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Above: James O'Toole, Steelworkers Monument, 2001. Image courtesy of Charles FG Beal via flickr.com.
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Blown Glass Workshop

Hands-On Blown Glass Pumpkin Workshop + Tour & Demo

Friday, October 14
Hands-On Blown Glass Pumpkin Workshop + Tour & Demo
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost: $40
Transportation is not provided.

Get a taste of glass making at Pittsburgh Glass Center. Instructors lead each participant through the pumpkin hands-on glass making experience. No prior experience in glass blowing is required!

Activity includes a live hot demonstration and tour of PGC's Fall 2016 glass exhibit featuring glass artist Jason Forck and collage artist Seth Clark. This exhibition is a result of a five-month long Idea Furnace residency at PGC where Clark learned about the glass making process and Forck learned about the collage process. From there, they watched their designs come to life in the studio

Instructions: Transportation is not provided. The workshop meets at Pittsburgh Glass Center, 5472 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Closed toe shoes and fire-resistant clothing are required, cotton preferred (no synthetics).

Travel to the Pittsburgh Glass Center takes 15-20 minutes by car and 20-30 by public transportation. If you use public transportation, catch the 87 bus up the street from the Omni at the Grant Street and US Steel Stop A to the Negley Avenue and Penn Ave stop. The ride will be $2.50.

Pittsburgh Glass Center
5472 Penn Aveunue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206


Circular, Pittsburgh Glass Center. Photo by David Bennett via flickr.com.



Raku

Raku Workshop and Tour at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Friday, October 14
Raku Workshop and Tour at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
10:00AM – 2:00PM

Cost: $40
Transportation is not provided.

Experience the spectacle of an outdoor Raku firing facilitated by Kyle Houser, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Ceramics Manager. Experiment with glazing techniques with two provided bisque cylinders and participate in the reduction firing. Tour the facilities and learn how Pittsburgh Center for the Arts is a resource for the artist community.You will leave with your two completed pieces.

Instructions: Transportation is not provided. The workshop meets at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts School, 1047 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Bring a lunch or snack. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing that can get messy and closed toe shoes.

Travel to the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts takes about 20 minutes to get to by car (metered parking available) and about 30 minutes by public transportation. If you use public transportation, catch the 71B or 71D Outbound bus up the street from the Omni at the Fifth Avenue and Ross Street stop. Take the 71D to the Fifth Avenue and Shady Avenue stop which is directly across the street from the PCA Campus. Take the 71B to the Fifth Avenue and Highland Avenue stop. From there, the walk will be about 5 minutes to Fifth Avenue and Shady Avenue. The ride will be $2.50 each way, exact change required.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts School
1047 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232


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Image courtesy of Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.


Church Tour

Pittsburgh Reclaimed Church Tour

Friday, October 14
Pittsburgh Reclaimed Church Tour
1:00PM - 5:00PM

Cost: $60
Transportation is provided.

Pittsburgh's ‘American Rust Belt Past' lives on throughout the city. The rebirth and revitalization supported by both the Tech and Art industry has seen new life given to old abandoned buildings. Like any American industrial town, Pittsburgh has a deep religious history where ornate Romanesque and Gothic chapels, churches, and cathedrals rose in nearly every corner of the city. After the steel industry collapse and a population exodus, many of these churches stood empty. Now as the city rebuilds, these old buildings find new secular uses.

Explore some of Pittsburgh's most interesting adapted churches turned into bars, restaurants, museums, art spaces, and community centers. This will be followed by light drinks.

Instructions: Transportation is provided. The tour bus meets at the Omni William Penn at 12:50PM. This tour involves touring Historic locations in Pittsburgh that may not comply with ADA standards. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water and/or a snack if needed.
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Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center, upstairs former chapel area. Photo courtesy of Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center.




Burgh Bits and Bites

‘Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour of the Strip District

Friday, October 14
‘Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour of the Strip District
1:30PM - 4:00PM

Cost: $45
Transportation is not provided. This is a walking tour.

A food tasting adventure and historic walking tour of Pittsburgh's historic market district -the Strip District. This tour links local history with the eating establishments peppered along Penn Avenue with taste samples from around the world including Italian pastries, Mediterranean and Polish specialties, European meats, and cinnamon bread. Connecting people to communities through food.

