Wednesday, March 12, 2008

North Side, North Shore NCECA Pittsburgh Art Events Exhibits Guide March 2008


North Side, North Shore and West End, 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 www.PittsburghGalleries.blogspot.com 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 http://www.nceca.net/pdfs/2008/2008exhibitionlisting.pdf .To learn more about the NCECA Pittsburgh Conference check out http://www.nceca.net/conference/2008/index.html .

Brought to you by photographer Rick Byerly, www.PittsburghGalleries.blogspot.com has daily lists of Pittsburgh art events. His photography websites are www.uniquetake.com and www.rickbyerly.com and his Pittsburgh Art Gallery Directory is www.PghGalleries.com .



The Andy Warhol Museum, www.warhol.org , 117 Sandusky Street, 412.237.8309.
· Ceramic Explosion: The Work of Martin Klimas. German photographer Martin Klimas' work features porcelain figures at the moment of impact with the ground. This exhibition will be his first ever in an American museum. Mar 19-May 31. Wed 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m., Thu 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m., Fri 10:00a.m.-10:00p.m., Sat 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Free admission with NCECA Name Badge on Wed, Mar19; Thu-Sat 50% off admission with NCECA Name Badge.

Alcoa Corporate Building, 201 Isabella Street, 412-553-2578.
1) Alumni Show = first floor main lobby,
2) Student Show = first floor conference room (adjacent to the lobby).
· Edinboro at Alcoa Feb 29- Mar 21. Wed-Thu 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m., Fri 8:00a.m.-3:00p.m., Sat closed. (Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and student exhibitons), Von Allen, Craig Bachman, Vance Bell, Kristi Blank, Rachel Bleil, Norman Brown, Summer Bruch, Dan Byler, Aaron Calvert, Dodie Campbell, Bill Campbell, Steven Cheek, Shane Christenson, Chip Clawson, Scott Cornish, Stephanie Craig, Steve Dark, Andrew Davis, Gerry Dinnen, Paul Donnelly, Kristi Dubinsky, Megan Dull, Edward Eberle, Diane Eisenbach, David Gamble, Frank Gaydos, Dana Groemminger, Eric Hahn, Trevor Herceg, Donna Hetrick, Steve Heywood, Rick James, Brian Jensen, Chuck Johnson, Steve Kemenyffy, Christian Kuharik, Chris Longwell, Danae Mattes, Ron Mazanowski, Ken McCollum, Matthew Metz, Bil Myers, Donna Nicholas, Richard Nickel, Jane Pleak, Jillian Ploucha, Chris Powell, Mike Prather, Scott Rench, Lee Rexrode, Michael Schmidt, Carol Schwartz, Carl Shanahan, Gary Spinosa, Frank Stofan, Rebecca Stowell, Patrick Terjak, Gerald Wagner, Niles Wallace, Jared Ward, Brendan Wills, Judy Wojcik, Bruce Woyt, Richard Wukich.
TWO concurrent Exhibitions from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; 1) an Alumni Exhibition, and 2) a Current Student Exhibition. Curated by Alumni Exhibition: Donna Nicholas and Lee Rexrode; Student Exhibition: Chuck Johnson. Feb 29- Mar 21. Wed-Thu 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m., Fri 8:00a.m.-3:00p.m., Sat closed. Area restaurant: Atrias.

Artists Image Resource, 518 Foreland Street, 412-321-8664. Mar 5-Apr 5. Mon-Sat 11:00a.m.-4:00p.m.(Wed 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m.) and by appointment.
· Clay and Print, Heather Coffey, David Israel, Jeff Irwin, Kathy King, Les Lawrence, Naitoh Megumi, Nolan Jennifer, Scott Rench, Paul Scott, Ian F. Thomas, Shalene Valenzuela, Paul Andrew Wandless. Clay and Printmaking have been combined in various ways for decades, but hasn’t really been recognized as its own genre unique unto itself. Its been viewed more as an interesting way for a few artists to place an image or design onto clay. Image Transfer is much more than cleverly using printing techniques to enhance a clay surface. The work created is not about clay or about printmaking. It’s truly something different and occupies its own artistic ground with one foot in clay and one foot in printmaking. Combining clay processes and printmaking techniques to make art is a natural and logical evolution of the two versatile mediums. This hybrid art of clay and print has its own exciting rules, lexicon, attitude, views, aesthetics, traditions, cannons and purpose. All of which are currently being defined and established in the present by those choosing to investigate this way of working. These artists or clay printers are merging processes, tools and techniques of different mediums to express themselves visually in a way that is unique, fresh, bold and new. The work created is visually dynamic, technically challenging and intellectually curious. Image transfer on clay is a new voice in the discourse of art utilizing the best of two mediums to convey the message. Organized by Paul Andrew Wandless. Mar 5-Apr 5. Mon-Sat 11:00a.m.-4:00p.m.(Wed 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m.) and by appointment. Area restaurants: Max’s Allegheny Tavern, Legends of the North Shore, The Park House, SassyMarie’s, Amani Coffee Shop.

