Thursday, March 31, 2011

Teach 4 Amerika Tour: Rally at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh is Next Stop in Cross-Country Tour


Rally at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh is Next Stop in Cross-Country Tour

New York-based artist group The Bruce High Quality Foundation (BHQF) will continue their national Teach 4 Amerika tour with a public rally on Saturday, April 2 at Carnegie Mellon University, Doherty Hall Room 2210, 5000 Forbes Avenue in Pittsburgh. Inspired by the spectacle and energy of a political rally and featuring a multimedia presentation by BHQF, balloons, t-shirts, and music from a local marching band, the event is the next in a series of rallies and conversations that call for a rethinking of the current art education system. Teach 4 Amerika is a five-week, 11-city, coast-to-coast road trip, presented by Creative Time, that will cross state lines and institutional boundaries to inspire and enable local art students to define the future of their own educational experience.

Traveling the byways of America in a limousine painted as a school bus, BHQF will visit university art departments, art schools, art institutions, and alternative spaces across the nation. The national tour, which began in New York on March 29 with a kickoff rally at the Cooper Union, will continue through May 2 with a combination of dynamic public rallies and intimate conversations hosted by local partners in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Minneapolis/St Paul, Detroit, Denver, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Portland.

For more information and a complete list of tour stops and events, visit www.teach4amerika.com.

ABOUT THE BRUCE HIGH QUALITY FOUNDATION

The Bruce High Quality Foundation, the official arbiter of the estate of Bruce High Quality, is dedicated to the preservation of the legacy of the late social sculptor, Bruce High Quality. In the spirit of the life and work of Bruce High Quality, we aspire to invest the experience of public space with wonder, to resurrect art history from the bowels of despair, and to impregnate the institutions of art with the joy of man’s desiring. www.thebrucehighqualityfoundation.com

ABOUT CREATIVE TIME

Since 1974, Creative Time has presented the most innovative art in the public realm. The New York-based nonprofit has worked with over 2,000 artists to produce more than 335 groundbreaking public art projects that have ignited the public's imagination, explored ideas that shape society, and engaged millions of people around the globe.

For more information on Creative Time and its projects, visit www.creativetime.org.

DATE: Saturday, April 2, 2011

TIME: 4-6pm

LOCATION: Carnegie Mellon University, Doherty Hall Room 2210

5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

PRESS RSVP: jessicas@creativetime.org

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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.

Academy of the South Side Exhibit at ICAG, part of Unblurred

a great addition to the unblurred/ ga/gi event friday april 1"

Tim Meehan and Dan Vogel

Hi everyone,

On short notice, the Academy received the opportunity to show some paintings on Friday as part of the Penn Avenue First Friday gallery crawl! Academy instructors will be showing paintings, and we'll have music provided by our friends Jill and Tina, the always popular DJs Tracksploitation, and the Academy's own Tim and Dan performing as The Judas Bull!

We'll be kicking off around 8, and going til after midnight. We'll have drinks and hopefully food, so come on down for a great evening of art and music.

The address is 5020 Penn Ave in the ICAG gallery, where we've had our previous Harvest shows.

Also, as a reminder, Shervin Iranshahr will be having a solo show on Saturday, called Demons and Deities.

-Tim, Shervin, and Dan
*The Academy of the South Side*
www.academyofthesouthside.com

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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.

GA/GI Unblurred Schedule, April 1,2 2011


6PM – 11 PM PITTSBURGH BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT STUDIOS, 4810 PENN AVENUE
Paint some Warhol flowers in your own style, to be placed on abandoned/neglected buildings around town. Bring the kids! Also, from 7 – 9 pm, enjoy traditional Irish music by Sgt. Early’s Dream.Artwork by Dean Cercone, James Shipman, and Bob Ziller

SUNDOWN l CENTER FOR POST NATURAL HISTORY – 4913 PENN

Smithsonian Fellow, Rich Pell gives us a glimpse of his grand mission at the new space where he plans to debut displays and collections of the both natural and unusual kind.

7PM-10PM | MODERNFORMATIONS GALLERY AND PERFORMANCE SPACE – 4919 PENN AVE.

