Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pittsburgh Glass Center Art Events for October 2008


The Pittsburgh Galleries blog is a volunteer effort from Rick Byerly to promote Pittsburgh art events which feature artists from the area. The PghGalleries.com website effort is an up-to-date directory with Pittsburgh area art venues. Thanks go to Sirani Gallery of 5875 Forbes Ave in Squirrel Hill for being a sponsor and David L. Edwards Art and Anonymous for their donations to this effort. Donation and sponsor info can be found here. Rick Byerly, Uniquetake Photography
Pittsburgh Glass Center Events for October 2008

RAD Day - FREE Family Fun on Fri., October 3, 2008 PGC will feature heat-defying acts of art in the flameworking and glass blowing studios throughout the day! Plus, visitors can explore our newest exhibition "Absence of Body" and make their own colorful glass bead for $15. RADical Day, an annual event sponsored by the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD), is a day of free admissions at a variety of regional attractions that are funded by RAD.
Loosen Up for the 2nd Annual Art on Fire Glass Auction on Fri., October 10 Pittsburgh Glass Center & American Eagle Outfitters Present Pittsburgh-s Only Glass Art Auction on Friday, October 10 at the American Eagle Outfitters Corporate Campus located at the SouthSide Works. Loosen up Your Tie - This is a fun party!Loosen Up Your Wallet - The art featured in the auction cannot be found anywhere else and includes a one-of-a-kind "sewn" glass corset by Susan Taylor Glasgow, our honorary chair.Open your Heart - Support the region's only public access glass art facility! The event featuring glass art by internationally renowned glass artists and emerging talents begins at 7 pm. Tickets for the celebration and auction can be purchased for $75 ($100 at the door) by calling PGC at 412-365-2145 ext. 206.
Great Glass Pumpkin on Fri., October 24A ghastly glass family event and your chance to create your own glass pumpkin. Watch artists create great glass pumpkins and ghosts in the fiery furnace. Glass pumpkins and other glass Halloween items will be for sale in a variety of shapes, sizes and costs. A free event/$25 for pumpkin making. Call ahead to make reservations for pumpkin making at 412-365-2145 ext. 201.
Wind Chime Workshop This is a great time of year for wind chimes. Learn to make your own fused glass wind chime in one of our two-hour workshops this fall. No experience is necessary. You'll use colorful pieces of glass and copper wire to create a one-of-a-kind wind chime for your home. Workshops are available on Sunday, Oct. 12.This is one of many two-hour workshops that are offered this fall at Pittsburgh Glass Center. Questions? Call 412-365-2145 ext. 208.
Buy a Bottle, Support PGC & Block HousePittsburgh Glass Center has partnered with the Fort Pitt Block House, located at Point State Park, to produce and sell a commemorative bottle that celebrates the historical connection between the Fort Pitt Block House and Pittsburgh-s early glass industry. For over a century, the Pittsburgh region was the center of production and marketing for America-s glass industry. The O'Hara Glass Works which opened in 1797 by General James O'Hara and Major Isaac Craig was the first of the pioneer glass-houses in the Allegheny region. Situated just opposite the Point in Pittsburgh at the current location of the Carson Street Station of the Duquesne Incline, the glass works produced dark green and black porter bottles which supplied one of O-Hara-s other investments, the Point Brewery. The blown glass replica bottle bears the concave punty mark and the asymmetrical wrap around the lip of a classic O-Hara & Craig porter bottle but with a modern flair of black and gold - the official colors of the City of Pittsburgh. Together, Pittsburgh Glass Center and Fort Pitt Block House are bridging the gap between Pittsburgh-s history as a major producer in glass to its creative future through the innovative use of glass art. Proceeds from the sale of the bottle support the Fort Pitt Block House and Pittsburgh Glass Center. Cost: $50. For more details or to order a bottle, call Fort Pitt Block House Curator Kelly Linn at 412-471-1764.
Teapots! at Morgan Contemporary GlassThe show "Teapots! Steep in Thought" marks Morgan's 3rd invitational and its first thematic teapot exhibition, which challenges the 40+ invited artists to respond to the ideas, issues and realities of the current social, political and environmental climate. The show opens with a First Friday Artwalk on October 3 from 5:30 - 9 pm and runs through Dec. 31.Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery is located at 5833 Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside.
More info at the PGC website.

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