The Garfield Bridge is a house in a residential neighborhood that will regularly open it's doors and reach out to people who live in Garfield offering free-to-public arts events, youth programs, and community advocacy.
The Residency will house multidisciplinary artists whose coexistence and cross-pollination will shape the work they produce and the way they engage the community.
Pairing artists from countries other than the United States with local artists is a goal to be instituted as the project develops. Artists will be paired with the consideration that one of them produces work related to the property and one of them produces work that extends out into the community.
The residency's goal is to put artists in the role of well supported community organizer catalyzing cultural growth, community interaction, and working to find ways to make local development beneficial to the existing community.
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.