This weekend marks the end of AlloyPGH 2015 artist residency. It was a rewarding project where I was given the opportunity to work with 10 other fantastic artist in an amazing space. The unique experience of creating artwork through AlloyPGH for display at the historic Carrie Furnace will be one I will never forget. The goal of this residency was to share a unique family story about my grandfather Stan Kwasny through a balancing sculpture. This goal was achieved after the completion and installation of STAN but the moments that took place during the one month AlloyPGH exhibition were truly serendipity. My grandfather and I enjoyed talking about the industry he worked for during the AlloyPGH opening. He also got the celebrity treatment at the opening when people learned he was the real Stan and the inspiration for the STAN sculpture. I got to meet many new people through the artist talks and events at Carrie Furnace like Ron Baraff and the amazing Rivers of Steel staff, mayor John Fetterman, Mattress Factories Barbara Luderowski and Michael Olijnyk, artist Mary Jane Jacobs, and many local families that also shared connections to Pittsburgh's industrial past. The variety of people attracted and inspired by Carrie Furnace and the AlloyPGH residency made it a really unique once in an life time experience.