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August 2019

Breaking Ground at Carrie Blast Furnaces

Saturday, August 24th @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Rivers of Steel Arts is excited to present the traveling multimedia installation Breaking Ground at the Carrie Blast Furnaces for a three-night screening.  Lensed through the rise of the oil industry in North Dakota, Breaking Ground is an immersive meditation on the tale of dreams sought and abandoned that wends its way through the American psyche and the physical landscape of the country itself.  The Breaking Ground exhibition has traveled across the country showcasing a series of site-specific photographic and sound…

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September 2019

Homestead First Fridays

Friday, September 6th @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Homestead PA, 623 East 8th Avenue
Homestead, PA United States
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Rivers of Steel Arts is excited to present the Homestead First Fridays Arts and Entertainment Series beginning Friday, May 3, 2019 from 6 to 10 p.m. along Homestead’s historic Eighth Avenue.  Developed in partnership with local artists, businesses, and the Homestead Borough, First Fridays offers visitors pop-up art exhibitions, make-and-take projects, nightly specials, artists’ studio tours, live music, and more!  Homestead’s many restaurants, craft breweries, and unique retail shops complement the arts experiences to a create a fun-filled evening for…

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Hot Metal Happening (Steeltown Shakedown)

Saturday, September 7th @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Rivers of Steel Arts is excited to pour some hot metal with Steeltown Shakedown at the Carrie Furnaces!   The event runs September 7th, 2019 from 10am-6pm and features music, food, cool cars, bikes, customs, good times, and as always, good people.   Join Rivers of Steel throughout the day to carve a scratch mold or purchase some custom-made items cast right here at the Carrie Furnaces! GET TICKETS    

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$21

Iron Garden Walk

Sunday, September 8th @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Discover how nature has reclaimed this post-industrial landscape on a botanist-led garden tour of the 35-acre Carrie Blast Furnaces site. Explore the dense variety of ecological growth and learn about Rivers of Steel's "addition by reduction" approach to working these wild gardens and grounds. Iron Garden Walk tours are offered the second Sunday of each month at 1:30 pm, from June through September. 2019 tours will be led by Dr. Anna Johnson. GET TICKETS

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$30

Sunset Safari @ Carrie Furnaces

Sunday, September 8th @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Join Rivers of Steel Arts at dusk for unique photo safaris that explore the Carrie Furnaces in twilight. Witness the beauty and subtlety of the site as only seen through half light and capture your own piece of the drama to take home.  This safari is recommended for those with prior experience shooting low-light subject matter but open to both novice and experienced photographers alike.  Attendees can expect  an “open” shooting experience with very little interruption, guidance or interference. GET…

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$30

Graffiti & Style-writing Workshops

Friday, September 20th @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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$400

Weeklong Iron Intensives

Monday, September 23rd @ 10:00 am - Saturday, September 28th @ 7:00 pm
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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This workshop features extended shop time on site and in-depth instruction and/or assistance catered to the needs of each individual.  Participants will have the chance to learn and experiment with various pattern-making materials and create numerous large and complex multi-part sand molds.  Prior experience/Intro to Iron Casting is recommended. Registration includes access to the Carrie Furnaces foundry daily between 10am – 7pm and the ultimate experience of participating in an iron pour from a coke fired cupola—just like the historic…

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$250

Intro to Iron Casting

Thursday, September 26th @ 4:00 pm - Saturday, September 28th @ 7:00 pm

Iron casting is a community workshop experience!  Intro to Iron participants work with experienced Rivers of Steel teaching artists to learn the basics of foundry work and an overview of the iron casting process step by step. No prior experience necessary.  This workshop covers multi-part mold and pattern design, lost wax casting, resin-bonded sand molds and iron smelting. The course results in your own unique design cast in solid iron! All workshop items are cast on Saturday during the day.…

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Festival of Combustion 2019

Saturday, September 28th @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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FIFTH ANNUAL FESTIVAL – SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 Join Rivers of Steel in celebrating industrial arts  and American craft at the Carrie Blast Furnaces. Showcasing the creativity and innovation our region’s artists, makers, and builders, the day features blacksmithing and glass blowing demonstrations, along with the firing of raku ceramics and stations for welding, metal fabrication and even custom automotive work! Headlining the demonstrations, Rivers of Steel’s skilled foundry team will fire up furnaces and smelt iron–a scaled down version of…

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October 2019

Homestead First Fridays

Friday, October 4th @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Homestead PA, 623 East 8th Avenue
Homestead, PA United States
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Rivers of Steel Arts is excited to present the Homestead First Fridays Arts and Entertainment Series beginning Friday, May 3, 2019 from 6 to 10 p.m. along Homestead’s historic Eighth Avenue.  Developed in partnership with local artists, businesses, and the Homestead Borough, First Fridays offers visitors pop-up art exhibitions, make-and-take projects, nightly specials, artists’ studio tours, live music, and more!  Homestead’s many restaurants, craft breweries, and unique retail shops complement the arts experiences to a create a fun-filled evening for…

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