Enough food is offered during the tour that, for most, a meal afterward is not needed. A bottle of water is provided at the beginning of the tour for each participant.

Instructions: Transportation is not provided. Tour meets at 1:30pm in the courtyard behind Saint Patrick Church, located at 1711 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. This is a walking tour. Comfortable shoes are recommended. A bottle of water will be provided for each participant. There will be time at the end of the tour to shop around the Strip District.

Please let us know if you have a dietary restriction upon signing up for this tour.

Saint Patrick Church
1711 Liberty Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15222



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‘Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour. Photo courtesy of Visit Pittsburgh.
Cast Iron Pour

Cast Iron with Carrie

Friday, October 14 (Day 1)
Cast Iron with Carrie
4:00PM - 6:00PM

Cost: $100 (includes both days)
Two day workshop. Transportation is not provided.

Rivers of Steel Arts (RoSA) seamlessly interweaves historical interpretation with the art-making process through the medium of molten iron. Iron workshops enable visitors to experience the actual work that took place on site and the materials once dominating the Carrie Furnaces.

This two-day workshop can accommodate a wide range of experience levels from novice to professional. Those who are new to cast iron art will explore the basics of foundry work with an overview of the process step by step. More experienced participants can dig in deeper with expert help from RoSA furnace master Casey Westbrook and multiple assistants. All workshop attendees will work with our foundry processes, including wax working, sand mold making, metal casting, and metal finishing to cast their own unique idea in solid iron!

Instructions: Transportation is not provided. The workshop meets at Carrie Furnaces. Workshop participants should wear closed toe shoes (boots preferred) and jeans. Non-synthetic clothing is required.

Allow 30-40 minutes for travel by car to Carrie Furnaces from the Omni William Penn. The entrance to Carrie Furnaces is located at Carrie Furnace Boulevard, Rankin, PA 15104. Please note that this is a new road and may not be recognized by your GPS or online mapping programs; it usually works on Google Maps however.

The fee listed above covers both sessions. By registering for this session, you have registered for both days of this workshop.

Carrie Furnaces
Carrie Funace Blvd.
Rankin, PA 15104


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Photo courtesy of Chris McGinnis, Rivers of Steel Arts.
Carrie Furnaces

Tour of Carrie Furnaces

Saturday, October 15
Tour of Carrie Furnaces
10:30AM - 12:30PM OR 12:30PM - 3:00PM

Cost: $25
Transportation is provided.

Chris McGinnis of Rivers of Steel Arts will take you on an art tour of Carrie Furnaces including a metal arts sculpture exhibit, the Iron Garden Walk, and Carrie Camera Obscura, with some historical context for the mill.

"Our region is alive and well despite greatly exaggerated rumors of its demise. We are being discovered and reinvigorated – driven to be forward looking, all the while remembering and embracing our industrial past. This is who we are as a people and a region. It is our consciousness.

Standing tall in the middle of this movement are the National Historic Landmark Carrie Furnaces, marvels of early 20th century engineering, ingenuity, and hard work. At the epicenter of the site stands an unexpected sentinel – the fabled Carrie Deer. Constructed from the detritus of the idled mill as a "guerrilla" art project by the Industrial Arts, The Carrie Deer has become far more than the transient artwork it was originally meant to be. It has become the symbol of the art-centric redevelopment of furnace site and of America since 1998."


-Ron Baraff, Director of Historic Resources and Facilities, Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation
Instructions: Transportation is provided. The first tour meets at the Omni William Penn at 10:00AM, the second tour will meet at 12:30PM. Please note that the Carrie Furnaces are part of a former industrial site. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather as most of the tour is outdoors. Heels and/or open-toed shoes are not permitted. At this time the site is not wheelchair accessible.

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Tour of Carrie Furnaces. Photo courtesy of Visit Pittsburgh.




Cast Iron Pour

Cast Iron with Carrie

Saturday, October 15 (Day 2)
Cast Iron with Carrie
12:00PM - 4:00PM

Cost: $100
Two day workshop. Transportation is not provided.

Rivers of Steel Arts (RoSA) seamlessly interweaves historical interpretation with the art-making process through the medium of molten iron. Iron workshops enable visitors to experience the actual work that took place on site and the materials once dominating the Carrie Furnaces.