ECHOED FROM EMPTY WALLS: New works by Ron Copeland -and- BURIED BY THE DAISIES: Show runs through April 29th. 412-362-0274 www.modernformations.com

6:00PM–12:00PM | CHEF “J” TROPICAL RESTAURANT & ENVY 4923 Penn Ave.
African/Caribbean/Soul & Vegetarian Cuisine Friday, 6-9PM $9.99 Dinner Special/ Happy Hour & $1.00 off Drink
7:00PM – 12:00 Mid-Night Live Entertainment–Jazz and Reggae

6:30PM-9PM | GARFIELD ARTWORKS, 4931 PENN AVE

KALEIDSCOPE ART. Computer generated visual art by Matt Susko. Also featuring live instrumental hip-hop and glitch music by Steve Chab.

Donation requested. 412-361-2262. www.garfieldartworks.com

7-10 PM IMAGEBOX – 4933 PENN AVE.
DEAD DREAMS, DISTANT FUTURES – A solo exhibition of works by Brandt Dykstra. These paintings represent the fragmented nature of a world that is constantly changing and the people who traverse this evolving landscape.

7 – 10 PM | THE IRMA FREEMAN CENTER FOR IMAGINATION, 5006 PENN AVE.
Opening reception for “Urban Landscapes: paintings by Irma Freeman” and “Antiquated & Future (or Imaginary)
Technologies II: a Group Exhibition.” Dance Party starting at 8:30 pm Friday and Closing night:

5PM-11PM | STUDIO 5013 – 5013 PENN AVE:

OZMA presents Wooden Rainbow, a new collection of musical instruments handcrafted in Pittsburgh with found objects by Jeff Schreckengost. Each instrument is an amalgamation of materials and found objects. www.jschreckengost.wordpress.com

7PM-11PM l MOST WANTED FINE ART -5015 PENN AVE.
Friday- Art by John Lysak and Friends from Edinboro Univ. performances by Dj Chris Nelson and Grand Snafu. Sat- Most Wanted Yoga during the day. Word Circus (poetry with an open mic) hosted by Chatham University; www.mostwantedfineart.com Facebook- jasonsauer5015

9 PM – 11 PM l LAW OFFICE OF RICHARD J. WALTERS
TEACHING LATIN DANCE; includes the classic Tango! 412-712-7771

6PM-12AM |THE CARAVAN COLLECTIVE – 5025 PENN AVE Bill Cosby??? Appearing one night only! www.caravancollective.wordpress.com <http://www.caravancollective.wordpress.com/>

5PM-MIDNIGHT l ARTica GALLERY HOSTS: SAM SAMLAND – 5110 PENN

DON”T WEAR BLACK TO MY FUNERAL. Grove City University’s Sam Perry curates “An installation that examines the diverse ways we mourn in America”

12PM-11PM |AWESOME BOOKS, 5111 PENN AVENUE. open Friday from Noon till 11 pm., Sat. Noon till 7 pm. Friday night: work on a mosaic of Rachel Carson, the Grand Dame of Green, on the sidewalk outside of Awesome Books. Shop among thousands of awesome books in every topic.

6PM-9PM | ASSEMBLE - 5125 PENN AVE
Grand Opening of Assemble, a community space for art and technology. Solo show titled “For(est) Sale” featuring select work of Will Schlough. Food and drinks Friday night.

6PM-9PM l ECO/TECH 411/ FOOD Truck Convoy l PENN AVE and PACIFIC (corner)

Four Corners of Fun! Includes: David Edwards Power Flower; Eco and Solar Tech Info; Eco Books, information and products; (Hula Hoop) Union, Music with DJ Dreadz; The Walk Mic Spoken Word Reggaton Project and yummy for your tummy.

6PM-10PM | BFG CAFE 5335 PENN AVE. Fab Food + Five Artists: Joe Witzel: Impressionistic pastel landscapes and drawings of various subjects. Joeb Nyler: Mixed media paintings: Cathy L Hartmann: Jewelry designer, uses natural gemstones and hand made glass beads. Susan Wagner: Oil paintings and small bronze sculptures. Ollie Southgate: oil painter.

6 -9 PM | EDGE STUDIO 5411 PENN AVENUE,

Friday Edge hosts The Sam Blancato Blues Band and features a one-woman exhibition for Pittsburgh’s salvage and assemblage artist,Randie Snow. www.randiesnow.com

5 PM - PM l GROW PITTSBURGH – 5492 PENN
Learn about our various programs and learn how to get a better “green” thumb. Check our bio diesel truck!

