It’s ALREADY FAMOUS ON PENN, but if you haven’t heard, learn all about it here! Tonight, photographer and proprietor Nolan Sanders introduces us to downtown Pittsburgh’s newest art gallery. Listen to “The Full Martini” – the complete, unedited interview in audio podcast, and visit ALREADY FAMOUS ON PENN, 135 9th Street, Downtown Pittsburgh. Continue reading “NOLAN SANDERS – Photographer, Proprietor, ALREADY FAMOUS ON PENN”
with Nolan Sanders. And a special shout out to Sinful Sweets! Catch the full interview HERE.
Tonight, Wendy Lachendro, Team Leader of the 412 Project talks Pittsburgh photography in the city’s most posh pop-up gallery and how you can become a part of it! Listen to “The Full Martini” – the complete interview in audio podcast and visit the 412 Project at www.412project.org Continue reading “WENDY LACHENDRO – Team Leader, 412 Project”
The Andy Warhol Museum announces Warhol By the Book, the first United States exhibition to concentrate on Andy Warhol’s book work. Warhol By the Book opens at The Warhol Saturday, October 10, 2015, and it is on view through Sunday, January 10, 2016.
This exhibition, curated by The Warhol’s Chief Archivist Matt Wrbican, presents Warhol’s book work, from early student-work illustrations of the late 1940s, through to his career as a commercial artist in the 1950s, Pop artist and underground filmmaker in the 1960s, and photographer and Pop culture icon of the 1970s–80s.
“Warhol lived most of his life in the pre-digital era, when books and other printed materials were everywhere. Much of his effort was given to creating work for print, especially in books,” says Wrbican. “Some of his lesser-known work for books can even be said to mark major turning points in his work, such as around 1960, when he decided to move from charming illustrations to serious fine art in the then-daring new mode of Pop Art.”
Warhol continually experimented in his work, and this freedom is evident in his books, which often question the common notion of what a book can be. Andy Warhol’s Index (Book) (1967), was the first of several publications to defy the definition of what a book could be. This seminal work is complete with sound recordings, balloons, fold-outs, holograms, pop-ups, and even a do-it-yourself nose job. While Warhol authored many books (in collaboration with his assistants), these efforts are often overlooked, though they provide a valuable window into Warhol’s creative interests.
Warhol By the Book provides a nearly complete overview of Warhol’s work on books. More than 400 objects relating to more than 80 book titles including unfinished projects, original drawings, manuscripts, paintings, prints, photographs, artist’s books, and other materials that reveal his processes in their creation are featured in the exhibition. Many of the books are presented on digital tablets, as well as the original printed editions, to allow for a more complete viewing experience.
This exhibition is supported in part by Affirmation Arts Fund.
Here are the Top Five Things to do in Pittsburgh the weekend of July 8 to July 11
Hit the Silk!
You can walk down the red carpet at a movie premiere this weekend at Silk Screen’s Asian Arts and Cultural Organization’s Red Carpet Gala. Celebrate their tenth anniversary of Asian American film, dance, art and music. The Red Carpet Gala is July 9 at 6:00 at the A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology, Carlow University, 3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. For more information, go here. For details on the rest of the fest, go here.
Crawl to Daddy
The monthly Gallery Crawl is back downtown. Pittsburgh is full of Art, Music, Dance, Architecture, Comedy and Film. Experience them on Friday night between 5:30 and 9:00 pm at the quarterly Gallery Crawl. The event is free and open to the public. So check out all the participating venues and see what Pittsburgh has to offer! For more information, go here.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s 9th annual Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh fundraiser is happening this Friday, July 10. Following the Gallery Crawl around the Cultural District, run away with the circus and indulge in astounding performances, music, activities, and a wondrous dance party. Savor signature beverages and delicious treats, while enjoying a fabulous night on the town! Hit the VIP party from 7:00 – 9:00 pm or dance to DJ Pandemic for the Main Event. It’s at the African American Cultural Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, go to here.
Elementary, My dear Watson!
A mystery is afoot! And Sherlock Holmes is back on the case. Will it be his last? It may, since the play is called, “Sherlock’s Last Case.” It’s a spoof on the beloved characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. David Whalen is, once again, playing the iconic detective. It opens, Friday, July 10. You don’t have to go to all the way to 221 B Baker Street, just go to the Charity Randall Theatre, 4301 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. For more information, go here.
Fill ‘er up!
On the eve of his birthday, Nat Paradis’ old high school flame returns for her mother’s funeral and walks into the convenience store Nat and his dad run in rural Northern Maine in “Last Gas.” John Cariani’s comedy can be found at the Little Lake Theatre, 500 Lakeside Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317. For more information, go here.
Pittsburgh, PA, April 20, 2015 —
The Andy Warhol Museum has appointed Keny Marshall as its Director of Exhibitions. Most recently Marshall was a consultant working with artists and museums to design, fabricate, and install interactive artworks and complex installation projects. His past experience has prepared him to ensure the quality of the exhibitions The Warhol mounts in Pittsburgh and globally. He assumes his role at The Warhol on April 28, 2015.