This two-day workshop can accommodate a wide range of experience levels from novice to professional. Those who are new to cast iron art will explore the basics of foundry work with an overview of the process step by step. More experienced participants can dig in deeper with expert help from RoSA furnace master Casey Westbrook and multiple assistants. All workshop attendees will work with our foundry processes, including wax working, sand mold making, metal casting, and metal finishing to cast their own unique idea in solid iron!

Instructions: Transportation is not provided. The workshop meets at Carrie Furnaces. Workshop participants should wear closed toe shoes (boots preferred) and jeans. Non-synthetic clothing is required.

Allow 30-40 minutes for travel by car to Carrie Furnaces from the Omni William Penn. The entrance to Carrie Furnaces is located at Carrie Furnace Boulevard, Rankin, PA 15104. Please note that this is a new road and may not be recognized by your GPS or online mapping programs; it usually works on Google Maps however.

Attendance on both days required.

Carrie Furnaces
Carrie Funace Blvd.
Rankin, PA 15104


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Photo courtesy of Chris McGinnis, Rivers of Steel Arts.




Studio Tours

Pittsburgh Artist Studio Tours

Saturday, October 15
Pittsburgh Artist Studio Tours
12:30PM - 4:30PM

Cost: $30
Transportation is provided.

Get an inside look at the studios of local artists working in a variety of media including wood, ceramic, concrete, bronze, and recycled materials.

James Simon
James Simon passionately believes in the power of art to transform neighborhoods, and his work can be found worldwide. In Pittsburgh, Simon initiated the "Art on Gist Street" movement, a unique, growing outdoor 'gallery' of public art, with participation of other regional and international artists. Gist Street has since become the community's arts district, and an offbeat destination venue.

Educated in the early '80s in a private Apprenticeship in Oxford, England, Simon is known for his dramatic large scale works (such as the Liberty Avenue Musicians in Downtown Pittsburgh). He works in a variety of mediums, including ceramic, concrete, bronze, and mosaic.



Thad Mosley
Thad Mosley's sculpture is an urban Afro–American–Euro–Jazz influenced art. It is an effort to create works on vitality and identity, which enhance space and transcend time. Mosley's primary material is wood – cherry walnut, and other hardwoods, although he sometimes works in stone and mixed–media found metals.

Mosley states, "I like the complexity of related forms and inter-locking forms. Some of my stone sculptures are made up of various stones, each of which has a particular color and grain. Often when I'm moving logs and stones around in the studio, I see possibilities of new combinations. Every material has a life of its own."




Suzanne Trenney
Suzanne Trenney's work seeks to mitigate the destructive power of anger and other uncomfortable emotions by reprocessing them into the silly, the sacred, and the sublime. Trenney states, "As a result of growing up poor, I am resourceful and my art is resource-full, often combining traditional media and techiniques with base materials that would otherwise be discarded." Similarly, Trenney seeks to elevate people who have not been valued, finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. Trenney is interested in first-hand intercultural anthropological experiences by entering situations in which she is considered a minority. Her insatiable need to create drives her toward innovation and exploration, which has led to a body of work that is quite varied and multidisciplinary. Trenney believes in the transformational power of art. She also believes that play can be serious work.



Duncan MacDiarmid
Having received a degree in architecture, Duncan MacDiarmid transitioned to sculpture after spending two years in Rome studying studio arts. Since that time he has focused on the sculptural portrait and figure and the emotional impact such pieces can possess. Running as an undercurrent to this work, the artist creates small figure studies that are placed on landscape–like bases made of wood, concrete, tile, and other found materials. The primary goal of these pieces is to investigate the interactive spirit of figure and land in contemporary culture. The artist evokes a similar relationship within his Landscape Figure Series. Rock and soil rise from the ground to create the base and clothing of these singular standing figures.




Instructions: Transportation is provided. Tour meets at the Omni William Penn at 12:15PM and will depart promptly at 12:30PM.

Photo from 2013 International Sculpture Symposium in Miami. Edward Carrie Duval Studio Tour in Little Haiti.



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Conflict Kitchen

Conflict Kitchen - Lunch Rush Trivia

Saturday, October 15
Conflict Kitchen - Lunch Rush Trivia
2:00PM - 4:00PM

Cost: $40
Transportation is provided.

