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Want it? Have It!

We’re always looking for new and exciting arts happenings to post…not always the usual big museum stuff (which we still love)…and this event fits perfectly into our line of thinking. ‘Want It? HaveIt!’ is happening this weekend in White Oak.

“The borough of White Oak will be turned into a pop-up gallery on the weekend of June 18 & 19.* Creative works of all sorts will be on display at various random outdoor locations — if you see a piece you like, keep it! All works on display are free for the taking.”

What a great idea! Based on the works of some of the submitting artists..i.e. Stephanie Towell (www.stephanie-towell.com) and Brad Towell http://www.modestoprints.com, there is some awesome artwork to scavenge. Continue reading

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The Distillery Program at the Brew House is looking for new applicants for D6…the next iteration of the artistic and professional development incubator is having a call for artists. The applications are up and emerging artists are wanted. Only a very limited number of applicants are selected (6-10) so apply now!

What you get:
-8 Months of artistic and professional development
-Common Studio Space provided for artists: size dependant on the needs
of participating artists, modest subsidized rental fee on space
provided (cost to be determined by size)
-Weekly critiques, artist talks & studio visits
-A final exhibition show

Your credentials:
-Artists working in any visual media (not open to students)
-Must be able to attend all scheduled sessions
-Applications will be reviewed by quality of work, and potential
impact of program on artistic career

To Apply:
1. 10 images: 150 dpi jpegs with image list information emailed to
2. Current CV + 2 references
3. 1-2 paragraph statement explaining how participation in this
program could enhance your artistic practice
4. Current artist statement (limit 1 page)

Complete Application Online at http://distillery6.com/
If you have questions or if you are unable to complete the online
applications please contact distillerysix@gmail.com.
Deadline: July 15th, 2011 for Fall Session!
facebook page:
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Pittsburgh Noir

I am absolutely in love with the poster art from ‘Speaking of…Noir’, which is happening June 18th at the New Hazlett Theater. It looks like a great evening of spoken word and music.

The official press release:

‘Speaking of…’, an arts series based onPittsburgh’s Northshore, is partnering with Akashic Books, publishers of the legendary ‘Noir’ series, to present a night of mystery stories, dubstep/ballet/break dance fusion, soul and jazz, and the spoken word: ‘Speaking of…Noir!’ June 18th at8:00 PM at the New Hazlett Theater.

The evening features the stories of National Book Award Winner Terrance Hayes, Paul Lee, and local legend K.C. Constantine alongside the music of Dreamjob and the dance choreography of Hannah Galvin and Randall Miller, along with a finale number choreographed by Evolve Productions.

‘Speaking of…’, founded in November 2010 as an event that showcased spoken word alongside fiction and poetry in a welcoming, open atmosphere at Amani Coffeehouse. is bringing the same motif to this event.

Beyond the absurd talents of the writers and musicians and dancers, ‘Speaking of…Noir’ will also feature not one but two Cave Canem fellows, Laura Yes Yes and Mahogany Browne.

Tickets for the June 18th event can be purchased online at speakingofpittsburgh.com for 8$, and willalso be available for 10$ at the door. Follow ‘Speaking of’ on Twitter @speakingofpgh and on Facebook (Speaking of…) or check out the website for more information and updates.

I also found their great promo video for the event: Continue reading

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NOLA on the Square

So, I’ve been depressed all week by the fact that we didn’t make it down to New Orleans this year for our annual pilgrimage to Jazz Fest, going on last week and this week. It’s the first time in 3 years we … Continue reading

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Sundae Market

Sundae Market is happening over on the North Side on May 15th, which happens to be the same day as the Pittsburgh Marathon. So those of you, like me, who aren’t running 25 miles that afternoon should go check it … Continue reading

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Super Crafty Saturday

I don’t know if Pittsburgh can handle this much craftiness. Two huge craft shows, one day…this Saturday the 16th. Make it a ‘Super Crafty Saturday’ and hit up both shows to support all the amazing independent artists/crafters in the Burgh!

I Made It! Market is happening from 12-7pm at the old Ann Taylor Loft space on 27th St. in South Side Works. This pop-up handmade marketplace will be featuring over 50 indie artists/crafters and is in conjunction with the Chili w/the Works ‘Arts + Chili Festival’ (which features a chili contest, live music and kids activities and runs from 2-8pm). We will be there (Cenzo Design) selling our wares, so stop by and say hi (and eat some chili)!

Handmade Arcade is happening from 11-7pm at the Convention Center downtown. Featuring over 100 artists/crafters, Pittsburgh’s largest indie craft fair returns after a year off to expand into a bigger venue. Earlie Birdie Passes are available online or at Wildcard in Lawrenceville for $15 for early access from 10am to 11am.

Don’t miss either of these great events! Make a day of it! Continue reading

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ReadyMade Burgh

I just started reading through my new ReadyMade magazine that arrived in the mail yesterday and lo and behold, there is a whole page piece on page 28 about Pittsburgh (complete with the illustration above). The short piece, written by ex-pat Casey Barber sums up her favorite spots in her hometown. Pick up the new ReadyMade and check it out.

*ReadyMade just informed us that the article is now online! Check it out here: http://bit.ly/fm7Las Continue reading

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