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Jim West Sculpture Becomes Public Installation 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.
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?”
Pittsburgh Artist James West Brings 1-Ton Einstein Sculpture to SteelStacks
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.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Shady Side Academy Senior School in Fox Chapel celebrated the newest edition to their campus on May 18, 2018. The construction started one year ago of the new Mcllroy Center for Science and Innovation and was designed by Frederick Fisher & Partners of Los Angeles. The large sculpture in the center of the courtyard was designed and created by Blawnox artist Jim West.
Shady Side Academy opens $11 million science center
TAWNYA PANIZZI | Friday, May 18, 2018
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, seemingly ascending a rope attached to his shoe.
‘Split Infinity’ on display in the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
BETHLEHEM, PA— The Theory of Relativity, E = mc2, is perhaps the most famous equation in the world, and while most can attribute it to Albert Einstein, few understand its significance.
Aiming to educate through art, Pittsburgh-based sculptor James West wants to challenge the public to step outside its comfort zone and explore science and physics with his large cast bronze sculpture of Einstein. Weighing in at more than 2,000 pounds, Split Infinity will be on display at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, from April 19-June 23 in the Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons.
A new/old take on Pittsburgh hits print
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 article by Brian O’Neill. New Pittsburgh released book features Studio Wild West iconic bronze sculpture, Point Of View, as Cover photography.
Featured Artist in SCULPTURE Magazine, September 2017
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.
21 Things Pittsburgh Has Given to America 21 Things Pittsburgh Has Given to America
by Joe Vennare | Innovation
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, developing game-changing innovations whose impact far exceeds its midsize status.
But if you find yourself questioning the contributions of the Steel City, beyond the obvious, allow us to present you with a list of things Pittsburgh has give to America. You can thank us later.
Victory over the French
Helping Local People Save Local Land 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’ of the land, he notes that using the land can be positive and valuable if we give back to its overall constitution.
Jim West & Kevin McMahon of the cultural trust of Pittsburgh waiting for the new NEA chair Dr. Jane Chu to tour the cultural district.
Breast Cancer Survivors Inspire Artwork 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.
‘Shakin’ but not Stirred’ event benefits the National Parkinson Foundation
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE | PATRICIA SHERIDAN | July 30, 2013
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 a memorable evening. Pastry chef Kim West, daughter of the hosts, was just back from France and provided delectable bite-size desserts. The festivities began with a VIP reception that featured a performance by Maria Caruso’s ballet company, Bodiography, and a demonstration of how to add patina to a sculpture by Mr. West.