Cultural Calendar

Welcome to ‘Burgh Vivant’s Cultural Calendar – your source for what’s happening in the Pittsburgh region’s vibrant cultural landscape.  Scan, search, find info, and even get tickets for upcoming offerings.

 


Living with Art II: Online Store

03-21-2021

Presented by Associated Artists of Pittsburgh at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 08 @ 8:00 am Tue, Mar 09 @ 8:00 am Wed, Mar 10 @ 8:00 am + 11 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 11 @ 8:00 am Fri, Mar 12 @ 8:00 am Sat, Mar 13 @ 8:00 am Sun, Mar 14 @ 8:00 am Mon, Mar 15 @ 8:00 am Tue, Mar 16 @ 8:00 am Wed, Mar 17 @ 8:00 am Thu, Mar 18 @ 8:00 am Fri, Mar 19 @ 8:00 am Sat, Mar 20 @ 8:00 am Sun, Mar 21 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

As part of our Living with Art series, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh is proud to present New Year, New Art, an online store juried by Black Cherry Design’s Lauren Piasecki. Black Cherry Design is a full-service interior design studio located...

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As part of our Living with Art series, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh is proud to present New Year, New Art, an online store juried by Black Cherry Design’s Lauren Piasecki. Black Cherry Design is a full-service interior design studio located in Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood. Black Cherry Design has been featured in Pittsburgh Magazine, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pretty Living Magazine, Urbanist, and Lifespace Pittsburgh.
Interested in learning more about Lauren’s thoughts on collecting artwork and how it can play into interior design? Check out our Q&A with Lauren on the AAP Blog.
Scroll down to browse through available works by our members. Prices vary. From each sale, 75% goes back to the artist.
Support local artists. Buy local art.

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Tags:   Exhibitions Photography VisualCrafts

Into the Light

03-14-2021

Presented by Associated Artists of Pittsburgh at Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Exhibition Space, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 08 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 09 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 10 @ 10:00 am + 4 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 11 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 12 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 14 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

INTO THE LIGHT
February 22-March 14, 2021
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Exhibition Space
100 43rd St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Into the Light is AAP’s second new member exhibition curated by Emma Vescio. This exhibition is in alignment with a...

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INTO THE LIGHT
February 22-March 14, 2021
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Exhibition Space
100 43rd St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Into the Light is AAP’s second new member exhibition curated by Emma Vescio. This exhibition is in alignment with a hope for both light in our day-to-day lives, but looking forward to a lighter future. Many of the works included throughout this exhibition are expressing a need for light. While there seems to be a shared motif of brightness with these works, many are in alignment with worrying, but still feeling hopeful for what is to come.

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Pittsburgh Watercolor Society WaterWorks 2021 VIRTUAL and ONLINE Exhibition!

04-02-2021

Presented by Pittsburgh Watelor Society at North Hills Art Center, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 08 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 09 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 10 @ 10:00 am + 20 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 11 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 12 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 15 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 16 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 17 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 18 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 19 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 22 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 23 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 25 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 26 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 27 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 29 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 30 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 31 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 01 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 02 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

The Pittsburgh Watercolor Society (PWS) announces its latest exhibit, Waterworks 2021. This exhibit, opening March 6 and running through April 2, 2021 at the North Hills Art Center, 3432 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA  15237

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The Pittsburgh Watercolor Society (PWS) announces its latest exhibit, Waterworks 2021. This exhibit, opening March 6 and running through April 2, 2021 at the North Hills Art Center, 3432 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA  15237 www.northhillsartcenter.org, and online via our website www.pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com. The exhibit, open to all current Pittsburgh Watercolor Society members, showcases new works in watercolor and other water media. The Exhibition, FREE and open to the public, will officially open online at 4:00PM on Saturday, March 6, and in Live in the North Hills Art Center Gallery beginning Monday, April 8, The exhibit will remain on view daily at the NHAC during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 10:00AM to 3PM.

And, please don't forget to Vote for your Favorite Piece by Emailing waterworks@pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com

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Tags:   Near Public Transit VisualExhibitions

Mythburgh Ep. 6: Dooker's Hollow

03-14-2021

Presented by 12 Peers Theater at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 08 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Mar 09 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm + 4 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Mythburgh
Yinzer Scared Online!
Episode 6
Available starting at 7 pm on February 28th
Link: http://www.12peers.org/mythburgh/dookers-hollow
Free with a suggested donation of $5
Dooker's Hollow
by Wali Jamal
with an intro and outro by Matt...

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Mythburgh
Yinzer Scared Online!
Episode 6
Available starting at 7 pm on February 28th
Link: http://www.12peers.org/mythburgh/dookers-hollow
Free with a suggested donation of $5
Dooker's Hollow
by Wali Jamal
with an intro and outro by Matt Henderson
Still on their quest for Braddock's gold, the Yinzer Scared Team enlists the help of famous (or infamous) psychic medium Mystic Matt for a spirit channeling session. When a new creepy video shows up online, it gives our rag-tag team a new lead, but are the restless spirits surrounding the treasure more dangerous than they seem?
Featuring Jahir Christian, Christopher Collier, Patrick Conner, John Feightner, Matt Henderson, Darrin Mosley, Franklin Mosley, and Brittany Tague
Directed by Hope Anthony
Watch the episode here: http://12peers.org/mythburgh/dookers-hollow
Mythburgh depends on your support. All donations go directly to paying our artists at a time when they need it the most. As little as $5 can make a difference. Click here to support our programming: https://bit.ly/3k24SD5
About Mythburgh:
Join Geena, Allison, Clara, and the entire Yinzer Scared team each month as Mythburgh brings site-specific stories to you at home, exploring the myths and legends that unite us as a city and investigating what makes us “Pittsburgh.”
Mythburgh finds inspiration in creepy, epic, weird, and uniquely Pittsburgh stories. Featuring a recurring cast of characters looking for ghosts, ghouls, and connection in a time of social distancing, Mythburgh is one monthly web conference you will actually look forward to.

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Tags:   Performance Theatre

DOP Stories

03-29-2021

Presented by Doors Open Pgh, Inc [13312] at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 08 @ 7:30 pm Mon, Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm Mon, Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Mon, Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

Join us for DOP Stories:  A Virtual Storytelling Experience, weekly on Mondays, 7:30pm- 8:15pm.   Pittsburgh has so many stories to tell.  Won’t you join us for this diverse storytelling series?

For calendar, additional info and to...

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Join us for DOP Stories:  A Virtual Storytelling Experience, weekly on Mondays, 7:30pm- 8:15pm.   Pittsburgh has so many stories to tell.  Won’t you join us for this diverse storytelling series?

For calendar, additional info and to pre-register:  https://doorsopenpgh.org/virtual-tours/

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Tags:   Culture Heritage/Culture-Specific Historical ToursArchitecture/Design

Light in Transmission

05-09-2021

Presented by Pittsburgh Glass Center at Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 09 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm + 33 more dates and times

Sat, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Mar 27 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 01 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 03 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 06 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 07 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 08 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 10 @ 9:00 am Tue, Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm Sat, May 01 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 04 @ 1:00 pm Wed, May 05 @ 1:00 pm Thu, May 06 @ 1:00 pm Sat, May 08 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

This exhibition is a survey of the diverse range of light art within the shared medium of both neon and plasma sculpture curated by Percy Echols II, an artist, creator of the podcast “Taming Lighting” and PGC’s first recipient of the Ron...

