Wednesday, April 30, 2008

La Vie Bloody Mary Sunday, Closing Reception May 4 2008 10am-2pm

La Vie 3609 Butler Street Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201 Lawrenceville www.laviepittsburgh.com


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Monday, April 28, 2008

Art All Night 2008 Unclaimed Art For Sale at Inner Vagabond Coffeehouse

Your Inner Vagabond Coffeehouse and World Lounge in Lawrenceville is hosting the art which went unclaimed from Art All Night and are selling them to raise money for Art All Night 2009, more details here . Very cool of them to do that.

Your Inner Vagabond Coffeehouse 4130 Butler @ 42nd St. 412-683-1623 Lawrenceville Pittsburgh, PA 15201. Hours Wed-Fri 4pm-2am. Sat 12pm-2am. Sun 12pm-10pm

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Unblurred Art Gallery Crawl Friday May 2, 2008

Unblurred Gallery Crawl always happens the First Friday of every month along Penn Avenue in Garfield, Bloomfield, Friendship and East Liberty. The Friday May 2 , 2008 schedule is below. ( current schedules can always be found here , every unblurred is worth checking out!) . Most art venues open at 7pm but check the schedule as some venues open earlier and many close at 10pm. Brillobox in Bloomfield is a good place to start and end the night with a good beer.

The zip code for Garfield in case you want to get directions online is 15224. You can look out for Garfield Artworks as a recognizable landmark when coming on Penn Ave from Downtown/ Strip District/ Bloomfield - address is 4931 Penn Ave and it's on your left. Right next to Garfield Artworks is Imagebox Gallery, Metamorphose, and Modernformations Gallery and you can pick up a schedule to go from there. If coming from East Liberty/ Highland Park just hop onto Penn Ave and you'll find Pittsburgh Glass Center on your left and you can check the schedule to see the other venues here .

Friday, May 2

6PM-9PM PITTSBURGH GLASS CENTER - 5472 PENN AVE.GLASS & STEEL: ART TRANSCENDS INDUSTRY Opening Reception, plus Live Demo by Ben Edols. As Pittsburgh celebrates its 250th anniversary, PGC salutes the city’s industrial past and creative future in its newest exhibition that showcases artwork created by 31 artists from Southwestern Pennsylvania. Each work of art incorporates Pittsburgh’s industrial roots – glass and steel. Plus, PGC will have a special glass blowing demonstration from 7 to 8 pm by world-renowned Australian glass artist Ben Edols. For more information, call 412-365-2145 ext. 201. http://www.pittsburghglasscenter.org/.

6PM-9PM TUNNEL GALLERY - 5515 PENN AVE.A. M. LILLY - KINETIC SCULPTURE Presenting the work of Boston kinetic sculptor Anne Lilly, whose stainless steel sculptures, through precise engineering and machining, move with an unexpected grace much more organic and sublime than mechanical.

6PM-9PM ENVY - 4923 PENN AVE.MENU TASTING-AFRICAN AND CARIBBEAN FUSION Join Chef Joanne Freeman unveils her latest innovations in the culinary arts. For more info call Joanne at 412.894.8981.

6PM-10PM MOST WANTED FINE ART - 5015 PENN AVE.PITTSBURGH PRESSES New releases from Pittsburgh publishing companies featuring local, national, and international authors. Runs through June 1. More info: http://www.most-wantedfineart.com/

6PM-11PM STUDIO 5013 - 5013 PENN AVE.KYLE ETHAN FISCHER Stop by the windows of Studio 5013 and enjoy the new mixed media works by Kyle Ethan Fischer.

