Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Strip District NCECA Pittsburgh Art Events Shows Guide March 2008

Strip District 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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McGuinn Gallery, Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman Street, 412-454-6352. Strip District.
· Out of Madness – Seven Potters Follow Ohr, Georgette Ore, Bart Fetz, Megan Quinn, John Britt, Tony Merino, Lisa Orr, Susan Filley. Features the work of seven potters whose work has been directly influenced by a condition of Mad-Pottery started by Ohr. Organized by Bart Fetz.
· Pots by the River: Treasures from the Waynesburg University Collection. Historic exhibition featuring regional companies. About 60 pieces of Western Pennsylvania made salt glazed ceramics from the 19th century. Curated by Susan Phillips and Kyle Hallam.
· Women with Wood – Three Generations, Susan Beecher, Joy Brown, Julie Crosby, Linda Christianson, Charity Davis-Woodward, Carol Grocki Lewis, Louise Harter, Jane Herold, Robin Johnson, Jody Johnstone, Karen Karnes, Tania Kravath, Robbi Lobell, Liz Lurie, Peg Malloy, Sara Patterson, Mikhail Zakin. Explores the broad range of wood-fired work from a female and multi-generational perspective. Organized by Susan Beecher. Above shows: Mar 19-May 18. Wed 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m., all other days 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Reception Mar 19, 4:30-6:00p.m. Area restaurants: Eleven, Lidia’s, Sports Rock all within two blocks of the History Center.

Society for Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street, 412-261-7003. Strip District.
· Voices, 2008 NCECA Invitational Exhibition, Pavel Amromin, Chuck Aydlett, Russell Biles, Patti Chalmers, Du Chau, Elizabeth Coleman, Michelle Erickson, Amber Ginsburg & Joe Madrigal, Madalene Gluszek, Sergei Isupov, Kathy King, Cindy Kolodziejski, Beth Lo, Matt Nolan, Ben Schulmann, Elise Siegel, Kevin Snipes, Lydia C. Thompson, Sun Koo Yuh, Jason Walker, Scott J. Ziegler. Storytelling and the oral tradition have a long and rooted history in the arts. Focusing on the narrative thread in contemporary ceramics, Voices, 2008
NCECA Invitational Exhibition will highlight the work of 22-25 ceramic artists who express themselves in a narrative form through the creation of vessels, sculpture and installation artwork. Stories evolving from mythology, personal relationships, political commentary in the intimate and social realm, gender, identity and family will all be featured. A color catalogue will be produced to document the exhibition and will include introductory essays by Ronald Kuchta and Matthias Ostermann, photo documentation, and biographical information on each of the participating artists. In conjunction with the exhibition, educational programs and weekend activities will be planned to advance the public's understanding and appreciation of the exhibition. Co-curated by Holly Hanessian and Kate Lydon. Mar 14-Jun 7. Tue-Sat 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Evening hours during NCECA: Wed and Sat until 7:00p.m. Reception Mar 19, 4:00-6:30p.m. Area restaurants: Kaya, Eleven, Piccolo Forno.

Penn Avenue Pottery, 1905 Penn Avenue, 724-785-6338.
· Strip Artists: Dale Huffman at the Penn Avenue Pottery, Dale Huffman, Mike Gwaltney, Tracey Donoughe, Bill Foglia, Valda Cox, Gary Pletsch. Woodfired pots. Organized by Dale Huffman / Penn Avenue Potters. Mar 19-22. Wed 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m., Thu-Sat 10:00am.-4:00p.m. Reception Mar 20, 6:00-9:00p.m. Area restaurants: Lydia’s, Kaya, Bella Notte.



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