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This exhibition is a survey of the diverse range of light art within the shared medium of both neon and plasma sculpture curated by Percy Echols II, an artist, creator of the podcast “Taming Lighting” and PGC’s first recipient of the Ron Desmett Memorial Award for Imagination with Glass. Funded by The Fisher Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, this exhibition features the work of 14 artists.

\"As an artist, I chose those who had impacted my creative process, education, and expanded my world view on the nearly unlimited potential of neon and plasma light as artistic medium. As a curator, the people I invited present expressions of light, within a variety of shared and differing experiences, skills, and techniques. Light In Transmission is a multilayered expression of my excitement in this growing community be it the undying light of neon, or the obscure nature of plasma. Past, present, or future, there will be light,\" said Percy Echols II, artist and exhibition curator.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Sarah Blood
Patrick Collentine
Percy Echols II
Michael Flechtner
Mundy Hepburn
Eve Hoyt
Danielle James
Ed Kirshner
Leticia Maldonado
Denzel Russell
Harriet Schwarzrock
Megan Stelljes
Wayne Strattman
Leo Tecosky

Funding for this exhibition was provided by The Fisher Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation; and Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh, a joint program of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments.

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Tags:   Fun for the Family Great for a Date Near Public Transit Science/Technology VisualExhibitions

Surface-Texture-Materials

05-09-2021

Presented by The Westmoreland Museum of American Art at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 10 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 11 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 12 @ 10:00 am + 42 more dates and times

Sat, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 14 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 17 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 18 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 19 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 25 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 26 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 27 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 28 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 31 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 01 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 02 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 03 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 04 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 07 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 08 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 09 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 10 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 11 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 14 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 15 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 16 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 17 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 21 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 22 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 23 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 02 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 05 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 06 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 07 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 08 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 09 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Organized to coincide with and complement Pattern Makers on view in the adjacent Cantilever Gallery, the artists in this exhibition have used a variety of materials--wood, clay, Plexiglas, metal, stone, found objects, wire, felt, silver leaf, oil...

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Organized to coincide with and complement Pattern Makers on view in the adjacent Cantilever Gallery, the artists in this exhibition have used a variety of materials--wood, clay, Plexiglas, metal, stone, found objects, wire, felt, silver leaf, oil and acrylic paint--to create their pieces. Whether applied or implied, they share an affinity to surface. From smooth and rough, minimally or highly textured, to pierced or multi-layered, the play of light activates each surface in a unique way, with shadows often adding another dimension.

Credit Line for Header Photo: Cara Livorio, Flourish (detail), 2018-2019, Oil on Canvas, 72 x 96 inches, Gift of the Westmoreland Society, 2019, 2020.3

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Pattern Makers

05-09-2021

Presented by The Westmoreland Museum of American Art at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 10 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 11 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 12 @ 10:00 am + 42 more dates and times

Sat, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 14 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 17 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 18 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 19 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 25 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 26 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 27 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 28 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 31 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 01 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 02 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 03 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 04 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 07 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 08 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 09 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 10 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 11 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 14 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 15 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 16 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 17 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 21 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 22 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 23 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 02 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 05 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 06 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 07 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 08 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 09 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Patterns are all around us. Designs made with stripes, spots and other repetitive motifs often catch the eye, while other patterns are less obvious. Some patterns can even contain coded political messages. This exhibition tracks the presence and...

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Patterns are all around us. Designs made with stripes, spots and other repetitive motifs often catch the eye, while other patterns are less obvious. Some patterns can even contain coded political messages. This exhibition tracks the presence and meanings of pattern across a selection of works from the Westmoreland’s collection that are not often on view.

Pattern makers may be inspired by nature or by geometry and the patterns they create can be as simple as a brick wall or as complex as a snowflake. A pattern can also be a template for tracing or copying a design, like the pattern for a dress or a quilt. When an artist uses a preexisting image, such as a photograph, as the basis for their work, they too are working from a kind of pattern. By focusing on how patterns are made, this exhibition considers who is and who isn’t recognized for this work. Why, for instance, are abstract patterns by modern painters more highly valued than intricate designs made by anonymous craftspeople for everyday objects?

Curating also involves forms of pattern recognition. To make this exhibition, students from the Department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh have mined the museum’s collection storage to discover new relationships between objects, revealing patterns that connect diverse works of different styles and periods.

Curatorial Team: Annie Abernathy, Isaiah Bertagnolli, Alan London, Katie Loney, Janina Lopez, Emily Mazzola, Morgan Powell, Olivia Rutledge, Alex Taylor and Vuk Vuković.

Full Credit Line: John Grillo (1917-2014), Untitled, 1951, Oil on Canvas, 34 1/2 x 50 1/2 in., Gift of the Westmoreland Society, 2017, 2018.2

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The Heart Lives Through the Hands by Swoon

03-20-2021

Presented by Contemporary Craft at Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 10 @ 11:00 am Thu, Mar 11 @ 11:00 am Fri, Mar 12 @ 11:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Sat, Mar 13 @ 11:00 am Wed, Mar 17 @ 11:00 am Thu, Mar 18 @ 11:00 am Fri, Mar 19 @ 11:00 am Sat, Mar 20 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

The inaugural exhibition at Contemporary Craft’s new, permanent home has been extended until March 20. The Heart Lives through the Hands features large-scale paper and mixed media artworks and an immersive sculptural installation by...

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The inaugural exhibition at Contemporary Craft’s new, permanent home has been extended until March 20. The Heart Lives through the Hands features large-scale paper and mixed media artworks and an immersive sculptural installation by internationally renowned street artist, Caledonia Curry aka Swoon.

 The exhibition addresses relationships between people and their built environment and explores how creativity can positively impact communities in times of crisis and change. Curry, whose work appears under the name Swoon, is widely known as one of the first woman to gain large-scale recognition in the male-dominated world of street art.

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Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray

05-09-2021

Presented by The Frick Pittsburgh at The Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 10 @ 11:00 am Thu, Mar 11 @ 11:00 am Fri, Mar 12 @ 11:00 am + 42 more dates and times

Sat, Mar 13 @ 11:00 am Sun, Mar 14 @ 11:00 am Wed, Mar 17 @ 11:00 am Thu, Mar 18 @ 11:00 am Fri, Mar 19 @ 11:00 am Sat, Mar 20 @ 11:00 am Sun, Mar 21 @ 11:00 am Wed, Mar 24 @ 11:00 am Thu, Mar 25 @ 11:00 am Fri, Mar 26 @ 11:00 am Sat, Mar 27 @ 11:00 am Sun, Mar 28 @ 11:00 am Wed, Mar 31 @ 11:00 am Thu, Apr 01 @ 11:00 am Fri, Apr 02 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 03 @ 11:00 am Sun, Apr 04 @ 11:00 am Wed, Apr 07 @ 11:00 am Thu, Apr 08 @ 11:00 am Fri, Apr 09 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 10 @ 11:00 am Sun, Apr 11 @ 11:00 am Wed, Apr 14 @ 11:00 am Thu, Apr 15 @ 11:00 am Fri, Apr 16 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 17 @ 11:00 am Sun, Apr 18 @ 11:00 am Wed, Apr 21 @ 11:00 am Thu, Apr 22 @ 11:00 am Fri, Apr 23 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 24 @ 11:00 am Sun, Apr 25 @ 11:00 am Wed, Apr 28 @ 11:00 am Thu, Apr 29 @ 11:00 am Fri, Apr 30 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 01 @ 11:00 am Sun, May 02 @ 11:00 am Wed, May 05 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 06 @ 11:00 am Fri, May 07 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 08 @ 11:00 am Sun, May 09 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

In May 1931, photographer Nickolas Muray (1892–1965) traveled to Mexico, where he met a woman he would never forget. Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) would become one of the nation’s most prolific and well-known artists. The two began an on-and-off...