7PM-10PM GARFIELD ARTWORKS - 4931 PENN AVE.MATT SUSKO'S FIRST ART SHOW This up-and-coming young artist from Washington, PA is a student at CCACin art education, and will display his latest paintings, ceramics and drawings. He's into a little bit of everything. Live performances by Stephen Chabassol and Wolverines (ambient rock). Donation requested. 412-361-2262. http://www.garfieldartworks.com/

7PM-10PM MODERNFORMATIONS GALLERY & PERFORMANCE SPACE - 4919 PENN AVE.A SPACE OF RESIGNATION: THE ARTWORK OF JAMIE ADAMS, BRETT DAVIS, AND ROB KATKOWSKI "A Space of Resignation" will display a cross section of the discordance utilized by Brett Davis, Jamie Adams, and Robert Katkowski in their respective images. These three artists employ an ambiguity of specific elements in paint. The results vary from lulling introspection to quiet malevolence. It is work that calls for the viewer to resign himself to the strange and palpable space, the uncertain surface, and the inchoate relationships between figures. Show runs to the 30th. 412.362.0274 http://www.modernformations.com/

7PM-10PM IMAGEBOX - 4933 PENN AVE.PAINTINGS BY BRANT DYKSTRA This particular series of works deals with the figure, the spaces they occupy, and the various forms they take. Everything from portraiture, to outline are presented in numerous situations and environments. Some figures fade and become part of the background, while others confront the viewer and the area they occupy, all leading to a sense of discomfort and humor. www.imagebox.com. 412-441-0930.

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. Everyone is welcome, donations suggested. Sponsored in part by UPMC. www.attacktheatre.com 412.441.8444.
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Sunday, April 27, 2008

The public art pedestrian bridge coming to Shadyside East Liberty

Find out what's in store in the design phase for a public art pedestrian bridge that will connect Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside to the East End Development project in East Liberty.

Artist Lecture with Sheila Klein

Date:
Thursday, May 1, 2008 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Place:
Kelly Strayhorn Theater 5941 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

The Office of Public Art presents an artist lecture with Sheila Klein. Sheila is an artist from Bow, Washington that has worked on public art projects throughout the country. Originally from Pittsburgh, she is currently in the design phase for a pedestrian bridge that will connect Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside to the East End Development project in East Liberty. Join us as Sheila talks about her past work, current projects, and her design for this new pedestrian bridge. Stay after the lecture and join us for a reception with the artist.

The lecture is free, but registration is required. Please email opa@pittsburghartscouncil.org or call 412.391.2060 x233 to register.

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Art All Night Still Goin On Until Sunday 2PM, Volunteers Needed As Well

If you're reading this in time there's still a chance to see a ton of art at Art All Night. Sunday 2pm is when tear down happens so you can also volunteer to help out with that as well. Located on 57th Street in Upper Lawrenceville. Just turn onto 57th street towards the river and you'll find it.

For 11 years all-volunteer efforts have brought forth Art All Night to Pittsburgh. From art registration, to preparing frames to then be hung, children's activity work, food and beverage, parking, sound system work and many other aspects hundreds of volunteers kicked in. The volunteer organizers spent 12 weeks of work prior to this night to make it happen. Don't miss out on the art and in being a part of making it happen next time.

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Artists Image Resource: Kim Beck Exhibit Sat April 26 2008 7-9pm

APRIL 26 2008 – KIM BECK EXHIBITION An exhibition of work by Kim Beck. This exhibition is the final part of a project supported by the Heinz Endowments as part of their “Creative Heights” funding initiative. Exhibition opens April 26 and runs through May. Opening reception: Saturday April 26 from 7:00 to 9:00. Exhibition is free to the public. Call for more information.

Artists Image Resource, Foreland Street Studio 518 Foreland St 15212 North Side 412-321-8664 www.artistsimageresource.org Printmaking studio and gallery featuring print exhibitions and local artists. Closed Sat.-Mon. AIR is an artist-run organization that integrates the production of fine art printwork with innovative educational programs that explore the creative process. AIR provides print and imaging services to professional artists and educators. Our goal is to maintain an active and vital imaging laboratory that supports artists and facilitates creative activity.
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Friday, April 25, 2008

Art All Night 2008 Don't Miss It Saturday April 26 Pittsburgh Art

Lawrenceville Art All Night 2008 –Bigger, Better and Greener Than Ever


PITTSBURGH, PA – Lawrenceville Art All Night—an annual celebration of arts, community and creativity—is back for its 11th straight year. Mark your calendars for April 26 and 27, as this year’sevent is bigger, better and greener than ever. The 24-hour arts marathon is one of Pittsburgh's mostpopular arts events, gaining a cult-like following since its inception over a decade ago.“ As a show, Art All Night is a unique compilation of character and creativity. As an event, it is a thrill beyond extreme sport. As a volunteer, it is a connection way beyond ourselves. And, as a community, it is truly fulfilling,” says Chris Hollingshead, who is spearheading Art All Night 2008.


