Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mattress Factory Events August September 2011

Mattress Factory
500 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Artist/Instructor: Cheryl Capezzuti
Friday, August 5, 2011

Party with the amazing teenage artists---Darrell, Madelyn, Mimi, Anna and Krystina---who participated in our summer art course, Factory 14s: "HELLO my name is..." Together with their artist-educator, Cheryl Capezzuti, students will display, perform, and generally tell the story of their intensive 4-week introduction to installation art.

Sunday, August 7, 2011
7-11pm at Leslie Park Pool in Lawrenceville

The Mattress Factory joins Google Pittsburgh and Amateur Astronomer's Association of Pittsburgh for their second annual Deep Sky Urban Star Party next week. Join us on Sunday, August 7th from 7-11pm to gaze up at the beautiful night sky low or high tech using AAAP's giant telescopes or Google's Sky Map app. While giving your neck a break, look down to create star-themed art for all ages with the Mattress Factory's Education Department.

Artist/Instructors: Alicia Katchmar, Dawn Weleski, and Larry Berger & Jeff Baron (from Saturday Light Brigade)
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
FREE and open to all ages

ArtLab Session I: Up-Cycled Art in action

On Wednesday, August 10th, we will be throwing a Community ArtLab Celebration to show off and give ample fanfare to all of the Community ArtLab participants! There will be fun for the entire family---including a knitting circle with the Community ArtLab Session I students and instructor Alicia Katchmar; bring your knitting needles! In addition, the students will be displaying their audio and visual artwork to the public.

Organized by Tavia LaFollette
Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 2011
7:00pm - 9:00pm
$10 (FREE for MF Members, CMU, Pitt, & PPU w/ID)

Wound Up I, Susanne Slavik, Firefly Tunnels artist

As Tahrir Square fills once again with the voices of Egypt's people, we are excited to announce SITES OF PASSAGE, an exhibition with new and context-specific work by artists from Egypt and the United States, opening on Friday, September 9, 2011. The project, The Firefly Tunnels, began in August of 2010 when artist, workshop leader, and co-curator Tavia La Follette went to Egypt to begin the exchange. The project is a dialogue between Egypt and the United States during Egypt’s fight for democracy. 37 artists are participating in The Firefly Tunnels Project and artists will be selected from this group to exhibit at the Mattress Factory.

SITES OF PASSAGE is a partnership between ArtUp, the Mattress Factory and CMU’s the Center for the Arts in Society where La Follette is in residence.


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