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Dee Briggs and Jason Boone in Conversation with Madeline Gent
Join artists Dee Briggs and Jason Boone in conversation with Madeline Gent, Director of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. The conversation will focus on their first exhibition together, Briggs Boone Braddock, on view at UnSmoke Systems ArtSpace in Braddock, PA. Both trained as architects, the pair have installed small-scale work in UnSmoke's Braddock Avenue gallery and several large scale pieces throughout Braddock.
Sarah Jacobs and Kristen Letts Kovak in Dinosaur in the Dollhouse
Members Sarah Jacobs and Kristen Kovak exhibit in Dinosaur in the Dollhouse at Carlow University Art Gallery.
January 31st-April 19th.
Opening reception Jan. 31st 6:00-8:00pm
Member Oreen Cohen Opening up Industrial Makerspace in Millvale
Oreen Cohen and Joe Martin hope to open an industrial makerspace and co-op in the location of the old Millvale studio building.
The makerspace would provide basic tools and their maintenance, according to a proposal Cohen and Martin submitted to the MCDC. It would require its members’ attendance at safety and usage classes. Artists would potentially participate in a co-op arrangement, investing in and making decisions regarding the venture. Membership fees and details have yet to be determined.
Member Brian Sesack particpates in S.A.M.A's 2018 Biennial
SAMA CELEBRATES PENNSYLVANIA'S TALENTED ARTISTS WITH BIENNIAL 2018
Loretto - Every two years, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art celebrates Pennsylvania’s artists with its juried invitational exhibition, the Biennial. This fall, SAMA-Loretto continues the tradition with Biennial 2018. Attracting a diverse array of talents, the exhibition features juried work in many media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography and fine crafts.
Brian Sesack has two photographs in the exhibition: Snow Fence (pictured above), and Canyon Trail.
Elizabeth Myers Castonguay participates in "Art from the Boros VI"
Denise Bibro Fine Art, Chelsea, NYC is pleased to announce,
Art From the Boros VI, on view December 20, 2018 - February 2, 2019. The exhibition opens December 20, 2018, from 5:30 - 8:30pm.
Art From the Boros VI exemplifies the eclectic artistic community of New York City, showing a variety of genres and mediums. The exhibition seeks to find the pulse of talent in the city that is often overlooked and underexposed.
Paul Peng Participates in Ten Futures at 937 Gallery
Ten Futures finds its theme perched between the science fiction genre and the futures unfolding around us in real time. Through drawings, photographs, video, sculptures, garments, short stories, and a video game, the artists in the exhibition daydream, fear for, and build their own imagined worlds.
Opening Reception: December. 13th 6 -8pm On view until January 17th, 2019 Palm Beach Art, Antique, and Design Showroom
Discover five pace-setting mid-career artists whose paintings hinge on highly abstracted objects from everyday life which then return to focus once recognized. The exhibition features three AAP members: Fabrizio Gerbino, Mia Tarducci and Joyce Werwie Perry.
Featured Artists: Maximo Caminero, Diana Dorozhkina, Fabrizio Gerbino, Mia Tarducci and Joyce Werwie Perry
Wednesday, December 19th 6:00pm-8:00pm Be Galleries 3583 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (Lawrenceville)
Join Wednesday December 19th from 6pm-8pm to view new and recent mixed media works by Ron Copeland. Drawing inspiration from vintage advertisements this pop-up exhibit displays lighting, signage and assemblage as well as some last minute gift ideas for the century sign fan on your list.
On view from Dec. 15th, 2019-Jan 15t, 2020. Gallery hours every Wed, Thurs, & Saturday from 12:00-5:00pm, and Friday 1:00-7:00pm.
Briggs Boone Braddock
November 17, 2018- March 24, 2019
Opening Reception: November 17, 4-8pm – UnSmoke Systems Artspace Artists in conversation: January 16, 7pm – Bare Bones Blackbox Theater Closing Party: March 24, Noon-5pm – UnSmoke Systems Artspace
American artists Dee Briggs and Jason Boone are exhibiting all new work in their first exhibition together at UnSmoke Systems ArtSpace in Braddock, PA. Both trained as architects, the pair will install small scale work in UnSmoke's Braddock Avenue gallery and several large scale pieces throughout Braddock.