“One night and one night only, don't miss it!” Part of the fun each year is the location of the event. This year, Art All Night takes place at the soon to-be-demolished, former Roomful Express warehouse at #2 57th Street in Lawrenceville. (Turn off of Butler Street on 57th and head towards the river.) Admission is FREE, and the event is open to the public from 6 pm (April 26) through 2 pm (April 27).


Last year, Art All Night featured work by more than 800 artists and was attended by upwards of 7,500 guests. The event also features live music, interactive arts activities for children and adults,performance artists and more. WYEP-FM will be broadcasting live from Art All Night.This year, the organizing team has committed to greening the event in order to reduce Art All Night’s carbon footprint. Concerted measures are being implemented to reduce waste, save energy and promote environmental sustainability. Bike Pittsburgh, a local bicycle advocacy group, will be on siteto provide a free “Bike Valet Service” to guests arriving on bicycles. The Port Authority will be helping to promote the use of public transportation. In addition, printed postcards will not be mailed to previous Art All Night exhibitors. Instead, artists will be notified via e-mail or from personal telephone calls from Art All Night volunteers. And, to further celebrate Art All Night's "green" theme, Lawrenceville's own Joann Kielar, a visual artist/ puppeteer/ storyteller, will be offering a recycled activity everyone will enjoy. Daviea Davis, aka“The Mosaic Lady,” will be guiding a continually changing, lighted mosaic project utilizing recycled glass, and Velma Parker will be transforming recycled newspaper into amazing, embellished hats for Art All Night attendees to enjoy and wear.



Lawrenceville Art All Night offers every artist of any skill level the opportunity to showcase one pieceof artwork in the exhibit: no fees, no jury, no censorship.Artist registration instructions are available at http://www.artallnight.org/. Artists submitting visual art pieces must show a photo ID during both registration and pickup. All artwork must arrive ready to hang or bedisplayed.



Onsite registration is on Saturday, April 26, from 1 pm to 4 pm, and art pickup is Sunday,April 27, from 2 pm to 4 pm.Lawrenceville Art All Night is planned and coordinated by an all-volunteer organizing committee comprised of residents and supporters of Pittsburgh’s vibrant Lawrenceville neighborhood. Scores of additional volunteers help to prepare the venue, construct exhibit panels, assist with registration, hangartwork and much, much more. The event is supported through the generous donations of local businesses and organizations and voluntary attendee contributions. This year’s sponsors include Lawrenceville Corporation, WYEP-FM and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. To learn more about the event, including how to register artwork and how to get involved as a donoror volunteer, visit http://www.artallnight.org/.
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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Serendipity: Things to Do This Weekend.

Serendipity: Things to Do This Weekend.

check out serendipity's take on the weekend events in pgh

and if you haven't seen my list for friday and saturday check it out

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ToonSeum: KA-BLAM! Dr Sketchy May 3 2008 Pittsburgh

ToonSeum host KA-BLAM! /Tickets: $35 in advance, $45 at the door. Dancing, Drinking and Drawing.