Marshall earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Louisiana State University, and he holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Tennessee. As a consultant, he worked on a variety of multifaceted projects in Pittsburgh including systems maintenance of the 2012 steel and fog sculpture Cloud Arbor, a collaboration among artist Ned Kahn, landscape architect Andi Cochran, and the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum; and specialty fabrication for Scott Hocking’s 2012 Mattress Factory installation Coronal Mass Ejection.
Marshall has also worked with a number of museums to oversee various facets of exhibition production and installation, including at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas; Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles; State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg; and The Warhol’s sister institution Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh.
“We are very fortunate to have Keny join The Warhol as our new Director of Exhibitions,” says Patrick Moore, The Warhol’s managing director. “Keny’s experience working for a range of art and natural history institutions prepares him for the breadth and diversity of The Warhol’s collection, which includes both traditional art objects and unusual archival items.”
“I am thrilled to be joining The Warhol at such an exciting time,” says Marshall. “The museum has a refreshing approach to exhibitions that is both inventive and entrepreneurial, enabling audiences worldwide to connect with Warhol’s work in new ways. I look forward to working with such an innovative institution and this singular collection.”
TONIGHT: Behold the beauty of Braddock with Artist Ramon Riley. Ramon reveals how Braddock and its history have influenced his work today, and just what it takes to blend the abstract with the industrial. Listen to “The Full Martini” – the complete unedited interview in audio podcast for more on what’s happening in Braddock, what’s next for Mr. Riley, and what’s most important when teaching art. See the exhibition BRADDOCK COMING HOME, Art work by Ramon Riley, at UnSmoke Systems Art Space, Braddock PA, March 27 and 28, 6 to 8pm. View Ramon Riley’s work online at www.rrileyart.com
PITTSBURGH, PA – Art Space 616, the first contemporary art gallery located in Sewickley, has its grand opening on Friday, April 10th at 6:00 pm. The 4,400 sq ft space, located at 616 Beaver Street, will allow artists to show non-traditional exhibitions.
Founded by Gallery Owner, Jessie Britton, Art Space 616 is committed to promoting emerging and established contemporary artists.
“I’m opening the new gallery as a gift to a community that has supported me over the years. It will attract even bigger international artists to the city and give local artists a more beautiful place to show. I want to make it the jewel of Pittsburgh.” says Britton.
Art Space 616 is led by Elysia Cecchetti, Director and Tim Hadfield, Director of Exhibitions.
“We are dedicated to finding the most exceptional art from regional and international communities,” says Cecchetti.
Art Space 616’s first exhibition will be featuring Pittsburgh and international artist, Martin Prekop. This exhibition is the first major survey of the work of Prekop. One of Pittsburgh’s most renowned and respected artists, Prekop has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, during an illustrious 40-year career.
“Martin is an iconic figure in the Pittsburgh art scene and his vision brings a national and international focus to the visual arts of our region,” said Hadfield.
Primarily spanning the cities of Chicago and Pittsburgh, he has enjoyed the status of a seminal figure in the art world of both. Covering this period of four decades, the artwork will be presented in groupings that focus on conceptual evolution and demonstrate the amazing industry of his production, in a diverse array of media.
This exhibit includes photography, painting, sculpture and installation, not to mention the radical transformation of his Pittsburgh home, that has featured in many publications and TV shows, including the Home and Garden Channel.
For more information about Art Space 616 or the Martin Prekop exhibit, call 412-259-8214 or visit www.ArtSpace616.com.
Art Space 616 is the newest addition to the growing art scene in Pittsburgh, and the premier contemporary gallery in the area. The stylishly minimalist gallery exhibits emerging, mid-career and established artists creating contemporary works on paper, paintings, fine art photography, encaustic and assemblage. The mission of the Art Space 616 is to build a collaborative environment with artist communities and expose Pittsburgh to artist from different countries and new markets.
TONIGHT: One of Pittsburgh’s most intriguing artists Terry Boyd describes how he creates stunning visual works through a combination of drawing, digital embroidery, and shooting arrows at a canvas! Duck, cover, and listen to “The Full Martini” – the complete, unedited interview in audio podcast for more of Terry’s insights, as well as how he fares as a hunter with a bow and arrow vs. an art maker. See Terry Boyd’s exhibit PINS & NEEDLES at Revision Space through January 31st, 2015, www.revisionspace.com Continue reading “TERRY BOYD – Visual Artist”
TONIGHT: It’s cocktails with Cindy Lisica – Director and owner of the Revision Space gallery in Lawrenceville! The well traveled arts maven talks about her taste in decor, the hallmarks of designing an appealing show, how Revision Space came to be, and the interesting story behind what it used to be. PLUS – find out how you can take home a one of a kind piece of artwork… on your body! Free tattoos and more at Revision Space! Listen to “The Full Martini” – the complete interview in audio podcast for more on the gallery, what’s coming up this season, and the perks of Lawrenceville! www.revisionspace.com Continue reading “CINDY LISICA – Director and Owner, Revision Space”