Moxie DaDA, 1416 Arch Street , 412-682-0348. North Shore.
· It’s Hot in Here – Seven Alarms at the Firehouse, Shari Lynn Bennett, Dennis Bergevin, Valda Cox, Jane Freund, Matthew Grebner, Bernard Jakub, Holly Van Dine. Seven-person exhibit at Moxie DaDA (downstairs) of wheelthrown, handbuilt, sculptural and tile work by ceramicists at the Firehouse Studios (upstairs). Co-op studios open for touring during NCECA. Curated by Grant Bobitski. Mar 8-29. Wed 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m., Thu 12:00- 8:00p.m., Fri 12:00-9:00p.m., Sat 10:00a.m.-8:00p.m. Dessert and wine reception Mar 21, 6:00-9:00p.m. Area restaurants: Monterrey Pub, Max’s Allegheny Tavern, Sassy Marie’s, Penn Brewery, Legends of the North Shore.

VAC Gallery at CCAC Allegheny Campus, The corner of Galveston and N. Lincoln on the North Shore, 724-272-4696 or 724-453-0862.
· Painting With Smoke -Three Visions: Naked Raku, Kate & Will Jacobson, David Roberts, Eduardo Lazo. Hawaii based potters Kate & Will Jacobson team up with English ceramist David Roberts and Bay area artist Eduardo Lazo to present their diverse approaches to carbon stenciled raku. Curated by Paul Jay. Mar 18-27. Wed 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m., Thu-Fri 8:30a.m- 4:00p.m., Sat 1:00-4:00p.m.

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan Street, 412-322-1773 x 196. North Side.
Kerr Gallery. Both shows: Wed-Fri 9:30a.m.-5:00p.m., Sat 2:00-4:00p.m.
· The Frank Ross Legacy Exhibition, Frank Ross, Wess Mills, Val Cushing, Bill Strickland, Edward Eberle, Toshiko Takaezu, Susan Phillips, Linda Rohrbach-Austerberry, Karen Howell, Duke Miecznikowski, Jill Pelegrino, Lee Rexrode, Chuck Stump, Linda Winegar, Jim Winegar, Chuck Wissinger, Keith Herkenroether, Regis Brodie, Ron Pivovar, Ron Korczynski, Richard Wukich, Tracey Donoughe, Sandy Kadlubowski, Frank McNutt, Bob Bonnet. Curated by Heather Powell. Jan 18-Apr 7. Manchester-Bidwell Dining Hall
· Table of Elements, Cynthia Bringle, John Britt, Doug Casebeer, Jim Connell, Betty Hedman, Kathy Koop, Kent McLaughlin, Liz Quackenbush, Brad Schweiger, Gay Smith, Janice Strawder, Dan Vito, Laura Jean McLaughlin, Ron Myers, Jeff Oestreich, Suze Lindsay, Lisa Orr, Valda Cox, Donn Hedman, Robert “Boomer” Moore, Shoji Satake, Chad Martin, Christa Assad, Marko Biddle, Dave Deily, Justin Rothshank, Matt Wilt, Michael Kline, Ellen Shankin, Dale Huffman, Lisa Naples, Lee Rexrode, Ian Thomas, Amanda Wolf, Neil Patterson, Joshua Green, Denise Suska Green, Jeffrey Schwarz, Chuck Johnson, Neil Patterson, Nick Joerling, Willi Singleton, Linda Christianson, Simon Levin, Eddie Dominguez and many others. A celebration of ceramics for the table by over 100 artists from Pennsylvania and throughout the United States. Curated by Heather Powell. Mar 18-22.
Both shows: Wed-Fri 9:30a.m.-5:00p.m., Sat 2:00-4:00p.m. Ticketed Reception Event, Mar 18, 5:30-8:00p.m. (registration at http://Manchester-Craftsmens-Guild.ennectevent.com/MCG ). Area restaurants: Cousin Vinnie’s, La Crème Café (both lunch only).

Drew Mathieson Center for Horticultural Technology, 1650 Metropolitan Street (one block south of Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild). North Side
· To Live Together Harmoniously with Nature, Hiromu and Mieko Okuda. Works by Hiromu and Mieko Okuda including a collaborative installation created with students from the Pittsburgh Region. Curated by Heather Powell.
· Clay and Flowers. A group exhibition of ceramic containers and Ikebana arrangements created by Pittsburgh artists, students and teachers. Curated by Heather Powell. Above shows: Mar 18-22. Wed-Fri 9:30a.m.-5:00p.m., Sat 2:00-4:00p.m. Area restaurants: Cousin Vinnie’s, La Crème Café (both lunch only).

West End of Pittsburgh:

James Gallery, 413 South Main Street Pittsburgh, 412-922-9800. West End.
· Two for the Show. Recent work of Regis Brodie and Bill Strickland. Curated by James Frederick. Mar 14-May 3. Mon-Sat 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. (Wed, Mar 19, 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m.). Reception Mar 14, 7:00-10:00p.m.

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