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

OCT 14 | OCT 15 | OCT 16 | OCT 17 | OCT 18 | OCT 19
October 14

Friday, October 14

10:00AM - 12:00PM Hands-On Blown Glass Pumpkin Workshop + Tour and Demo
Transportation is not provided. Additional fee applies.

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 Ave and Penn Ave stop. The ride will be $2.50.


Advanced notice required
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10:00AM - 2:00PM Raku Workshop and Tour at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Transportation is not provided. Additional fee applies.

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 7B Outbound bus up the street from the Omni at the Fifth Avenue at Ross Street stop to the Fifth Avenue at Highland Avenue stop. From there, the walk will be about 5 minutes on Fifth Avenue to Shady Avenue. The ride will be $2.50.
Advanced notice required
Wheelchair AccessibilityQuestions
12:00PM - 5:00PM The Rivers Speak: Earth Casting Workshop
August Wilson Center

Workshop Leader: Christopher Williams
This workshop is FREE.
Materials will be provided. Sign up will be available at the registration desk.

Christopher L. Williams will be conducting an ongoing workshop with ISC conference attendees to participate in his earth cast text process that investigates the history of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers and gathers mud, silt, and sand from those sites. The cast text will be displayed at the August Wilson Center during the ISC Conference.

Instructions: Materials will be provided.
12:00PM - 5:00PM Conference Registration, ISC Conference Shop, and Vendors Square

Sign-in to the conference, meet conference delegates, sign-up for ARTSlams and Mentor Sessions (space is limited) and grab your conference tote bag.

Conference tote bags contain essential information about the 26th ISC Conference.

Before you go, visit the conference shop. Special artist and sculpture books and sculpture t-shirts will be available for purchase. The shop will be open throughout the conference at the August Wilson Center.

Check out the Vendor's Square! Vendors will be on hand to share information, do product demos, and meet with you throughout the conference.

August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
1:00PM - 5:00PM Pittsburgh Reclaimed Church Tour
Transportation provided.
Additional fee applies.

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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.Questions

1:30PM - 4:00PM 'Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour in the Strip District
Transportation is not provided. Additional fee applies.

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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Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.Questions

4:00PM - 6:00PM Cast Iron with Carrie (DAY ONE)
Two day workshop.
Transportation is not provided.
Additional fee applies.

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


Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.Questions

Above: Tenth Street Water Feature. Photo by Davynin via flickr.com



October 15

Saturday, October 15

9:00AM - 6:00PM Conference Registration, ISC Conference Shop, and Vendors Square

Sign-in to the conference, meet conference delegates, sign-up for ARTSlams and Mentor Sessions (space is limited), and grab your conference tote bag.

Conference tote bags contain essential information about the 26th ISC Conference.

Before you go, visit the conference shop. Special sculpture books and sculpture t-shirts will be available for purchase. The shop will be open throughout the conference at the August Wilson Center.

Check out the Vendor's Square! Vendors will be on hand to share information, do product demos, and meet with you throughout the conference.

August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

9:00AM - 6:00PM The Rivers Speak: Earth Casting Workshop
August Wilson Center

Workshop Leader: Christopher Williams This workshop is FREE.
Materials will be provided.
Sign up will be available at the registration desk.

Christopher L. Williams will be conducting an ongoing workshop with ISC conference attendees to participate in his earth cast text process that investigates the history of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers and gathers mud, silt, and sand from those sites. The cast text will be displayed at the August Wilson Center during the ISC Conference.

Instructions: Materials will be provided.
9:00AM - 6:00PM You, Me and the DeVille Makes Three
August Wilson Center
Workshop Leader: Christopher Olszewski

This workshop is FREE.
Materials will be provided.
Sign up will be available at the registration desk.

In the summer of 2016, Christopher Olszewski drove his Cadillac Deville on a 5600-mile road trip, You, Me and the Deville Make Three: Vision Quest 2016. Along the way, he created site-specific, interactive installations and invited total strangers to write their darkest secrets onto his “canvases” – protective car covers that Olszewski then transfigured into objects resembling ceremonial animal skins.

For the 26th ISC Conference, the vehicle will be on display with a vinyl car cover outside the August Wilson Center. Workshop participants will be able to add to the surface by drawing, painting, or writing.

