Sunday, November 2, 2008

Pittsburgh Art Crawl Unblurred Friday November 7 2008

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The Pittsburgh Galleries blog is a volunteer effort from Rick Byerly to promote Pittsburgh art events which feature artists from the area. The 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

Unblurred art crawl schedules can always be found here. Unblurred occurs on the first Friday of each month (January is the only month it may not happen).
Wednesday, November 5 2008

7PM-8PM PITTSBURGH MONTESSORI SCHOOL - 201 S. GRAHAM ST.THE UGLY DUCKLING Pittsburgh Montessori Elementary School and Gateway to the Arts present a free performance of The Ugly Duckling by Memphis, TN-based theatre company Voices of the South. This original adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved tale of self-discovery is told with humor and energy, incorporating music, movement, metaphor and evocative visual imagery to illuminate the heart and voice of this timeless story. 412-362-6982.

Friday, November 7

5PM-2AM ENVY - 4923 PENN AVE.CUISINE & ART Stop by & enjoy delicious tropical fusion cuisine, drinks & African arts. Experience our Intercontinental Buffet Dinner (BBQ chicken, grilled pork, baked pasta, vegetarian, African & Caribbean combination dishes, greens or cabbage & corn) & enjoy performances by Camara African Drum & Dance Company. Hop up to the second floor VIP Room for African Arts, International DJ Said & Gio & other products. $5.

5:30PM-9:30PM SPROUT FUND - 5423 PENN AVENUE HARVEST GATHERING The Sprout Fund welcomes friends, neighbors and supporters to a Harvest Gathering at its offices at 5423 Penn Avenue, next to EDGE studio and across the street from the Quiet Storm. Enjoy snacks, drinks and live entertainment. Meet board members and staff to learn about Sprout’s programs. Discover recent projects funded by Sprout through the Seed Award program. For more info about Sprout: 412.325.0646 or

5PM-11PM VARIOUS VENUES ON PENN AVE. - 4800-5500 PENN AVE.PUMPKIN CONTEST Senator Ferlo co-sponsored a PUMPkin Design contest at Fort Pitt Elementary School in collaboration with the Community Learns Program of the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, PAAI, PUMP, PGH TASK, and the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture. Children were broken up into teams and paired with one young professional from PUMP and one artist to design a pumpkin. Design themes focused on career development and civic engagement. The pumpkins were judged and the winning teams' pumpkin are being displayed along with a photo at November's Unblurred. So while you're at Unblurred, be sure to keep a lookout for the pumpkins created as part of this contest.

6PM-8PM BRILLOBOX - 4104 PENN AVE.SOFT ROCK HAPPY HOUR Come start your art-world wanderings listening to the smooth sounds of soft rock. $2 domestic bottle specials, $3 well drinks 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. Plus, see Susan Taylor Glasgow’s exhibition “Absence of Body” featuring a giant glass bird’s nest and other works of “sewn” glass art. For more information, call 412-365-2145 ext. 201.

6PM-10PM MOST WANTED FINE ART - 5015 PENN AVE.PHOTOS AND PAINT Ryan Dunmeyer and Corey Bonnet will be displaying their adventurous images in a beautiful gallery setting. The combined paintings and photographs describe events and places with signature style. A stringed quartet will start the musical entertainment along with Grand Snafu. Please search Most Wanted Fine Art on or

6PM-10PM ARTica, ART SPACE, ANTIQUES AND MODERN COLLECTIBLES - 5110 PENN AVE.TEXTILES INTERIORS curated by Cathleen Bailey, joins the current exhibition: SUGAR & SPICE, art inspired by African, Latin, Asian, Indian and Native American Cultures. Come start your holiday shopping early with very unique and colorful artifacts from ARTica! 412-596-6521

7PM-2AM INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S ART GALLERY - 5020 PENN AVE.TANGO TONIGHT TWO HOUR ARGENTINE TANGO CRASH COURSE (7-9 PM) and 1ST FRIDAY HABEUS CORPUS MILONGA (9 PM -2 AM) Two hours of free instruction will be given regarding basic Argentine Tango steps and movements for beginners, followed by a social dance (Milonga) emphasizing Tango Nuevo. It's Guilt Free Argentine Tango! For information contact or 412-721-7771

7PM-10PM GARFIELD ARTWORKS - 4931 PENN AVE.EVOLUTION IN ART VI The Buddhist Gambling Supply, a collective of veteran Pittsburgh artists, presents works ranging from abstract to traditional painting and photography, by Dennis Warner, Ian Green, Obsolete, Tom Jefferson, Dave Cubie, and several more. Live performances by Una De Luna and Viola Formica with music by DJ Exempt and poetry from Billy Wright and Jason Kirin. Suggested donation $5.

7PM-10PM MODERNFORMATIONS GALLERY & PERFORMANCE SPACE - 4919 PENN AVE.REVEALER - THE ARTWORK OF GABE FELICE Drawing on the concepts of Extra Sensory Perception, invisible forces, unexplained principles of nature, and the many elements of the subconscious mind - an attempt to decode and translate through the use of imagery is made. Coincidences do not exist. There is within each of us a sending and receiving transmitter that acts and reacts without notion of consequence. Is the fire burning freely - or is being set? Who is this brier? Will the seeing-eye see through? Come find out at the opening! Free and open to the people. 412-362-0274.

7PM-10PM IMAGEBOX - 4933 PENN AVE.BEHIND THE LENS A group showing of photography from David Crawford, Matt Libby, Zach Panzer, Amy Rockwood, Brian Finneran, Tracy Mahood and John Mahood. 412-441-0930.

7PM-11PM KELLY-STRAYHORN THEATER - 5941 PENN AVE.LOBBY MIXER & PERFORMANCE: URSULA RUCKER LOBBY MIXER: 7:00 PM - Mix and mingle, snacks, drinks. Music by DJ Soy Sos. FREE. PERFORMANCE: 8:00 PM with Philadelphia based Ursula Rucker (spoken word/poetry) with guitarist Kevin Gift (Baltimore). TICKETS: $10.00 ($5.00 for students) www. or 412 363 300 ext. 107

8PM-11PM ATTACK THEATRE - 4805 PENN AVE.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 at 9 and 10pm. Everyone is welcome, donations suggested. Sponsored in part by UPMC. 412.441.8444.

8PM-11PM EAST LIBERTY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - 116 S. HIGHLAND AVE.SEE THE LIGHTS. TAKE A TOUR. HEAR BEAUTIFUL MUSIC. Our building will be lit, our doors will be open and artists-in-residence, Alia Musica Pittsburgh, under the direction of Federico Garcia, will provide beautiful, and compelling, original music in our Sanctuary. Two pieces, Aqua Regia and Songs of Light by Mark Fromm and Ivan Jimenez, will explore suggestive soundscapes with flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, and piano. Free concert begins at 8:30pm. Free ½-hour tours of the main floor of the church will run each Friday during the Pittsburgh 250 Festival of Lights through November 7, 14 at 8:00 pm. For more information, please visit

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

Friday, November 21

7PM-9PM DANCE ALLOY THEATER - 5530 PENN AVE.BEHIND THE CURTAIN Join Canadian choreographer Marina Harris for an informal studio showing/discussion of her world premiere "Three Camilles." This close-up and personal event allows you to become part of what "goes on" before it "goes up!" Only 60 seats available; reservations are strongly suggested. Call 412-363-4321.

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