Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Carin Mincemoyer Artist Talk and Reception


Carin Mincemoyer Artist Talk and Reception

Thursday, July 14, 2011
6:00 PM Artist Talk + 7:00 PM Reception
Buhl Building, 204 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor, Downtown Pittsburgh
Free and open to the public. Reservations requested.

Join us at the opening reception for artist Carin Mincemoyer's Diamond Diamonds, a new work of public art on Market Street in Downtown Pittsburgh. The sculpture has two parts made of steel, acrylic, and LED lighting, and mounted on City of Pittsburgh light poles on opposite sides of Market Street. Activating the street during the day and night, it enhances the pedestrian experience and visual connection between the Cultural District and Market Square. The title of the work refers to Market Square once being called "the diamond."Diamond Diamonds was commissioned by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, and made possible through the work of the Office of Public Art and the City of Pittsburgh. The artwork is the most recent addition to the City’s public art collection.

This event is hosted by The Office of Public Art and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. Thank you to Michael Krastas for donating the artist talk location, and to Prantl's Bakery and Mancini's Bread Company for reception refreshments

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