McGinnis and Derry Receive Sprout Seed Award

Posted on 1/18/2013 12:26:01 PM

Department of Art faculty members Chris McGinnis and Sean Derry were recently award funding from the Sprout Fund. The Seed Award will partially fund their visual and performing arts initiative entitled Alloy Pittsburgh.

Alloy Pittsburgh is a visual and performing arts initiative developed for the Carrie Furnace National Historic Landmark. The program is conceived as a laboratory where 15 emerging artists from the Pittsburgh region will create site-based projects that investigate the creative reuse of a post-industrial site. The completed artworks will be simultaneously presented in a one-of-a-kind art event to be held at the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark in fall 2013.

The project will promote the work of emerging and underrepresented artists from the Pittsburgh region and encourage interaction between the artists and the surrounding communities of Braddock, Homestead, Swissvale and Rankin. In addition to interactive public tours and the event reception, the project will engage the local community through public discussions and lectures throughout summer and fall 2013.

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