Friday, March 14, 2008

Pittsburgh NCECA Art Opening Guide for March 14-22 2008 List

There are tons of art exhibits to check out in the next week! This is an amazing time for the Pittsburgh art scene with both the 250 birthday of Pittsburgh and the Ceramics conference coming to Pittsburgh. The exhibits are open to any and all. Below is a schedule for the opening receptions and keep in mind the main info link here Pittsburgh NCECA Art Exhibit Info from Rick Byerly:

Schedule for NCECA Art Opening Receptions within the City of Pittsburgh:

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 .

March 14 to March 22, 2008 Pittsburgh Art Openings:

Friday March 14, 2008

James Gallery, 413 South Main Street Pittsburgh, 412-922-9800. West Side. Reception Mar 14, 7:00-10:00p.m. · Two for the Show. Recent work of Regis Brodie and Bill Strickland.

209/9 Gallery (of the August Wilson Center), 9th Street, Liberty at Penn Avenue, 412-281-5484. Reception Mar 14, 6:00-8:00p.m. · Black Clay in PA: A Dialogue In Flux.

Wednesday March 19, 2008

McGuinn Gallery, Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman Street, 412-454-6352. Strip District. Reception Mar 19, 4:30-6:00p.m. Three ceramics related shows. · Out of Madness – Seven Potters Follow Ohr, · Pots by the River: Treasures from the Waynesburg University Collection, · Women with Wood – Three Generations.

Society for Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street, 412-261-7003. Strip District. Reception Mar 19, 4:00-6:30p.m. · Voices, 2008 NCECA Invitational Exhibition.

Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, 5833 Ellsworth Avenue, 412-441-5200. Reception Mar 19, 11:00a.m.- 8:00p.m. · Japanese Threads. The show will feature many internationally renowned artists who have studied in Japan or been influenced by it’s ceramic history.

Gallerie Chiz, 5831 Ellsworth Avenue, 412-441-6005. Reception Mar 19, 1:00-6:00p.m. · Tacitly Tactile

Thursday March 20,2008

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 Fifth Avenue, 412-361-0873. Reception Mar 20, 5:00-8:00p.m. Receptions for 3 art exhibits at The Marshall Building (big yellow bldg): · NCECA Regional Student Juried Exhibiton, · Material Translations: Pinch, Coil, Slab, and · Earth and Fire (Associated Artists of Pittsburgh). and in the Scaife Building: Reception Mar 20, 6:00-8:00p.m for · BackTalk New works from emerging Canadian artists.

Borelli Edwards Gallery, 3583 Butler Street, 412-687-2616. Reception Mar 20, 6:00-9:00p.m. Lawrenceville. · Cleveland Institute of Art Ceramics Program: 1978-2008 and · Composite: Works by Ohio University Faculty and Graduate Students.

Penn Avenue Pottery, 1905 Penn Avenue, 724-785-6338. Strip District. Reception Mar 20, 6:00-9:00p.m. · Strip Artists: Dale Huffman at the Penn Avenue Pottery.

Asian Influences, 3513 Butler Street, 412-621-3530. Reception Mar 20, 6:00-8:00p.m. Lawrenceville. · Tea Bowls and teabowls. Exhibition of 30 bowls both traditional and non traditional styles and techniques.

Trinity Gallery, 4747 Hatfield Street, 412-687-2458. Reception Mar 20, 6:00-8:00p.m. · 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.

Hawk Studios and Gallery, 5208 Butler Street, 412-781-3569. Reception Mar 20, 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m. · Keystone Connections, Pennsylvania ceramic artists.

Modernformations Gallery and Performance Space, 4919 Penn Avenue, 412-362-0274. Reception Mar 20, 7:00-9:00p.m. · Americana Refigured. Ceramic figurative show focusing on contemporary ideals and what it means to live in todays American society.

Imagebox Gallery., 4933 Penn Avenue, 412-441-0930. Reception Mar 20, 6:00- 9:00p.m. · Raku Dreams, John Dorinsky. The works in this exhibition are part of an ongoing series devoted to the expression of dream imagery using the Raku ceramic firing process.

The Clay Penn, 5111 Penn Avenue, 412-361-2540. Reception Mar 21, 6:00-9:00p.m. · Decalcomania, Recent Ceramic Work by Laura Jean McLaughlin.

The Ellis Armory, 6425 Fifth Avenue, (Penn Avenue at Putnam) 412-860-3508. Reception Mar 20, 6:00-8:00p.m. 15 Art Exhibits!

The Ellis School, 6425 Fifth Avenue, 412 -860-3508. Reception Mar 20, 6:00-8:00p.m. · From A Women’s Hand: Past Visions – Present Realities.

Robert Morris University Gallery, 600 5th Avenue, 412-397-6881. Reception Mar 20, 5:30-8:00p.m. · Brit by Brit: Contrasting contemporary ceramics by British artists Rod Bugg and Steve Dixon.

Friday March 21, 2008

Moxie DaDA, 1416 Arch Street , 412-682-0348. North Shore. Dessert and wine reception Mar 21, 6:00-9:00p.m. · It’s Hot in Here – Seven Alarms at the Firehouse. Seven-person exhibit at Moxie DaDA (downstairs) of wheelthrown, handbuilt, sculptural and tile work by ceramicists at the Firehouse Studios.

Union Project, 801 North Negley Avenue, 412-363-4550 ext.22. Reception Mar 21, 6:00-9:00p.m. 4 exhibits.

Main gallery, Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes Avenue, 412-622-8830. Reception Mar 21, 6:00-8:00p.m. · Hanging by a Thread. NCECA Ceramics invitational group exhibition.

Carnegie Mellon University, 5200 Forbes Avenue, The Frame Gallery, 412-268-2081. Reception Mar 21, 7:00-9:00p.m. · Ceramic Sculpture: Carnegie Mellon Student Work.

University Center Gallery, 412-268-9510. Reception Mar 21, 7:00-9:00p.m · Ten from Ten Carnegie Mellon University Alumni.

707 Penn Gallery, 707 Penn Avenue, 412-456-2961. Reception Mar 21, 5:00-7:00p.m. · Suggestion/Submission.

Art Institute of Pittsburgh, 420 Boulevard of the Allies, 412-749-0134. Reception Mar 21, 6:30-8:30p.m. · Earth and Fire (not affiliated with the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Earth and Fire show at PCA in Shadyside).
Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery, 937 Liberty Avenue (3rd Floor), 412-281-8723. Reception Mar 21, 6:00-9:00p.m. · Material Transcendence: Clay as Commentary and · The Greatest Show on Earth.

Saturday March 22, 2008

La Vie Gallery, 3609 Butler Street, 412-253-7365. Reception Mar 22, 7:00-11:00 p.m. Lawrenceville. · Natural Distortions. A show examining organic forms and contemporary iconography.


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