Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Pittsburgh Unblurred Art Gallery Crawl This Friday April 4, 2008, Penn Ave in Garfield

Unblurred Gallery Crawl always happens the First Friday of every month along Penn Avenue in Garfield, Bloomfield, Friendship and East Liberty. The Friday April 4, 2008 schedule is below. ( current schedules can always be found here , every unblurred is worth checking out!) .

This week feature's Modernformation Art Gallery's Spring Salon! 4919 Penn Ave near Garfield Artworks, a great place to start Unblurred around 7 pm as Metamorphose, Modernformations, Garfield Artworks, Imagebox are close to each other and you can pick up an Unblurred schedule there to see what else is going on!

Friday, April 4

6PM-8PM BRILLOBOX - 4104 PENN AVE.SOFT ROCK HAPPY HOU Come start your art-world wanderings listening to the smooth sounds of soft rock. $2 domestic bottle specials, $3 well drink specials, $2 peirogi and corn-dog appetizer specials.

6PM-9PM PITTSBURGH GLASS CENTER - 5472 PENN AVE.HOT JAM Free open house featuring heat defying acts of art in Pittsburgh Glass Center’s state-of the-art glass studios. For more information, call 412-365-2145 ext. 201. http://www.pittsburghglasscenter.org/.

6PM-9PM THE GREEN BUILDING GALLERY - 5515 PENN AVE.CLOSING RECEPTION John Sokol (paintings) & James Shipman (sculpture). John Sokol & James Shipman are two of our regions' finest artists. Sokol, 60, has had sold out shows in New York City - his paintings in tar, oil & acrylic are beautiful, mythic works done by a modern master. James Shipman is here showing a group of wonderful mixed media sculptures using clay, steel and found objects. Shipman is the President of the Society of Sculpture, the oldest sculpture group in the United States. These are two great artists at the height of their creative powers - don't miss it! More info call Bob Ziller 412-606-1220.

6PM-10PM MOST WANTED FINE ART - 5015 PENN AVE.UTOPIA: LOST AND FOUND Prints, monotypes, and paintings from the master printers of Stone Press Editions in Seattle, Washington. John Lysak, Scott Frish, and Kent Lovelace make up the most comprehensive collective ever shown at Most Wanted. Although the artists have divergent styles, the work shares a sense of place and a connection in creating an ideal vision. These three have printed for such artists as Robert Bateman and Jacob Lawrence. http://www.most-wantedfineart.com/

6PM-11PM STUDIO 5013 - 5013 PENN AVE.WATERCOLORS Stop by the windows at Studio 5013 and enjoy watercolor paintings by Louise O. Criss.

7PM-9PM THE CLAY PENN - 5111 PENN AVE.FRIENDLY FIRE Opening Reception of "Friendly Fire" by Victoria Cessna. Displaying the newest paintings and other artwork creations from her past year filled with oxymoron. Show runs through April 30. Open by appointment after reception by calling 412 951-6133.

7PM-9PM METAMORPHOSE - 4922 PENN AVE.PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM Featuring New York Photographer, Joseph Castelli showing his work titled "Duality." A brand of story driven imagery. The concept was to unlock information unbeknownst to the model, and to communicate his interpretation of the subject. Also enjoy a short film featuring Jordan Speranzo titled "At least they could warn us." Directed by David Hall & produced by Katie Woolridge. Bring your recycled art piece made from everyday junk. We'll be hanging around 6:00. Prize for most creative! More info call Monica 412-277-1238.

7PM-10PM MODERNFORMATIONS GALLERY & PERFORMANCE SPACE - 4919 PENN AVE. SPRING SALON JURIED EXHIBITION The visitors that move through Modernformations during April will bethe judges of this show. They decide who wins their very own solo exhibit with the gallery and who will receive cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd place. Come and place your vote opening night! Thru April 25th. 412/362-0274 http://www.modernformations.com/

7PM-10PM GARFIELD ARTWORKS - 4931 PENN AVE.NEW WORKS By Laura Hughes and Laura Kahl. Featuring live performances by the Silver Eagle Band and Dark Lingo. Donation requested. 412-361-2262. http://www.garfieldartworks.com/

7PM-10PM IMAGEBOX - 4933 PENN AVE. SHARI LYNN BENNETT NEW WORK A solo art show of oil paintings inspired by the discovery of old family photographs, many of which prominently include the shadows of the photographer and onlookers. 412-441-0930 http://www.imagebox.com/

8PM-11PM ATTACK THEATRE - 4805 PENN AVE.ATTACK THEATRE’S GAME NIGHT AND THE SEVEN-MINUTE DANCE SERIES Join Attack Theatre for some good old-fashioned schoolyard fun and games: Four-Square, backgammon, 3-D tic-tac-toe, vintage Atari games, darts and Connect Four. Between games, enjoy seven minutes of something and get ready The Dirty Ball on April 12th! Everyone is welcome, donations suggested. Sponsored in part by UPMC. http://www.attacktheatre.com/ 412.441.8444.

8PM-11PM THE NEW HAZLETT THEATER - 6 ALLEGHENY SQUARE EAST (Northside)FEED YOUR HEAD CAFÉ DANCE ALLOY THEATER presents FEED YOUR HEAD CAFÉ, an evening length extravaganza by Artistic Director Beth Corning, a little bit Alice In Wonderland, a touch of Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, a hint of Alice’s Restaurant. Now a 50-year-old café proprietor – Alice invites you on one more trip down the infamous rabbit hole. Featuring guest artists Aaron Ingley Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Karla Boos Quantum Theatre, Greer Reed formerly of Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and dance students from CAPA. Plus…screaming queens Jezebel, Marsha Mellow and Eda Bagel! Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through April 13. 412.363.4321 http://www.dancealloy.org/

9PM-2AM SHADOW LOUNGE - CORNER OF BAUM BLVD. & S. HIGHLAND AVE.UNBLURRED AFTER PARTY Just Party! for JUST HARVEST a center for Action Against Hunger. $5 Donation to benefit Just Harvest. Featuring DJs Omar Abdul, SMI and Buscrates spinning classic soul, funk, and hip-hop. The staff of Just Harvest and volunteers from the League of Young Voters will be available throughout the night to provide information, register voters and sign up members and volunteers. Just Harvest is a nonprofit organization working to influence public policy and to educate, empower and mobilize the citizens of our community toward eliminating the root causes of hunger and poverty.

10PM-2AM BRILLOBOX - 4104 PENN AVE.PANDEMIC DJ DANCE PARTY Come end your art-world wanderings by getting down and warm with the global-groove sounds of Pandemic.

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