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April 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - April 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

by Michael Hower
On View: April 2-26, 2019
Reception: Friday, April 12 | 6-8pm
Images of Pennsylvania’s abandoned steel industry by photographer Michael Hower.

Steelworks focuses on two of the biggest centers of steel production in the United States: Bethlehem Steel in Bethlehem PA and Carrie Furnace, near Pittsburgh PA. The American Steel industry is symbolic of American industrial might, shifting economic values, and downfall. These sites embody themes of ingenuity, industrial might, abandonment, and reinvention.”

“Bethlehem Steel and Carrie Furnace are representative of new American values and embody ideas of how we embrace our past. The iconic Steel Stacks of Bethlehem have been transformed into a backdrop for concert venues. A walkway has been installed over the trestle to allow visitors to walk next to the decaying steel edifices. Carrie Furnace was long a haven for graffiti artists and guerrilla sculptors. Owned by the nonprofit, Rivers of Steel, it now embraces the local art community in bringing the arts to Carrie in a relationship that pairs art and history.” ~ Michael Hower


April 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
April 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
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