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Thursday, March 29, 2007

In Full Bloom @SPACE - images from the exhibit

So finally, here are the images from the In Full Bloom exhibit at SPACE. I may have to go back. There are over a hundred works from forty artists in the exhibit. It is difficult to take a show like this in all at one time. I saw a lot of the work at drop off and I've been back to the gallery twice since the opening. It's the kind of exhibit where you see something new each time you go, as much because of your mood as the sheer number of works.
Kevin Wenner

I had mentioned that I was going to shoot Kevin Wenner's piece after the opening. Pretty luscious, huh? Speaking of luscious works, check out Ed Parrish's work, below. This was a pretty ambitious undertaking. Someone mentioned to me that he created this piece for the In Full Bloom exhibit.
Ed Parrish
Ed Parrish -- detail
Masha Vereshchenko

Maybe it was my mood, but I was really drawn to the lush works in the exhibit. Masha Vereshchenko's delicate ink drawings on this heavy-textured paper pulled me in. This deserves more time and I look forward to visiting it again.

Amir Rashidd

This piece really drew me in, too. The dichotomy between the loose ground and the tight rendering of the figure appeals to me.

I wish I could credit this one. The work is hung very high on the wall and I couldn't read its label. Also, my image doesn't do the color justice, so use this as an incentive to go and view the exhibit.

More details about the exhibit can be found here and here.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Man, this weekend is going to be packed

Okay, granted, these are all projects that I'm involved in on some level, to a greater or lesser degree. The stage reading, all I did was read the first draft and encorages the writer, but still... Damn, I can't stand it when I hear someone say there's nothing to do here in da 'burgh.

Saturday, March 31, 1:00-3:00pm.
Community Gallery Project Presentation
Hill House Association Lobby
1835 Centre Avenue
(412) 392-4400

A showcase of the Hill House Community Gallery Project.

The kids have worked with Biko, Deanna Mance, Tim Fabian and Christine Bethea over the last month. zyou're all invited! As a bonus, Deanna has been working with several groups on decorating kites, and so is born --

The Hill District Soars! Community Kite Flying Day
Saturday, April 7, 1:00pm.
A celebration of the completion of the kite project with more than 100 kites in flight from several vantage points in the Hill District! I'm goin'. I love flying kites.

Gilding Demonstration with Katherine Young
Save the Date! April 1, 2PM

Katherine will be demonstrating gilding, a technique that she uses to great advantage in her work. This ancient technique has been used to decorate temples and sculpture, imbuing the wooden support with the luster of fine metals. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Digging Pitt Gallery by email or at 412-605-0450. -- more information

by Rage Stevenson, new Pittsburgh artist via LA.
Stage reading at the Pittsburgh Playwrights
Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company,
542 Penn Ave., Downtown.
6pm, Sunday, April 1st
featuring the talents of the delectable and divine, Phat Man Dee and straight out of Mother Courage's Bamberg, Germany Vince Ventura.
Take a wild and frustrating ride through the mind of a artist teetering on insanity!

Rage Stevenson Bio

Rage Stevenson, a LA artist of the underground scene who has recently located to Pittsburgh will be presenting a scene from his new play. Mark Southers has graciously opened his theater to this new comer. You might think, why come to Pittsburgh, and he'll answer with a smirk, "those sunny days can be really non-inspiring". At 6', with swashbuckling surfer boy good looks, this model turned actor turned writer and painter is deeper than one would think at first.

After trying to make his mark in the LA art world and tiring of the chase, he decided to take a look at what it takes to make art and how that thankless lifestyle can make you crazy. He spent several years interviewing countless artists of all genres across the nation, foundation heads, venue owners, producers and non-profit directors and he has concocted an insanely frustrating look at the inner machinations of a struggling American artist.

Imagine if you will, a fashionably dressed dead best friend, a raging and ranting artist trying to get paid, birds flying, pink nooses, an asshole art buyer and vomit. If your head isn't spinning with a beat down after this stage reading, are you truly living?

