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June 2019

$30

Sunset Safari @ Carrie Furnaces

Sunday, June 23rd @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 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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Bronze Casting @ Touchstone Center for Craft

Wednesday, June 26th - Friday, June 28th
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 Bronze-casting workshop in the beautiful Laurel Highlands! This workshop is perfect for anyone looking for an unforgettable creative experience.  All experience levels are welcome and participants will work with leading foundry artist, Ed Parrish, to build and transform your unique creations into solid bronze. Starting with the creation of a pattern from wax, oil clay, or other basic materials, you will go on to invest your pattern design…

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$10

Carrie Furnaces’ Iron Garden: Re-imagining the Industrial Landscape

Friday, June 28th @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Join Rivers of Steel for a special presentation by renowned landscape design consultant, author, lecturer and photographer Rick Darke. Though post-industrial landscapes are often imagined to be ruins, these vibrant, regenerating places are surprisingly rich in history, ecology, and nuanced beauty. The Iron Garden re-imagines Carrie Furnaces' landscape, employing editing techniques to create useful, innovative spaces. Using a mix of wildscapes from Berlin to the High Line for comparison, Rick Darke will illustrate how Rivers of Steel's Addition by Reduction…

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$28

Iron Garden Tour with Rick Darke

Saturday, June 29th @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Join Rivers of Steel for a special tour of the Carrie Furnaces Iron Garden led by renowned landscape design consultant, author, lecturer and photographer Rick Darke. Pennsylvania-based Rick Darke's work is grounded in an observational ethic that blends ecology, horticulture and cultural geography in the design and care of living landscapes. His collaborative projects include parks, post-industrial sites, transportation corridors, conservation departments, botanic gardens and residential landscapes. His many books include The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in…

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$60

Sunday Art Sessions at the Furnace

Sunday, June 30th @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
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

Homestead First Fridays

Friday, July 5th @ 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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$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
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 one-sided pattern measuring roughly 4 inches square from every day materials and invest design in resin-bonded sand.  Participants can bring in materials or use those provided for the workshop.  Each mold with then…

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$350

Re-framing Pittsburgh

Wednesday, July 10th @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
The Pump House, 880 E Waterfront Dr,
Munhall, PA 15120 United States
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Re-framing Pittsburgh A Photographic Field Course & Exhibition Reframing Pittsburgh is a 5-week photography course and exhibition focusing on the recreation of historical photographs of greater Pittsburgh, contained in the Rivers of Steel archives.  Rivers of Steel Arts is excited to partner with Silver Eye Center for Photography to offer this unique field course that explores the region's changing visual landscape.  Through a combination of classroom meetings and self-guided, on-location shooting, students will recreate two photographs from a selection of…

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$21

Iron Garden Walk

Sunday, July 14th @ 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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