The Mattress Factory http://wesa.fm en A Wide World of Art Coming to Pittsburgh This Fall http://wesa.fm/post/wide-world-art-coming-pittsburgh-fall <p>There are many exciting arts events coming to Pittsburgh this fall. From the 35th anniversary of the Mattress Factory to feminist punk rock and of course, a big ‘ol rubber ducky.</p><p>Bill O'Driscoll, Arts &amp; Entertainment Editor for the Pittsburgh City Paper says installations from the Mattress Factory's <a href="http://www.mattress.org/index.cfm?event=ShowEvent&amp;id=357">Detroit in Residence</a> exhibit use found objects to their advantage.</p><p>"It was opportunity rather than devastation."</p><p>He found the basement exhibit from <a href="http://www.mattress.org/index.cfm?event=ShowArtist&amp;eid=116&amp;id=578&amp;c=Current">Scott Hocking </a>especially notable. It utilizes the imagery of the Carrie Furnace in Rankin and salvaged figures from a bible theme park for "a mediation on post-industrial society." Wed, 18 Sep 2013 22:40:25 +0000 Heather McClain 16778 at http://wesa.fm A Wide World of Art Coming to Pittsburgh This Fall Mattress Factory Receives Grant for Educational Outreach http://wesa.fm/post/mattress-factory-receives-grant-educational-outreach <p><a href="http://www.mattress.org">The Mattress Factory</a>, known for its installation art, has received a $100,000 grant from the Benedum&nbsp;Foundation to continue its educational outreach in western Pennsylvania and extend it into West Virginia. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Charlee Song 8960 at http://wesa.fm