Craft Congress

It's not too late -- you too can come to lovely Pittsburgh for the first ever Craft Congress. The Craft Congress has been organized by Handmade Arcade and will take place March 31 - April 1 at Spinning Plates. Information here.

The Pop City article mentions that some crafters have had their ideas lifted by national manufacturers, without acknowledgement or compensation. The congress invites organizers of craft fairs and artists' websites to Pittsburgh to discuss such issues.

The Craft fair has been getting some press locally and nationally in Bust magazine. A number of crafter blogs have been talking about the congress for a few months. Craft revolution has a recent post that lists some of the attendees, who are coming from all over the United States to Pittsburgh. In the article, they quote organizer Gloria Forouzan--

“The goal of Craft Congress is to build connections between the movement's organizers, who have been working to expand the craft culture primarily in their own communities. Craft Congress is an original concept; attendees will have the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, creating a network that will foster sustainability.”

This is a wonderful idea and I am glad that this event is taking place in Pittsburgh.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

In Full Bloom reception@SPACE

SPACE was so crowded at the opening that I really didn't get to look at the work. The show includes over one hundred works by forty artists. It was a massive undertaking. Bob Ziller brought some very fine work in for this exhibit. And the artists really put their best foot forward, with some creating work specifically for this show.

I will be going back over the next week to get images of some of the works but following are some images of the reception.

Christane D. and Eden McNutt
Kevin Wenner, working on Full Bloom. I'll get an image of the completed work when I go back next week.
The inconquerable Marci Gehring. This image is from a previous exhibit, where she was showing off one of her afghan creations. I just love these, especially on tall, lanky women (and men: see below). But on me? No, I would look like a couch!

Marci brought a rack of these garments to the opening; there are more images on Chuck Busha's pbase site. Go check it out, they're way better than mine.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Box Heart Gallery


The 11th Annual Sacred Art Exhibition
Exhibition Dates:
July 24 - August 18, 2007
Location: Box Heart Gallery
Type: Juried, Theme Exhibition
Description: The 11th Annual Sacred Art Exhibition... 2007
Deadline: May 15, 2007 (post marked)

The Sacred Art Exhibition is an Annual Event in the Bloomfield Community. The arts enable contact with The Sacred on an intimate level. By creating, The Sacred is manifested by the hands and a new life is brought into existence. Selection for this exhibition requires that artists submit pieces that explore their personal interpretation of The Sacred. All interpretations, both traditional and nontraditional, are considered. This exhibition does not recognize any difference of authority between the traditions of the God-knowing and the artistic cultures that surround them. The Sacred Art Exhibition is looking forward to a successful 11th year. Come to our community and explore this intriguing cultural event!

- Traditional interpretation of The Sacred includes work that inspires devotion and self transformation with narratives chosen from the great prophets of God such as Krishna, Buddha, Christ, Moses, or Mohammed. Iconography, or the representation of holy persons or events, would be considered examples of traditional interpretations of the Sacred.
- Nontraditional interpretation of The Sacred, may include works that deal abstractly with personal reflections on the natures of truth and beauty in art and life. The rhythm of nature, the legends of ancient gods and goddesses, the human form and condition, even architecture would be considered nontraditional examples of the Sacred.

Artist Submission Requirements:
Submit an application, a maximum of three (3) entries to be considered, jury fee, and Artist Statement describing your interpretation of "The Sacred."

- Artist Application available: http://www.boxheart.org/exhib_app.pdf
- Fee: $10. per entry payable by: Check, Credit Card, Money Order or Pay Pal. http://www.paypal.com
- Maximum of three (3) entries: Digital files, slides and photos are accepted. If submitting digital files, please follow the guidelines below.
- Deadline for Entries: May 15, 2007 (post marked)
- Notification: June 24, 2007
- Commission on all sales is 40%. (All work must be for sale.)