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In May 1931, photographer Nickolas Muray (1892–1965) traveled to Mexico, where he met a woman he would never forget. Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) would become one of the nation’s most prolific and well-known artists. The two began an on-and-off romance that would continue for the next decade and a friendship that lasted until her death in 1954. This exhibition features photographic portraits of Kahlo taken by Muray during this period. The photographs, dating from 1937 to 1946, explore Muray’s unique perspective as Kahlo's friend, lover, and confidant. Muray's photographs highlight Kahlo's deep interest in her Mexican heritage, her life and travels, and the family and friends around her.

Born in Hungary, Nickolas Muray became a successful New York fashion and commercial photographer known for his portraits of celebrities, politicians, socialites, and artists. Having experimented with color from early on in his work, he found his most colorful model in Frida Kahlo. Muray was a prolific photographer, his archives containing over 25,000 images. Muray photographed Kahlo more than any of his other subjects. These portraits of Kahlo have made their way into a variety of media and popular culture, and are integral to the world’s understanding of who Frida Kahlo was as an individual behind her artwork.

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Frida Kahlo - An Intimate Portrait: The Photographic Albums

05-30-2021

Presented by The Frick Pittsburgh at The Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 10 @ 11:00 am Thu, Mar 11 @ 11:00 am Fri, Mar 12 @ 11:00 am + 57 more dates and times

Sat, Mar 13 @ 11:00 am Sun, Mar 14 @ 11:00 am Wed, Mar 17 @ 11:00 am Thu, Mar 18 @ 11:00 am Fri, Mar 19 @ 11:00 am Sat, Mar 20 @ 11:00 am Sun, Mar 21 @ 11:00 am Wed, Mar 24 @ 11:00 am Thu, Mar 25 @ 11:00 am Fri, Mar 26 @ 11:00 am Sat, Mar 27 @ 11:00 am Sun, Mar 28 @ 11:00 am Wed, Mar 31 @ 11:00 am Thu, Apr 01 @ 11:00 am Fri, Apr 02 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 03 @ 11:00 am Sun, Apr 04 @ 11:00 am Wed, Apr 07 @ 11:00 am Thu, Apr 08 @ 11:00 am Fri, Apr 09 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 10 @ 11:00 am Sun, Apr 11 @ 11:00 am Wed, Apr 14 @ 11:00 am Thu, Apr 15 @ 11:00 am Fri, Apr 16 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 17 @ 11:00 am Sun, Apr 18 @ 11:00 am Wed, Apr 21 @ 11:00 am Thu, Apr 22 @ 11:00 am Fri, Apr 23 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 24 @ 11:00 am Sun, Apr 25 @ 11:00 am Wed, Apr 28 @ 11:00 am Thu, Apr 29 @ 11:00 am Fri, Apr 30 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 01 @ 11:00 am Sun, May 02 @ 11:00 am Wed, May 05 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 06 @ 11:00 am Fri, May 07 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 08 @ 11:00 am Sun, May 09 @ 11:00 am Wed, May 12 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 13 @ 11:00 am Fri, May 14 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 15 @ 11:00 am Sun, May 16 @ 11:00 am Wed, May 19 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 20 @ 11:00 am Fri, May 21 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 22 @ 11:00 am Sun, May 23 @ 11:00 am Wed, May 26 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 27 @ 11:00 am Fri, May 28 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 29 @ 11:00 am Sun, May 30 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

This exhibition provides rare and moving insight into the personal life of one of the 20th century’s most iconic artists. Through 115 photographs selected from her private albums, this exhibition allows us to see Frida Kahlo (1907–1954)...

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This exhibition provides rare and moving insight into the personal life of one of the 20th century’s most iconic artists. Through 115 photographs selected from her private albums, this exhibition allows us to see Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) through the eyes of friends, family (including her father, professional photographer Guillermo Kahlo), and other noted photographic artists like Tina Modotti, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, and Nickolas Muray. Like all family albums, these photographs tell a story; they illuminate her turbulent marriage to famed muralist Diego Rivera (1886–1957), commemorate friendships and happy times, and chronicle her pain. The photographs are also evidence of the way Kahlo crafted and refined her world-famous image.

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The Entrepreneurial Artist Two-Part Series: Planning to Return to Work Post-COVID

03-10-2021

Presented by Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm

A primary reason that artists create art is to tell a story or convey a truth. However, artists also need to eat and a safe place to work and sleep. Like most necessities in life, these require a steady income. The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted...

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A primary reason that artists create art is to tell a story or convey a truth. However, artists also need to eat and a safe place to work and sleep. Like most necessities in life, these require a steady income. The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the need for the creative community to have a financial safety net. This two-part series will prepare artists with the tools needed to operate a sustainable arts business as, hopefully, the arts robustly return this year.

This program will be conducted in two parts, led by GPAC Business Volunteer for the Arts, Nerissa Conn. It is encouraged but not required that artists attend both sessions. If you are unable to attend either webinar live, you will be able to view a recording of the webinars at your convenience.

Part 1: Job Proposals | Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Learn the essential elements of a project proposal and how to write one for prospective clients. Understand project and contract requirements and how to effectively create a proposal that will persuade clients to hire you. This session includes creating a targeted bio utilizing your artist statement.

Part 2: What to Charge | Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Determine what to charge for your art, services, or time. Learn how to calculate a flat rate, an hourly rate, and royalties for your work.

You will receive a Zoom link and other event details upon registration. For security purposes, please do not share any Zoom links.

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Words & Pictures with Naomi Shihab Nye

03-11-2021

Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 11 @ 10:00 am

Beloved and acclaimed poet Naomi Shihab Nye is the current Young People’s Poet Laureate. Her newest book Everything Comes Next collects in one volume her most popular and accessible poems from the past forty years. Featuring new,...

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Beloved and acclaimed poet Naomi Shihab Nye is the current Young People’s Poet Laureate. Her newest book Everything Comes Next collects in one volume her most popular and accessible poems from the past forty years. Featuring new, never-before-published poems, an introduction by bestselling poet and author Edward Hirsch, as well as a foreword and writing tips by the poet, and stunning artwork by bestselling artist Rafael López, Everything Comes Next is essential for poetry readers, classroom teachers, and library collections.

