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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Welcome to my neighborhood

Yes, well, the following was in my MySpace bulletins. The bulletin came from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, who also have a MySpace page --

We are writing you today to promote a new semi-annual event in Downtown Pittsburgh: 30 Below, a showcase of artists all age 30 or under. This is no ordinary art exhibit, but instead, an engaging week of exhibition and events that will attract a variety of ages to the downtown area. We are working to make this exhibit an exciting new attraction for the Pittsburgh art community.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Thank you!

Kaitlyn Wittig
724. 689. 3652

Emily Fear
Assistant Curator
412. 302. 9119

I'm not quite sure where they are coming from with this under-thirty thing. It's not like the under-30 crowd is under-represented in the downtown exhibition spaces. Future Tenant, for instance, is even run by college students. And the downtown gallery crawl is definitely geared to that age group. All you have to do is stand on the sidewalk outside any of the venues and you can partake of under-30, age-appropriate music. In fact, the entire event seems to be geared to lure the perceived evasive young hipster to the downtown scene.

Can you spell a-g-e-i-s-m?

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