Friday, January 16, 2009

Penn Ave Arts Events January 2009

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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


Monday, January 19 10AM-4PM PITTSBURGH GLASS CENTER - 5472 PENN AVE.FAMILY FUN DAY ON MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY Join us for a day of white-hot molten art and hands-on fun this Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Watch glassblowing demonstrations and participate in glass mosaic making with resident artist Daviea Davis throughout the day. Visitors will also have the opportunity to handcraft their own glass beads for only $15. Free.

Monday, January 19 5:30PM-9PM UNION PROJECT - 801 N. NEGLEY AVE.MLK, JR. DAY Union Project and Open Door welcome the Pittsburgh community for a free evening of motivational entertainment, held to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his vision of connecting communities, cultures and individuals. Sponsored by PNC Bank and Fifth Third Bank, the evening will include a free community dinner beginning at 5:30pm, step performances, readings of Dr. King's selected works and poetry by local youth, and renowned keynote speaker, Saleem Ghubril of the Pittsburgh Promise. For more information contact Jeffrey at or 412-363-4550 x 26.

Wednesday, January 21 6:30PM-9PM DANCE ALLOY THEATER - 5530 PENN AVE.BEHIND THE CURTAIN - NORA CHIPAUMIRE Join guest choreographer NORA CHIPAUMIRE with Composer FABRICE BOUILLON for an informal studio showing/discussion of her yet untitled world premiere. Meet & Greet with this renowned choreographer, as she presents her work-in-progress. Behind the Curtain allows you to become part of what "goes on" before it "goes up", and offers a complimentary pre-show wine and cheese reception! Only 60 seats available; reservations are strongly suggested. Call 412-363-4321. Visit for more information.

Friday, January 30 8PM-11PM MODERNFORMATIONS GALLERY & PERFORMANCE SPACE - 4919 PENN AVE.MY CRAZY LIFE The New Ynizer presents a release party for My Crazy Life. Enjoy music by The Plat Maps and readings by Kristofer Collins, Scott Silsbe and Lori Jakiela. There will be a limited quantity of "My Crazy Life" for sale in which author, Nicole Sebula, will be available to sign. $3 cover and BYOB.


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