Conflict Kitchen is a restaurant that serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict. Enjoy lunch at Conflict Kitchen in Schenley Plaza in Oakland and then experience Lunch Rush Trivia, and meet project Co-Director Jon Rubin!

While having lunch you will be a contestant in Conflict Kitchen's trivia show that tests your knowledge about all things Haudenosaunee (also known as the Iroquois Confederacy). After lunch, Conflict Kitchen Co-Director Jon Rubin will give a short presentation on the history of the project.

Instructions: Transportation is provided. Tour meets at the Omni William Penn at 1:30PM. Food is included.


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Conflict Kitchen with Iranian Menu.



Fallow Grounds Walking Tour

Neu Kirche - Fallow Grounds Walking Tour

Saturday, October 15
Neu Kirche - Fallow Grounds Walking Tour
4:00PM - 7:00PM

Cost: $25
Transportation is provided to Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center

Fallow Grounds for Sculpture is an annual summer arts initiative that activates vacant sites located in East Deutschtown with innovative projects that reimagine and re-purpose Pittsburgh's vacant lots.

The 2016 Fallow Grounds for Sculpture Season includes Michelle Illuminato, New Zealand team Mon Redmond and Layne Waerea, and Amy Masters. Their projects range from outdoor clubs, cob ovens, garden happenings, and road side attractions.

The walking tour will take you around the spaces and end with a drink at one of Pittsburgh's favorite watering holes, Wigle Whiskey.

Instructions: Transportation is provided to the Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center. Tour meets at the Omni William Penn, and will leave promptly at 3:40PM. This is a walking tour. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket, if needed.
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Tom Sarver, Art Olympics. Photo courtesy of Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center.



Fallow Grounds Walking Tour

Public Art Walking Tours

Saturday, October 15
Public Art Walking Tours
Times vary. Please see tours for details about timing.

Cost: $10
This is a walking tour. Transportation is not provided.

Allegheny Landing Walking Tour
6:00PM – 7:00PM
Cross the Allegheny River to one of the country's first sculpture parks: Allegheny Landing. Interact with George Sugarman's Pittsburgh Variations and experience the recently restored artworks Mythic Source and Piazza Lavoro by Ned Smyth. The park also includes Isaac Witkin's The Forks and George Danhires' The Builders. This tour will be led by Renee Piechocki from the Office of Public Art.

Downtown Sculpture Walking Tour
6:00PM – 7:00PM
Walk through Downtown Pittsburgh to see a variety of sculpture. Stand toe-to-toe with artist James Simon's massive Liberty Avenue Musicians; stop by at Dollar Bank and get close to Max Kohler's Lions to learn about their conservation by McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory; view the terracotta figures and reliefs of Jerry Caplan's Pittsburgh People that inhabit a hidden pocket park. This tour will be led by artist James Simon.

T Station Walking Tour
6:00PM – 7:00PM
Go underground and travel by using Pittsburgh's Light Rail Transit System. Exit at each station to take in artwork by renowned artists Romare Bearden, Jane Haskell, and Sol Lewitt. Board the T once more to go to the North Shore to see R.M. Fisher's Langley Observatory Clock. This tour will be led by urban planner Chuck Alcorn.

Cultural District Walking Tour
7:00PM – 8:00PM
Walk along Penn Avenue through the heart of Pittsburgh's Cultural District. Stop and see Louise Bourgeois' bronze fountain and granite-sculpted eyes in Agnes Katz Plaza; walk across the street to admire Tony Tasset's bronze-cast Magnolias for Pittsburgh. Continue along Penn Avenue and learn about artist designed bike racks commissioned by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. This tour will be led by artist Carin Mincemoyer.

David L. Lawrence Convention Center Walking Tour
7:00PM – 8:00PM
Experience the stunning view and innovative architecture of the LEED ™ certified David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Enjoy the center's rooftop public art collection featuring artists such as Jenny Holzer, and Pittsburgh based artists Angelo Ciotti and Steve O'Hearn. This tour will include the least amount of walking of all the tours, and will be led by artist Steve O'Hearn.