Format for Digital Submissions:
Artists can submit their work for consideration into "The Sacred Art Exhibition" via e-mail to: boxheartexpress@earthlink.net
Please follow these specific guidelines to do so:

- Subject of E-mail: your name_Sacred2007
- Place your contact information into the body of the e-mail
- Paste your Artist Statement and any additional supporting material in the body of the e-mail. Do NOT attach a separate word document.
- Attach your digital entries. Each entry should NOT exceed 150 dpi or 6" on any side. Please make sure your files are .jpg or .tiff. Label your images: yourtitle_yourmedia_yourprice
- Fee: Artists can pay the jury fee by: Check, Credit Card, Money Order or Pay Pal. http://www.paypal.com
- Deadline for Entries: May 15, 2007 (post marked)
- Notification: June 24, 2007

For more information about this upcoming exhibition, or to view images of last year's Sacred Art Exhibition visit:

The 7th Annual Art Inter/National, here and abroad
Exhibition Dates:
January 9 - February 2, 2008
Location: Box Heart Gallery
Type: Invitational, Group Exhibition
Description: The 7th Art Inter/National, Here and Abroad... 2008
Deadline: November 1, 2007 (post marked)

Art Inter/National is a celebration of artistic expression from all over the world. It's an exhibition that displays how the space one occupies both influences and guides the creative process. Box Heart encourages diversity in the media used to create the work, in the artists and his/her interpretation of Art Inter/National. There are no limits or boundaries, no categories or types. Box Heart is looking for expressions in art that are not only cultivated but also created because of each artist's place on this earth.

One artist will receive the Best of Show Award. This artist is awarded Box Heart Artist of the Year and receives their own Solo Exhibition in the 2008 Exhibition Year. This includes Gallery Representation for the 2009 year.

2002 Best of Show - Keith Wilde, Norwich OH
2003 Best of Show - Lynn Fero, Sherman Oaks CA
2004 Best of Show - Eric Landes, Columbia MI
2005 Best of Show - Vladimir Zuev, Russia
2006 Best of Show - Petra Voegtle, Germany
2007 Best of Show - Victoria Goro-Rapoport, Russia
2008 Best of Show - TBD

Submission Requirements:
20 artists will be selected by Box Heart Gallery to participate in the "7th Annual Art Inter/National Exhibition." Artists that would like to be considered for an invitation to participate can begin submitting the proper materials to Box Heart Gallery on February 1, 2007. Applications and submissions will be reviewed by Box Heart Gallery until the deadline. On December 1, 2007, Box Heart will announce the 20 artists invited to exhibit their work in the "7th Annual Art Inter/National Exhibition."

Artists should submit the following materials for consideration:
- Art Inter/National application available at: http://www.boxheart.org/exhib_app.pdf
- Artist Statement describing your interpretation of Art Inter/National and how the space around you influences your creative process.
- Maximum of three entries: Digital files, slides and photos are accepted. If submitting digital files, please follow the guidelines below.
- Supporting artist materials such as resume and artist biography
- Deadline for Entries: November 1, 2007 (post marked)
- Notification: December 1, 2007

Format for Digital Submissions:
Artists can submit their work for consideration into The Inter/National Exhibition via e-mail to: boxheartexpress@earthlink.net Please follow these specific guidelines to do so:
- Subject of E-mail: your name_InterN2008
- Place your contact information into the body of the e-mail
- Paste your Artist Statement and any additional supporting material in the body of the e-mail. Do NOT attach a separate word document.
- Attach your digital entries. Each entry should NOT exceed 150 dpi or 6" on any side. Please make sure your files are .jpg or or .tiff. Label your images: yourtitle_yourmedia_yourprice

To read reviews of the Inter/National Exhibition over the years, by art critic Kurt Shaw from The Tribune Review, follow the links listed below:

