Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Mt Lebanon Sewickley Carnegie NCECA Pittsburgh PA Art Related Events:

Mt Lebanon, Sewickley, Carnegie PA Pittsburgh 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 .

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Mt. Lebanon

Art Loft, 615 Washington Road, 412-563-3003.
· Birds I View, Jacqueline Jrolf. A general view of human emotions depicted in sculptures that take the form of abstracted humanized birds. Curated by Sally Gehl.
· Recent Works of Una Mjurka. Curated by Sally Gehl. Above shows: Mar 19-29. Wed 10:00a.m.-6:00p.m., Thu 10:00a.m.-8:00p.m., Fri 10:00a.m.- 6:00p.m., Sat 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Reception Mar 22, Open House 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Area restaurants: Bistro 19, Iovino’s, Alladin’s, Il Piazziiola, The Saloon.

Create-a-Frame/Handworks Gallery, 670 Washington Road, 412-341-1744.
· Teapots and Other Clay Stuff, Ron Korczynski. Mar 1-31. Mon-Fri 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m., Sat 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

Planet Art Gallery, 632 Washington Road, 412-343-3808.
· Echoes from the Rustbelt. Cleveland and Pittsburgh area ceramic artists. The long history and pervasive influence of the steel industry on both Cleveland and Pittsburgh explored by ceramic artists from both cities. Curated by Northern Ohio Clay. Mar 19-29. Wed-Sat 10:00a.m.-8:00p.m. Receptions Mar 20, 6:00p.m.-9:00p.m. and March 22, 10:00a.m.- 8:00p.m. Area restaurants: Little Tokyo, Aladdin’s Eatery, Bistro 19, Pizzaiolo, Sesame Inn.

Uptown Pittsburgh (between Oakland and Downtown Pittsburgh)

James Simon Sculpture Studio, 305 Gist Street, 412 434 5629.
· Amazing Ceramics at Gist Street, August T. Rolin , Laura McLaughlin , Louise Radochonski, Liz Biddle , Tom Binger , Jen Gandee, Errol Willet , Gregory Miller, Julie Elkins, Terry Gess, Angelica Pozo, John Fleenor, James Shipman, Laura De Fazio, James Simon. The show features new work by some of the top national and regional ceramic artists in a down home living room/loft warehouse space in the Uptown neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Organized by James Simon and Laura McLaughlin. Mar 19-22. Wed-Sat11:00a.m.- 7:00p.m. Reception Mar 21, 5:00p.m.-12:00a.m. Area restaurants: Near Carson Street on the South Side-many restaurants.