Nye describes herself as a “wandering poet.” She has spent 40 years traveling the country and the world to lead writing workshops and inspiring students of all ages. Nye was born to a Palestinian father and an American mother and grew up in St. Louis, Jerusalem, and San Antonio. Drawing on her Palestinian-American heritage, the cultural diversity of her home in Texas, and her experiences traveling in Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East, Nye uses her writing to attest to our shared humanity.

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Writing the Tough Stuff for Teens

03-25-2021

Presented by The Creative Nonfiction Foundation at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm

During this free, eight-week workshop at Creative Nonfiction, participants will become part of a special cohort of young adults working together. They’ll have the opportunity to share and reflect on the writing process, and specifically on how...

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During this free, eight-week workshop at Creative Nonfiction, participants will become part of a special cohort of young adults working together. They’ll have the opportunity to share and reflect on the writing process, and specifically on how writing about difficult topics gives the writer the opportunity to investigate their life and take ownership of their experiences. In addition to learning the basics of creative nonfiction, such as crafting scenes and characters, finding your audience, and revising your work, students will also receive training on how to prepare a portion of your work to be performed aloud at a final (online)“graduation” event.

Meetings are scheduled to run from 6 PM until 8 PM on eight Thursdays: Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4, 11, 18, and 25.

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Tiny Talk: Living Room Editions feat. Shori Sims

03-12-2021

Presented by Casey Droege Cultural Productions at Virtual Event, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm

Coming up on Friday, March 12th is our Tiny Talk featuring artist Shori Sims! We're looking forward to talking with Shori and hearing about their work and their process as an artist.
Cost of admission is $5-$20, sliding scale.To attend, you must...

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Coming up on Friday, March 12th is our Tiny Talk featuring artist Shori Sims! We're looking forward to talking with Shori and hearing about their work and their process as an artist.
Cost of admission is $5-$20, sliding scale.To attend, you must purchase a ticket below. Participants will receive a Zoom link to the event one hour before the event begins.​
More about Shori:
​Shori Sims was born in 1999 in Baltimore, Maryland and now works in Pittsburgh, PA attending Carnegie Mellon University. She is currently pursuing her BFA with a minor in Africana Studies.

An interdisiplinary artist, Shori finds herself grounded in representation. Essential themes of her work include the black female body as a site of resistance, African American identity, and the symbolic language shared amongst Black womxn/queers: especially as propagated through online space. Shori is fascinated by the possibilities found within alternate universes and liminal space: both through and beyond the body. References in Shori’s work include shoujo anime, beauty-supply stores, bodegas and gas-stations, and the aesthetics of pornography: combining to form an autobiography of her girlhood experience.

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Frida Family Fun Day

03-13-2021

Presented by The Frick Pittsburgh at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am

Join us from home for a morning of art and insight as we celebrate the artist Frida Kahlo. We will learn about the artist and explore different ways of expression using color and portraits. Most appropriate for children ages 5 and up.

Join us from home for a morning of art and insight as we celebrate the artist Frida Kahlo. We will learn about the artist and explore different ways of expression using color and portraits. Most appropriate for children ages 5 and up.

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Common Reads: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

03-13-2021

Presented by The Frick Pittsburgh at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 13 @ 10:30 am

Please join Frick staff members, and fellow readers and literature lovers, Lisa Viscusi and Kelly McMasters for a virtual book club. This month, we will discuss The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.

Please join Frick staff members, and fellow readers and literature lovers, Lisa Viscusi and Kelly McMasters for a virtual book club. This month, we will discuss The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.

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In Conversation: Murderous Millinery

03-16-2021

Presented by The Frick Pittsburgh at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm

At the height of the "plume boom" in the late 19th century, feathers, wings, and even entire stuffed birds were used to trim women’s hats. This mass slaughter brought many birds to the brink of extinction and sparked conservation efforts,...

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At the height of the "plume boom" in the late 19th century, feathers, wings, and even entire stuffed birds were used to trim women’s hats. This mass slaughter brought many birds to the brink of extinction and sparked conservation efforts, including the creation of the Audubon Society. Join Associate Curator of Decorative Arts Dawn R. Brean and Rebecca Kelly, textile conservator at the University of Rhode Island and visiting curator at Newport Historical Society, for a lively discussion on this deadly topic.

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"Culture Complex" ft. Lauren Michele Jackson, Tayarisha Poe, & Jacqui Germain

03-17-2021

Presented by Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm

The event will feature writer Lauren Michele Jackson, filmmaker and photographer Tayarisha Poe, and poet-journalist Jacqui Germain as participant moderator in a conversation about and related to culture and culture/cultural making.

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The event will feature writer Lauren Michele Jackson, filmmaker and photographer Tayarisha Poe, and poet-journalist Jacqui Germain as participant moderator in a conversation about and related to culture and culture/cultural making.

The Center for African American Poetry & Poetics’ (CAAPP) Black Study 2.0 series, “Black is…Black Ain’t” features poet and translator Rosa Alcalá,  transdisciplinary artist Demian DinéYazhi´, poet Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, poet Natalie Diaz, poet Terrance Hayes, poet Ladan Osman, poet-journalist Jacqui Germain, culture writer/scholar Lauren Michele Jackson, filmmaker Tayarisha Poe, writer and performance artist lê thị diễm thúy, poet and visual artist Aldrin Valdez, poet Divya Victor, and poet and performance artist Cecilia Vicuña. The series is organized around various themes while all exploring ideas of Blackness’s fugitivity, its runaway state, how it can attach to other bodies who must then take up a disparaged subjectivity, and, too, creativity.

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Made Local with Ron Donoughe

03-18-2021

Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 18 @ 10:00 am

For over thirty years, Western Pennsylvanian painter Ron Donoughe has been trying to capture the look and feel of a landscape, at different times of the day and through all four seasons. Starting with iron, brass, tin, and glass production, the...

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For over thirty years, Western Pennsylvanian painter Ron Donoughe has been trying to capture the look and feel of a landscape, at different times of the day and through all four seasons. Starting with iron, brass, tin, and glass production, the river towns of the Pittsburgh region – from Brownsville to Braddock – ultimately helped make the city the one-time steelmaking capital of the world. With this industrial legacy in mind, Donoughe set out to document the small towns in this region, one painting at a time.

Brownsville to Braddock provides key insight on a forty-mile stretch of river towns. The post-industrial economy led to a decline in manufacturing, and with it, substantial job losses. These towns face many significant challenges, yet there is still beauty to be found. Donoughe finds it as he paints the human spirit through the mills, factories, parks, and homes. The people he meets share their stories of family joy and sorrows, along with a genuine love for the area they call the “Mon Valley.”

Ron Donoughe’s paintings can be found in the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, the Heinz History Center, the Duquesne Club, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and numerous corporate and private collections. He has taught painting at LaRoche College, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and at workshops throughout the United States and France. His previous books include 90 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods and Essence of Pittsburgh.

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All the World's a Stage: Creative Ways to Bring Your Lesson to Life

03-20-2021

Presented by Prime Stage Theatre at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm

A Prime Stage Theatre ACT-48 Online Workshop providing practical ideas on how to enhance student engagement using basic drama methods.
Presented by Lawrence E. McCullough, Ph.D, Educational Theatre Specialist
WHEN: Saturday, March 20, 2021
TIME:...

