Monday, November 1, 2010

November 2010 Art Events Pittsburgh PA Friday Saturday

Lots of art openings on November 5, 2010. Even if you can't make the openings keep in mind the end dates for the exhibits. It's more about the art itself when it's not the opening (usually).

Here are the ones previously posted on the blog:

Nov 5 Friday:

Fumino Hora at the Pgh Glass Center 6-9 pm

Stephen Hankin 6-9 pm at his studio

Gallery Chiz 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Jens Jensen abstract art at Mendelson Gallery 6:30 to 8:30

Richard Claraval at Spinning Plate 6:30-9 pm

709 Penn Ave Downtown Deanna Mance, Maria Mangano 6-8 pm

Unblurred (Friday the 5th, duh)

Distillery Exhibit at C Space 7-10 pm

ModernFormations 7-10pm

Full Unblurred Schedule Here



Nov 6 (Sat):

Jane Haskell and Jeff Schwarz at Christine Frechard Gallery, 5-8pm

Yelena Lamm at Panza Gallery, 6-9 pm

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Separate post on Unblurred:

Unblurred is great as far as a social happening and for highlighting urban renewal through the arts but it isn't always about the visual artist who is trying to promote people purchasing their work so they can continue making art in Pittsburgh. Artists who display at venues without regular hours or on site sales have a harder road ahead of them for the most part.

For people who are interested in supporting locally based visual artists who aren't able to make every first friday Unblurred on Penn Ave there are just a few sales oriented galleries who have hours:

ModernFormations
4919 Penn Avenue. Pittsburgh PA 15224 412.362.0274
Thursdays 7pm - 9pm
Saturdays 1pm - 4pm or by appointment

Pittsburgh Glass Center
5472 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 | 412-365-2145
Fri., Sat. & Sun. : 10 am – 4 pm
Tues., Wed. & Thurs. : 10 am – 7 pm
Closed Monday
(not always about locally based art sales but overall a great thing for pgh)


*Some of the other venues are by appointment so you can get in touch with them or the artists individually to see. Garfield art gallery list.

If you want to reach beyond Unblurred check out the Pittsburgh Artist Registry and my curated list of Pittsburgh Artists.

The Pittsburgh Art Blog

The Pittsburgh Art Blog features selected pittsburgh artists and upcoming exhibits with photos from the artists and galleries. since the major press outlets do not go beyond a directory listing of exhibits, blogs are needed to promote pittsburgh artists and their work. the blog also calls attention to the inferiority complex of pittsburgh art and how it's perpetuated by the major players in town. Started on August 20, 2007.pittsburgh area galleries and art venues are listed at the sister site www.PghGalleries.com.

the blog and website are volunteer projects from fine art photographer and pittsburgh artist advocate rick byerly, www.RickByerly.com.