May’s Dr. Sketchy will be a part of KA-BLAM!You and your friends are invited to KA-BLAM! A party to benefit the ToonSeum. Your Host: Rob Rogers

When: Saturday, May 3rd, 7:30 - 11:30 pm

Where: ToonSeum, at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh 10 Children’s Way Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Tickets: $35.00 in advance, $45.00 at the door. Students with ID, $25.00 in advance $35.00 at the door. Purchase tickets online at: http://www.proartstickets.org/ or call 412-394-3353 The evening will feature:Live music, DJ and dancing, caricature artists,Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art Salon salute to cartoon divas,burlesque performer Paige Turner,demonstration by cartoonists, door prizes, food by Gypsy Cafe', beer by Penn Brewery, silent auction featuring art by Burton Morris, Rob Rogers, Wayno, Dan Piraro and many others, one of a kind Snoopy items, and much more.

Special thanks to: Penn Brewery, Spotlight Costumes, the Sprout Fund, The American College of Chest Physicians, The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and the ToonSeum Drawing Board Contact Info:Joe Wos Executive Director ToonSeum"A Museum With Character"412-325-1060 joe@toonseum.com http://www.toonseum.org/ If you are unable to attend but would still like to support the ToonSeum, Tax deductible donations may be sent to ToonSeum c/o The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh 10 Children's Way Pittsburgh, PA15212 Please make check out to The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, with ToonSeum written in the notation.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Pittsburgh Art Guide for April 25 and 26, 2008 Art All Night!

There's a lot going on in the Pittsburgh arts scene this Friday and Saturday April 25, 26, 2008 so check out the summary below.


Friday April 25, 2008 Art events:


Fein Art Gallery's Pittsburgh 150-250 from 5-9pm North Side. Free


Mattress Factory's Inner Outer Space 6-9pm

Brew House "On Tap" Fundraiser 8pm on the South Side


Saturday April 26, 2008:

Art All Night! in Lawrenceville runs from 6pm Saturday to 2 pm Sunday. Don't miss out on this event. No Entry Free!
Brew House "On Tap" Fundraiser ( on Friday as well)

If you haven's read the Pittsburgh Primary Art Report check it aht!

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La Vie, Red Room Cafe and Dozen Bake Shop present "A Dream of Fair Women" April 30, May 11, May 17 2008

"A Dream of Fair Women", the theme linking three shows in three venues, beginning at the Red Room Café and Lounge. In a fifth installment of the Corridor Project by curator Jonathan Colon, new works by James Maszle and Tommy Conroy are presented. The classically inspired photographs, paintings and drawings are taken from traditional subjects. Flowers, nudes, and landscape are given a fresh reading by these promising young artists.

The Corridor Project is a collaboration of cutting-edge artwork with exceptional culinary artistry. The brainchild of Jonathan Bancroft Colon, Corridor is a successful endeavor that continues to introduce new artists to a discerning audience.

The Red Room Café and Lounge will host the opening event of Corridor V "A Dream of Fair Women" on April 30, 2008 from 6 – 8 P.M. Featuring happy hour appetizers and drink specials from the Red Room’s signature menu. Located at 134 South Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh. Curator Jonathan Colon is available for private art consultation and design. Call 717.330.3687 joncolon@yahoo.com.

"A Dream of Fair Women" opens on Saturday, May 11 at Lawrenceville art gallery, La Vie with a signature reception opening at 7 p.m. featuring a group of exciting local artists. Running through June 7th, the show can be viewed Wednesday thru Saturday 12 - 6 p.m. and Sundays 12 - 3 p.m. 412-253-7365, www.laviepittsburgh.com

The dream continues at 6 p.m. on May 17th La Vie and Dozen Bake Shop present painter, Jennifer Lee on the second floor of Butler Street's most appetizing new cafe. Enjoy Dozen's innovative dinner menu on this special Saturday night when the artwork is as delectable as the food. www.dozencupcakes.com

Bronwyn E. Loughren
La Vie
3609 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201
www.laviepittsburgh.com


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morgan glass gallery, Pittsburgh Glass Center: gesture & cadence May 2 2008 First Friday Artwalk Pittsburgh Shadyside

FirstFriday Artwalk doubleheader at morgan glass gallery + PITTSBURGH GLASS CENTER. On May 2, 2008 5:30-9pm gesture & cadence opens with a First Friday Artwalk reception at morgan contemporary glass gallery, 5833 ellsworth avenue, shadyside. The nine-artist exhibition features work that evokes ideas of modulation and movement, capturing and preserving the inherent qualities of the medium.

