Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Lawrenceville NCECA Pittsburgh Art Events Exhibits Guide March 2008

Lawrenceville Pittsburgh PA NCECA Art Related Events:

NCECA? It's the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts. Pittsburgh Convention? It's their national convention happening from Wednesday March 19 through Saturday March 22, 2008. It means there's a lot of art to be seen during March of 2008 and beyond. Over 5,000 visitors will be in Pittsburgh to participate in the conference and many art groups, galleries, and artists are taking part by displaying art work.
The following art exhibit information was adapted from the NCECA schedule in order for anyone in the Pittsburgh area to find out what's happening during this exciting time for the NCECA and for Pittsburgh art. Conference members will most likely be on a tour bus on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 seeing these exhibits throughout the area.

Check the home page of the blog to see the other area guides for March 2008. Each listing has start and end dates as well as hours for the venue so you'll know when you can check out all the art.

You can download the pdf with all the area art exhibit info and conference activities here .To learn more about the NCECA Pittsburgh Conference check out .

Brought to you by photographer Rick Byerly, has daily lists of Pittsburgh art events. His photography websites are and and his Pittsburgh Art Gallery Directory is .

Borelli Edwards Gallery, 3583 Butler Street, 412-687-2616.
· Cleveland Institute of Art Ceramics Program: 1978-2008, Judith Salomon, Bill Brouillard, Lisa Clague, Linda Arbuckle, Eddie Dominguez, George Bowes, Neil Patterson, Deirdre Daw, Kristen Cliffel, Susan Collett, Kelly Palmer, Kevin Snipes, Mary Jo Bole, Kirk Mangus, Eva Kwong, Sandra Williams, Terry Guess, and others. Group exhibition celebrating the guiding influence of Judith Salomon and Bill Brouillard in the Ceramics Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Organized by George Bowes and Deirdre Daw.
· Composite: Works by Ohio University Faculty and Graduate Students, Alexandra Hibbitt,
Brad Schwieger, Robert “Boomer” Moore, Deborah Schwartzkopf, Tiffany Carbonneau, April Felipe, Mark Cole, Nick Bivins, Andrea Keys, Elizabeth Zacher, Hiroe Hanazono, Mike Jabbur. Group exhibition featuring the work of Ohio University faculty and graduate students. Organized by Alexandra Hibbitt. Above shows: Mar 1-29. Wed-Fri 11:00a.m.-6:00p.m., Sat 11:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Reception Mar 20, 6:00-9:00p.m. Area restaurants: Coca Café (lunch only), Piccolo Forno, Tamari.

La Vie Gallery, 3609 Butler Street, 412-253-7365.
· Natural Distortions, Mark Burleson, Kimberly Greene, Timothy Van Beke, Merrie Wright. A show examining organic forms and contemporary iconography. Curated by La Vie and Merrie Wright. Feb 23-Mar 23. Wed 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m., Thu-Sat 11:00a.m.-6:00p.m. Reception Mar 22, 7:00-11:00p.m. Area restaurants: Coca Café, Piccolo Forno.

Kiln-n-Time, 3801 Penn Avenue, 412-687-0383.
· SRU Undergrads Rollin’ on the River. Curated by Dick Wukich. Mar 19-22. Wed 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m., Thur-Sat 9:00a.m.-8:00p.m.

Asian Influences, 3513 Butler Street, 412-621-3530.
· Tea Bowls and teabowls, Peter Callas, Joe Campbell, Kristin Muller, Takao Okazaki, Shane Sellers. Exhibition of 30 bowls both traditional and non traditional styles and techniques. Organized by Joe Campbell. Mar 1-21. Wed 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m., Thu-Sat 11:00a.m.- 6:00p.m. Reception Mar 20, 6:00-8:00p.m.

Gallery on 43rd Street, 187 43rd Street, 412-683-6488.
· SPEAK OUT, Marlene Boyle. A solo exhibition of sawdust pit fired, pinched clay pots by Marlene Boyle, most calligraphically carved with expressions and thoughts from authors of word and song; some decorated with the shadow images of foliage or other embellishments used in the firing process. The pots must be touched or held, and turned to be read or viewed completely, putting the observer in intimate contact with their soft, sensual surface. Curated by Mary Coleman. Mar 14-Apr 25. Wed 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m., Thu 11:00a.m.-6:00p.m., Fri 11:00a.m.-6:00p.m., Sat 11:00a.m.-6:00p.m. Receptions Mar 14, 7:00-10:00p.m., Mar 19, 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m. Area restaurants: Perk Me Up Coffeehouse-breakfast and lunch, Hambones-lunch and dinner, River Moon Café-dinner.

Fe Gallery, 4102 Butler Street, 412-860-6028.
· From the Ground Up, Debbie Quick, HyunKyung Yoon, Akiko Jackson and others. Curated by Jill Larson. Several artists who take a progressive approach to a traditional medium- clay. Feb 22-Apr 18. Daily 12:00-4:00p.m.

The Framery, 4735 Butler Street, 412-687-2102.
· Sarah Conway. Mar 18-22. Tue-Fri 9:30a.m.-6:00p.m., Sat 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. Area restaurant: Piccolo Forno.

Trinity Gallery, 4747 Hatfield Street, 412-687-2458.
· Topographies: Recent Sculpture by David S. East and Paul Sacaridiz. Considering notions of mapping and landscape in both literal and psychological terms, the exhibition Topographies will present recent sculpture by David S. East and Paul Sacaridiz. East is ultimately concerned with biochemistry, the suburban domestic environment, and its relationship to identity, while Sacaridiz is examining relationships between the decorative and utopian within constructions reminiscent of architectural models. Employing ceramic materials ranging from the highly articulate to the random and chaotic, the exhibition posits ceramic sculpture as a means of critically investigating a broad range of ideas. Curated by Dan Gaser. Mar 1-30. Wed 9:00a.m.-7:00p.m., Thu-Fri 11:00a.m.-7:00p.m., Sat 11:00a.m.- 4:00p.m. Reception Mar 20, 6:00-8:00p.m. Area restaurants: Stinky's Bar & Grill, River Moon (byob, upscale), Perk Me Up Cafe, Geno's Italian Restaurant.

Hawk Studios and Gallery, 5208 Butler Street, 412-781-3569.
· Keystone Connections, Pennsylvania artists: Ryan Kelly, Tina Gebhart, Bernadette Curran, Jim Dugan, Lars Westby, Jessica Broad. Out of town artists: Matt Hylick, Mary Cloonan, Collette Smith, Myung Rye Kim, Sonya Meeker, Sam Wallace. Past and currant artists in residence from Baltimore Clayworks working in Pennsylvania invite six residence from outer regions. Organized by Jim Dugan. Mar 19-Apr 25. Daily 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m. Reception Mar 20, 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m. Area restaurants: Gino’s, La Filapiana’s.


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