Petrochemical America: From Cancer Alley to Toxic Valley
Petrochemical America: From Cancer Alley to Toxic Valley draws on the parallels of existing environmental degradation of Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley” and that region’s reputation for having one of the highest rates of cancer in the country and proposed petrochemical development in SWPA. The exhibit features the drawings of landscape architect Kate Orff/SCAPE Studio alongside visual and audio work by Pittsburgh artists to relate a unique narrative of the people who live in the midst of this toxic industry. This show is curated by Sophie Riedel in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon's CREATE Lab with the support of The Air Quality Collaborative.
The two-week exhibit will open in downtown Pittsburgh’s SPACE gallery, 27 September – 7 October 2017, and move to the Beaver Station Cultural and Event Center for a second showing 16-20 October 2017.
What: Petrochemical America: From Cancer Alley to Toxic Valley
Where: SPACE gallery, 812 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
When: 27 September – 7 October 2017
Wed 27 Sep: 5:00-8:00pm
Opening Reception with Wilma Subra. RSVP here.
Wed 4 Oct: 3:30-6:00pm
Regional Visioning Session. Elected officials and the public are invited to a conversation around a healthier economic future.
Sat 7 Oct: 5:30-8:00pm
Closing Reception with Gena Wirth of SCAPE Studio. Bus Tour of the Petrochemical Plant in Potter Township.