Pittsburgh Murals Walking Tour
7:00PM – 8:00PM
Downtown Pittsburgh is full of bright and lively murals. Walk on Deanna Mance's brand new street mural City Composition found in the city's busiest pedestrian-only thoroughfare of Strawberry Way. Enjoy the mural The Two Andys, which pairs famous Pittsburghers artist Andy Warhol and industrialist Andrew Carnegie. Be transported into the future by colorful modes of transportation in Brian Holderman's mural Yesterday's Tomorrow. This tour will be led by Rachel Klipa from the Office of Public Art.

Instructions: Tours will meet at the August Wilson Center, located at 980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Please arrive fifteen minutes early to check in with your guide.

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James Simon giving a Public Art Tour. Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Office of Public Art.



LittleSculpture Show

Opening Reception & City-Wide Gallery Hop

Saturday, October 15
Opening Reception & City-Wide Gallery Hop | littleSCULPTURE Show Opening at the August Wilson Center
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Cost: Included

Kick off the conference at the Opening Reception & littleSCULPTURE Show at the August Wilson Center. The littleSCULPTURE show is an exhibition of works by ISC members and conference attendees. This exhibition of small works will showcase how these talented artists handle the challenges of space and scale as dictated by the 8" x 8" x 8" size restriction. ISC Staff will be on hand to answer any questions about the conference while you mingle with conference attendees at the conference hub. This reception is open until 9PM.

After you've seen the show, venture out into the city and explore the galleries in the downtown area, which have put on exhibitions to coincide with the conference. A map with gallery locations, hours and exhibition details will be provided in your tote bag.

937 Liberty Gallery, 2nd floor
Dates: September 23-November 13, 2016
Martha Rial
In Uganda, A School to Call Home
Rial's photographs depict the efforts by two extraordinary individuals Medi Bugembe and Victoria Nalongo Namusisi to empower children living in poverty through education in Uganda.

SPACE
812 Liberty Avenue
October 15-November 27
Checks & Balances
Curated by Murray Horne
Six Pittsburgh sculptors investigate notions of dualities inherent within contemporary sculptural practice.Shaun Slifer, Jill Larson, Jasen Bernthisel, Paul Bowden, Sarika Goulatia, Brandon Boan. DJ Allison Cosby (Detour)

Wood Street Galleries
601 Wood Street
September 23-December 31
Data.matrix
Ryoji Ikeda
Japans leading electronic composer and visual artist returns to Wood Street Galleries with the installation 'data.matrix'.

707
707 Penn Avenue
September 23-November 6
WAXING AND WAITING (on human synthetics)
Brandon Boan
An exhibition made up of solidified observations and endless conclusions --Waxing - Waiting is a collection of works considering a history of synthetic forms.

709
709 Penn Avenue
October 14-November 13, 2016
Homage
Sean Derry
Sean Derry celebrates amateur solutions to complex problems by transforming objects into mechanical contraptions. Homagedissects the notion of the frontier as a space that exists at the limits of our understanding.

Contemporary Craft, BNY Mellon Center Satellite Gallery
500 Grant Street
Located in the Lobby of the Steel Plaza T-Station
Present at Creation
Presented in conjunction with Edward Eberle Retrospective this exhibition features contemporary works by artists who have been directly mentored and impacted by Edward Eberle's energy and virtuosity. Other Galleries and Studios Outside of Downtown

Contemporary Craft - Main Gallery
2100 Smallman Street
Mon-Sat, 10 am -5 pm
Edward Eberle Retrospective
Pittsburgh artist Edward Eberle has explored and tested the limits of porcelain with his prolific body of work ranging from classically inspired vessels to altered and deconstructed sculptures.

Silver Eye Center for Photography
1015 East Carson Street
Friday - Saturday, 12:00 - 6:00pm; Monday, closed; Tuesday - Wednesday, 12:00 - 6:00 pm
Materials & Processes: Imaging the Elements of Photography
A group exhibition that focuses on a fascinating trend of works that use elements of photographic tools and processes as the subject matter of the images.

Marc Snyder
216 North Avenue, Millvale, PA 15209, 724-708-2034
*October 15, 5 - 10 pm
An installation centered on a small theater/stage and related figures.

