Tuesday, September 28, 2010

SHELTER, Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Downtown Pgh Pa



Pittsburgh Society of Artists presents:

SHELTER

Opening Reception: Friday, October 1, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

...During a time in which society feels threatened by economic, social and global uncertainties, shelter or the simplistic desire for refuge becomes a universal pursuit.

October 1 through November 28, 2010
Hours: T station hours open daily through midnight

Society for Contemporary Craft – satellite gallery One Mellon Center Gallery, 500 Grant Street in the lobby of the Steel Plaza T-Station at One Mellon Center downtown Pittsburgh. Enter the main T station from Grant Street next to One Mellon Bank (where Oliver St meets Grant St)

Artists were required to use green or re-purposed materials as a portion of their mediums as they interpret “shelter” through cutting edge contemporary craft. Works must be made primarily of craft media. This includes clay, fiber, metals, glass and found objects.

Juror Kati Fishbein, the exhibitions coordinator at the Society of Contemporary Craft since 2008 will award three jurors awards. Sponsored by the Pittsburgh Society of Artists (PSA). The chance to exhibit was open to both PSA members and non-members residing in Pittsburgh and surrounding region.

In an effort to aid those less fortunate, PSA will be donating their portion of proceeds to House of Bread in Wilkinsburg

Participating artists: Martha Ressler, Jay Ressler, Eva Trout, Dafna Rehavia-Hanauer, Ronald Coleman, Helen Naimark, Frances Marze, Rhoda Taylor, Tish Corbett, Bifei Cao, Heather George and Brenda Roger, Mary Mason, Elaine Morris, Sarah Wojdylak, Marianne Marino, Christen Palombo


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