On January 10, 2015, Pittsburgh artist Blaine Siegel will launch North Side Crossing, the second in a series of temporary public artworks commissioned by City of Asylum for its Garden-to-Garden trail. This new public artwork is a community-wide video installation that will feature ten videos projected onto the windows of three North Side locations: the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny, the Allegheny City Market, and the former Garden Theater. With the exception of the installation at Allegheny City Market, which will run continuously, projections will begin every night at sundown and run until Saturday, February 14, 2015.
The launch includes an artist talk and opening reception that will run from 4:00 to 5:00 pm on Saturday, January 10, at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny on Federal Street. The reception is free and open to the public, but reservations are suggested. The artist will be present at the reception and will speak about the project.
Following the reception, the artist – along with members of the Office of Public Art – will conduct a short neighborhood tour of the artwork. The tour will begin at the library at 5:00 pm.
About the Garden-to-Garden Trail
The Trail will connect City of Asylum’s new Alphabet Reading Garden on the 1400 block of Monterey Street to its new Alphabet City literary center in the Garden Theater block. It is a 0.7 mile walk transformed and activated by the arts and resident artists with temporary and permanent public art, numerous free performances on public streets and in tented vacant lots and gardens, smartphone tours, and community- based artist residencies with public workshops and performances.
Learn more details about the North Side Crossing project, the Garden-To-Garden Trail, and Artist Blaine Siegel on the City of Asylum event page. To reserve your FREE seat to the Artist Talk and Opening Reception on Saturday, January 10, visit the North Side Crossing reservation page, email Karen Simpson, or call 412-323-0278