Carnegie PA

Standard Ceramic, 24 Chestnut Street, 412-276-6333.
· SUNY New Paltz, Alum-plus, Tim Rowan, Jessica Dubin, Brooke Evans, Justin Novak, Harin Lee, Scott Zimmer, Michelle Martin, Michelle Tinner, Aimee Schuler, Liz Daly, Rachelle Guenther, Maria Alfaro, Chang Hyun Bang, Junko Lee, Graham Yeager, Pamela J. Peltzman, Bryan Hopkins, Anat Shiftan, Mary Roehm. Alumni, faculty and friends of The State University of New York at New Paltz. Curated by Ben Wilton, Jonathan Mess, Anat Shiftan. Mar 18-23.
Main Office
· Nordic Woodfire, Helena Andersson, Bede Clarke, Nic Collins, Keith Ekstam, Janne Hieck, Anne-Mette Hjortshoj, Dale Huffman, Janice Hunter, Gregory Miller, Pete Montgomery, Ann-Charlotte Ohlsson, Markus Rusch, José Antonio Sarmiento, Eva Zethraeus, Nina Hole, Priscilla Mouritzen. Work from Nordic Woodfire Extravangaza, Horne, Denmark, June 2007. Organized by Gregory Miller and Dale Huffman. Mar 19-22.
· From Belgrade to Bellingham, New Work from Syracuse, Tijana Djordjevic, Shawn O’Connor, Ed Feldman, Randy Jones, David Macdonald, Errol Willett, Jeremy Randall, Margie Hughto, Nora Creahan, Jennifer Gandee. Group show of Masters Candidates, faculty and guests from Syracuse University’s School of Art and Design. Organized by David Macdonald and Errol Willett. Mar 19-22.
Color Department
· Muchachos, Richard Aerni, Posie Bacopoulos, Cynthia Bringle, Steven Branfman, Richard Burkett, Fong Choo, Nan Coffin, Elmer Craig, Malcolm Davis, Mike Delprato, Bacia Edelman, Carla Flati, Russel Fouts, Eva Funderburgh, Arthur Gonzalez, Gary Greenberg, Lee Grice, Julie Hregdovic, Paul Lewing, Marta Matray, David McBeth, Sandy Miller, Joe Molinaro, Pete Pinnell, Vince Pitelka, Marcia Selsor, Jack Troy, Leandra Urrutia, Paul Andrew Wandless, Derek Weisberg, Liz Willoughby, Lana Wilson, Collette Zielinski. This group show is a positive example of the impact that one small click of a mouse button can have on a person’s life. Over 14 years ago, the show’s organizor discovered a very small internet discussion group called Clayart where she first learned of NCECA and its annual conference. She also learned about Penland School of Crafts. The show is a culmination of friendships made beginning with that one little click. Organized by Carla Flati. Mar 18-22.
Smokestack Building
· Forgotten Forest, Alexandra Watrous. Ceramics & mixed media installation. Sculptural study of our interaction with memory. Mar 19-22. Above shows: Wed-Thu 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m., Fri 9:00a.m.-7:00p.m., Sat 1:00-4:00p.m. Reception Mar 21, 5:00-7:00p.m. Area restaurants: Papa J’s, The Pour House, Duran’s, Riva’s.

Standard Ceramics, One Walnut, 412-276-6333
· The Myth of Permanence, Margaret Boozer, Catherine White, Kyan Bishop, Kate Hardy, Joe Hicks, Ani Kasten, Elizabeth Kendall, Laurel Lukaszewski, Sean Lundgren, Elizabeth Lescault, Leila Holtsman, J.J. McCracken, Judit Varga, Tetyana Wittkowski. This group show explores the tension existing between the expectation of the permanent and the reality of the temporal. Raw, fired, wet, photographic and vacuum-sealed retorts to permanence and preservation, deterioration and fragility, these varied works evoke the idea that there is something to be gained in giving up our expectations of the durable. Organized by Margaret Boozer and Catherine White.
· re-Collection, Jae Won Lee and Blake Williams. Jae Won Lee and Blake Williams explore the intersection of memory, passage, time, and labor using ceramic multiples and repetition. Shades of white create a threshold to an intimate domain referencing dormant wintry landscapes to faded memories to liminal realities. Above shows: Mar 19-22. Wed-Thu 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m., Fri 9:00a.m.-7:00p.m., Sat 1:00- 4:00p.m. Reception Mar 21, 5:00-7:00p.m. Area restaurants: Papa J’s, The Pour House, Duran’s, Riva’s.

The Clay Place Gallery, One Walnut Street, 412-276-3260.
· Friends in Clay, Elvira Peake, Kirk Mangus, Eva Kwong, James Simon. Ceramics and sculpture. Organized by Elvira Peake. Mar 14-Apr 26. Mon-Sat 11:00a.m.-5:00p.m., and by appointment (open Mar 19, 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m.). Reception Mar 18, 6:00-9:00p.m. Area restaurants: Papa J’s, The Pour House, Duran’s, Riva’s.

