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Mobile Sculpture Workshop
September 10, 2016 - October 9, 2016Free
Watch sparks fly as a new temporary public sculpture takes shape! Mobile Sculpture Workshop will use decommissioned fixtures from Duquesne Light to create a work of art in Gateway Plaza that speaks to Pittsburgh, its renewal, transformation and growth.
Since 2014, each session of the largely volunteer-driven MSW has engaged eight student participants interested in industrial arts, welding, and public art creation. Local youth members are offered a one-on- one training opportunity to learn the basics techniques in welding and metal fabrication. Pittsburgh-area high school youth in grades 9-12 are vetted and recommended by area sponsors who include teachers, local schools’ administration, community groups, and the like, based on their individual interests and needs. Students are also paid a modest stipend as collaborators for their participation in the project. MSW not only provides training and support to students, but also synergistically provides the community with object-based art that is relevant to the community’s voice.
Presented by the Industrial Arts Collaborative.
The Re:NEW Festival thanks Duquesne Light for sponsoring this project.