Category Archives: Events and Happenings

South Side Works Exposed

Be sure to check out a full weekend of local crafters & artisans at ‘I Made It Market’ happening outside on 27th St in South Side Works. Pittsburgh Magazine just included ‘I Made It Market’ in their ‘Best of the Burgh 2011’ as the most easygoing craft fair.There’s a full lineup of other family friendly activities and live music going on as well…schedule here. Starts tonight at 5pm!

Friday, July 15th : 5 – 10 pm
Saturday, July 16th : 12 – 10 pm
Sunday, July 17th : 12 – 5 pm

We’ll be vending our furniture & wood home goods all weekend (Cenzo Design), so stop by and say hi! You can check out the full list of the other awesome vendors here. Continue reading

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RECHARGEABLE : Jorge Luis Santana

‘RECHARGEABLE’, the personal exhibition of visiting Cuban artist Jorge Luis Santana will be having its opening reception on Friday July 22nd at the Brew House Space 101 Gallery in the South Side, from 6pm to 9:30pm. The exhibition will feature installations, video, paintings and photos from the artist.

The official press release:

With RECHARGABLE, the Camagüeyan artist closes a cycle of work for more than 20 years of creation. The exhibition brings together a set of very current ideas and projects, together with others that Santana has been in process of during his artistic career, casting in about 25 pieces, including installations, paintings, sculptures, photographs and video art, giving it a unique generic and technical feel. Here the artist focuses more attention on the effectiveness of the materials, finishing and cleaning in the execution of the works, giving more value to the conceptual and offering a sharper look the its recurrent, but always original sociological concerns, on the influence of context on the behavior of the individual, the environment and its relation to the cultural fabric of society and the Soliloquy of the interior of the human being with different choices of destination, the history and time.

In this regard, we will notice how Santana is interested more and more by the approach of the everyday and the problem of the image and its contents. Iconographies and purposes outlined in various creative periods converge, revealing the relationship as a whole, a cultural statement, visually in a way that is characteristic and representative of the artist.

Santana gives great importance to the creative process, the final selection, multiple solutions to internalize and investigate, as well as linkages with other materials and techniques often outside the artistic practice. This allows you to establish a kind of feedback which incorporates his work contents and knowledge by way of support where the speech is based.

Opening reception is Friday July 22nd : 6-9:30pm.
Weekly Gallery hours through August 13th:
Wednesdays & Thursdays : 6-9pm
Saturdays: 12-6pm

The Brew House Space 101 Gallery is located at 2100 Mary St in the South Side (15203). Continue reading

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Mirette’s Circus

Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend? The Zany Umbrella Circus is presenting Mirette’s Circus at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty this Thursday through Saturday. I hope I can get over to see this.

“From a little inn in Paris, France set in the 1920’s, a young girl Mirette finds a calling on the tight wire. A friendship is formed with unlikely tight-wire walking superstar and her youthful courage and optimism ignites a new love of the art.”

“Known for their outdoor performances, this new performance is a collaboration between the Zany Umbrella Circus (USA) and Oko Sokolo Company (Germany). The performance uses physical theater, masks, dance, and circus to abstractly address self doubt, courage, perseverance, mentorship and passion. This original theater piece was inspired by Mirette on the Highwire, a Children’s book written by Emily Arnold McCully. Mirette gives a nod to a time when bohemian artists created theater in rehearsal halls illuminated by gas light.”

“Mirette’s Circus is commissioned by SummerStage Kids (NYC) with generous residency support from the Kelly Strayhorn Theater.”

July 7 & 8 | 7PM
July 9 | 10:30AM

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children, artists, 15206 zipcode

For tickets & more info, head to http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org/ Continue reading

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BIKEFEST 2011

Bikefest is coming! The schedule is out! We’ll remind you when the date draws closer, but for now you can start planning your schedule around the events list. Check out all the goings’on right here at Bike Pittsburgh. Continue reading

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Artist-Gallery Relations Workshop & Portfolio Reviews

Artist & Gallery Relations Workshop and Portfolio Reviews with Michael Foley at the Silver Eye Center for Photography.

Official Press Release:

Chelsea comes to Pittsburgh this summer as we welcome Michael Foley of Foley Gallery to Silver Eye. This is your opportunity to learn about gallery relationships and representation from a notable art world “insider” and to get individualized feedback on your work.

If you register for both sections, you will receive an additional 10% discount!

Artist-Gallery Relations Workshop

Saturday, July 30,10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fee: $35 for Silver Eye members; $45 for non-members

Location: Silver Eye Center for Photography

Instructor: Michael Foley, Owner, Foley Gallery, New York

What is the best way to approach a gallery about exhibiting your work? What are common mistakes an artist might make in their presentation? What expectations should you have of a gallery and what should the gallery expect of you? Is a contract really necessary? This workshop, led by leadingNew Yorkgallery owner Michael Foley, will answer these questions and many more about gallery representation and relationships.

Individualized Portfolio Reviews

Saturday, July 30,1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $40 for Silver Eye members; $45 for non-members

Location: Silver Eye Center for Photography

Limited to 8 slots, 20 minutes in length

Take advantage of this great opportunity to get individualized feedback on your work from Michael Foley, whose gallery is especially focused on building careers of lesser-known artists and promoting the work of ones who have been under recognized.

Meet the Teacher
Michael opened Foley Gallery in the fall of 2004 after several years of working with notable photography galleries including Fraenkel Gallery, Howard Greenberg Gallery and Yancey Richardson Gallery. The gallery specializes in the representation of contemporary artists who work with photography, painting, sculpture and works on paper. He is on the faculty of Parsons School of Design and theSchoolofVisual Artswhere he teaches and lectures on issues in contemporary photography. He is also the co-founder of the Exhibition Lab inNew York, a study center for people involved in various aspects of fine art photography.

Click here to register and for full descriptions and teacher bios.

Become a member of Silver Eye today and enjoy discounts on course fees, plus other exclusive benefits.

Full and partial tuition assistance is available to eligible students.Click here to download the scholarship eligibility requirements and form. The Bigger Picture is made possible in part through a Seed Award from The Sprout Fund and the support of The Fine Foundation and Epson.

Questions? Contact Aaron Blum, Silver Eye’s Education Coordinator at 412.431.1810, ext. 11 or by e-mail at education@silvereye.org. Aaron is available for consultation on which courses to select and to answer any other questions you may have. Continue reading

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Can’t Stop The Serenity

Can’t Stop the Serenity is a worldwide event which organizes screenings of Joss Whedon’s movie, Serenity, to raise funds and awareness to support Equality Now in their work for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women around the world. This is the sixth year of the event, and you can find out more about it at http://wwwcantstoptheserenity.com. The Pittsburgh event will take place on July 8, 2011 at the Orpheus Singing Society (6301 Butler Street, Pittsburgh) at 5:00 p.m. In addition to the screening, there will be raffles, activities such as a nerf gun shooting range, origami, and trivia, as well as a vendor marketplace. Find out more at http://cstspgh.webs.com or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=158662484193240. Continue reading

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Bastille Day in the Burgh

The Alliance Française de Pittsburgh will host a celebration of the French national holiday, Bastille Day at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, on Thursday, July 14 from 6 to 9 p.m., which will include food, art, entertainment, and a silent auction.

Cost is $75 per adult and $35 per child (12 and under). All proceeds will directly benefit The Alliance Française de Pittsburgh. Registration is being taken online at http://www.afpitt.org or, by calling 412.578.2477. Attire is “chic casual.” Continue reading

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