Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Helma Groot, GROOTMOBILES, at Gallery Chiz

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5831 Ellsworth Avenue Shadyside Pittsburgh PA 15232

Ellen Chisdes Neuberg, owner/director Ryan Miller, manager Phone: 412.441.6005

Tues – Fri 11-5:45 Sat 11-5 Sunday hours, please phone

GROOTMOBILES = suspended, kinetic

commentaries & more by Helma Groot”

Opening Reception & FirstFridayArtWalk 9.7.07, 6-9 pm

thru 9.29.07


Helma Groot lives in Columbus, Ohio. She was recently featured on HGTV making a mobile for the show 'That's Clever'. She graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 1989, and studied furniture-making in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Helma has been making art mobiles since 1992. Her imagery often deals with ideas that are relevant to current societal issues. Helma has completed public and private art commissions in Hoorn, the Netherlands, Chicago, IL, Del Mar, CA, Atlanta, GA,

Austin, TX, and Columbus, OH. Helma is working on a large mobile commission for a hospital in Toledo, OH and will have a solo show at Ohio Dominican University in March '08. We are pleased to have her solo show at GALLERIE CHIZ. We hope you can attend and enjoy her uniquely entertaining, thought-provoking work.

Shadyside… The Arts Festival on Ellsworth

Yes!!! We ARE having an arts festival this year. The dates are SEPTEMBER 14, 15, 16.

This year we are increasing the performance spaces to 3 stages. Local musicians, DJs, spoken word artists, and dance companies will comprise the entertainment and our fabulous local restaurants will provide outdoor dining for your gastronomical gratification!

Art installations created specifically for this event, artists’ demonstrations, interactive art creations, chalk street murals, a children’s activities tent, Friday night dancing in the streets, Divas of Drag, and the Pittsburgh Dance Showcase, and more will be included this year. Katherine Talcott (former visual arts curator of Three Rivers Arts Festival) and Michael LaManna (of Le Launch Group) are organizing the event, produced by Richard Parsakian and Ellen Chisdes Neuberg.

The Pittsburgh Dance Showcase will highlight the talents of local choreographers and dance companies including, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Dance Alloy Theater, Attack Theatre, The Pillow Project, Labco Dance Company, Carolina Loyola-Garcia, Kyle Abraham, Gia T. Cacalano, Oxygen Dance Company, Jennifer Keller, Denise Azzari, plus more.

Please lock in those dates and come to enjoy the many offerings here on Ellsworth.

pittsburgh galleries is a project from
pittsburgh photographer rick byerly,