Unsmoke Systems Artspace
1137 Braddock Avenue, Braddock PA,15104
*October 15th, 6-9 pm
The show Monumental brings together the work of five Pittsburgh based artist who are attempting to explore the role that monumentality plays in contemporary studio art practice.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
6300 Fifth Ave.
Thursday-Sat 10-5, Sunday 12-4
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts features Barrie Kaufman's large scale glass and metal sculpture created at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, focusing on water poisoning occurring in West Virginia in 2014.
Downtown Gallery Hop Map


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littleSCULPTURE Show at Bentley Gallery, 2015 International Sculpture Conference in Phoenix, AZ


Programming at Carnegie Mellon University

Programming at Carnegie Mellon University

Sunday, October 16
Programming at Carnegie Mellon University
2:00PM - 7:30PM

Cost: Included
Transportation is provided.

The conference will head to Carnegie Mellon University for a series of open demonstrations, breakout sessions, and workshops. Attendees can also check out exhibitions on campus, including the Helio Oiticica exhibition, To Organize Delirium, at the Carnegie Museum of Art. A map of the campus will be provided.

Sign up for breakout sessions at CMU occurring between 2:00PM and 4:30PM, including a presentation by the Pittsburgh Glass Center, Idea Furnace: The Creative Potential of Collaboration, an ISC Membership Session, ARTSlams, (PSA) Puppet Show Workshop lead by Naomi Falk and Peter Tucker, or a Machining &Vacuum Forming Demo. A map will be provided in your tote bag to show you around campus.

While at CMU, visit The Frame Gallery. The Frame is a non-profit, student-run art space. It is committed to showcasing the artistic work of Carnegie Mellon students. The Graduate Sculpture Exhibition, The Cut and the Crumb, curated by Brittany De Nigris and Adam Milner will be on view. The Frame Gallery is open until 5:00PM and is located at 5200 Forbes Ave.

Join us in the McConomy Auditorium at 5:00PM for Diana Al-Hadid's keynote address, where she will talk about her work and her practice, before opening the conversation for a Q&A session with the audience.

Diana Al-Hadid was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1981 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Working with a variety of materials, Al-Hadid creates monumental sculptures, drawings, and panels, all of which blur the lines between figuration and abstraction. Her work references history by drawing influence from disrupted typologies found in architecture, antiquity, cosmology and Old Master paintings. Click here for more on Diana Al-Hadid.

A reception will follow Diana Al-Hadid's keynote address in the Miller Gallery from 6:30PM - 7:30PM, where you can check out the exhibition Architecture with and without Le Corbusier, which showcases astonishing architecture from José Oubrerie, internationally renowned protégé of Le Corbusier. The exhibition features his paintings, drawings and architectural models which have transformed tradition.

This reception is sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts.



Instructions: Grab your lunch and take the bus to CMU. Buses will leave the August Wilson Center at 2:00PM and will loop throughout the evening. The last bus will depart from CMU at 8:00PM.

Carnegie Mellon University - McConomy Auditorium
University Center
5032 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


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Photo via Carnegie Mellon University School of Art.



Reception at the Mattress Factory

Reception at the Mattress Factory

Monday, October 17
Reception at the Mattress Factory
7:00PM - 10:00PM

Cost: Included
Transportation is provided.

Join us at The Mattress Factory for a party! Founded in 1977, the Mattress Factory is a contemporary art museum and experimental lab featuring site-specific installations created by artists-in-residence from around the world.

Exhibitions on view will include all permanent pieces and the Factory Installed exhibition, which will be in two different buildings and feature artists that include David Bowen from Duluth, MN; Stephen Bram from Sydney, Australia; Kevin Clancy from Pittsburgh, PA; Wendy Judge from Dublin, Ireland; Lauren Kalman from Detroit, MI; Ezra Masch from Philadelphia, PA; Christopher Meerdo from Chicago, IL; and Mohammed Musallam from Gaza. There will also be a new exhibition on view at the Mattress Factory galleries located at 516 Sampsonia Way by Dennis Maher.

This reception is sponsored by McKay Lodge Fine Arts Conservation, Inc. with special thanks to the Office of Public Art.



Instructions: Buses will leave the Omni William Penn at 6:30PM and will loop throughout the evening. The last bus will depart from the Mattress Factory at 10:00PM.

Mattress Factory
500 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4444



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It's all about ME, Not You / Greer Lankton, 1996. Courtesy of the Mattress Factory.




Skyspace: Kight Rise

and Closing Reception at Carrie Furnaces

Tuesday, October 18
Programming and Closing Reception at Carrie Furnaces
2:00PM - 8:00PM

Cost: Included
Transportation is provided.

