Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Unblurred Gallery Crawl This Friday in Garfield

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Thursday, October 4

8PM-11PM | KELLY-STRAYHORN THEATRE - 5941 PENN AVE.
BORIS / DAMON & NAOMI Psychedelic rock heavies from Japan, with extra guitarist Kurihara (of Ghost), on tour with famed Boston indie-folk duo. Also the CD release for Phil Boyd & The Hidden Twin. $12-$15. For more info: 412-361-2262.

Friday, October 5

10AM-9PM | PITTSBURGH GLASS CENTER - 5472 PENN AVE.
RADICAL DAY + HOT JAM RADical Day is an annual FREE event sponsored by the Allegheny County Regional Asset District. Join us for hot glass demonstrations and “Make it Now” opportunities to make glass flowers, pumpkins, beads and more. The event is free to the public; however, there will be an additional fee for hands-on activities ranging from $10 - $25. For more information, call 412-365-2145 ext. 201. www.pittsburghglasscenter.org


5PM-9PM | ABYSSINIA GALLERY - 5515 PENN AVENUE
JAZZ SHOW Abyssinia welcomes the jazz ensemble, It Takes Two, to its new home. Abyssinia specializes in African Art, Gifts and Home Accents. For more info: 412.654.1408.

5:30PM-10PM | SPINNING PLATE - 5720 FRIENDSHIP AVENUE
CLOSING RECEPTION-TOLKIEN ETCHINGS A suite of about 30, limited edition, very traditional line etchings (ala Rembrandt), all based on the writing of J.R.R.Tolkien, author of "The Lord of the Rings", and "The Silmarillion". For more info: www.tolkienetchings.com

6PM-8PM | WALDORF SCHOOL OF PITTSBURGH - 201 S. WINEBIDDLE ST.
COMMUNITY RECEPTION Enjoy light refreshment with members of our community. Knitters welcome! Call 412-441-5792 x224 for directions or more information.

6PM-8PM | BRILLOBOX - 4104 PENN AVE.
SOFT ROCK HAPPY HOUR Come start your art-world wanderings at brillobox. Special bartender-picked lounge-drink specials, $2 Straub Dark drafts, $2 domestic bottles, with disco balls and 70's video projections.

6PM-8PM | UNION PROJECT - 801 N. NEGLEY AVE.
YOUTH BARISTA PROGRAM RECEPTION Free coffee and dessert reception and the official introduction of the Youth Barista Program to our community. The program, a partnership with Starbucks, is an onsite skills training program for young adults. Over the coming year this program will train 30 young men and women aging out of foster care. Forty percent of foster youth end up homeless in their first 2 years out of the system. Live music and pottery sale too! For more info: 412-363-4550, x37 or www.unionproject.org

6PM-9PM | GARDENALIA - 252 S. HIGHLAND AVE.
GARDENALIA CELEBRATES RECYCLED GLASS GARDEN ART Glass garden art assembled by Alex Sutlic will be featured. Works consist of glass bird baths and sculptural pieces. Musical guest: Cello Virtuoso Elliot Anderson of the Washington Symphony. Light refreshments will be offered. Please contact Wyatt Melius at gardenalia@comcast.net or call 412-441-9611.

6PM-9PM | TORO'S - 5128 PENN AVENUE
DEL'S SPECIALTIES This family-owned neighborhood bar and grill welcomes you for drink specials and Del's Country cooking specialties during unblurred. For more info: 412-441-4109.

6PM-10PM | SPROUT FUND - 5423 PENN AVENUE
OPEN HOUSE The Sprout Fund welcomes friends and supporters to an open house at its new home. Enjoy food generously donated by Whole Foods Market Pittsburgh and entertainment by Dave Bernabo, Ben Harris, the music of the Zany Umbrella Circus, and others. Tour the completely refurbished property from Lawrenceville developer Bill Barron that features the design and custom finishings of South Side designer Matt Clifford. For more info about Sprout: 412.325.0646 or www.sproutfund.org

6PM-11PM | MOST WANTED FINE ART - 5015 PENN AVE.
PRINT SHOW Jason Sauer opens his carriage doors with a smorgasbord of artistic delights. Photography by Kimberly Metcho, and mixed media works by Sauer and artist in residence, Jon Howe (from the UK). For more info: mostwantedfineart@yahoo.com.

