Monday, February 28, 2011

Idle opens at 709 Penn Gallery this Friday!

Colin Noonan, Untitled, oil on canvas, 2011

Colin Noonan's solo show, Idle, opens at 709 Penn Gallery this Friday, March 4! Come to the opening reception, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, February 18, 2011

8 solo shows @ Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Collapse by Seth Clark (pictured above) is on display in his solo exhibit, Ruination, at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
Link to Seth Clark's web site:

There are 8 solo shows up now at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and they are all well worth seeing! Together, they offer a broad scope of work from excellent local talents.

The exhibits are: Looking at Looking by Golan Levin (a Carnegie Mellon University professor); Motherlands by Heidi Bender; Ruination by Seth Clark; Midway by Aaron Henderson; The Space Between by Anna E. Mikolay; Rodin by Henry J Simonds; Pleasant Momentum by Ian Page; and Rare is the New Medium by Gerald Van Scyoc. The shows are up now through March 20.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

"After the Sky Has Fallen" closes Sunday

Jill Larson's solo exhibit, After the Sky has Fallen, closes on Sunday. Join the artist for a guided tour of Cultural District galleries on Sunday at 1pm, starting with her own exhibit at 709 Penn Gallery.

And, here is a nice review of Jill Larson's show in The Pitt News!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sweetwater Center for the Arts

Last night's artists' reception at Sweetwater Center for the Arts was fun. Being in a show of self-portraits is a unique experience -- Usually at a group show, you can detach yourself from your work a little, keep your anonymity, stand back, and observe people seeing your painting without them knowing you are the artist. The work is on display, but unlike with a performing art like theater or dance, you are usually not on display too -- Your work stands apart from you, hopefully fending for itself.

A show of self-portraits is a much more outgoing thing, because you are recognizable in your artwork. I was nervous at first, but it ended up being a great experience! Many people approached me about my painting, and I received a lot of positive feedback. I enjoyed meeting everyone - It was really fun putting myself out there like that!

Here is a nice review of the show in the Sewickley Patch. I was excited that my painting gets mentioned in it...