Travel to Carrie Furnaces in Rankin and Swissvale for programming and a closing reception. Programming will include tours of Carrie Furnaces, a "marvel of early 20th century engineering, ingenuity, and hard work", an iron pour in the central courtyard, and panel, Casting the Iron Garden, where panelists will meet you to discuss their part in the Iron Garden project at Carrie Furnaces.

Chris McGinnis, co-founder of the Rivers of Steel Arts (RoSA) program, will be present in the Carrie Deer Courtyard between 2pm and 5pm to discuss the history of RoSA, current programming, and future aspirations for the newly formed program. In the Iron Garden, both Dr. Anna Johnson, ecologist at the University of Pittsburgh, and Addy Smith-Reiman, Plaque Designer and Iron Garden Project Coordinator, will be present to discuss the landscape around the Carrie Furnaces, the diverse successional plant communities of the site as an illustration of how human history shapes our urban environment, the ecological processes which interact with human land use legacies and management actions to create the urban nature we experience, and the making of the Iron Garden plaques, which were placed throughout the site in 2015 as part of a collaboration between artists, Rivers of Steel, and the Penn State Master Gardeners, to highlight the diverse plant life that has recolonized after the furnaces closed.

A reception will begin at 5:00PM, where you can mingle with your peers and say "so-long" to the 26th International Sculpture Conference.

Instructions: Shuttles will loop from the Omni William Penn Hotel to Carrie Furnaces from 2:00PM-8:00PM. The final bus will depart at 8:00PM. Please note that the Carrie Furnaces are part of a former industrial site. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather. Heels and/or open-toed shoes are not permitted. At this time the site is not wheelchair accessible.

The reception will be held at Carrie Furnaces. The entrance to Carrie Furnaces is located at Carrie Furnace Boulevard, Rankin, PA 15104. Please note that this is a new road and may not be recognized by your GPS or online mapping programs; it usually works on Google Maps however.

Carrie Furnaces
Carrie Furnace Boulevard
Rankin, PA 15104

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Carrie Furnaces, Courtesy of Visit Pittsburgh.




Bronze Plant Tour

Matthews International Bronze Plant Tour

Wednesday, October 19
Matthews International Bronze Plant Tour
9:00AM – 11:00AM

Cost: $10
Transportation is not provided.

Since 1850, Matthews International has been recognized throughout the world as the leader in high-quality metal products. Matthews bronze plant uses a traditional sand casting method to deliver quality cast plaques and statuary. Please join us for a plant tour to see how their products are created.

Instructions: Transportation is not provided. Tour meets at Matthews Bronze at 9:00am. Matthews Bronze is located at 1315 West Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15226. This is a working bronze foundry. Please wear comfortable, closed toe shoes. No photography permitted on the tour. Dark clothing is preferred.

Matthews Bronze
1315 West Liberty Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA, 15226



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Matthews West Liberty Plant, courtesy of Matthews Architectural Products.




My Perfect Body

Tour of Andy Warhol: My Perfect Body

Wednesday, October 19
Exclusive Sneak Peak: Tour of Andy Warhol: My Perfect Body with Jessica Beck, Associate Curator
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Cost: $5
Transportation is not provided.

Jessica Beck, Associate Curator of Art at the Andy Warhol Museum, will provide an exclusive sneak peek of the special exhibition Andy Warhol: My Perfect Body. This temporary exhibition presents the first comprehensive look at Andy Warhol's engagement with the body. Drawn primarily from The Warhol's permanent collection and supplemented by rarely traveled loans, this exhibition broadly examines Warhol's work, from student drawings to late paintings of the 1980s. Organized thematically, this exhibition reveals the parallels between Warhol's personal history, including his struggles with his own physical appearance from the early signs of balding to the gruesome scars following his shooting in 1968, and the treatment of the body as a subject in his work.

Instructions: Transportation is not provided. Tour meets at the Andy Warhol Museum, located at 117 Sandusky Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Meet Jessica Beck in the lobby promptly at 10:00AM for the tour.

Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15212


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Courtesy of the Andy Warhol Museum.




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      Mattress Factory   Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

    Pittsburgh Glass Center  

Office of Public Art     

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area        
       

     


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