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A Prime Stage Theatre ACT-48 Online Workshop providing practical ideas on how to enhance student engagement using basic drama methods.
Presented by Lawrence E. McCullough, Ph.D, Educational Theatre Specialist
WHEN: Saturday, March 20, 2021
TIME: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
PRICE: $75

WITH INCREASING SUCCESS, growing numbers of elementary, middle and high school teachers across the U.S. are employing a range of simple, yet effective creative drama methods in the classroom to enhance student engagement with math, English, science and social studies curriculums.
Join educational theatre specialist Lawrence E. McCullough, Ph.D. as he outlines ways in which basic theatre techniques can be adapted to boost student involvement in class projects and learning. You do not need to have any theatre background to take the workshop, nor to employ these techniques in the classroom.
During this workshop you will:
- Learn how to write a short play teaching a lesson from your curriculum.
- Use simple drama exercises to increase student participation.
- Discuss resources and best practices for using theatre to attain learning objectives.
Over a 30-year career as a theatre educator, Dr. McCullough has written 26 books of plays and monologues utilized by schools, churches, synagogues, community centers, festivals, museums, historical societies, and theatre venues in 17 countries including the United States. As Administrative Director of the Humanities Theatre Group at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, Dr. McCullough designed drama education curriculum development workshops for teachers and supervised a nationally touring social-issue theatre company.

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Living with Art II: Online Store

03-21-2021

Presented by Associated Artists of Pittsburgh at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 08 @ 8:00 am Tue, Mar 09 @ 8:00 am Wed, Mar 10 @ 8:00 am + 11 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 11 @ 8:00 am Fri, Mar 12 @ 8:00 am Sat, Mar 13 @ 8:00 am Sun, Mar 14 @ 8:00 am Mon, Mar 15 @ 8:00 am Tue, Mar 16 @ 8:00 am Wed, Mar 17 @ 8:00 am Thu, Mar 18 @ 8:00 am Fri, Mar 19 @ 8:00 am Sat, Mar 20 @ 8:00 am Sun, Mar 21 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

As part of our Living with Art series, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh is proud to present New Year, New Art, an online store juried by Black Cherry Design’s Lauren Piasecki. Black Cherry Design is a full-service interior design studio located...

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As part of our Living with Art series, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh is proud to present New Year, New Art, an online store juried by Black Cherry Design’s Lauren Piasecki. Black Cherry Design is a full-service interior design studio located in Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood. Black Cherry Design has been featured in Pittsburgh Magazine, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pretty Living Magazine, Urbanist, and Lifespace Pittsburgh.
Interested in learning more about Lauren’s thoughts on collecting artwork and how it can play into interior design? Check out our Q&A with Lauren on the AAP Blog.
Scroll down to browse through available works by our members. Prices vary. From each sale, 75% goes back to the artist.
Support local artists. Buy local art.

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Into the Light

03-14-2021

Presented by Associated Artists of Pittsburgh at Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Exhibition Space, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 08 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 09 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 10 @ 10:00 am + 4 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 11 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 12 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 14 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

INTO THE LIGHT
February 22-March 14, 2021
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Exhibition Space
100 43rd St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Into the Light is AAP’s second new member exhibition curated by Emma Vescio. This exhibition is in alignment with a...

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INTO THE LIGHT
February 22-March 14, 2021
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Exhibition Space
100 43rd St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Into the Light is AAP’s second new member exhibition curated by Emma Vescio. This exhibition is in alignment with a hope for both light in our day-to-day lives, but looking forward to a lighter future. Many of the works included throughout this exhibition are expressing a need for light. While there seems to be a shared motif of brightness with these works, many are in alignment with worrying, but still feeling hopeful for what is to come.

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Pittsburgh Watercolor Society WaterWorks 2021 VIRTUAL and ONLINE Exhibition!

04-02-2021

Presented by Pittsburgh Watelor Society at North Hills Art Center, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 08 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 09 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 10 @ 10:00 am + 20 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 11 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 12 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 15 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 16 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 17 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 18 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 19 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 22 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 23 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 25 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 26 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 27 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 29 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 30 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 31 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 01 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 02 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

The Pittsburgh Watercolor Society (PWS) announces its latest exhibit, Waterworks 2021. This exhibit, opening March 6 and running through April 2, 2021 at the North Hills Art Center, 3432 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA  15237

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The Pittsburgh Watercolor Society (PWS) announces its latest exhibit, Waterworks 2021. This exhibit, opening March 6 and running through April 2, 2021 at the North Hills Art Center, 3432 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA  15237 www.northhillsartcenter.org, and online via our website www.pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com. The exhibit, open to all current Pittsburgh Watercolor Society members, showcases new works in watercolor and other water media. The Exhibition, FREE and open to the public, will officially open online at 4:00PM on Saturday, March 6, and in Live in the North Hills Art Center Gallery beginning Monday, April 8, The exhibit will remain on view daily at the NHAC during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 10:00AM to 3PM.

And, please don't forget to Vote for your Favorite Piece by Emailing waterworks@pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com

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Mythburgh Ep. 6: Dooker's Hollow

03-14-2021

Presented by 12 Peers Theater at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 08 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Mar 09 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm + 4 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Mythburgh
Yinzer Scared Online!
Episode 6
Available starting at 7 pm on February 28th
Link: http://www.12peers.org/mythburgh/dookers-hollow
Free with a suggested donation of $5
Dooker's Hollow
by Wali Jamal
with an intro and outro by Matt...

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Mythburgh
Yinzer Scared Online!
Episode 6
Available starting at 7 pm on February 28th
Link: http://www.12peers.org/mythburgh/dookers-hollow
Free with a suggested donation of $5
Dooker's Hollow
by Wali Jamal
with an intro and outro by Matt Henderson
Still on their quest for Braddock's gold, the Yinzer Scared Team enlists the help of famous (or infamous) psychic medium Mystic Matt for a spirit channeling session. When a new creepy video shows up online, it gives our rag-tag team a new lead, but are the restless spirits surrounding the treasure more dangerous than they seem?
Featuring Jahir Christian, Christopher Collier, Patrick Conner, John Feightner, Matt Henderson, Darrin Mosley, Franklin Mosley, and Brittany Tague
Directed by Hope Anthony
Watch the episode here: http://12peers.org/mythburgh/dookers-hollow
Mythburgh depends on your support. All donations go directly to paying our artists at a time when they need it the most. As little as $5 can make a difference. Click here to support our programming: https://bit.ly/3k24SD5
About Mythburgh:
Join Geena, Allison, Clara, and the entire Yinzer Scared team each month as Mythburgh brings site-specific stories to you at home, exploring the myths and legends that unite us as a city and investigating what makes us “Pittsburgh.”
Mythburgh finds inspiration in creepy, epic, weird, and uniquely Pittsburgh stories. Featuring a recurring cast of characters looking for ghosts, ghouls, and connection in a time of social distancing, Mythburgh is one monthly web conference you will actually look forward to.

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DOP Stories

03-29-2021

Presented by Doors Open Pgh, Inc [13312] at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 08 @ 7:30 pm Mon, Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm Mon, Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Mon, Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

Join us for DOP Stories:  A Virtual Storytelling Experience, weekly on Mondays, 7:30pm- 8:15pm.   Pittsburgh has so many stories to tell.  Won’t you join us for this diverse storytelling series?