2002: http://pittsburghlive.com/x/search/print_10845.html
2003: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/entertainment/arts/museums/print_111542.html
2004: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_173272.html
2006: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/search/print_412908.html
2007: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_489231.html

Contact us anytime with questions about this upcoming Exhibition! For more information on each of the previous year's winner of Best of Show visit: http://www.boxheart.org/nn/past_bestof.html To view images of this year's Art Inter/National Exhibition visit: http://www.boxheart.org/nn/Inter2007.html

Our mailing list is selected from gallery patrons, not from public or commercial sources and only used to announce our upcoming exhibitions and events - if you do not wish to receive any further e-mails, please respond with the subject "remove." We will immediately remove you from this list. If you received more than one of this e-mail, please let us know, so we can correct this.

Other comments are also appreciated.

Box Heart Gallery
4523 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

P. 412 687 8858
F. 412 687 6338

For more information about upcoming exhibits and represented artists, please visit our web site: http://www.boxheart.org

Gallery Hours:
Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM

Friday, March 23, 2007

Double Warhol

Drink and Draw on Tuesday, March 20. We had two models dressed as Warhol. It was a very interesting session, as I'm sure you can imagine.

The images on the left are courtesy of Paul LeRoy. The images on the right are courtesy of the artist, Sara Sweeney. 'Cause I, yet again, forgot to bring my camera to Drink and Draw on Tuesday. Thank you, Sara and Paul.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

New images

I have posted some images of new work on my site. Here's the link.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Articulate; PCN

GET EXPOSED! (Calling All Pittsburgh Artists) Deadline: April 5th

Apply now! Win 4-months free membership on Pittsburgh's premiere Art web site, Articulate; Pittsburgh Creative Network. With your free membership, receive recognition as one of Articulate; PCN's Top 50 Pittsburgh Artists.

Free membership includes: posting of 25 of your images for sale (directly thru Articulate; PCN's e-commerce web site), artist statement & bio, your own log, and many artist networking opportunities. Articulate; PCN will select 50 artists to represent Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania through a juried process. Become one of Articulate; PCN's Top 50 Pittsburgh Artists! The best of local art submissions will be accepted in the following

3D, 2D, Installation, & Craft

To be considered, artist must submit:

- CD of digital images (10-15)
- An artist statement regarding the submitted work
- A resume and exhibition list.
- Submitting artist must be a resident of Southwestern PA (minimum of 6 months).
Download the Application Now! At . Fill out the application and send it to

Questions? contact
Allison S. Hoge
Executive Director
Pittsburgh Creative Network
5314 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Re: About your art at www.theartsource.com

Oh man, as if!!!!
I removed the correspondent's name from the email trail. I imagine that if this individual was going to try this again, they would probably use a different name.
The post is in reverse chronological order - edit

how was your day ? I want you to understand that the deal as my
as posted the payment already, but there was a slight error i guess we
handle with care, instead of the actually amount Paint,she made out the
check for $3,500 she claim that was what i requested but she didn't
that straight.
once you have the check please cash it and deduct the money for
goods plus $100 that for your run around expenses.

The excess fund should please be sent to Her via western union,*
*Please email at once to let me know that i can trust to have the
funds sent to my secretary**