Instructions: Materials will be provided.
10:00AM - 12:30PM Tour of Carrie Furnaces
Transportation is provided.
Additional fee applies.

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 Co-Op, 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."


-Ron Baraff, Director of Historic Resources and Facilities, Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation
Instructions: Transportation is provided. This tour meets at the Omni William Penn at 10:00AM. 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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.Questions

12:00PM - 4:00PM Cast Iron with Carrie (DAY TWO)
Two day workshop.
Transportation is not provided.
Additional fee applies.

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


Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.Questions

12:30PM - 4:30PM Pittsburgh Artist Studio Tours
Transportation is provided.
Additional fee applies.

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
Simon passionately believes in the power of art to transform neighborhoods and his work can be found worldwide.
Thad Mosley
Mosley's sculpture is an urban Afro-American-Euro-Jazz influenced art. It is an effort to create works of vitality and identity which enhance space and transcend time.
Suzanne Trenney
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.
Duncan MacDiarmid
Having received a degree in architecture, 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.
Instructions: Transportation is provided. Tour meets at the Omni William Penn at 12:15PM and will depart promptly at 12:30PM.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.Questions

12:30PM - 3:00PM Tour of Carrie Furnaces
Transportation is provided.
Additional fee applies.

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 Co-Op, 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."


-Ron Baraff, Director of Historic Resources and Facilities, Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation
Instructions: Transportation is provided. This tour meets at the Omni William Penn 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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.Questions

2:00PM - 4:00PM Conflict Kitchen - Lunch Rush Trivia
Transportation is provided.
Additional fee applies.

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.

Advanced notice required
WheelchairQuestions

4:00PM - 7:00PM Neu Kirche - Fallow Grounds Walking Tour
Transportation is provided to Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center.
Additional fee applies.

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 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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.Questions

5:00PM - 9:00PM Opening Reception: littleSCULPTURE Show at the August Wilson Center and Self-Guided City Wide Gallery Hop
Included in registration.

Kick off the conference at the Opening Reception and 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.

The 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 and exhibition details will be provided in your tote bag.
Advanced notice required
WheelchairQuestions

5:30PM - 10:00PM Self-Guided City Wide Gallery Hop
Included in registration.

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 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.
Advanced notice required
WheelchairQuestions

6:00PM – 8:00PM Public Art Walking Tours
Walking Tour. Transportation is not provided.
Times vary. Please see tours for details about timing.
Additional fee applies.

Allegheny Landing Walking Tour
6:00PM – 7:30PM
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 – 7:30PM
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 – 7:30PM
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 City of Pittsburgh. 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.


Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.Questions

Above: Ophelia & Hamlet Streets, Pittsburgh, PA. Photo by David Wilson via flickr.com.



October 16

Sunday, October 16

8:15AM - 9:15AM Coffee Hour

August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
9:15AM - 9:30AM Announcements

Theater, August Wilson Center
9:30AM - 11:00AM Panel: The Arts of Pittsburgh: A Catalyst for Community Transformation and Impact
Theater, August Wilson Center

Moderator: Georgia Petropoulos
Panelists: Ron Baraff, Renee Piechocki, Alisha B. Wormsley

From rust belt to brain belt, Pittsburgh beat the odds stacked against the 20th century American industrial city, reinventing its brand, its culture and its public spaces to meet the needs of the 21st century economy. As the city of innovation, Pittsburgh boasts a vibrant arts scene where the creative spirit is celebrated and the artist’s voice and creative expression is sought out to assist with community transformation and growth. In this session, you will hear how the arts play a vital role in the reinvention of place, intersecting with neighborhoods, with business and with the public and private sectors to bring about social and economic change. The panelists will cover an array of topics from cultural heritage and preservation to memory and social justice to community advocacy and economic development.

11:00AM - 11:15AM BREAK
11:15AM - 12:45PM The Complex Art of Making: The Role of Today's Technology in the Artist's Studio
Theater - August Wilson Center

Moderator: Kari Britta Lorenson
Panelists: Blair Cahill, McArthur Freeman II, DeWitt Godfrey, Sophie Kahn

This panel will discuss how digital fabrication technology is an integrated process in the artists' studio for production of art, project proposal visualizations and as a tool for exploring new forms. Whether it is for working through ideas quickly and efficiently for cost saving experimentation before large production or creating stunning images or 3D renderings of proposed artworks for new venues for the work such as public art opportunities, technology has an ever increasing role in the studio. Panelists will share perspectives and strategies that play integrated roles in their ideas about art and professional practices.