6PM-10PM | THE TEEREX GUERRILLA RETAIL HEADQUARTERS – 5440 PENN AVE:
Irrationally affordable selection of unique, hand-printed tees by local designers to clean out our studio for newbies; Bodacious Bites trucks in loads of eats w/ yummy vegan and vegetarian selections; local craft beer from East End Brewing Company. DJs Jenny Jihad and MC Sean set the mood.

6PM–9:30 | PITTSBURGH GLASS CENTER – 5472 PENN AVE.

Hot Jam + Eco Tech Fashion Show. Heat defying acts of art, plus “TENacity” a local glass art exhibition. Start the evening off with Mike, John & Johnson and their eclectic mix of guitar and tabla. PGC and hosting Cello Fury and the Eco/Tech Fashion Show “Fuzion!” More info @ 412-365-2145 ext. 201.

6PM-10 PM l GLASS LOFTS X-TREME EXPO -5491 PENN

A tossed salad of some the ‘Burgh’s most amazing projects and people; boutique size art exhibitions. Special guests: “A Taste of Chemistry” with Prof. Das and CMU students; The Quality of Life Technology Center, Mostly Mod design and the GAGIpanorama Project with David Bear.

THE YOGA HIVE, LOCATED IN THE GLASS LOFTS, will hold all regularly schedule . If the weather is lovely, you may find some of us playing around in the front lawn. Please join us for a down-dog or ask us to teach you how to do a headstand. We love to play around and look forward to being your neighborhood yoga studio. Namaste, Yinz!”

5 PM – 8 PM l SALON D – 5506 PENN
Art by JR Holtz and FREE eyebrow arching, @ one of Penn Ave’s best!
Meet owner, Latisha Jordan 412-361-1628

6:30PM l INTERNATIONAL LINT PROJECT 5511 PENN

The M & G Laundry hosts artist, Cheryl Capezutti. Come make your own creations with recycled laundry lint and meet with Pittsburgh’s ground-breaking lint artist and puppeteer

6:30PM | DANCE ALLOY – 5530 PENN AVE:

THE CITRUS SERIES. Founded by Alloy’s own company member Jasmine Hearn, this is an Improv Jam and Informal Showcase that creates a safe environment to dance, sing, play instruments, or just watch—Reservations/Questions? Please contact Dance Alloy Theater, 412.363.4321 or visit www.dancealloy.org Doors open@ 6: 30PM;Jam starts@7PM

GA/GI Saturday, April 2 (two locations)

10 AM-5 PM l Union Project Open House- 801 N. Negley

GA/GI for KIDS! “Birds, Trees and Robots” @ Union Project 10 AM-1 PMAn Eco/Technology Playdate for kids and families

@ Penn Avenue Arts District (Penn between Negley and Mathilda)

1PM-4PM l Glass LOFTS 5491 Penn

I (re) Made It SMART indie crafts fair

Art Exhibitions; SpeakLife Concert; Special Guest : NACL (Salt of The Earth)

Coldwell Banker LOFTS OPEN HOUSE

1PM-5PM l Pittsburgh Glass Center 5472 Penn

MOST WANTED FINE ART/YOGA -5015 PENN AVE

Most Wanted Yoga during the day. 7PM/ Word Circus (poetry with an open mic) hosted by Chatham Univ. www.most-wantedfineart.com

6PM – 9:30PM | MODERNFORMATIONS GALLERY & PERFORMANCE SPACE – 4919 PENN.

PARTY WITH THE POETS: THE RELEASE OF SPARED. Please join us for an evening of verse, refreshments, and books. All are welcome! www.modernformations.com

ASSEMBLE - 5125 PENN AVE Dance party Saturday night 10 PM featuring GUSTO & TINA.

YOGA HIVE: 5491 PENN AVE., Check out our regularly scheduled Yoga Classes. Stop by and pick up a brochure.

STUDIO 5013 – 5013 PENN AVE: Eco Window Display

Noon-7 PM

AWESOME BOOKS, 5111 PENN AVENUE. Hundreds of titles!

