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June 2019

$60

Sunday Art Sessions at the Furnace

Sunday, June 30th @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at 9:30am

The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Join Rivers of Steel for a series of open-air creative excursions at the historic Carrie Blast Furnace National Historic Landmark in Swissvale, PA.  All 2-D mediums are welcome! These five-hour sessions start in October and offer unique close-up views of the inspiring blend of history, industrial design and naturally occurring decay located throughout the site.  Each day will feature a different location on site, to be interpreted by the artists.  Local artist and painter Ian Green will be on hand…

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July 2019

$40

Sunset on the Mon: Riverboat Photo Safari

Sunday, July 7th @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rivers of Steel Dock, Pittsburgh North Shore, PA 15212 United States + Google Map

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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$60

Aluminum Casting Session

Tuesday, July 9th @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 at 5:30pm

One event on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 at 5:30pm

One event on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 5:30pm

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.  No prior experience or artistic background necessary! Take a class with a friend; create a special gift or unique piece of art.  Participants will learn how to create a unique pattern from every day materials and invest this one-sided design in resin-bonded sand.  Cast aluminum objects can be taken home at the end of the workshop. Interested in a private workshop or group…

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$400

Weeklong Iron Intensives

Monday, July 22nd @ 10:00 am - Saturday, July 27th @ 7:00 pm
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One event on Monday, September 23rd, 2019 at 10:00am

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 multiple pattern-making materials and create multiple 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, July 25th @ 4:00 pm - Saturday, July 27th @ 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! Intro to Iron workshops include up to 250lbs of sand…

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$30

Photo Safaris

Sunday, July 28th @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, May 19th, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Sunday, July 28th, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Sunday, August 18th, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Sunday, October 20th, 2019 at 10:00am

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 2019

$60

Aluminum Casting Session

Tuesday, August 13th @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 at 5:30pm

One event on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 at 5:30pm

One event on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 5:30pm

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.  No prior experience or artistic background necessary! Take a class with a friend; create a special gift or unique piece of art.  Participants will learn how to create a unique pattern from every day materials and invest this one-sided design in resin-bonded sand.  Cast aluminum objects can be taken home at the end of the workshop. Interested in a private workshop or group…

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$30

Graffiti & Style-writing Workshops

Friday, August 16th @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on Friday, September 20th, 2019 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 Safaris

Sunday, August 18th @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, May 19th, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Sunday, July 28th, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Sunday, August 18th, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Sunday, October 20th, 2019 at 10:00am

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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Breaking Ground at Carrie Blast Furnaces

Thursday, August 22nd @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on Friday, August 23rd, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at 8:00pm

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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