Wait to read from you soon



>From: susan constanse
>Subject: Re: About your art at www.theartsource.com
>Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 11:49:55 -0700 (PDT)
>Okay. and if you have any other questions, let me know.
>XXXXX XXXXXX wrote: Hello Susan
>Thanks for the mail... ok i will get the check ready and send it to
you as
>soon as possible
>So i will let you know when i send the check to your address
> >From: susan constanse
> >Subject: Re: About your art at www.theartsource.com
> >Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 04:47:02 -0700 (PDT)
> >
> >The piece:
> >
> >Matching Bra and Panty
> >12" x 30"
> >Mixed mediums
> >
> >Further description: The bra and panty are garments that are afixed
to a
> >wood panel. The work is sealed with a clear acrylic. Price,
> >shipping, is $175.00. This would be for 2-day priority mail. My
> >
> >
> >If you need additional details, you can reach me at
> >
> >Susan
> >
> >
> >
> >XXXXX XXXXXX wrote: Hello Susan,
> >
> >How are you doing??, i have check your work on your web site, and i
> >like to buy your work
> >"http://www.susanconstanse.com/painting/IMG_0680.JPG"
> >
> >So i will like you to send the price of this work and also i will
> >to know that i will be able to pay you with cheque, so get back to
> >your name and address so that i can prepare the check as soon as
> >
> >I wait to read from you soon
> >
> >Thanks
> >
> >
> >
> > >From: susan constanse
> > >Subject: Re: About your art at www.theartsource.com
> > >Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 15:14:00 -0700 (PDT)
> > >
> > >Hello XXXXX XXXXXX,
> > >I would be happy to tell you the price if you let me know which
> > >are interested in. The charcoal on wood pieces are mostly gone,
> > >Also, you might want to check my site at
> > >
> > >www.susanconstanse.com
> > >
> > >Susan
> > >
> > >XXXXX XXXXXX wrote: Hello
> > >
> > >I'm XXXXX XXXXXX, i come across your profile on
> >i
> > >will very happy if you can sell one of your art work for me, also
> > >like you to know that i really need the art work very urgent
> > >
> > >So please let me know the price of the work including the shipping
> >to
> > >VA here
> > >
> > >Wait to read from you soon
> > >
> > >Thanks
> > >

In Full Bloom @SPACE

In Full Bloom
March 23 - May 12, 2007
Opening on March 23, 6-9PM
Gallery Crawl on April 20
812 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15222

In Full Bloom was curated by Bob Ziller. I found images of some of the work that is in the exhibit. I wish I could include more. Some of the artists in the exhibit--

Laura Jean McLaughlin
Marci Gehring
Maggie Aston
Karl Mullen
Masha Vereschenka

Hope you can join us in celebrating on March 23.

Kate Bazis
Susan Constanse
Christiane D

Monday, March 19, 2007

Are you an art star?

Go take Lisa Hunter's quiz and find out.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Saint Patrick, patron saint of the inebriated

Saint Patrick's day in da 'burgh.

How could I have forgotten? Why didn't I just stay home last night?

I went to a fundraiser for the Hill House after work yesterday, Sugar and Soul at the Carnegie Music Hall. Good food, great auction, fabulous music. A beautiful and enjoyable evening.

I should have known when I bussed over to Oakland from Lawrenceville to make the evening short. I don't drive (a whole other story) so I am completely at the mercy of the public transportation system. I had to transfer in downtown, usually dead on Saturday evenings. Well, the bus to Oakland was packed with student revelers. Standing room only on a Saturday night. I did mention Saint Patrick's day, right? Well, nearly everybody on the bus was wearing green, the Irish and the honorary Irish.

Got off the bus at the museum, had a wonderful time at the fundraiser, went to the bus stop to head on home.

That's where things got a lot weird.

The bus was late. I waited for over forty minutes. Wearing a white coat. When the 54C finally came around the corner, I was so ready. And if the people on the bus hadn't shouted at the driver, I probably would have ended up waiting another forty minutes. That's right, she nearly passed me by. Did I mention I was wearing A WHITE COAT?

So it's 11pm, and the bus is packed. Oh yeah, Saint Patrick's day. There was a crowd of inebriated students in the back of the bus. revelry was high, people were laughing and talking. Some kind man made room for me and I settled in for the twenty minute bus ride. On Centre, a man gets on the bus, swaying as he showed his pass. His face lit up when he saw all the kids in green. He shouted down the entire length of the bus Hey! Happy Saint Patrick's day, mutha fuckas, and off he went, to the welcome shouts of the students in the back of the bus. You could here him trying to score with one of the young women, clearly trying to put the make on her.