ARTIca Gallery, Sam Samland Don’t Wear Black to My Funeral

8 PM l IRMA FREEMAN CENTER
From D.C., the Cassettes. ”Anachronistic multi-instrumentalist vagabonds” with cajun accordion, theremin, tabla, steel guitar and other sounds. Doors open at 7.Show starts at 8pm. http://www.irmafreeman.com http://www.myspace.com/thecassettes

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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.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Check out the Pittsburgh Glass Center's website for event updates

Check out the Pittsburgh Glass Center's website for event updates (they just sent an email today, sign up there).

Including a GA/GI event there which is this Friday, April 1, 2011.


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The Pittsburgh Art Blog

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.

Monday, March 28, 2011

“Tree Lines” Exhibition at Élan Fine Art Gallery




“Tree Lines” Exhibition at Élan Fine Art Gallery Provides Varied Perspectives in Art

427 Broad Street in Sewickley

As this year’s Sewickley Spring Gallery Walk opens on Arbor Day, Élan Gallery felt it only fitting to partner with Fern Hollow Nature Center with an exhibition entitled “Tree Lines”, on display from April 29th through May 28th at 427 Broad Street in Sewickley.

Artists with roots in Southwestern Pennsylvania offer their perspectives on trees in a variety of styles and media. From glass, sculpture, and furniture to works in watercolor, acrylic, oil, mixed media, photography, digital artwork and woodcut prints, there is something for every taste and interest. Élan Gallery is also branching out to the East Side of Pittsburgh by bringing to Sewickley custom made furniture, fashioned from reclaimed wood, by Urban Tree Forge.

A portion of the proceeds from this exhibition will benefit Fern Hollow Nature Center’s Native Tree Walk. In addition to interesting works of art, Élan Gallery also will be offering gallery talks on Saturday, April 30th, featuring Fern Hollow and selected artists. Plus, on display will be beautiful rain barrels painted by local school children which will be raffled off to benefit Fern Hollow’s Natural Outdoor Classroom. The drawing will be held at Fern Hollow and the Sewickley Heights History Center's Family Fun Day on May 21st.

The artist reception is open to the public during the Sewickley Spring Gallery Walk on Friday, April 29 from 5pm –9pm at Élan Gallery. Gallery hours for this month long event are Thursday and Friday 5pm-8pm and Saturday from 11am –8pm and by appointment.

Artists featured in this exhibition: Clare Ascani, Joan Barenbregge, Linda Breen, Darlene Dech, Kate Gillery, Jeffrey Moyer, Gail Murray, Mark Panza, Charles Pitcher, Sherrie Plonski, Joe Renckly, Phil Salvato, James Shipman, Ron Thurston, and Hugh Watkins.

Also, see artists paint en plein air during May Mart on Saturday, May 7th from noon – 2pm, and celebrate your four legged friends during Sewickley Unleashed on May 14th from noon – 2pm at Élan Gallery.


Contact:
Joan Barenbregge
art@elanarts.com
412-749-8270

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the blog and website are volunteer projects from fine art photographer and pittsburgh artist advocate rick byerly.

Art Fundraiser/Auction for Japan's Relief Efforts, Mendelson Gallery April 16, 2011


Art Fundraiser/Auction for Japan's Relief Efforts

Info from organizer and artist Tara Zalewsky.

Saturday April 16, 2011 from 4-7pm (one night only)
Mendelson Gallery
5874 Ellsworth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1738
(412) 361-8664

Artist proceeds go to Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania and Brother’s Brother Foundation.

Water-Babies

“Water-Babies” is a series of drawings, paintings and sculptures based on the haunting stone figures marking children’s graves in the Okunoin cemetery that I experienced on a trip to Japan last October.

Okunoin is located in Mount Koyasan, a mountain range to the south of Osaka. It is the largest cemetery in Japan and was settled in 819 by the monk Kukai. Located in the Koyasan religious center, it is dedicated to Shingon Japanese Buddhism and includes 120 temples. Koyasan is designated as a World Heritage sacred site.

In this series inspired by Okunoin, I depict images of the statues that mark the graves of children. The presence of these otherworldly stone figures has remained in my mind since my trip. The statues range in size from smaller than a foot, to human scale, and depict childlike figures, sometimes simply dressed as a monk or Bodhisattva (an enlightened or holy person). In modern Japan, these figures represent Mizuko Jizo, the “patron saint” of lost children who have died prematurely, infants, newborns or stillborn children. The two Chinese characters that make up his name “Mizu-ko” translate to “water- baby”, signifying the lost children who float in an otherworld realm.