A place for research and cultural resistance: Interstitial Public Space---a transdisciplinary view
Multi-purpose Room - August Wilson Center

Moderator: Rosina Santana Castellon
Panelists: Karlo Ibarra, Zuania Minier, Claudia Rodriguez

Interstitial space within transdisciplinary theory is the space that exists between definitions. It is the ideal space for research and resistance. Two artists from two generations, one Cuban American and the other Puerto Rican have used this liminal space to generate research that ends up in a sculptural form. Through this work we will examine the question of how to define and use the "T" space in public art.
12:45PM - 1:30PM Lunch - Grab and Go

Boxed lunches will be provided.

Grab your lunch and take the bus to CMU for an afternoon of programming.
12:45PM - 1:45PM Breakout Sessions**
SculptureX

Cultivation Center, August Wilson Center

Presented By: Ann Albano, Lisa Austin, Charles Tucker, Joan Verla

This session will introduce ISC members to the grassroots group founded in 2009 to connect mid-western regional arts institutions (especially those focusing on sculpture education) to each other, as well as to national and international artists, teachers and organizations to create a global network benefiting all participants.

**Sign up will be available on-site on October 14th and October 15th at the registration desk. Space is limited.


Breakout Sessions**
ARTSlam Session


Donor Lounge, August Wilson Center

**Sign up will be available on-site on October 14th and October 15th at the registration desk. Space is limited.
1:30PM - 8:00PM Shuttles to Carnegie Mellon University

Grab your lunch and take the bus to CMU for an afternoon of programming.

Shuttle buses will loop between the August Wilson Center, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Omni William Penn Hotel from 1:30PM - 8:00PM. The last bus will depart from CMU at 8:00PM.
2:00PM - 4:30PM Programming at Carnegie Mellon University
Included in registration.
Transportation will be 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.

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.

Carnegie Mellon University - McConomy Auditorium
University Center
5032 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Advanced notice required
WheelchairQuestions

2:00PM - 4:30PM ISC Membership Sessions
Carnegie Mellon University, Doherty Hall, Floor B, B301

30 min. intervals starting at 2 pm
Jeannette Darr, ISC Membership Program & Education Coordinator, will present ISC membership information, review membership benefits, and how to set up an online portfolio.
2:00PM - 4:30PM Public Service Announcement (PSA) Puppet Show Workshop
Carnegie Mellon University, Doherty Hall, Floor B, Room B302

In the spirit of Bread and Puppet Theater, Wayne White, Jim Henson, and Mr. Rogers, this hands-on workshop will provide strategies and tools participants may utilize in their own classes and communities to explore and discuss how we see our worlds and ourselves. Examples will include how puppets, humor, and dialogue may be employed to engage awareness and change. Workshop participants will design and build their own puppets using provided materials (paper bags, socks, yarn, etc). We will end with a puppet show finale and discussion. This workshop will be led by Naomi Falk and Peter Tucker.

Instructions: Supplies will be provided. Attendees are welcome to bring their own materials or accessories for their puppets.
2:00PM - 3:00PM Breakout Session - Idea Furnace: The Creative Potential of Collaboration
Carnegie Mellon University, Doherty Hall, Floor B, Room B305

Presented by: Barrie Kaufman, Kara Skylling, Margaret Spacapan

Artists discuss the creative potential of collaboration and exchange achieved through Idea Furnace - a residency at Pittsburgh Glass Center that pairs glass and non-glass artists for explorations in material, content, and process.

The residency has been a valuable experience in the articulation of ideas, compromise, and co-creation that has resulted in several first-time exhibitions that will be discussed, including two that will be on view in Pittsburgh during the conference - River, Stream, Tap: recent work by Barrie Kaufman and Dissolution by Jason Forck and Seth Clark.

Highlights of the discussion include the synergy of working collaboratively, the power of the familiar vs. the unknown, the surprises and challenges of working in glass, and the effects of the program on their work moving forward.

Sign up will be available on-site on October 14th and October 15th at the registration desk. Space is limited.


