About The Event
Alloy Pittsburgh is a unique visual and performing arts initiative developed for the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark and administered by Kipp Gallery at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area. The project is designed to offer regional artists a career-building exhibition experience. The project will bring up to 15 visual and performing artists to the Carrie Furnaces site in Rankin/Swissvale, PA, and provide them with funding, publicity and support to develop temporary site-based artworks. The completed artworks will be simultaneously presented in a one of a kind art event to be held at the site in the fall of 2015.
The 2015 Alloy PGH artists reveal their completed site-based artworks in a public reception on September 26th, 2015. All artwork will remain on display through October 31st, 2015. Alloy Pittsburgh’s opening reception is a ticketed event with proceeds benefiting the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area and Alloy Pittsburgh. Tickets are available through the Alloy Pittsburgh blog, the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area website or can also be purchased from participating artists. Children and youth under 18 years of age will receive free admission to the project.
May 22-23 and July 24-25 all artists will join Alloy Pittsburgh directors on-site for a research lab. During this time artists will be provided with onsite access and time to explore the logistics of integrating their work into the Carrie Furnaces site. Lectures, presentations and discussions by advisory board members and additional arts professionals will play an important role in supporting the artist’s research activities. Additional programming during the residency period will assist the artist in establishing reciprocal relationships with the communities of Braddock, Homestead, Swissvale and Rankin.
Following the research labs, artists will return to their studios and complete work on their individual projects. On Saturday, September 29th 2015 Alloy Pittsburgh will open to the public with a reception held onsite at the Carrie Furnaces from 1-5pm. The artwork will remain on display through October 24, 2015.