Before the 20th century, there was less than a 50% chance of a child surviving to age seven. Even today in current Japanese culture, very young children have a revered role as “mysterious beings”, who are not quite of this world, or fully rooted to this life, and thought of almost as oracles or a link between humans and the gods.

The Okunoin cemetery is populated with hundreds of these little statues dedicated to Mizuko Jizo and the lost children they memorialize. The figures are frequently dressed in little clothes or red bibs by the parents of a departed child, in the hopes that the spirits will recognize their child from the bib he or she wore and provide protection. Walking through Okunoin, filled with its ancient trees, and forest of stone figures, one is humbled by the presence of so many people, and so many years. Some of the bibs on the little stone figures are firecracker red, others have faded. They are hauntingly sad, with a melancholy that follows you home. My drawings and paintings depict them with bright colors that seem to allude to the simultaneous living presence of the light I encountered that day on the early October walk through Okunoin.

My artwork is dedicated to these lost children, the “Water-Babies”, the namesake of this exhibition.

"The profits from the sale of this work benefit the recent Earthquake and Tsunami relief efforts of the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania and Brother’s Brother Foundation."

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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.

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.

AIR Website

518 Foreland Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412/321-8664

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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.

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council call for proposals

The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council is seeking to purchase a series of FOUR artist-made objects to give to winners of the Work of Art Awards during their Annual Meeting on June 8, 2011 at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. The budget for the project is $400 (4 x $100), which includes all costs associated with the design and purchase of the awards. The awards, with the names of the winners integrated into the object, must be delivered by May 23, 2011.

The deadline for submissions is April 6, 2011 at 11:59 pm.

Open to all artists, including undergraduate and graduate students, in the Pittsburgh region.

Download the Request for Qualifications .
http://pittsburgharts.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=QDkU3wKZAAEAAALsAATkhA

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The Pittsburgh Art Blog

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.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Masha Vereshchenko: New Work and Prints


Masha Vereshchenko:

New Work and Prints

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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.

The Pittsburgh Art Blog on Facebook

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also on Twitter where i post or re-tweet what is not covered on the blog.

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The Pittsburgh Art Blog

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.

Moorings and Millsites, artist Dan Kuhn


Moorings and Millsites, artist Dan Kuhn

March 25, 2011 - May 29, 2011

Inspired by the melding of the natural and industrial landscapes that define Western Pennsylvania, artist Dan Kuhn explores Allegheny Counties changing environment through gestural ceramic sculptures. Choosing to work in forms that defy function, Kuhn’s sculptures mimic the sometimes rolling, often ragged mountainside. Planes and angles are defined with layered clay slips which create a subtle, earthy backdrop for imagery. The rust-colored decals reveal “engineered images of the Allegheny River… combined with photographs of Allegheny Ludlum and the surrounding towns, inferring a private connection and adaptation to the landscapes, “ explains Kuhn.

A native of Western Pennsylvania, Dan grew up in a small steel town, north east of Pittsburgh. He earned a BFA in ceramics at California University of Pennsylvania and recently completed his MFA in ceramics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Dan has been a technician and teacher for the Chautuaqua School of Arts, Wortendyke Ceramics studio, IUP Ceramics studio, Touchstone Center for Crafts, and SCC.

The artist currently works locally as a functional and sculptural ceramic artist as well as a teacher of throwing, hand-building and kiln firing. As a finalist in the 2011 Lydon Emerging Artist Program at SCC, Kuhn’s work is featured exclusively at SCC’s The Store.

Learn to decal with Dan Kuhn at SCC with his Introduction to Photo Decals class, to be held on Saturday June 4, 2011, 10-4pm and Sunday, June 5, 10-12pm. The tuition is $100 with a materials fee of $20. To register for this class call Laura at 412.261.7003.

SCC’s Satellite Gallery is located at 500 Grant Street in the lobby of the Steel Plaza T-Station at BNY Mellon Center in downtown Pittsburgh. It is open daily through midnight.

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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.

Ragnar Kjartansson: Song at CMOA


youtube direct link.

Ragnar Kjartansson: Song at CMOA

This Sunday is your last chance to see live art!

The performance in the Hall of Sculpture will take place daily March 10–27, 2011, according to the following schedule:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m.–1 p.m., 2–5 p.m.
Thursday: 1–4 p.m., 5–8 p.m.
Sunday: noon–2:30 p.m., 3–5 p.m.

