Monday, March 28, 2011

AIR Upcoming Events, Artists Image Resource Pittsburgh Pa

WVU Student Exhibition
featuring projects created at AIR

Friday, April 1st 6-9pm
Closing reception
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Rethinking Pittsburgh's Industrial Legacy: Prints as Catalyst for Change
April 16 - May 7
Exhibition Opening, Symposium and Workshop
Saturday April 16 4:30 - 8pm

Over the past months, supported by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Artists Image Resource has been working with Leslie Golomb and others to stimulate conversations about “making” in Pittsburgh and in the region. These conversations have evolved into this project. There are a number of vibrant and engaged artists, organizations and makers of all kinds in the region, come and hear some of them discuss what they do and see some of their work. Presses will be up and running for hands on printing.

Saturday April 16, 2011
5-6pm
Symposium: Printmaking: A Catalyst for Social Change in
Western PA


6-8pm
Exhibition Opening: Rethinking Pittsburgh’s Industrial Legacy
Workshop, vendor tables (AIR Open Studio, Justseeds, Shaw Galleries), refreshments

Events are free and open to the public


Did the industrial legacy end with deindustrialization? Rethinking Pittsburgh’s Industrial Legacy is a vibrant and critical new assessment of the region’s relationship with industry, telling an alternate history of industrialization that grapples with its material, social, and psychological effects, and calling attention to industry’s ongoing impact.

The artists in this exhibit, many with ties to Western Pennsylvania, explore the ways in which industry and deindustrialization inform our sense of place and our sense of possibility.

Artists: Crystala Armagost :: Patricia Bellan-Gellin Matthew Buchholz :: LaToya Ruby Frazier :: Shawn Gilheeney :: Howling Mob Society :: Martin Langford Hannah Reiff :: John Ritter :: Nick Satinover
Shaun Slifer :: Bill Yund
Original 19th century prints of Pittsburgh will also be on display.

A symposium, Printmaking: A Catalyst for Social Change in Western PA, will ask how artists and educators today engage with communities through printmaking and print-inspired art and collaborative practices.

The symposium will be moderated by Sarah Hall, curator of The Frick Museum, and will coincide with the opening of the exhibit on Saturday April 16, 2011 at 5:00pm. Panelists include Dana Bishop Root (Transformazium Braddock), Jenn Pascoe (AIR), Shaun Slifer (Just Seeds), Mary Tremonte (Andy Warhol Museum and Justseeds), and Heather White (CAPA and Andy Warhol Museum).

The symposium will be followed by the exhibition opening and a demonstration workshop of printing processes available for use at AIR. The opening will also feature vendor tables and refreshments.

This program has been supported in part by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Federal-State Partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities and is part of Our Stories, Our Future as part of We the People a national initiative exploring the history of the United States.

Additional support for this program has been provided by Citizens Bank, Buncher Family Foundation and Judy and Chuck Perlow.

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