Friday, September 21, 2007

Arts-related news from in and around the Penn Avenue Arts District, 4800-5500 Penn Avenue...

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Arts-related news from in and around the Penn Avenue Arts District, 4800-5500 Penn Avenue...

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Friday, September 21 | 7PM-9PM | ABYSSINIA GALLERY - 5515 PENN AVENUE
VERVE THE MINISTRY Verve the Ministry, a multi-cultural ministry established to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ through creative and performing arts, opens its doors September 21, 2007, from 7pm-9pm at 5515 Penn Avenue @Abyssinia LLC Gallery of Art.

An evening of artistic expression will include the lyrical styling of J'Aira Pryor, and the visual arts of Abyssinia LLC Gallery of Arts, Gifts and Home Accents. On a monthly basis, artists will perform live music, spoken word, visual arts and sharing of the Word. The ministerial concept of Verve is to provide an opportunity for Christian creative and performing artists to express their gifts in a setting that is unique to the traditional church setting.

For additional information please call 412.404.7776

Saturday, September 22 | 10AM-4PM | 5151 PENN - 5151 PENN AVE.
CLOSING RECEPTION OF PERSAD STUDIO ART SALE Choose from a variety of artwork by regionally and nationally recognized artists including photography, sculpture, jewelry, painting, and mixed media. Select a unique gift of art for yourself or someone special. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and door prizes.

All proceeds benefit Persad Center's Free Care Fund which provides more than $350,000 each year in free and subsidized services - allowing people of all economic means to get the treatment they need and the care they deserve.

There are still a bunch of great pieces available, please swing by the gallery and check them out this Saturday morning/afternoon. Persad will be providing some light brunch-type snacks, so you can't use the excuse that you didn't have time because you had to go out to breakfast...

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Friday, September 28 | 8PM-11PM | ATTACK THEATRE - 4805 PENN AVE.
SOMEPLACE, NOT HERE An evening of full-throttle dance, chance encounters, and missed connections. This bar room tale features the lonesome sounds of the Pittsburgh band Local Honey, video projections, laser technology, and engaging choreography by Attack Theatre. Experience an evocative portrayal of one night, many lives, some place…not here. September 28, 29, and October 1, 2, 4 & 5. The show will be held at 4801 Penn Ave (adjacent to Attack Theatre Studios on the Penn Ave Arts Corridor). For tickets, visit or call 412.394.3353. For more info: 412.441.8444.

Tuesday, October 2 | 6PM-9PM | BRILLOBOX - 4104 PENN AVE.
DRINK & DRAW @ BRILLOBOX Drink and Draw is an open studio live model drawing session that meets every other Tuesday on the second floor of brillobox, This session is relaxed, surprising, and inspiring. Amazing models dressed in various themes, old timey music, great company, and decor. All mediums, except oils, welcome. $10. Drink specials! Door prizes!

Next Session: October 2nd

Upcoming sessions --
October 16, October 30, November 13, November 27, December 11

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Tuesday, October 2 | 7PM-9PM | UNION PROJECT - 801 N. NEGLEY AVE.
YOUTH TALENT SHOWCASE The time has finally arrived for the first Youth Talent Showcase, Tuesday, October 2nd from 7-9 pm. Our friends in the community have come out to support the event including our MC for the evening, Lee Davis, outreach manager for Community Empowerment Association, member of One Hood and host /event planner for UWeb TV/idi productions, recording artist, community activist DJ Omar-Abdul spinning and One Hood, our event hosts. We are taking slot reservations for students. Just send an email to , titled “Contestant” with the name and talent of the youth participating. There will be some slots left open for walk-in contestants the night of the event.

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