For calendar, additional info and to...

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Join us for DOP Stories:  A Virtual Storytelling Experience, weekly on Mondays, 7:30pm- 8:15pm.   Pittsburgh has so many stories to tell.  Won’t you join us for this diverse storytelling series?

For calendar, additional info and to pre-register:  https://doorsopenpgh.org/virtual-tours/

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Light in Transmission

05-09-2021

Presented by Pittsburgh Glass Center at Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 09 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm + 33 more dates and times

Sat, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Mar 27 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 01 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 03 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 06 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 07 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 08 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 10 @ 9:00 am Tue, Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm Sat, May 01 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 04 @ 1:00 pm Wed, May 05 @ 1:00 pm Thu, May 06 @ 1:00 pm Sat, May 08 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

This exhibition is a survey of the diverse range of light art within the shared medium of both neon and plasma sculpture curated by Percy Echols II, an artist, creator of the podcast “Taming Lighting” and PGC’s first recipient of the Ron...

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This exhibition is a survey of the diverse range of light art within the shared medium of both neon and plasma sculpture curated by Percy Echols II, an artist, creator of the podcast “Taming Lighting” and PGC’s first recipient of the Ron Desmett Memorial Award for Imagination with Glass. Funded by The Fisher Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, this exhibition features the work of 14 artists.

\"As an artist, I chose those who had impacted my creative process, education, and expanded my world view on the nearly unlimited potential of neon and plasma light as artistic medium. As a curator, the people I invited present expressions of light, within a variety of shared and differing experiences, skills, and techniques. Light In Transmission is a multilayered expression of my excitement in this growing community be it the undying light of neon, or the obscure nature of plasma. Past, present, or future, there will be light,\" said Percy Echols II, artist and exhibition curator.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Sarah Blood
Patrick Collentine
Percy Echols II
Michael Flechtner
Mundy Hepburn
Eve Hoyt
Danielle James
Ed Kirshner
Leticia Maldonado
Denzel Russell
Harriet Schwarzrock
Megan Stelljes
Wayne Strattman
Leo Tecosky

Funding for this exhibition was provided by The Fisher Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation; and Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh, a joint program of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments.

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Surface-Texture-Materials

05-09-2021

Presented by The Westmoreland Museum of American Art at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 10 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 11 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 12 @ 10:00 am + 42 more dates and times

Sat, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 14 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 17 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 18 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 19 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 25 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 26 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 27 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 28 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 31 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 01 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 02 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 03 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 04 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 07 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 08 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 09 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 10 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 11 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 14 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 15 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 16 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 17 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 21 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 22 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 23 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 02 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 05 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 06 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 07 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 08 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 09 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Organized to coincide with and complement Pattern Makers on view in the adjacent Cantilever Gallery, the artists in this exhibition have used a variety of materials--wood, clay, Plexiglas, metal, stone, found objects, wire, felt, silver leaf, oil...

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Organized to coincide with and complement Pattern Makers on view in the adjacent Cantilever Gallery, the artists in this exhibition have used a variety of materials--wood, clay, Plexiglas, metal, stone, found objects, wire, felt, silver leaf, oil and acrylic paint--to create their pieces. Whether applied or implied, they share an affinity to surface. From smooth and rough, minimally or highly textured, to pierced or multi-layered, the play of light activates each surface in a unique way, with shadows often adding another dimension.

Credit Line for Header Photo: Cara Livorio, Flourish (detail), 2018-2019, Oil on Canvas, 72 x 96 inches, Gift of the Westmoreland Society, 2019, 2020.3

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Pattern Makers

05-09-2021

Presented by The Westmoreland Museum of American Art at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 10 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 11 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 12 @ 10:00 am + 42 more dates and times

Sat, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 14 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 17 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 18 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 19 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 25 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 26 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 27 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 28 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 31 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 01 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 02 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 03 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 04 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 07 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 08 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 09 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 10 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 11 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 14 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 15 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 16 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 17 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 21 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 22 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 23 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 02 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 05 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 06 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 07 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 08 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 09 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Patterns are all around us. Designs made with stripes, spots and other repetitive motifs often catch the eye, while other patterns are less obvious. Some patterns can even contain coded political messages. This exhibition tracks the presence and...

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Patterns are all around us. Designs made with stripes, spots and other repetitive motifs often catch the eye, while other patterns are less obvious. Some patterns can even contain coded political messages. This exhibition tracks the presence and meanings of pattern across a selection of works from the Westmoreland’s collection that are not often on view.

Pattern makers may be inspired by nature or by geometry and the patterns they create can be as simple as a brick wall or as complex as a snowflake. A pattern can also be a template for tracing or copying a design, like the pattern for a dress or a quilt. When an artist uses a preexisting image, such as a photograph, as the basis for their work, they too are working from a kind of pattern. By focusing on how patterns are made, this exhibition considers who is and who isn’t recognized for this work. Why, for instance, are abstract patterns by modern painters more highly valued than intricate designs made by anonymous craftspeople for everyday objects?

Curating also involves forms of pattern recognition. To make this exhibition, students from the Department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh have mined the museum’s collection storage to discover new relationships between objects, revealing patterns that connect diverse works of different styles and periods.

Curatorial Team: Annie Abernathy, Isaiah Bertagnolli, Alan London, Katie Loney, Janina Lopez, Emily Mazzola, Morgan Powell, Olivia Rutledge, Alex Taylor and Vuk Vuković.

Full Credit Line: John Grillo (1917-2014), Untitled, 1951, Oil on Canvas, 34 1/2 x 50 1/2 in., Gift of the Westmoreland Society, 2017, 2018.2

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The Heart Lives Through the Hands by Swoon

03-20-2021

Presented by Contemporary Craft at Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 10 @ 11:00 am Thu, Mar 11 @ 11:00 am Fri, Mar 12 @ 11:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Sat, Mar 13 @ 11:00 am Wed, Mar 17 @ 11:00 am Thu, Mar 18 @ 11:00 am Fri, Mar 19 @ 11:00 am Sat, Mar 20 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

The inaugural exhibition at Contemporary Craft’s new, permanent home has been extended until March 20. The Heart Lives through the Hands features large-scale paper and mixed media artworks and an immersive sculptural installation by...

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The inaugural exhibition at Contemporary Craft’s new, permanent home has been extended until March 20. The Heart Lives through the Hands features large-scale paper and mixed media artworks and an immersive sculptural installation by internationally renowned street artist, Caledonia Curry aka Swoon.

 The exhibition addresses relationships between people and their built environment and explores how creativity can positively impact communities in times of crisis and change. Curry, whose work appears under the name Swoon, is widely known as one of the first woman to gain large-scale recognition in the male-dominated world of street art.

