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July 2018
$75

Aluminum Casting Session

Friday, July 20th @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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This workshop is a great way to explore the metal casting process and get your feet wet. Take a class with a friend; create a special gift or unique piece of art. Have an itch to just try something new without too much commitment?  This class is for you! Aluminum objects for this workshop will be cast on 7.21.18 from 12-5pm during the Rivers of Steel Arts Community Day and workshop participants enjoy free admission to the festival! GET TICKETS

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Community Day 2018

Saturday, July 21st @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Explore. CREATE.  Inspire! Rivers of Steel is excited to welcome the Pittsburgh community to our first annual Community Day at the Carrie Furnaces on July 21th, 2018 from 12-5pm!   Bring the kids and meet your neighbors at the national historic landmark Carrie Furnaces for a day filled with creative projects, outdoor fun, local food and entertainment. Visitors get behind-the-scenes look at the exciting programming Rivers of Steel offers throughout the season including hands-on workshops, photo safaris, graffiti art projects, foundry…

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$38

Sunset on the Mon Photo Safari

Sunday, July 22nd @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Join Rivers of Steel Arts aboard the Explorer riverboat for a sunset photo safari on the Monongahela River! Capture your own unique image of Pittsburgh industry and topography from water level on this three-hour photographic excursion. While traveling the mighty Monongahela safari-goers can expect views of the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark, the Edgar Thompson Steel Works and multiple "hot metal" bridges. Lucky attendees may even catch a glimpse of the famous bald eagle family nesting between Homestead and South…

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$350

Cast Iron Workshop at Touchstone

Wednesday, July 25th - Friday, July 27th
touchstone center for crafts, 1049 Wharton Furnace Rd
Farmington, PA 15437 United States
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Join Rivers of Steel Arts and Touchstone Center for Craft for a three-day iron-casting workshop in the beautiful Laurel Highlands! This workshop is perfect for iron enthusiasts or those with limited prior experience looking for an unforgettable experience.  All experience levels are welcome and encouraged to participate! This workshop features extended shop time from 9am - 5pm on the Touchstone campus with in-depth instruction and/or assistance catered to the needs of each individual.  Participants are encouraged to bring a pre-made pattern…

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$250

Foundry 1 2018

Thursday, July 26th @ 4:00 pm - Saturday, July 28th @ 7:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 4:00pm

The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Explore the basics of foundry work with an overview of the iron casting process step by step. This three-part class introduces foundry processes, including plasteline and wax pattern-working, sand molds and metal casting. This workshop results in one medium scale object or several small scale objects of your design cast in iron.  Workshops take place on Thursdays and Fridays from 4-7pm and all molds are cast the following Saturday.  Final cast items can be picked up the following Sunday. Foundry…

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$30

Photo Safari @ Carrie Furnaces

Sunday, July 29th @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, July 29th, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on Sunday, August 19th, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at 3:00pm

The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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These 3-hour photo safaris are appropriate for both novice and experienced photographers alike craving an “open” shooting experience with very little interruption, guidance or interference.  Take your time and line up the perfect image of the historic Carrie Furnaces! All Safaris and Workshops GET TICKETS Private photographic opportunities are available Monday through Friday, by appointment only. Contact Stacy Drane or call 412-464-4020 ext. 32 for information.

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August 2018
$50.00

Off Camera Flash at the Furnace!

Sunday, August 5th @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Experience this exclusive opportunity to learn while shooting in the one-of- a-kind classroom of the Carrie Furnace. Photographer Louis Stein will guide a three hour workshop on using off-camera flash to create dramatic images in the unique environment of the Furnace. Participants will be given an overview of the basics of off-camera flash photography, guided through examples of OCF techniques, and receive hands-on time to shoot for themselves. Flash equipment will be provided; bring your camera* and a willingness to…

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$30.00

Urban Art Workshops 2018

Friday, August 17th @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on Friday, July 13th, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on Friday, August 17th, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 5:00pm

The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Join Rivers of Steel Arts for this unique workshop in aerosol painting at the Carrie Furnaces!  Participants will get hands-on experience with style-writing, letter design and painting techniques while learning about the underground culture of graffiti, its history and how it continues to evolve as an art form.  Taking place on Fridays evenings from 5-8pm, these workshops are led by experienced urban artist Shane Pilster of 82 Concepts.  Each guest has the chance to view Rivers of Steel's unique collection…

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$30

Photo Safari @ Carrie Furnaces

Sunday, August 19th @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, July 29th, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on Sunday, August 19th, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at 3:00pm

The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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These 3-hour photo safaris are appropriate for both novice and experienced photographers alike craving an “open” shooting experience with very little interruption, guidance or interference.  Take your time and line up the perfect image of the historic Carrie Furnaces! All Safaris and Workshops GET TICKETS Private photographic opportunities are available Monday through Friday, by appointment only. Contact Stacy Drane or call 412-464-4020 ext. 32 for information.

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Alloy Pittsburgh 2018 Opening

Saturday, August 25th @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Ten regional artists conclude a summer‐long project to reimagine the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark through contemporary art and critical dialogue.  The artists will reveal their completed site‐based artworks in a public reception on August 25th, 2018 from 1-4pm.  All artwork will remain on display through September 29th, 2018.  Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the door and includes access to the Carrie Furnace grounds, nine Alloy Pittsburgh artist installations and delicious hors d'oeuvres prepared by Chef Jen…

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