World-renowned Australian glass artist Ben Edols will be in Pittsburgh to kick off the gallery’s weekend festivities with a glass blowing demonstration at the Pittsburgh Glass Center’s HOT JAM, Friday evening May 2, 7-8 pm. Edols will give a talk and visual presentation Saturday May 3, 11:30 am in the gallery, followed by an artist reception 12-5 pm. Also in the show are Alex Bernstein, Benjamin Cobb, Ben Edols’ wife and partner Kathy Elliott, Marty Kaufman, Jiyong Lee, Jay Macdonell and Orfeo Quagliata.

Additionally, a compelling installation of porcelain gestural objects created by Japanese ceramic artists Mieko&Hiromu Okuda during their recent one-month residency at the Manchester Craftsman’s Guild in Pittsburgh, will be on view and available for sale.

morgan contemporary glass gallery features sculpture, small objects and jewelry by established and emerging artists working with glass. Hours are Tues. - Fri. 11 - 5 and Sat. 12 - 5, or by app’t. Call 412-441-5200 for more information. Visit our website at http://www.morganglassgallery.com/ .

morgan contemporary glass gallery
5833 ellsworth avenue pittsburgh,pa 15232 p 412 441 5200
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Brew House "On Tap" Fundraising Concert April 25 and 26 2008 The Brew House Association Pittsburgh South Side

Friday & Saturday, April 25 and 26, 8 pm Brew House "On Tap" Fundraising Concert The Brew House Association 412.381.7767 The Brew House Theater 2100 Mary Street, South SideTwo exciting evenings of eclectic musical styles featuring well-loved local musicians Joy Ike, Ahveekhy, Nadina Bembic, Molly Rae, John Raymond of Strange Cocktail, Aaron & Sergio, Reni Monteverde, and Curtain C.A.L.L. General $10, Students w/ ID $5

The Brew House Association 2100 Mary Street Pittsburgh PA 15203 Phone: 412.381.7767 Fax:412.390.1977


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Peter Calaboyias’ Silver Grid Wall Pittsburgh Airport Public Art

Peter Calaboyias’ statement in defense of not removing the Silver Grid Wall, from the airside terminal at the Pittsburgh International airport:

This work has been the topic of an important political issue relevant to artists and their work. Please take a moment to read his argument in favor of keeping the work in place.

As you may know by now, the Allegheny County Airport Authority is planning on removing the Silver Grid Wall from its site location at the airside terminal. This work was funded by public funds and designed specifically for the wall above the escalators.

The main issue here is the removal of a specific site sculpture for the purpose of reusing the space to gain revenue from commercial advertising. Public sculpture can always be removed and relocated for many reasons. Case in point was the removal of four sculptures in the 1980’s at the Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch, for building expansion. The works were dumped and forgotten in a city warehouse. These have since been found and will be refurbished and relocated in city parks.

This may be the first time that any city, county, state or federal government will remove a specific site work and to then reuse the site for commercial gain. It will happen right here in Allegheny County and the removal has been approved by our Allegheny County Executive director.

It brings attention to a compelling argument not to remove any publicly funded site specific works by government for the sole purpose of gaining additional revenue by selling the space to advertisers. One can see that commissioned works now occupying valuable real estate in the city and county may be in danger of removal for similar reason. I would ask of you to send an e-mail to Dan Onorato expressing your thoughts to keep the sculpture at the airport.

E-mail address of Dan Onorato:
executive@county.allegheny.pa.us

We hope you will voice your support not to remove work for the reason stated.


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Planet Art Gallery: Robert Strovers Photography May 17 2008 Mt Lebanon Pittsburgh PA

New Works from Photographer Robert Strovers
May 17 - 31, 2008
Opening Reception May 17 from 6:00-9:00pm

Venue: Planet Art Gallery
632 Washington Rd
Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228
412-343-3808
www.planetartgallery.com

Color and black and white photographs taken in Pittsburgh and beyond.
Creatively, Robert Strovers' early interests were focused on drawing and sketching. It's clear that imagery and composition, as well as texture and detail were all integral components of his art.

