Giant Rubber Duck http://wesa.fm en Temporary Art Installations Boost Economy http://wesa.fm/post/temporary-art-installations-boost-economy <p>Temporary art installations are all the rage—while they’re around. This past summer Pittsburgh has seen a host of exhibits including the “yarn-bombing” of the Andy Warhol Bridge and, of course, the Rubber Duck Project.</p><p>Business contributor Rebecca Harris looks at the economic impact of these visiting art projects.</p><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:40:39 +0000 Katherine Blackley 18552 at http://wesa.fm Temporary Art Installations Boost Economy After More Than 1 Million Visitors, Pittsburgh Duck To Leave Its Nest Sunday http://wesa.fm/post/after-more-1-million-visitors-pittsburgh-duck-leave-its-nest-sunday <p></p><p>Despite an online petition with more than 4,636 signatures (as of this story being published), the Rubber Duck Project will leave Pittsburgh on Sunday night.</p><p>“From the beginning we always said October 20<sup>th</sup> is its date,” said Paul Organisak, vice president for programming at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. “The work of art has always been, was meant to be, a temporary installation. The power of it is the concentrated period of time to bring people together knowing that they must get down to see it.”</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:42:07 +0000 Deanna Garcia 18368 at http://wesa.fm After More Than 1 Million Visitors, Pittsburgh Duck To Leave Its Nest Sunday Rubber Duck Leaves Mark http://wesa.fm/post/rubber-duck-leaves-mark <p></p><p>On a typical weekday in October about 70 visitors will wander in and out of the Fort Pitt Block House in Point State Park, since Florentijn Hofman&rsquo;s giant rubber duck has been floating in the Allegheny River that number has grown by nearly 600 percent.</p><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s just been crazy,&rdquo; said Block House curator Emily Weaver who has seen weekend visitation shoot through the roof.&nbsp; &ldquo;It&rsquo;s been a lot like having the Three Rivers Regatta here every week.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s just been crazy.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:14:39 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 18308 at http://wesa.fm Rubber Duck Leaves Mark Just How Big is that Giant Floating Rubber Duck? http://wesa.fm/post/just-how-big-giant-floating-rubber-duck <p>Artist Florentijn Hofman&#39;s <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/four-story-duck-headed-pittsburgh">Rubber Duck Project</a> will float down the Ohio and Allegheny Rivers Friday, kicking off Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Festival of Firsts.</p><p>The duck has been on display all over the world, with stops in Amsterdam, Lommel (Belgium), Osaka, Sydney Harbour, Sao Paulo and Hong Kong. It&#39;s also spawned some <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/rubber-ducky-youre-not-one-hong-kong-quacker-spawns-others">counterfeit quackers</a>.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:31:18 +0000 Reid Carter 16993 at http://wesa.fm Just How Big is that Giant Floating Rubber Duck? Giant Rubber Duck Poised to 'Change Pittsburgh for a Bit' http://wesa.fm/post/giant-rubber-duck-poised-change-pittsburgh-bit <p></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:25:42 +0000 Deanna Garcia 17140 at http://wesa.fm Giant Rubber Duck Poised to 'Change Pittsburgh for a Bit'