Ragnar Kjartansson: Song is the first solo US museum exhibition of the work of Ragnar Kjartansson. A musician as well as artist, Kjartansson (b. 1976) has been drawn to the theater and performance since he formed a band in his teenage years. The exhibition will include a selection of video works from the last decade, as well as a newly created three-week-long performance for the museum’s Hall of Sculpture.

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The Pittsburgh Art Blog

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.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

April 2011 Pittsburgh Art Guide, also March 25, 26th


No worries about there being so much on Friday, April 1, 2011 as far as openings. I would prioritize with the GA/GI Festival (along with Unblurred) as the other openings have galleries with regular hours. By cramming too many openings into one night the art tends to take a back seat.

Note that for GA/GI they may not list all the Unblurred events. As of this posting April 1 events have not been listed yet but the usual venues plus the GA/GI events will be happening.

Friday April 1:

GA/GI and Unblurred

Beauty, Strength and Reflection at Shaw Galleries 5:30 to 9pm

Lizzy De Vita at Be Galleries 6-9 pm


Saturday April 2:

Shervin Iranshahr at Gallery 4 from 7-11 pm

SCC Fundraiser

GA/GI Events All Day


March 25, 26:

March 25th Gestures

March 25th Mask Exhibit

March 26th Women Artists of Pittsburgh

Starting March 25 Dan Kuhn


And Don't Forget Art All Night starts Saturday April 30!

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The Pittsburgh Art Blog

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.

LIZZY DeVITA SHIFT at BE Galleries April 1 2011


LIZZY DeVITA: SHIFT

APRIL 1-APRIL 23 2011

OPENING APRIL 1, 6-9PM

FEATURING NEW VIDEO AND PRINT INSTALLATIONS BY ARTIST LIZZY DE VITA

She is interested in the ways process and technology can alter reception and consumption.

BE Galleries

3583 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 412.687.2606

Tuesday - Friday 11 - 6 / Saturday 11 - 5

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The Pittsburgh Art Blog

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.

Pittsburgh Emerging Arts Leaders Event

Wednesday, April 20, 5-8 pm
August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Downtown
Register Online or call 412.394.3353

Join the Pittsburgh Emerging Arts Leaders for an evening of networking and an engaging panel discussion about the state of arts education. Get an insider’s look at the current state of arts education through the eyes of local arts, foundation, and policy representatives. The current economic climate has led to many changes in the way in which arts education is presented, funded, and managed. The priorities of funders and arts education policy makers are shifting and arts educators have to adapt to these changes or risk funding cuts in their programs.

5 pm Drink, Food and Mingling

6 pm Panel Discussion

  • Jordan Crosby, Director, Arts and Education Initiative, The Education & Policy Leadership Center
  • Jamie Kasper, Associate Director, Arts Education Collaborative
  • Justin Laing, Program Officer, The Heinz Endowments

This event is hosted by the Pittsburgh Emerging Arts Leaders Network, and is open to people of all ages and work experience who are interested in the conversation. Visit ProArtsTickets to register online, or call 412.394.3353.

Tickets are $8 in advance / $10 at door.

Source.


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The Pittsburgh Art Blog

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.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Society for Contemporary Craft annual Out of Hand! fundraiser


All of the info is here.

Come join the fun and help support the Society for Contemporary Craft as we celebrate the role the hand plays in the creative process! Our annual Out of Hand! fundraiser, taking place on Saturday, April 2th from 6:30-10:30 p.m., will be an evening to remember.

Hand-packed with activities, guests will get to make their own handicrafts and watch local artists as they create distinctive pieces while trying their hand at our silent auction. Visitors will also get to raise their hands in the live auction to bid on spectacular craft objects that have been handmade by nationally known artists. This is not your ordinary fundraiser!


Benefit Co-Chairs will be Alex and Michael Paul, and Petra Fallaux and Paul Rosenblatt. We invite you to join them in supporting Out of Hand! by purchasing your tickets today. Call 412.261.7003 x12 to reserve your tickets today.