ARTSlam Session
Carnegie Mellon University, Doherty Hall, Floor B, Room B304

Sign up will be available on-site on October 14th and October 15th at the registration desk. Space is limited.
3:15PM - 4:15PM ARTSlam Session
Carnegie Mellon University, Doherty Hall, Floor B, Room B304

Sign up will be available on-site on October 14th and October 15th at the registration desk. Space is limited.
3:15PM - 4:15 PM Machining & Vacuum Forming Demo - 3 axis CNC milling and Vacuum Former
Carnegie Mellon University, Doherty Hall, Floor, D, DH D200

This demonstration by Phillip Scarpone, SOA Sculpture Technician and Eli Kessler, School of Art Technician will utilize the School of Art’s CNC router and Vacuum Former to showcase the unique sculptural possibilities available to students in Carnegie Mellon’s School of Art. Viewers will be able to witness CMU’s CNC router performing a low relief, 3-axis parallel finishing operation, which will then be taken to CMU’s Vacuum Forming machine to create a quick one-part negative impression of the CNC machined object.
5:00PM - 6:30PM Keynote Address: Diana Al-Hadid
McConomy Auditorium, Cohen University Center, Carnegie Mellon University

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.

Diana Al-Hadid received a BFA in sculpture and a BA in Art History from Kent State University in 2003, and an MFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond in 2005. She also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2007. She has been the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Grant, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant, a USA Rockefeller Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, and a Pollock-Krasner Grant. Her work is included in such influential collections as the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; and The Judith Rothschild Foundation, New York, NY. Al-Hadid has had solo exhibitions at OHWOW Gallery, West Hollywood, CA; The Vienna Secession in Vienna, Austria; the Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, the Akron Museum of Art, Akron, OH; the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA; the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC; the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX; the Centro de Arte Contemporánea, La Conservera, Murcia, Spain; the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA. Al-Hadid has an upcoming solo exhibition at NYU Abu Dhabi's University Gallery.
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6:30PM – 7:30PM Reception at Miller Gallery
Purnell Center for the Arts, 2nd Floor

A reception will follow Diana Al-Hadid's keynote address in the Miller Gallery 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.

Above: Carnegie Museum of Art, photo courtesy of Visit Pittsburgh.



October 17

Monday, October 17

8:15AM - 9:15AM Coffee Hour

August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
9:15AM - 9:30AM Announcements

Theater, August Wilson Center
9:30AM - 11:00AM Panel Discussion: Older Than Yesterday's News
Theater - August Wilson Center

Moderator: Andrew Ellis Johnson
Panelists: Lauren F. Adams, Vanessa German, Ryan Woodring

Older than Yesterday's News presents sculpture that engages with objects, events, materials or processes of the past to transport us beyond the perpetual now. It presents four artists whose work operates between requiem and revelation, altering how we see and understand current systemic socio-political afflictions.
Panel Discussion: From the Ludicrous to the Sublime (Or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Process)
Multi-purpose Room - August Wilson Center

Moderator: Jim Hirschfield
Panelists: Kurt Kiefer, Kipp Kobayashi, Norie Sato

Many artists have struggled through bureaucratic labyrinths that were unforeseen. This panel is meant to be a celebration of success, however ludicrous the challenge. Though sometimes humorous, these stories will serve as useful accounts of what to, and what not to do when managing a project.
11:00AM - 11:15AM BREAK
11:15AM - 12:45PM Panel Discussion: The Object Maker in the Digital World
Theater - August Wilson Center

Moderator: Kenneth Payne
Panelists: John Ruppert, Robert Michael Smith, Barbara Segal

This panel will explore ways in which digital technology has influenced studio practice and the personal aesthetic of traditional object makers.
Panel Discussion: "What's past is prologue": The influence of history on contemporary practice
Multi-purpose Room - August Wilson Center

Moderator: Benjamin Entner
Panelists: Lewis Colburn, Edward Kelley, Josh Reiman

This panel will consider art history and history in general as generator, mediator, and facilitator of contemporary sculptural practice.
12:45PM - 1:45PM Lunch

Boxed lunches will be provided.
12:45AM - 1:45PM Mentor Session: The Complex Art of Making Expanded
Cultivation Center, August Wilson Center