The passing of Rob's brother, who was a serious amateur photographer, resulted in his inheritance of his gear and a strong interest in photography as creative outlet.

Robert Strovers Statement:
I’m often asked, “How did you see that?” or “Why did you think that would be interesting!?”…my answer is part of my philosophy - I believe that there are many, many things that can catch ones eye, but too often we see without actually stopping to really look and look without actually seeing what is there. Photographically, my primary interests are in still life – flora, fauna and the natural world are areas I love to explore but my passion lies with the cityscape and all it offers – architecture, architectural detail, bridges, industry and industrial details - areas rife with texture, color and contrast, full of opportunity and subject matter to capture and share with others.

Robert Strovers work can also be seen on the 2008 Town Planner Calendar for Pittsburgh South communities.

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National PARK(ing) Day Public Art Concept Meeting April 24 2008 at Brew House South Side Pittsburgh

Please join the Office of Public Art, Community Design Center of Pittsburgh, and Riverlife Task Forceas we discuss the concept and how you may get involved with National PARK(ing) Day!

When: Thursday, April 24th at 6:00pm

Where: Brew House Association, 2100 Mary Street, South Side

One day a year people in cities all over the country get together to turn metered public parking spots into public parks. PARK(ing) Day, sponsored by The Trust for Public Land and created by Rebar in 2005, is meant to encourage people to rethink how streets are used, and to temporarily expand the amount of public open space in an urban environment. We hope you join us in our efforts to bring this wonderful project to Pittsburgh. Mark your calendars - National PARK(ing) Day is September 19, 2008!

At this meeting, the Office of Public Art will show examples of temporary art projects to help encourage and inspire artist's involvement with National PARK(ing) Day. The CDCP will be on hand to offer assistance to the many community organizations and its members, and to discuss the impact and significance of PARK(ing) Day in relation to the many issues communities face.

Bus routes to the Brew House include: 51 (A,B,C,D), 54 (C), and 59 (U)
Please direct all replies of acceptance, as well as any questions to Emily Craig at 412.258.6651 or emily@riverlifetaskforce.org.

For more information visit: http://www.parkingday.org/.



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Mattress Factory: Inner Outer Space April 25 2008

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 25, 2008 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM $10.00 (FREE for members)

Nine contemporary artists will break new ground – metaphorically and physically – in an upcoming exhibition that will test the limitations and possibilities of the Mattress Factory’s galleries. Inner and Outer Space, organized by New York-based independent curator Dara Meyers-Kingsley, will open on April 25, 2008 and continue through January 11, 2009.

The artists, who hail from six countries, include Luca Buvoli, Daniel Canogar, David Ellis, Mark Garry, Yumi Kori, Sarah Oppenheimer, Tavares Strachan, Allison Smith, and Mary Temple.

The installations will defy the two-dimensional surfaces of each gallery by penetrating the walls and floors, offering new perceptions of “actual” space – rupturing notions of “here” and “now.” Collectively, these artists’ works employ a great variety of materials, from hand-made crafts to fiber optics, from painting to electronic projection, from simple string to advanced robotics.

Many have taken the Mattress Factory’s permanent installations, notably those by James Turrell and Yayoi Kusama that share the building, as inspiration.

Inner and Outer Space includes projects that investigate the personal and collective experience of time and space; the experience of travel and flight, gravity and speed, and visual and sensory perception. The works illuminate the interplay of relationships that coexist between the private/interior, public/exterior, social/political and human/natural/cosmic realms.

The Mattress Factory is located at 500 Sampsonia Way.The Museum parking lot is located at 505 Jacksonia Street.

The Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary artthat exhibits room-sized works called installations. Createdon site by artists from across the country and around theworld, our unique exhibitions feature a variety of media that engage all of the senses.

