The Vivant Vault


Welcome to the ‘Burgh Vivant archives. Here you can scroll through years of features and commentary on Pittsburgh arts & culture. Or search by keyword for segments on a particular company, organization, artist, restaurant, event, or performance.

From audio to visual: MCG JAZZ presents THE JAZZ SERIES exhibit

  September 24, 2014 (PITTSBURGH)… MCG Jazz announces The Jazz Series, a visual art exhibit by acclaimed artist Elena Hiatt Houlihan. Houlihan has a long relationship with Bill Strickland, President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, and has previously presented this series of work at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild in 1988 as well as a… Read more »

A Visit to Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild

Martini-fueled curiosity gets the better of ‘Burgh Vivant host Brian Edward as he wanders into the hallowed halls of Manchester Craftsman’s Guild on an impromptu visit. and after a whirlwind tour of over-sized orchids, state of the art studios, and a music hall that’s hosted some of the most legendary performers in Jazz, he may… Read more »

LAVISH IN LAWRENCEVILLE: Eye Kandy fashion show dazzles at Revision Space

by Brian Edward, ‘Burgh Vivant. On the evening of Saturday, July 26th, Revision Space gallery in Lawrenceville hosted and elegant fashion show featuring the wares of Eye Kandy Boutique Clothing and Accessories with hairstyles by Velvet Salon and Boutique.  Eye Kandy owner Kandy Barkley designed the evening’s fashion ensembles to to compliment Revision Space’s exhibiting… Read more »

New Hazlett Theater CSA series previews at Gallery Crawl

Microsoft Word – GalleryCrawlCSA PressRelease.docx Pittsburgh, PA— The New Hazlett Theater CSA artists give you a taste of their upcoming work at the Gallery Crawl on Friday, July 11. Doors open at 5:30 with performances by Jennifer Myers – “A Song for Pittsburgh” Roberta Guido – original dance performance Ella Mason – a selection from… Read more »


Tonight’s guest is Pittsburgh artist Stephanie Armbruster, who introduces host Brian Edward to the wild wild world of encaustic painting – that’s painting with wax. And once you hear about the depth of craft that goes into the process, you may think twice about rushing to repurpose your Yankee Candle remains. Stephanie also discusses her… Read more »

New Hazlett Theater announces 2014-15 CSA Performance Series

  A new crop of local artists take the stage in the New Hazlett Theater 2014-2015 Community Supported Art Performance Series Pittsburgh, PA— A brand new crop of local artists takes the New Halzett stage in the 2014-2015 Community Supported Art Performance Series. Now in its second year, this performing arts harvest is particularly bountiful… Read more »

KURT SHAW – President, Shaw Galleries

Tonight’s guest is Kurt Shaw, President of Shaw Galleries, downtown Pittsburgh, and Art Critic for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.  Kurt’s Liberty Avenue gallery is a treasure trove of history, etched in maps and antique documents.   Many valuable remnants of Pittsburgh’s past can be discovered here including, among other things, the deed to what is now,… Read more »

Review – OBSCURE/REVEAL, James Gallery

On Nov. 15th several of the ‘Burgh Vivants attended the opening of OBSCURE/REVEAL at James Gallery in the West End.  The exhibit features contemporary works incorporating encaustic, the demanding and complex process of painting with hot wax, uniquely interpreted by 10 artists: Christine Aaron, Tracey Adams, Stephanie Armbruster, Karen Freedman, Amber George, Lorraine Glessner, Jane… Read more »