Friday, July 29, 2011

UnSmoke Systems Artspace and Erik Gustafson present SUBSTRATES – A Group Show

UnSmoke Systems Artspace and Erik Gustafson present SUBSTRATES – A Group Show - on Saturday, July 30th, 2011 from 6pm– 12am. SUBSTRATES, a one-night only event, will highlight the work of five Pittsburgh-based, nationally recognized visual artists, accompanied by live music and wood-fired pizza. Admission is free.

Featured visual artists include the Pittsburgh silk screening powerhouse Strawberry Luna - , silk screens, collages and hand-drawn work from MODESTo! - , the photography of Shannon Gustafson - , assemblage and collage by Stephanie Towell - , and the silk screen work of Braddock artist Emil Industries - .

Musical performances by Hooley, Pittsburgh’s premier Traditional Irish band, Paul Dang of 720 Records, Disco/house and everything in between from Tom Cox, experimental sounds from C-Town and down tempo beats from Low Space.

Jess Dale will cook wood-fired pizzas on-site in the outdoor oven from 6pm – 7pm. A free event poster will be available for the first 50 guests. Guests must be 21+ to drink.

For more information, visit - or email -

UnSmoke Systems Artspace
1137 Braddock Avenue
Braddock, PA 15104


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