Eastside Gallery- Diane Keane and Ben Matthews
Opening reception: Sunday, November 18, 2018, 2-5 p.m. ••••• Diane Keane Ben Matthews Elaine Morris
Celebrate with us. ••••• Stop by during the opening and meet the artists. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – LIGHT FARE AND BEVERAGES ••••• SHOW CONTINUES THROUGH DECEMBER 18, 2018
Reception with the Artist : Saturday, November 17th from 5 - 8 pm. Free and open to the public.
From November 13th to December 28th, BoxHeart Gallery is proud to present Chris McGinnis: Arroyo on exhibit in our 2nd floor gallery. McGinnis’ artwork is rooted in site-based research exploring notions of human progress and identity through place. This body of artwork specifically investigates his relationship with Arroyo, a lumber town in western Pennsylvania with an extensive hide tanning industry. Organized by Nicole Capozzi and Joshua Hogan, owners of BoxHeart Gallery, Chris McGinnis: Arroyo critiques the pursuit of progress through a variety of lenses from technology and social economics to cultural identity and personal experience.
McGinnis grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania during the waning years of America’s post-war industrial paradigm. Shortly after his birth in 1980 the steel mills closed, and the coal industry consolidated. Small towns in Southwestern Pennsylvania braced for an economic winter from which many communities have yet to emerge. As a child McGinnis developed romantic notions of America’s industrial past that were typified for him, by the ruins of a 19th century tannery located in Arroyo near his family cabin in Elk County Pennsylvania. Now hidden amongst the dense overgrowth, these ruins were the backdrops for his childhood reveries and continue to inform his research. Like an effigy to the impermanence of progress, rectangular mounds of dirt and moss now supplant the solid railroad ties that once transported hides to and from that tannery. McGinnis remembers searching with his siblings for the gnarled iron spikes still embedded in those mounds. Arroyo remains a place intimately connected to the natural world that surrounds it. At once a natural and industrial resource, a place for recreation and escape, and a quite beautiful sanctuary cursed by the allure of American landscape nationalism. It is a place and an idea that has come to mean different things to many different people. Chris McGinnis: Arroyo archives the interaction of memories connected with Arroyo in an effort to influence the composition and character of societal memory.
McGinnis is an artist, curator, and educator working in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, with over ten solo exhibitions and over 40 group exhibitions in recent years. McGinnis has created projects for the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and The Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation. His artwork has been published in the National Studio Visit Magazine, European Art Magazine, Manifest’s International Painting Annual as well as numerous local and university publications including Pittsburgh’s Post-Gazette and The Tribune Review. McGinnis has worked for institutions across the country including Carnegie Mellon University, The University of Arizona, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he served as Director of the University’s Kipp Gallery from 2011 - 2016. He is currently Founding Director and Chief Curator for Rivers of Steel Arts a division of the Rivers of Steel Heritage Area and he is co-founder of Alloy Pittsburgh a site-based art project and research laboratory developed for the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark.
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 6 PM – 9 PM
To think outside the box Scott Hunter entered the square (a three foot square), not a familiar place for him and his abstract works, but it seemed fitting for an exhibition at Barebones Black Box Theater. The works reflect the mission of the theater as they are challenging, entertaining, and thought-provoking.
Hunter's efforts were soon focused on disruption: It was tough to stay square, having known comfort in canvases slightly off. Waiting for years of experience to finally justify an initial gesture across the canvas. Then sacrificing the successful moments that sucked the life out of the rest of the picture. Adding clarity with a star, square, spike or random collaged image. Knowing when to finish.
Studio Break podcast featuring Lisa Bergant Koi
Episode 196: This week Lisa Bergant Koi joins the podcast from Pittsburgh (PA) to discuss her studio practice which focuses on paintings, which are informed by her drawings from the road. Lisa currently has an solo exhibition of paintings on view at Gallery 201 in Morgantown (WV) through August 31st.