Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Echoes from the Rustbelt, NCECA and the Art Loft, Planet Art, and Create A Frame/Handworks

Three Mt. Lebanon Galleries, Art Loft, Planet Art, and Create A Frame/Handworks will participate in the 42nd Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) coming to Pittsburgh March 19 through March 25.
The Art Loft will feature the works of Philadelphia artist Jacquie Jrolf and California artist Una Mjurka. Create A Frame/Handworks will host an exhibit, "Teapots and Other Clay Stuff" with the works of Ron Korcynski, who will also be a speaker at the conference. "Echoes from the Rust Belt" featuring ceramic artists from Cleveland and Pittsburgh will be at Planet Art Gallery. All three Washington Road Galleries will have their openings from 6pm to 9pm on Thursday, March 20.
For more information call the Art Loft at 412.563.3003 or visit http://www.artloftpittsburgh.com/, Create A Frame/Handworks at 412.341.1744 or visit http://www.createaframehandworks.com/, and Planet Art Gallery at 412.343.3808 or visit http://www.planetartgallery.com/

Info about Planet Art Gallery's Show:

Echoes from the Rustbelt: An exchange of ideas and clay between Cleveland & Pittsburgh ceramic artists(An Independent Concurrent NCECA 2008 Exhibition) Background: Planet Art Gallery along with Northern Ohio Clay (a group of professional ceramic artists), are hosting an independent concurrent NCECA exhibition during the NCECA 2008 Conference being held in Pittsburgh , March 18th-22nd, 2008.
Location: Planet Art Gallery 632 Washington Road Mt. Lebanon , PA 15228
When: Wednesday, March 19 Saturday, March 29, 2008 Mon.-Fri. 11am-5pm, Sat. 11am-7pm
EXTENDED HOURS March 19-22, 2008 10am - 8pm
Receptions: Thusday, March 20, 2008 Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Saturday, March 22, 2008 Time: 10am-8pm

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) is a professional association of individuals and organizations whose interests, talents and careers are focused on the ceramic arts. United by a fascination with the responsive, captivating medium of clay and its potential for creative expression, NCECA members share a conviction that the work of the hand has the power to shape lives. NCECA is dedicated to ensuring the future of an art form that has been a common thread in human culture for over 30,000 years. This year, NCECA 2008, 42nd Annual Conference Confluence: Innovation, Community, Environment will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center , Pittsburgh , PA from March 19-22, 2008. ?Echoes from the Rustbelt? is an independent concurrent show addressing the long history and pervasive influence of the steel industry on both cities. The invited artists have an immediate connection with the history of the Pittsburgh or Cleveland Steel Industry.

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