Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Pittsburgh City Charter High School art exhibition at Future Tenant

City Charter High School art exhibition at Future Tenant

Future Tenant presents the 5th annual City Charter High School visual art show now through June 11. A closing reception, open and free to the public, will be held on June 11 from 5 to 7 PM and will feature performances by students in a variety of mediums from poetry to video displays.

The exhibition was curated by nine of the high school students involved in the high school’s art club: Brandon White, Elissa Papantonakis, Marquis Wilson, Amber Palfy, Malia Barnes, Ariana Pluchinsky, Katie Lynn, and Stephanie Cato. Students had the opportunity to install their work, giving each participant a true gallery experience. Other students with featured work include: Alyssa Brown, Bob Dietz, Rolanda Ford, Tierney Francis, Oliver Laniear, Shannon McCarthy, Elizabeth McPherson, Desiree Niccoli, James Perry, Allison Peters, James Phillips, DeAnna Robinson, Vincent Sciarretti, Sarah Short, Emilio Woods, Casey Mizgorski, Cherie McAlexander, Shannon McCarthy, Virginia Hoffman, Sean Duva, Jaraya Johnson, Rebecca McDonough, JJ Lynn, Alexis Perry, Amanda Sanier, Carla Diehl, Brandon Norman, Virginia Hoffman, Marquis Wilson, Cherie McAlexander, Casey Mizgorski, and Tyler Lightfoot.

Future Tenant, a non-profit visual and performance art space, is located at 819 Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh’s cultural district. The gallery will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 1 to 6 PM throughout the duration of the City High show. Dedicated to showcasing the art of emerging artists, Future Tenant’s programming strives to connect to the current creative energies of Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. Visit www.futuretenant.org for more information
and a calendar of events.

Currently in its seventh year of operation, City Charter High School is located in the Clark Building in downtown Pittsburgh.

Future Tenant Gallery Address: 819 Penn Avenue • Pittsburgh, PA • 15222

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