Presented by: Erik Guzman

Erik S. Guzman has over 20 years of experience integrating digital fabrication technology and industrial processes in art. He is a fabrication consultant with the fabrication company Art Design Fabrication and Digital Fabrication Residency working with artists to realize ideas into artworks. Guzman will be discussing his own experiences as a sculptor working with contemporary applications of technology for his own kinetic artworks and answering questions about important principles in fabrication.
Breakout Session
ARTSlam Session
Donor Lounge, August Wilson Center

**Sign up will be available on-site on October 14th and October 15th at the registration desk. Space is limited.
1:45PM - 2:00PM Announcements

Theater, August Wilson Center
2:00PM - 3:30PM Panel Discussion: SEA change: Sculpture, education, and the new paradigm
Theater - August Wilson Center

Moderator: Rod Northcutt
Panelists: Sara Black, Matt Lynch, Hyla Willis

Socially Engaged Art is now part of the engaged world of meaning-making, and sculptors have led the charge. But how are sculptors trained for this, and should they be? This panel will feature discussions about and examples of this impressive studio shift.
Panel Discussion: Conserving Our Past: Renewing Historic Sculpture
Multi-purpose Room - August Wilson Center

Moderator: Teresa Duff
Panelists: Dan Finn, Hugh Shockey, Julie Wolfe

Urban landscapes, cemeteries, and public sculpture play a key role in defining the identity of communities. What role does conservation of these sculptural spaces have in our future? What are the defining values in saving and letting go? How do organizations, cities and people manage the conservation of their historic sculptural spaces?
3:30PM - 4:30PM Breakout Sessions**
Mentor Session: Identity in Steel
Education Center, August Wilson Center

Presented by: John Atkin

John Atkin will present his current public art project, which utilizes steel in the realization of a new landmark sculpture, within the context of a UK industry and town synonymous with global steel production - Corby in Northamptonshire.



**Sign up will be available on-site on October 14th and October 15th at the registration desk. Space is limited.

ARTSlam Session
Donor Lounge, August Wilson Center

**Sign up will be available on-site on October 14th and October 15th at the registration desk. Space is limited.
6:30PM - 10:00PM Shuttles to Mattress Factory

Shuttle buses will loop between the Omni William Penn Hotel and Mattress Factory from 6:30PM - 10:00PM. The last bus will leave the Mattress Factory at 10:00PM.
7:00PM - 10:00PM Evening Reception at the Mattress Factory
Included in registration.
Transportation 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 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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Above: August Wilson Center for African American Culture, photo courtesy of Visit Pittsburgh.



October 18

Tuesday, October 18

8:15AM - 9:15AM Coffee Hour

August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
9:15AM - 9:30AM Announcements

Theater, August Wilson Center
9:30AM - 10:30AM Information Session: Casting the Iron Garden

Speakers: Ron Baraff, Dr. Anna Johnson, Chris McGinnis, Addy Smith-Reiman

A multi-disciplinary team of artists, ecologists, historians and students developed a unique approach to interpreting the succession of native and invasive plant species that are surviving, and even thriving, in the disturbed soils of the historic Carrie Furnaces, one of the last standing blast furnaces in Western PA.
10:30AM - 11:00AM Announcements

Theater, August Wilson Center
2:00PM - 8:00PM Shuttles to Carrie Furnaces

Shuttle buses will loop between the Omni William Penn Hotel and Carrie Furnaces from 2:00PM - 8:00PM. The last bus will leave Carrie Furnaces at 8:00PM.
2:00PM - 8:00PM Programming and Closing Reception at Carrie Furnaces
Included in registration.
Transportation provided.
2:00PM - 2:30PM   Welcome to Carrie Furnaces
Power House, Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area

2:30PM - 5:00PM   Self-Lead Tour of Carrie Furnaces and Iron Pour

5:00PM - 8:00PM   Closing Reception at Carrie Furnaces
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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Above: James O'Toole, Steelworkers Monument, 2001. Image courtesy of Charles FG Beal via flickr.com



October 19

Wednesday, October 19

9:00AM - 11:00AM Matthews International Bronze Plant Tour
Transportation is not provided.
Additional fee applies.

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 Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15226
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10:00AM - 11:00AM Exclusive Sneak Peak: Tour of Andy Warhol: My Perfect Body with Jessica Beck, Associate Curator
Transportation is not provided.
Additional fee applies.

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


Above: Mr. Smalls Theater. Photo courtesy of Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center.





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    Pittsburgh Glass Center  

Office of Public Art     

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