Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Too Shallow for Diving: the 21st Century is Treading Water

from Carolyn Speranza:

May 14th at 7:00pm Too Shallow for Diving: the 21st Century is Treading Water opens to the public at the American Jewish Museum at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. I will be speaking at 7:30 to introduce the project and to talk with you about creating new communities; the role of the artist; and issues on water and the environment. Please join me for an evening of engagement and celebration until 9:00 pm.

Throughout the course of the exhibition, environmental organizations will host citizen action workshops at the JCC, including Clean Water Action, Penn Environment and Penn Future. Green Drinks, a networking event for people working to make Pittsburgh greener in the areas of business, policy, new technologies and activism will be hosted by the AJM. Former professor Conrad "Dan" Volz, Jr., who recently resigned from his position at the University of Pittsburgh this April over his public health advocacy on water and natural gas drilling will give a presentation. Too Shallow for Diving artists will host workshops throughout the course of the exhibition which concludes July 28. All events are free and open to the public.

Too Shallow for Diving: the 21st Century is Treading Water has received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, The Buhl Foundation and The Sprout Fund. All of the exhibition's artists have received honorariums to support the creation of new and provocative work.

TOO SHALLOW FOR DIVING: THE 21ST CENTURY IS TREADING WATER
AMERICAN JEWISH MUSEUM OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF GREATER PITTSBURGH MAY 16 – JULY 28, 2011
OPENING SATURDAY, MAY 14TH, 7 – 9 P.M.
CURATOR'S TALK: CAROLYN SPERANZA at 7:30 P.M.
PERFORMANCE: VANESSA GERMAN at 8:00 P.M.

THE ARTISTS:
Tim Collins and Reiko Goto
Jim Denney
Vanessa German
Prudence Gill
Jamie Gruzska
Richard Harned
Roger Laib
Lisa Link
Maritza Mosquera
Wendy Osher
Ann T. Rosenthal and Steffi Domike
Carolyn Speranza and Frank Ferraro
David Stairs

Additional information can be found at: http://www.jccpgh.org/page/ajm

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1 comment:

  1. Hello! Our next upcoming WATER WORKSHOP is May 24th, this Tuesday at 6:30pm @ the JCC.

    And here it is:
    Marcellus Issues and How To Lobby Your Legislator

    Join Clean Water Action and Penn Environment for an Interactive Training and Education Session on Marcellus Drilling

    As part of the JCC's "Too Shallow for Diving:The 21st Century is Treading Water" program, Penn Environment and Clean Water Action will be holding an evening session of education on Marcellus Gas Drilling coupled with an interactive training on how to lobby elected leaders. Participants will get to role play an actual lobbying session. Information will also be avgailalbe on the Marcellus Lobby Day in Harrisburg on June 7. For more information on the Lobby Day go to http://www.pacleanwatercampaign.org/

    Tuesday May 24th
    6:30 p.m.
    American Jewish Museum
    JCC: 5738 Forbes Avenue
    Squirrel Hill

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