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We’re taking another break. If you’ve noticed we haven’t been posting regularly lately so we’ve decided to just officially take a break for a while. We’ ll be back when life slows down a little more. We’ll keep Tweeting as usual, but no blogging for a while. You can follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/citycreative). Stay creative Pittsburgh! Continue reading
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
‘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
The Brew House Space 101 Gallery is located at 2100 Mary St in the South Side (15203). Continue reading
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
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
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
Just got back from a walk around the South Side and realized that half of the photos I snapped had to do with ‘No Parking’. And while ‘No Parking’ is a hassle for Pittsburgh suburbanites flooding the South Side on the weekends, it’s a way of life for us residents. We deal. Continue reading