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Art That Spans Audiences

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jim West. Jim, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist. My teachers were always asking … Jimmy, Jimmy, are you listening?” “I’m always listening….” Always thinking…. Always questioning…. For me my art makes the …

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Pittsburgh Artist James West Brings 1-Ton Einstein Sculpture to SteelStacks

By Emily Cummins, Public Relations Coordinator Think Think THINK! Aiming to educate through art, Pittsburgh-based sculptor James West wants to challenge the public to step outside its comfort zone. To this end, his new cast bronze sculpture of Albert Einstein at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks begs spectators to stop and think. Weighing in at …

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Shady Side Academy opens $11 million science center

TAWNYA PANIZZI | Friday, May 18, 2018 Shady Side Academy has a new, brick-and-glass science lab that puts college-level equipment in the hands of high school students. “Not many high school labs have this type of equipment,” Science Department Chair Joe Martens said. Martens previously taught and studied genetic research at the University of Pittsburgh. …

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2.C at Leading Science and Innovation Center

The McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation opened in May 2018 as the stunning new home of the SSA Senior School Science Department. Jim West Scultpure, 2.C, is located at the McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation, Science, Technology & Innovation Facility. Bronze, Steel, Aluminum, Kinetics Dimensions: 19′ including 42″ Sphere, 2500 lbs. Gold LEED …

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Split Infinity: Giant bronze sculpture of Albert Einstein coming to ArtsQuest Center

Einstein is coming to Bethlehem. The famed physicist arrives next weekend as a 37-foot tall, 2,000-pound bronze sculpture, a guest of the SouthSide Arts & Music Festival. His gigantic size, reflecting both his intellect and his influence, will be a sight to behold as he simultaneously emerges from the floor and disappears into the ceiling, …

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Point of View Bronze Sculpture

Large-scale tales: Blawnox-based sculptor tells a story with each piece

TRIBUNE REVIEW | KURT SHAW | Friday, July 21, 2017, 4:08 p.m. James West is a local artist who most Pittsburghers only know through his most celebrated work, “Point of View,” a bronze sculpture of George Washington making peace with Seneca leader Guyasuta. With the city of Pittsburgh as its dramatic backdrop, it’s a popular …

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21 Things Pittsburgh Has Given to America

Being a mid-sized city can be a gift and a curse. No matter what happens in Pittsburgh, it will never gain the acclaim of New York or L.A. That’s not to say that Pittsburgh hasn’t played a pivotal role in America’s development. It certainly has. And it still is. But if you find yourself questioning …

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Helping Local People Save Local Land

West is teaming with the Allegheny Land Trust to produce Sculptures, shown below in maquette form. Jim was once again creatively inspired by the beautiful nature found on Sycamore Island and Wingfield Pines. Remarking on the artistry of what nature can be when restored and untouched, West often mentions that people in general are ‘users’ …

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‘Shakin’ but not Stirred’ event benefits the National Parkinson Foundation​

Situated in a quiet cove on the Allegheny River in Blawnox is the studio of sculptor James West. It became the perfect party spot Saturday night for “Shakin’ but not Stirred” to benefit the National Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, which Mr. West and his wife, Jill, hosted. Martinis, morsels and multimedia performances made for …

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Breast Cancer Survivors Inspire Artwork

BRA Day 2013. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation selected the third Wednesday of October as national BRA Day USA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day) to promote education and awareness of breast reconstruction options. According to the sponsors, less than a quarter of the women undergoing breast cancer-related surgeries in the …

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