Hey, you know my wife left me, hey, why don't you come to my house and we'll party all night, c'mon baby.

I mean, endless. But at least he was funny.

Not like the dude who spilled his bag of toiletries around his seat. Who in the process of gathering them just before his stop ended up with his head in my lap, reaching around my feet.

I have never been so happy to be on foot in my life as when I got off the 54C on Penn Avenue.

Next year, I'm either staying home or I'm gonna get totally tanked and join the party. I haven't decided.

Friday, March 16, 2007

The Academy of the South Side

Starting next Sunday, March 25th, The Academy of the South Side will officially be starting the Spring, 2007 class schedule, featuring courses in Portrait Painting, Drawing, and Costumed Figure Painting.

All information on class schedules, syllabi, and pricing can be found on their website.

It looks like the Academy is trying to keep the classes small. This would be a great plce to learn some new stuff or brush up on your brush work.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Wild Turkeys

There was a flock of these beasties hanging out around Pittsburgh Center for the Arts a couple weeks ago. Man, they were big birds.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Mixing Images @Trinity

Things are starting to warm up in Pittsburgh. Everybody is coming out of their winter cocoons. On Saturday, I thought I woud get to Trinity gallery as soon as the artist reception started so that I could say hello to the artists and maybe get a few clear shots of the work. The gallery is smallish and can get crowded very quickly. This was the scene when I walked in the door.With that said, I apologize for the images of the work that follow. Some of the work that I wanted to shoot, I couldn't get a clear shot of. So I had to settle.
Jesse Sharrard
Jesse Sharrard
Jayne Osgood

I am looking at the postcard for this exhibit and there is no closing date or gallery hours, so if you are interested in seeing the exhibit, please contact Dan Gaser at Trinity. I thought Jayne's small mixed medium piece, above, was charming. Jesse's work was pretty dynamic.

Mixing Images
Jesse Sharrard and Jayne Osgood
Trinity Gallery
4747 Hatfield Street
Pittsburgh PA 15201

Monday, March 12, 2007

Art Review on MySpace

I need to put this link in my blogroll, but if you get a chance to make it over, this is really well worth following. And the blog allows posts. ArtReview

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Small works - Call for artists


The Tom Museum will be holding a small works show for local artists in
April of 2007. All artists are eligible to enter one piece. All pieces
must be wall mountable and must not exceed 4"x4"x4". All works must be
dropped off in person April 5th and 6th from 11am to 3pm at The Tom
Museum. Pickup after the show will take place April 30th and May 1st
from 11am to 3pm at The Tom Museum. Space is available on a first
come, first served basis. A reception will take place Saturday, April
28th from 8pm to 10pm. Cost of entry is $10. THE MATTRESS FACTORY WILL

Tom Sarver
Director, The Tom Museum
410 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Friday, March 09, 2007

Free fall

The Rand Corporation recently published a report, Arts and Culture in the Metropolis - Strategies for Sustainability, which is available online. The report, which compared Philadelphia with ten other urban areas comparable in size, includes Pittsurgh as part of the study. The report analyzes the systems of support for the arts.

There are a large number of foundations in Pittsburgh as well as Philadelphia, many of which support the arts in some form. Some support only education initiatives, some support public programs. The public progrms encompass visual, performing and literary arts.

Unfortunately, foundation support is declining. Many of these organizations are in a position of having to develop new arenas of support for their endeavors. Pittsburgh, with its low median income, lacks indigenous support. You can see this when you go to gallery exhibits. Direct support of artists, through the purchase of artwork, is sadly lacking. A red dot is an occasion to celebrate because of its so-rare occurence.

The current exhibit at SPACE gallery, Home Away, expresses this in a very indirect way. The curator and artists in the exhibit have not posted a pice list. And if you ask the gallery attendant for a price, your inquiry will be met with a flurry of embarassed activity as the attendant makes a number of phone calls tracking down the answer to your question.