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Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray

05-09-2021

Presented by The Frick Pittsburgh at The Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 10 @ 11:00 am Thu, Mar 11 @ 11:00 am Fri, Mar 12 @ 11:00 am + 42 more dates and times

Sat, Mar 13 @ 11:00 am Sun, Mar 14 @ 11:00 am Wed, Mar 17 @ 11:00 am Thu, Mar 18 @ 11:00 am Fri, Mar 19 @ 11:00 am Sat, Mar 20 @ 11:00 am Sun, Mar 21 @ 11:00 am Wed, Mar 24 @ 11:00 am Thu, Mar 25 @ 11:00 am Fri, Mar 26 @ 11:00 am Sat, Mar 27 @ 11:00 am Sun, Mar 28 @ 11:00 am Wed, Mar 31 @ 11:00 am Thu, Apr 01 @ 11:00 am Fri, Apr 02 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 03 @ 11:00 am Sun, Apr 04 @ 11:00 am Wed, Apr 07 @ 11:00 am Thu, Apr 08 @ 11:00 am Fri, Apr 09 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 10 @ 11:00 am Sun, Apr 11 @ 11:00 am Wed, Apr 14 @ 11:00 am Thu, Apr 15 @ 11:00 am Fri, Apr 16 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 17 @ 11:00 am Sun, Apr 18 @ 11:00 am Wed, Apr 21 @ 11:00 am Thu, Apr 22 @ 11:00 am Fri, Apr 23 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 24 @ 11:00 am Sun, Apr 25 @ 11:00 am Wed, Apr 28 @ 11:00 am Thu, Apr 29 @ 11:00 am Fri, Apr 30 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 01 @ 11:00 am Sun, May 02 @ 11:00 am Wed, May 05 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 06 @ 11:00 am Fri, May 07 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 08 @ 11:00 am Sun, May 09 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

In May 1931, photographer Nickolas Muray (1892–1965) traveled to Mexico, where he met a woman he would never forget. Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) would become one of the nation’s most prolific and well-known artists. The two began an on-and-off...

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In May 1931, photographer Nickolas Muray (1892–1965) traveled to Mexico, where he met a woman he would never forget. Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) would become one of the nation’s most prolific and well-known artists. The two began an on-and-off romance that would continue for the next decade and a friendship that lasted until her death in 1954. This exhibition features photographic portraits of Kahlo taken by Muray during this period. The photographs, dating from 1937 to 1946, explore Muray’s unique perspective as Kahlo's friend, lover, and confidant. Muray's photographs highlight Kahlo's deep interest in her Mexican heritage, her life and travels, and the family and friends around her.

Born in Hungary, Nickolas Muray became a successful New York fashion and commercial photographer known for his portraits of celebrities, politicians, socialites, and artists. Having experimented with color from early on in his work, he found his most colorful model in Frida Kahlo. Muray was a prolific photographer, his archives containing over 25,000 images. Muray photographed Kahlo more than any of his other subjects. These portraits of Kahlo have made their way into a variety of media and popular culture, and are integral to the world’s understanding of who Frida Kahlo was as an individual behind her artwork.

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Frida Kahlo - An Intimate Portrait: The Photographic Albums

05-30-2021

Presented by The Frick Pittsburgh at The Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 10 @ 11:00 am Thu, Mar 11 @ 11:00 am Fri, Mar 12 @ 11:00 am + 57 more dates and times

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This exhibition provides rare and moving insight into the personal life of one of the 20th century’s most iconic artists. Through 115 photographs selected from her private albums, this exhibition allows us to see Frida Kahlo (1907–1954)...

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This exhibition provides rare and moving insight into the personal life of one of the 20th century’s most iconic artists. Through 115 photographs selected from her private albums, this exhibition allows us to see Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) through the eyes of friends, family (including her father, professional photographer Guillermo Kahlo), and other noted photographic artists like Tina Modotti, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, and Nickolas Muray. Like all family albums, these photographs tell a story; they illuminate her turbulent marriage to famed muralist Diego Rivera (1886–1957), commemorate friendships and happy times, and chronicle her pain. The photographs are also evidence of the way Kahlo crafted and refined her world-famous image.

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Tags:   Experiences Great for a Date Heritage/Culture-Specific Historical Photography Public Art VisualCulture

The Entrepreneurial Artist Two-Part Series: Planning to Return to Work Post-COVID

03-10-2021

Presented by Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm

A primary reason that artists create art is to tell a story or convey a truth. However, artists also need to eat and a safe place to work and sleep. Like most necessities in life, these require a steady income. The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted...

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A primary reason that artists create art is to tell a story or convey a truth. However, artists also need to eat and a safe place to work and sleep. Like most necessities in life, these require a steady income. The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the need for the creative community to have a financial safety net. This two-part series will prepare artists with the tools needed to operate a sustainable arts business as, hopefully, the arts robustly return this year.

This program will be conducted in two parts, led by GPAC Business Volunteer for the Arts, Nerissa Conn. It is encouraged but not required that artists attend both sessions. If you are unable to attend either webinar live, you will be able to view a recording of the webinars at your convenience.

Part 1: Job Proposals | Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Learn the essential elements of a project proposal and how to write one for prospective clients. Understand project and contract requirements and how to effectively create a proposal that will persuade clients to hire you. This session includes creating a targeted bio utilizing your artist statement.

Part 2: What to Charge | Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Determine what to charge for your art, services, or time. Learn how to calculate a flat rate, an hourly rate, and royalties for your work.

You will receive a Zoom link and other event details upon registration. For security purposes, please do not share any Zoom links.

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Words & Pictures with Naomi Shihab Nye

03-11-2021

Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 11 @ 10:00 am

Beloved and acclaimed poet Naomi Shihab Nye is the current Young People’s Poet Laureate. Her newest book Everything Comes Next collects in one volume her most popular and accessible poems from the past forty years. Featuring new,...

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Beloved and acclaimed poet Naomi Shihab Nye is the current Young People’s Poet Laureate. Her newest book Everything Comes Next collects in one volume her most popular and accessible poems from the past forty years. Featuring new, never-before-published poems, an introduction by bestselling poet and author Edward Hirsch, as well as a foreword and writing tips by the poet, and stunning artwork by bestselling artist Rafael López, Everything Comes Next is essential for poetry readers, classroom teachers, and library collections.

Nye describes herself as a “wandering poet.” She has spent 40 years traveling the country and the world to lead writing workshops and inspiring students of all ages. Nye was born to a Palestinian father and an American mother and grew up in St. Louis, Jerusalem, and San Antonio. Drawing on her Palestinian-American heritage, the cultural diversity of her home in Texas, and her experiences traveling in Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East, Nye uses her writing to attest to our shared humanity.

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Writing the Tough Stuff for Teens

03-25-2021

Presented by The Creative Nonfiction Foundation at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm

During this free, eight-week workshop at Creative Nonfiction, participants will become part of a special cohort of young adults working together. They’ll have the opportunity to share and reflect on the writing process, and specifically on how...

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During this free, eight-week workshop at Creative Nonfiction, participants will become part of a special cohort of young adults working together. They’ll have the opportunity to share and reflect on the writing process, and specifically on how writing about difficult topics gives the writer the opportunity to investigate their life and take ownership of their experiences. In addition to learning the basics of creative nonfiction, such as crafting scenes and characters, finding your audience, and revising your work, students will also receive training on how to prepare a portion of your work to be performed aloud at a final (online)“graduation” event.

Meetings are scheduled to run from 6 PM until 8 PM on eight Thursdays: Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4, 11, 18, and 25.

