Seton Hill Art Professor Pati Beachley New President of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
Beachley’s work is currently being shown in an exhibition at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts titled “Artists + Industry Pilot Project #1 Dielectric Solutions.” The exhibition is a collaborative installation to kick off AAP's new art and industry program.
“The program involves the pairing of AAP artists and Seton Hill art students to produce art using the industrial products produced by the company Dielectric Solutions,” says Beachley. “It will begin this March with a tour of the factory and materials sampling of fibrous strands of glass. The student/artist teams will then produce collaborative works from the industrial materials through their different stages of production.”
Dielectric Solutions is an advanced materials company specializing in light-weight glass fiber fabric, a key component of many electronics products.
The artworks resulting from the art and industry program will be exhibited on Seton Hill’s campus in October as part of the Pittsburgh 2007 “Year of Glass” celebration.