The Museum's unusual galleries are located in two creatively reused buildings on Pittsburgh’s historic North Side. Both buildings house a growing-and distinctive- permanent collection, featuringartists James Turrell, Yayoi Kusama, Winifred Lutz and Rolf Julius, as well as innovative exhibitions that change throughout the year.Since 1977, the Mattress Factory has supported over 300 artists through our world-renowned residency program. Each year artists come to Pittsburgh, live at the museum, and create new work. During their time here, the museum supports themcompletely while they experiment, take risks, and explore thecreative process.Each exhibition is paired with a variety of engaging andinventive educational programs including hands-on art projects,workshops, lectures, and tours. The Mattress Factory encourages all viewers, regardless of their background, todiscover connections between art, creativity and theireveryday lives.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Pittsburgh Native Susie Shapira's Project: Kenya's Displaced

Learn about and see Pittsburgh native Susie Shapira's recently completed profound multimedia project on Kenya's displaced here. Her work was recently picked up by Sipa Press. Her photojournalism and photography website is www.susieshapira.com .

From Susie Shapira:

Kenya’s Displaced
April 2008

Over 350,000 people have been internally displaced in Kenya since the massive outbreak of violence following the widely contested Presidential elections on December 27th, 2007. They have been living in cramped and ill-equipped refugee camps, churches, and with anyone who will offer them shelter and security. With the onset of the rainy season, conditions that were difficult have now become unbearable, but the refugees have no alternative but to wait on a government that has neglected to address their situation.Now that President Mwai Kibake and Prime Minister Raila Odinga have established their power-sharing agreement, there is hope that they will turn their attention to the needs of their people.

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Art All Night Updates and Info April 26,27 2008 Lawrenceville Pittsburgh PA

ART ALL NIGHT Update: It's crunch time for Art All Night 2008. This year, it takes place in the largest space ever and will feature 15 special arts events. Come and participate in a changing community mural, walk a 40 foot by 40 foot maze, check out the huge map of Pennsylvania, smile at the large mural of Wild Sunshine, listen to music on 2 stages, watch films and videos, and bring your children for on-site art activities. You can also build a big box fort or chalk your own art on the concrete floor. These are just some of the many things going on at Lawrenceville Art All Night!

Date: April 26-27, 2008 Time: 6 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday

ART ALL NIGHT! Location: former Roomfull Express Warehouse# 2 57th Street in Lawrenceville our largest space ever!

ARTISTS: For quick registration, please make sure to register online at http://www.artallnight.org/ before dropping off art. Print out and complete your form and label and take them to the *Online Registration* area on site. For those who don't have computer access, registration will also be available on site, as always.

Also -- new this year -- Art All Night organizers encourage you to take a picture of your artwork so you can participate in Art All Night All Year! (Read below for details.)

VOLUNTEERS: We need you! We're still seeking volunteers to help with parking, children's activities and other duties. We encourage Art All Night fans to go to http://www.artallnight.org/ and sign up to volunteer. If you've never done it before, give it a try! You'll meet incredible people and have a great time while doing a good thing!

ART ALL NIGHT ALL YEAR
This year, for the first time, we are starting a project to showcase artists the other 363 days of the year. If you participate in Art All Night 2008 you will receive an e-mail after the show. It will explain how to upload an image of your artwork to our web site and enter contact information. Web site visitors will then be able to look through these images and locate you after the show. Be sure to sign up and give us your e-mail address so that we can contact you.

http://www.artallnight.org/

See you Saturday at the Bigger, Better and Greener Than Ever Lawrenceville Art All Night!
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Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Pittsburgh Primary Project wants your story!

Hurry up and check out the Pittsburgh Primary Project, a way for anyone from the Pittsburgh area to contribute a story about Pittsburgh as it comes into the spotlight for the primary on Tuesday. The topic is your choice and you don't have to be a blogger. Check out http://primarypittsburgh.wordpress.com/ and spread the word.

Here's my contribution: The Pittsburgh Art Report

Thanks!

Rick Byerly



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