Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
|String Chair by Wade Kramm, Best in Show winner of the Juried Visual Art Exhibition|
|Euthenic Device by Jason Lee, Juror's Choice Award (selected by Linda Benedict-Jones)|
|Collaboration 4 by Allison Terndrup and Elizabeth Plakidas (selected by Murray Horne)|
|Backboard by Ron Hollingshead, Juror's Choice Award (selected by Michael Olijnyk)|
J. Seward Johnson sculptures at Gateway Center added to the ambiance and fun! His characters seamlessly blended into the crowd, delighting festival-goers...
Dee Briggs brought her elegant abstract sculpture to the Festival this year. "Two Rings" was beautiful from every angle, and complemented the cityscape perfectly...
The sun was shining on the Artists Market...
|Recycling receptacle designed by artist Sherry Rusinack|
(also in picture above)
|Recycling receptacle and robot designed by artist Don Jones|
Students brought their portable easels for a plein air painting workshop taught by Ron Donoghue, part of the Trust Arts Education Center's 2nd Saturday Workshop Series...
With hundreds of thousands of visitors, over 400 artists, and excellent music every afternoon and night, the 2012 Three Rivers Arts Festival was another great success, truly Pittsburgh's grand kick-off to summer!
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Sooo excited for this year's Artists Market and Juried Visual Art Exhibition!
It's always an honor to help make my favorite event happen, a party for the city! So much hard work and love from so many people goes into it. I hope it's a fun and art-filled summer for the festival-goers, a creative and prosperous one for the artists, and an all around great time for everyone!
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Just got back from a very enjoyable day trip to Greensburg to see the Juried Biennial at the Westmoreland Museum of Art. The Biennial offers a look at the amazing work being created by contemporary local artists, which is very diverse, making for an eclectic, fun exhibit. The above image, by Daniel Marsula, was one of our favorites.
We also visited the museum's permanent collection, which now also maintains a selection of the Born of Fire exhibit from a few years back, featuring beautiful Pittsburgh scenery and a glimpse at the city's history. It was a lovely afternoon!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
In Caravan, artist Melissa Kuntz presents a series of vacation motor homes, masterfully painted in oil. Since 2004, Kuntz has been painting and exhibiting representational works based on photographs she has taken of locations of leisure and artifice, including South Beach, Las Vegas, Coney Island, Cozumel, the New Jersey shore, Conneaut Lake, and Niagara Falls, to name a few. Her images have captured a particular aesthetic in the signage and architecture of these well-known vacation spots. Drawn to the tawdry, gaudy, cheapness associated with the decadent lifestyles that allow for vacation time, Kuntz’s new paintings presented in Caravan are an extension of this aesthetic.
Caravan is on now through April 15 at 709 Penn Gallery, presented by the Education Department of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
"Paper Thin Theater" is a collection of paper cut art by Kathryn Carr. It focuses on the art of story telling; children's tales, puppetry, opera and the stage are presented in a narrative silhouette form. Her images mix nostalgia, dreams, nightmares and fleeting memories.
The focal point of the show is a large stage with intricately cut scenes and eclectic shadow puppets that beckon the viewer to interact with them. Visitors are invited to engage and experiment with the art to make their own silhouette plays. Kathryn has also created miniature shadow puppet theaters in the form of dioramas that are lit from behind.