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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?

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