writers to traveling metal arts sculptors and creatives employed by Rivers of Steel—an ever-expanding network influenced by the pull of blast furnaces’ orbit.

Linked by association and collaboration, this show represents a community of artists that capture a unique post-industrial zeitgeist. While their works speak to a broad range of modern-day concepts and are not limited to literal manifestations of iron-inspired works, other works offer a more direct line of interpretation of this treasured National Historic Landmark.

Flow from the Furnace opens May 20 with a free, public, drop-in reception from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and will remain on view through October 29, 2022. Artists include: Pati Beachley, Angela Biederman, David Scott Brozovich, Jerome Charles, Conor Clarke, Matt Crane, Nicole Czapinski, Katy DeMent, Keith Garcia, Glen Gardner, Max Gonzales, Paige Henry, Allison Hester, Nicholas “Cricket” Hodgson, Ricardo Iamurri Robinson, Kemist, Sandy Kessler-Kaminski, Jan Loney, Chris McGinnis, Eddie Opat, Ed Parrish, Jr., Ken Payne, Shane Pilster, Curtis Reaves, Rhiannon Scheidt, Vaughn Washburn, and more!

Due to the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases locally, our staff will be wearing masks for this opening reception. We strongly encourage guests to wear a mask while inside as well, except while eating or drinking. Masks will be provided.  For more information on our current COVID-19 policies, click here

Hours & Admission*

This exhibition offers timed ticketing on Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and most Saturdays from noon to 5:00 p.m. The show will also be on view for drop-in visitors during Homestead Live Fridays events.

Exhibition Admission 

$5 suggested donation; register in advance.

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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

  • COVID-19 Policies: Please be advised of our current COVID-19 policies. 
    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.

For more information, contact info@riversofsteel.com.

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