Artists to be featured in silent and live auctions include:

ROY

Christian Burchard

Rae Gold

Margaux Lange

Bill Poliziani

Carrie Reichardt

Lorraine Glessner w/students

Kat Cole

Boris Bally

Atticus Adams

Neil Benson

Sandra Golbert

Adrienne Grafton

David Beringer

Sara Bonk

Drew Hine

Sue Amendolara

Tadao Arimoto

Tobey Fraley

Amanda Gross

Thaddeus Mosley

Gerry Dinnen

Robert Briscoe

Sharon Massey

Kathryn Osgood

Yoko Senkino-Bove

Jim Bove

Christopher McGinnis

George Roby

Bo Bedilion

Linda Christianson

Scott Goss

Sharon McCartney

Justin Rothshank

Brittany Sondberg

Brian Ferrell

Meagan Chaney

Jim Rose


The Pittsburgh Art Blog

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.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today


Josh MacPhee (ed.)
Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today

Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today is a major collection of contemporary politically and socially engaged printmaking. This full color book showcases print art that uses themes of social justice and global equity to engage community members in political conversation. Based on an art exhibition which has traveled to a dozen cities in North America, Paper Politics features artwork by over 200 international artists; an eclectic collection of work by both activist and non-activist printmakers who have felt the need to respond to the monumental trends and events of our times.

$22 ($24.95 cover price)

More info here.

Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative is a decentralized network of 26 artists committed to making print and design work that reflects a radical social, environmental, and political stance. With members working from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, Justseeds operates both as a unified collaboration of similarly minded printmakers and as a loose collection of creative individuals with unique viewpoints and working methods. We believe in the transformative power of personal expression in concert with collective action. To this end, we produce collective portfolios, contribute graphics to grassroots struggles for justice, work collaboratively both in- and outside the co-op, build large sculptural installations in galleries, and wheatpaste on the streets – all while offering each other daily support as allies and friends.

JUSTSEEDS MEMBERS
Santiago Armengod (Mexico City)
Jesús Barraza (Oakland)
Kevin Caplicki (New York)
Melanie Cervantes (Oakland)
Alec ‘Icky’ Dunn (Portland)
Molly Fair (New York)
Thea Gahr (Mexico City)
Dara Greenwald (New York)
Nicolas Lampert (Milwaukee and Chicago)
Josh MacPhee (New York)
Fernando Martí (San Francisco)
Colin Matthes (Milwaukee)
Yobany Mendoza (Mexico City)
Dylan Miner (Michigan)
Roger Peet (Portland)
Jesse Purcell (Montreal)
Favianna Rodríguez (Oakland)
Erik Ruin (Philadelphia)
Shaun Slifer (Pittsburgh)
Chris Stain (New York)
Meredith Stern (Providence)
Swoon (New York)
Mary Tremonte (Pittsburgh)
Kristine Virsis (New York)
Pete Yahnke (Albuquerque)
Bec Young (Pittsburgh)

We’re located at 3410 Penn Avenue in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, at the intersection of Penn and Butler (known locally as Doughboy Square, after the WWI memorial soldier statue across the street). We are in the old Junction Coal building, more recently the offices of the Turner Detective Agency, which has been newly renovated and now houses the workhorse bike/ped nonprofit organization Bike PGH on the first floor, with our offices on the second floor.

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The Pittsburgh Art Blog

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.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

osteotomy: Specter Studios' spring mask art show., Modernformations Gallery


osteotomy: Specter Studios' spring mask art show.

Ten Specter artists got raw Fractured masks to customize to their specific vision. We'll show the results at ModernFormations gallery on March 25 (7-10pm) and 26 (8-11pm).

Free and open to the public. All masks will be offered for sale.


Modernformations gallery
4919 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

Source.

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The Pittsburgh Art Blog

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.

GPAC Artist Opportunities Listserv, March 2011, Pittsburgh Pa

From GPAC, please sign up (and become a member) to receive these updates as I won't always get around to posting them. Link here.

Artist Opportunities Listserv
March 2011
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Over 20 new opportunities have been added to the listserv this month! Check the links below for details.

Of special note:


* GPAC Annual Survey: We are asking everyone to let us know what you, the arts community, needs from the arts council. We use the information to help us set our priorities; the information gathered this year will help us determine our direction in the future. Your participation is crucial! You don't need to be a GPAC member or a Pittsburgh resident to participate. It should take 5-15 minutes to complete. Begin the survey.
* Public Art 101: The Office of Public Art has announced the date for Public Art 101, our annual workshop for artists interested in learning about working in the public realm. Join us on May 7, 2011 from 10-4pm. Presenters include Kendal Henry, public art consultant, New York, NY; Morton Brown, the City of Pittsburgh's public art manager; and Carin Mincemoyer, artist; Pittsburgh, PA. To register, visit www.proartstickets.org. ( http://pittsburgharts.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=P8eglQKZAAEAAAThAATd8Q )


More national, regional, and local opportunities may be found by clicking the categories listed below!