3rd Street Gallery, 220 3rd Street, 412-276-5233.
· Residents from the Bray 2007, Steven Young Lee, Jennifer Allen, Renee Brown, Renee Audette, Birdie Boone, Nicolas Darcourt, Josh DeWeese, Donna Flanery, Erin Furimsky, Martha Grover, Minkyu Lee, Koi Neng Liew, Tyler Lotz, Ashley Lyon, Andrea Marquis, Paul Maseyk, Melissa Mencini, Michael Moore, Mathew McConnell, David Peters, Joseph Pintz, Anne Drew Potter, Jesse Potts, Brian Rochefort, Deborah Schwartzkopf, Christina West, Tara Wilson, Rosalie Wynkoop. Residents from the Bray 2007 features ceramic work by all residents from the Archie Bray Foundation in 2007. Pottery and sculpture represented by the diverse mix of Bray artists from all over the world come together for a dynamic exhibition. Curated by Emily Free Wilson. Mar 19-22. Wed 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m., Thu-Sat 10:00a.m.-6:00p.m. Reception Mar 21, 7:00-10:00p.m. Area restaurants: Cio’s, Papa J’s, Pour House, Riva’s.
· Erudite Lunacy, Anthony Merino, Anne Perigo, Bean Finneran, Janis Mars-Wunderlich, Megan Sweeney, Ron Kovatch, David Alban, Piero Fenci, Rick Parsons, Tom Pergola, Tony Merino, Virgina Scotchie. Sculpture and mixed media. Organized by Anthony Merino. Mar 19-Apr 12. Wed 9:00a.m-6:00p.m.,Thu-Sat 10:00a.m.-6:00p.m. Reception Mar 21, 7:00- 10:00p.m. Area restaurants: Cio’s, Papa J’s, Pour House, Riva’s.
· Ranch Hands, Ben Carter, Doug Casebeer, Lorna Meaden, Kate Fisher, Lea Tyler, Ralph Scala, Bradley Walters, Clare Pace, Rick Parsons, Ryan Carrington, Benjamin Carter. Ranch Hands features resident artists who worked at the Anderson Ranch Center for the Arts in the winter of 2006-07. The community features a broad spectrum of contemporary ceramic artists that include sculptors, installation artists, vessel makers, and functional potters. Anderson Ranch has built a reputation for encouraging the development of emerging ceramic talents and this group embodies a living tradition that has continued since 1966. Organized by Ben Carter. Mar 19-Apr 12. Wed 9:00a.m-6:00p.m., Thu-Sat 10:00a.m.-6:00p.m. Reception Mar 21, 7:00-10:00p.m. Area restaurants: Cio’s, Papa J’s, Pour House, Riva’s.

Conscious Café, 36 E. Main Street, 412-446-0431 x108.
· L’amour, La Mort, Brian Molanphy. At the National (Porcelain) Manufactory of Sèvres,
France, I made cups in shades and textures of white, especially with bone china. The white marble reliefs of the Parthenon, showing figures processing toward the temple, were influential. Grouped together, the cups make a procession, sometimes austere like the Greek figures, sometimes more humorous, decadent, and flabby. Curated by Jaclyn Kessler. Mar 19-22. Mon-Fri 11:30a.m.-6:00p.m. Conscious Café is a not for profit café that has vegan wraps, coffee, global tea selection and more! Ciao!, Babyface, Sunset Pizza.

Andrew Carnegie Free Library, 300 Beechwood Avenue, 412-276-3456 ext 6.
· Allegheny County Regional K-12 Ceramic Exhibition. Juried work from K-12 Students in Allegheny County. Curated by Betsy Huffman. Mar 15-29. Wed-Thu 10:00a.m.-8:00p.m., Fri closed, Sat 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Reception Mar 15, 1:00-5:00p.m. Area restaurant: Papa J’s.

Sewickley PA

Sweetwater Center for the Arts, 200 Broad Street, 412-741-4405.
· Juicy Terracotta, Helen Otterson, Elizabeth Coleman, Ayumi Horie, Kari Radasch. National and internationally recognized ceramic artists Helen Otterson, Kari Radasch, Elizabeth Coleman and Ayumi Horie present an exhibition featuring functional and sculptural terra cotta work, revealing the rich and juicy nature of the medium. The artists will be on hand to discuss their work at the reception, held in conjunction with the NCECA conference. Organized by Helen Otterson and Elizabeth Coleman. Mar 7-Apr 4. Wed-Fri 9:00a.m.- 9:00p.m., Sat 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Reception Mar 21, 6:00-9:00p.m. Area restaurants: The Sewickley Café, Monte Cello’s, China Palace, Little Athens.



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