Wednesday, September 1, 2010

SCC: DIY: A Revolution in Handicrafts

As fall approaches, SCC anticipates the opening of DIY: A Revolution
in Handicrafts in our main galleries September 10, 2010 through March
26, 2011. The opening reception will take place on Friday, September
10 from 5:30 to 8 pm. One of the only exhibitions of it's kind to be
featured in a major fine art venue, DIY will explore issues relating
to environmentalism, social responsibility, politics, community, and
an appreciation for all things handmade. The show will be an
organization-wide feature highlighting works created by 15 artists
from diverse geographic locations across the US as well as Canada and
England in the main galleries, Stuffed Full - a meaty exhibition
related to food production in our alternative gallery space, EAT: An
Art Space About Food, works that address current producer/consumer
relationships in The Store and a range of innovative hands on
workshops in The Studio.

SCC is also pleased to offer Shelter from October 1 through November
28, 2010. This exhibition, on display at SCC's satellite gallery in
downtown Pittsburgh, is a juried exhibition, co-hosted by the
Pittsburgh Society of Artists and SCC. Shelter features 16 artists
from the Pittsburgh area. SCC's Satellite gallery is open daily
through midnight.

more info.


Society For Contemporary Craft Main Gallery

Presenting contemporary art in craft media by international, national and regional artists since 1971, the Society for Contemporary Craft offers cutting edge exhibitions focused on multicultural diversity and non-mainstream art, as well as a range of classes, community outreach programs and a fantastic retail store. Exhibitions and family friendly hands-on art activities in a drop-in studio are always free to the public.



SCC is located at 2100 Smallman Street in Pittsburgh, PA’s Strip District.


Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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