If you have any suggestions or have feedback regarding the Listserv, please email opa(AT)pittsburghartscouncil.org. As always, if you wish to be removed from this list, please follow the unsubscribe link at the end of this email.

Sincerely,
Renee Piechocki
Director
Office of Public Art For much more, click on the Listserv categories listed below.

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Listserv Categories

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Public Art Calls for Artists
( http://pittsburgharts.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=P8eglQKbAAEAAABWAATd8Q )

Exhibition Opportunities
( http://pittsburgharts.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=P8eglQKbAAEAAAF-AATd8Q )

International Opportunities ( http://pittsburgharts.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=P8eglQKbAAEAAAJOAATd8Q )

Professional Development ( http://pittsburgharts.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=P8eglQKbAAEAAAPJAATd8Q )
( http://pittsburgharts.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=P8eglQKbAAEAAASCAATd8Q )

On-going Opportunities ( http://pittsburgharts.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=P8eglQKbAAEAAAUPAATd8Q )

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The Office of Public Art Needs Your Support!


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For more than two years, the Office of Public Art has served individual artists in the Pittsburgh region with the Artist Opportunities Listserv and the Pittsburgh Artist Registry. As you know, these amazing tools connect artists to new audiences with a website and links to local and national opportunities.

Although there is no cost for artists to use these services, they are not free. The Office of Public Art pays for server space, staff time, and web hosting for a total of $10,845 per year. Our goal is to keep providing these services at no cost to artists, but to keep going, we need your help!

If you have benefited from these services, and are able to give, please consider a tax-deductible donation in any amount.


Thank you to Justin Greenfield for his generous donation to support the listserv this month!

To make a contribution, click here ( http://pittsburgharts.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=P8eglQKdAAEAAAYWAATd8Q ) .

Thanks for your consideration!

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The Pittsburgh Art Blog

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.

Rocking Horse Artspace, Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh PA art gallery and music venue



Rocking Horse Artspace

is a new performance and visual art venue in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville area at 179 43rd Street. Check out the poster images above for upcoming events. The venue is available for space rental and video and sound recording services as well, details here.

Directions here.

Rocking Horse is a web magazine, storefront & Pittsburgh-based arts and performance collective, owned and operated by artist Casey Hallas.

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The Pittsburgh Art Blog

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.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Handmade Arcade April 16 2011


HANDMADE ARCADE RETURNS
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011

Handmade Arcade is excited to announce a new central location in an appropriately green-for-spring venue: the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. Shoppers can expect all the great handcrafted, indie merchandise, plus:
• Free admission
• Over 100 vendors, local and from out-of-state
• Easy to get to: close to many bus lines and the T; on-site garage
parking; also accessible by foot, bike or even watercraft
• More space than ever: wide aisles, extra vendor room
• Early Birdie passes
• Refreshments on-site
• Hands-on activities

Handmade Arcade is Pittsburgh’s largest indie craft fair, now in its seventh year. The annual Handmade Arcade was created to give grassroots, independent crafters an opportunity to show and sell their wares, and to provide an alternative to traditional craft and art fairs.

PRINT & POSTERS

Sadly Harmless Alternate Histories strawberryluna Sloe Gin Fizz

Tugboat Printshop Andy Kehoe Art Ben Kehoe Art Hero Design Studio

Laura George Art + Illustration ♦ Mike Budai Yardsale Press

Reconstructing Ideas Justseeds Artists' Cooperative Perfect Cursive

Lucky Seed Panel Den Arts Collective Unicorn Mountain

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The Pittsburgh Art Blog

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.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pittsburgh, Youngstown, Akron, Cleveland Arts And Livable City Blog

Thanks to John Morris from The Pittsburgh, Youngstown, Akron, Cleveland Arts And Livable City Blog for the shout out! In addition to the blog he can be found on twitter as well.

He started the blog before I came onto the scene I think in 2006 and I respect his regional approach.

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The Pittsburgh Art Blog

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.