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Tiny Talk: Living Room Editions feat. Shori Sims

03-12-2021

Presented by Casey Droege Cultural Productions at Virtual Event, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm

Coming up on Friday, March 12th is our Tiny Talk featuring artist Shori Sims! We're looking forward to talking with Shori and hearing about their work and their process as an artist.
Cost of admission is $5-$20, sliding scale.To attend, you must...

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Coming up on Friday, March 12th is our Tiny Talk featuring artist Shori Sims! We're looking forward to talking with Shori and hearing about their work and their process as an artist.
Cost of admission is $5-$20, sliding scale.To attend, you must purchase a ticket below. Participants will receive a Zoom link to the event one hour before the event begins.​
More about Shori:
​Shori Sims was born in 1999 in Baltimore, Maryland and now works in Pittsburgh, PA attending Carnegie Mellon University. She is currently pursuing her BFA with a minor in Africana Studies.

An interdisiplinary artist, Shori finds herself grounded in representation. Essential themes of her work include the black female body as a site of resistance, African American identity, and the symbolic language shared amongst Black womxn/queers: especially as propagated through online space. Shori is fascinated by the possibilities found within alternate universes and liminal space: both through and beyond the body. References in Shori’s work include shoujo anime, beauty-supply stores, bodegas and gas-stations, and the aesthetics of pornography: combining to form an autobiography of her girlhood experience.

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Frida Family Fun Day

03-13-2021

Presented by The Frick Pittsburgh at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am

Join us from home for a morning of art and insight as we celebrate the artist Frida Kahlo. We will learn about the artist and explore different ways of expression using color and portraits. Most appropriate for children ages 5 and up.

Join us from home for a morning of art and insight as we celebrate the artist Frida Kahlo. We will learn about the artist and explore different ways of expression using color and portraits. Most appropriate for children ages 5 and up.

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Common Reads: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

03-13-2021

Presented by The Frick Pittsburgh at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 13 @ 10:30 am

Please join Frick staff members, and fellow readers and literature lovers, Lisa Viscusi and Kelly McMasters for a virtual book club. This month, we will discuss The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.

Please join Frick staff members, and fellow readers and literature lovers, Lisa Viscusi and Kelly McMasters for a virtual book club. This month, we will discuss The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.

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In Conversation: Murderous Millinery

03-16-2021

Presented by The Frick Pittsburgh at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm

At the height of the "plume boom" in the late 19th century, feathers, wings, and even entire stuffed birds were used to trim women’s hats. This mass slaughter brought many birds to the brink of extinction and sparked conservation efforts,...

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At the height of the "plume boom" in the late 19th century, feathers, wings, and even entire stuffed birds were used to trim women’s hats. This mass slaughter brought many birds to the brink of extinction and sparked conservation efforts, including the creation of the Audubon Society. Join Associate Curator of Decorative Arts Dawn R. Brean and Rebecca Kelly, textile conservator at the University of Rhode Island and visiting curator at Newport Historical Society, for a lively discussion on this deadly topic.

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"Culture Complex" ft. Lauren Michele Jackson, Tayarisha Poe, & Jacqui Germain

03-17-2021

Presented by Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm

The event will feature writer Lauren Michele Jackson, filmmaker and photographer Tayarisha Poe, and poet-journalist Jacqui Germain as participant moderator in a conversation about and related to culture and culture/cultural making.

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The event will feature writer Lauren Michele Jackson, filmmaker and photographer Tayarisha Poe, and poet-journalist Jacqui Germain as participant moderator in a conversation about and related to culture and culture/cultural making.

The Center for African American Poetry & Poetics’ (CAAPP) Black Study 2.0 series, “Black is…Black Ain’t” features poet and translator Rosa Alcalá,  transdisciplinary artist Demian DinéYazhi´, poet Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, poet Natalie Diaz, poet Terrance Hayes, poet Ladan Osman, poet-journalist Jacqui Germain, culture writer/scholar Lauren Michele Jackson, filmmaker Tayarisha Poe, writer and performance artist lê thị diễm thúy, poet and visual artist Aldrin Valdez, poet Divya Victor, and poet and performance artist Cecilia Vicuña. The series is organized around various themes while all exploring ideas of Blackness’s fugitivity, its runaway state, how it can attach to other bodies who must then take up a disparaged subjectivity, and, too, creativity.

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Made Local with Ron Donoughe

03-18-2021

Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 18 @ 10:00 am

For over thirty years, Western Pennsylvanian painter Ron Donoughe has been trying to capture the look and feel of a landscape, at different times of the day and through all four seasons. Starting with iron, brass, tin, and glass production, the...

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For over thirty years, Western Pennsylvanian painter Ron Donoughe has been trying to capture the look and feel of a landscape, at different times of the day and through all four seasons. Starting with iron, brass, tin, and glass production, the river towns of the Pittsburgh region – from Brownsville to Braddock – ultimately helped make the city the one-time steelmaking capital of the world. With this industrial legacy in mind, Donoughe set out to document the small towns in this region, one painting at a time.

Brownsville to Braddock provides key insight on a forty-mile stretch of river towns. The post-industrial economy led to a decline in manufacturing, and with it, substantial job losses. These towns face many significant challenges, yet there is still beauty to be found. Donoughe finds it as he paints the human spirit through the mills, factories, parks, and homes. The people he meets share their stories of family joy and sorrows, along with a genuine love for the area they call the “Mon Valley.”

Ron Donoughe’s paintings can be found in the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, the Heinz History Center, the Duquesne Club, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and numerous corporate and private collections. He has taught painting at LaRoche College, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and at workshops throughout the United States and France. His previous books include 90 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods and Essence of Pittsburgh.

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All the World's a Stage: Creative Ways to Bring Your Lesson to Life

03-20-2021

Presented by Prime Stage Theatre at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm

A Prime Stage Theatre ACT-48 Online Workshop providing practical ideas on how to enhance student engagement using basic drama methods.
Presented by Lawrence E. McCullough, Ph.D, Educational Theatre Specialist
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A Prime Stage Theatre ACT-48 Online Workshop providing practical ideas on how to enhance student engagement using basic drama methods.
Presented by Lawrence E. McCullough, Ph.D, Educational Theatre Specialist
WHEN: Saturday, March 20, 2021
TIME: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
PRICE: $75

WITH INCREASING SUCCESS, growing numbers of elementary, middle and high school teachers across the U.S. are employing a range of simple, yet effective creative drama methods in the classroom to enhance student engagement with math, English, science and social studies curriculums.
Join educational theatre specialist Lawrence E. McCullough, Ph.D. as he outlines ways in which basic theatre techniques can be adapted to boost student involvement in class projects and learning. You do not need to have any theatre background to take the workshop, nor to employ these techniques in the classroom.
During this workshop you will:
- Learn how to write a short play teaching a lesson from your curriculum.
- Use simple drama exercises to increase student participation.
- Discuss resources and best practices for using theatre to attain learning objectives.
Over a 30-year career as a theatre educator, Dr. McCullough has written 26 books of plays and monologues utilized by schools, churches, synagogues, community centers, festivals, museums, historical societies, and theatre venues in 17 countries including the United States. As Administrative Director of the Humanities Theatre Group at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, Dr. McCullough designed drama education curriculum development workshops for teachers and supervised a nationally touring social-issue theatre company.

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