7PM-9PM | THE CLAY PENN - 5111 PENN AVE.
OPENING RECEPTION Recent paintings and assemblages by Jorge Myers. Show runs through Oct 31. Open after reception by appointment. Also join other community volunteers to complete the mosaic sculptures in the Clay Penn lot. For more info: 412 951-6133 or e-mail ljmclay@hotmail.com

7PM-10PM | IMAGEBOX - 4933 PENN AVE.
“PERSONAL ZEN”: NEW WORKS BY CHARLES A. SMITH, II Two years ago while spending time at a Tibetan monastery, the monks showed the artist a lot about actually living a stress-free lifestyle. This greatly influenced his art and specifically how color can promote a sense of calm and balance. These abstract images should provide the positive energy to invite peace, good health and prosperity. For more info: 412-441-0930 // www.imagebox.com. or www.artistcharleesmith.com

7PM-10PM | 5151 PENN - 5151 PENN AVE.
BIG TREE: REVISITED A solo show featuring paper cuttings by Linnea Glick. For more info: www.5151Penn.com.

7PM-11PM | MODERNFORMATIONS GALLERY & PERFORMANCE SPACE - 4919 PENN AVE.
TREEZ…CULTURE, NATURE, LIFE, DEATH... A visual art exhibition celebrating the mysticism and varied symbolism of trees. A group show featuring Lisa Diodati, Colin Marple, Rachna Rajen, Ben Merrell, Keith Garcia, Lauri Mancuso, Derek Bubbs, Mike Wheats, Nikki Faychak Kalcevic, and Brad Smith. Show runs thru October 26. For more info: 412-362-0274 www.modernformations.com

7PM-11PM | METAMORPHOSE - CORNER OF PENN & GROSS
MUNCHES, MUSIC, ART, FUN Start the night off with light munchies and an art exhibit at 7:00 with our October feature artist, painter Susan Constance. Matt Dearboff will display his his artful interpertations of Frank Loyd Wright's architecture. Marci Ghering and Monica Phillips will have their cozy new fall looks ready to wrap yourself in! The band, Hail and Farewell, featuring Barrett Black and David Harris, will rock out in our courtyard around 8:00pm. Plus, henna tattoos by Kate.

8PM-11PM | KELLY-STRAYHORN THEATRE - 5941 PENN AVE.
CHIRGILCHIN TUVAN THROAT SINGERS Amazing folk musicians upholding the tradition of throat singing from the free-spirited steppes of Central Asia. $15-$20. For more info: 412-361-2262.

8PM-11PM | ATTACK THEATRE - 4805 PENN AVE.
GAME NIGHT AND THE SEVEN MINUTE DANCE SERIES No four square, no Atari. Instead of seven minutes of dance, come see 75 minutes of our newest work, Someplace, Not Here, right next door to our studios at 4801 Penn Avenue. Attack Theatre presents “Someplace, not here." This bar room tale features the lonesome sounds of the Pittsburgh band Local Honey, video projections, laser technology, and engaging choreography by Attack Theatre. September 28, 29, October 1, 2, 4 & 5. After the show, enjoy all that the avenue has to offer! For more information see reverse side, visit www.attacktheatre.com, or call 412.441.8444

10PM-2AM | BRILLOBOX - 4104 PENN AVE.
PANDEMIC: A WORLD MUSIC JD DANCE PARTY Come finish your art-wanderings by dancing to everything from gypsy-brass to baile funk to bosnian hip-hop and balkan reggaeton and anything else happening across the globe. For more info: 412.621.4900

Saturday, October 6

8PM-11PM | GARFIELD ARTWORKS - 4931 PENN AVE.
TALL TALES Large scale, narrative-based paintings by Seth Stork, Sherry Rusinack, and Lin...Lang. Also features performances by Videohippos (from Baltimore), Marvin Dioxide, and Leo Maymind. $5. For more info: 412-361-2262. www.garfieldartworks.com

Sunday, October 7

3PM-4:30PM | DANCE ALLOY THEATER - 5530 PENN AVE.
MASTER CLASS WITH NORA CHIPAUMIRE A movement revolution: dancing over/under/inside and outside the tradition. This is a master class in Chipaumire’s own movement idiom or style designed for the dancer keen on exploring a new method of dancing! Intermediate dancers welcome. $13 in advance, $15 walk-in. Call to reserve space 412.363.4321

Friday, October 19

6PM-9PM | PITTSBURGH GLASS CENTER - 5472 PENN AVE.
GREAT GLASS PUMPKIN A ghastly glass family event. Watch artists create glass pumpkins and ghosts in the fiery furnace. Then, create glass pumpkins ($25) and Halloween-themed decorated glass cups ($10) on your own. Glass pumpkins and other items will also be for sale in a variety of shapes, sizes and prices. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-365-2145 ext. 202. www.pittsburghglasscenter.org.


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pittsburgh photographer rick byerly,
http://www.uniquetake.com




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