The Post Gazette has an article about the Rand report with responses from Mr. McMahon, the President of the Cultural Trust. Some of the statistics quoted in the article give a very clear snapshot of the reasons for the lack of support. Like the highest per capita number of organizations per resident and the decided lack of cooperation among the organizations.

The solution for this dilemma is an elusive one. The Rand Corporation's conclusion that the arts would be well served if there was a strong central agency is a sound one. However, that conclusion is not neccessarily a solution. It would certainly help the arts organizations to have a strong central leadership and to coordinate their activites and promotions more closely. Individual support for the arts is what needs to be nurtured.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Pittsburgh Community Gallery Project Kick-Off Reception

Last week, I posted about this really terrific project that is happening in the Hill District and other Pittsburgh neighborhoods. Well, here are some images from the wonderful kick-off event at the Hill House on Saturday March 3. The grand finale will be a reception for the children at the Hill House on Saturday March 31.

The kids will be working with Deanna Mance, Biko, Tim Fabian and Christine Bethea on Saturdays through March. Tasha Watkins is assisting all of the artists at their workshops. And on April 7, we will be holding Pittsburgh Soars, a kite-flying extravaganza. Denys Candy from the Find the Rivers project has located three flying sites in the Hill District.

So get out your calendar and write down the dates!

A special guest, one of the puppets that Cheryl Cappezutti made for Pittsburgh Roars.
Evan Frazier (Hill House) and Lissa Rosenthal (Pittsburgh Roars)
Bill Peduto stopped by to say hello
Vanessa German's Migration project
Christine Bethea's Seussville on the Hill project
Suan Constanse Origami elephant herd

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


Okay, so what do you think goes on in a bar called Teabags? Wikipedia has this listed as a definition for teabagging. I hear this is a pretty tough little place, too. But, I have been trying to find something on the internet...

Monday, March 05, 2007

women's work

The opening reception for women's work was on March 2. It was a great night. Janis Burley-Wilson selected the work for the show. The work she chose for the exhibit showed a lot of diversity. So often, these group shos tend to be the same people showing with the same people. It was nice to shake up the mix a bit.

The exhibit:

women's work
March 2 - April 20, 2007
709 Gallery
709 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15222

The show closes on April 20, which is the next Downtown Gallery Crawl. It's a great time to see all of the visual arts venues in the cultural district.

I love galleries that provide seating. It makes it so much easier to stick around...
Susan Constanse -- A Venial Journey
Christiane D
Vanessa German

Margaret Burley

Monique Luck
Sarah Beitler

Origami Workshop at SCC

I finished the workshop at Society of Contemporary Crafts last Wednesday. It's been a busy week, between Digging Pitt, the Hill House and 709 gallery. I am just getting to posting these now!

This was a really lightly attended workshop, with only three people.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Flat Out @ Unblurred on March 2

Flat Out @Unblurred was a lot of fun last night. Trinity Gallery joined us in bringing work to the Community Activity Center on North Pacific. It's a beautiful space that will hopefully be used for more events like this.

Digging Pitt brought several portfolios of artists works to the venue. Many of the artists included in the flat file archive were represented. It gave us an opportunity to talk about how important an archive is for exposing emerging artists to the general public. And really, there aren't that many galleries that can readily mount an exhibit of this nature on short notice.

We'll be back, so however you're following gallery events, keep an eye open for more of these flat out table top exhibits. If you want to receive gallery updates, you can always get on our update list or become one of our friends on MySpace. And if you would like to host such an event at your venue, please contact us at Digging Pitt.

The Flat Out @Unblurred

The event ended up with a few surprises. Tom Fallon stopped by with some friends to see what we were up to. Tom Fallon and Christine Bethea
Tom and Marie Fallon and Christine Bethea

Friday, March 02, 2007