Jul
28
to Nov 12

"Making the Ordinary Extraordinary" at the Erie Art Museum

This collection of artwork finds a common thread through the use of the glass medium and the artists’ ties to the Pittsburgh region. These artists, originally from locations all around the country, were drawn to Pittsburgh by the vision of Pittsburgh Glass Center’s founders’ Kathleen Mulcahy and her late husband Ron Desmett. Making the Ordinary Extraordinary refers to Ron and Kathleen’s belief that an arts organization can transform a community and to the awe-inspiring and eye-opening experience that viewers will have when they see this display of ordinary material through the extraordinary perspective of 15 artists.

Pittsburgh Glass Center is a nonprofit organization, educational center, gallery and state-of-the-art glass studio dedicated to promoting glass art. Located in Pittsburgh’s East End, the center draws everyone from world-renowned artists to complete beginners to explore their contemporary gallery, take classes, and create a new generation of glass artists and enthusiasts. Today, Pittsburgh Glass Center is one of the top glass art facilities in the United States and is helping the city connect to its creative future through the innovative use of glass as art.

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50th Annual “Art of the State” Exhibition
Jun
11
to Sep 10

50th Annual “Art of the State” Exhibition

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Art of the State is an annual juried exhibition that has been showcasing the work of Pennsylvania’s artists at The State Museum of Pennsylvania since 1968. The body of art that has been exhibited reflects half a century of creative endeavor in the Keystone State. Through the years, exhibitors have shared their ideas and engaged viewers in the categories of painting, photography, craft, sculpture, and work on paper. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this prestigious exhibition.

The exhibit runs through September 10 and includes 130 works of art by 119 artists from 28 counties. This year’s exhibit attracted nearly 2,200 entries from 845 artists.

An online gallery of the artwork is available here: https://phmc.info/AOS50.

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MONMADE 2017 Summer Showcase
May
19
5:30 PM17:30

MONMADE 2017 Summer Showcase

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

Connoisseurs of local goods are invited to a showcase with over 35 of the Pittsburgh region’s most exciting craft businesses, maker enterprises, design/build shops, and entrepreneurial artists. The event will feature new products and processes developed by these MONMADE producers including textiles, wallcoverings, lighting, furniture, tableware, and home goods.

WHAT IS IT?

Monmade.org will feature the products, producers, projects, partnerships, and places fostering craft manufacturing in the Pittsburgh region. The website will be an evolving online lookbook to help you connect with local producers and their products.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

MONMADE offers local solutions to your personal or professional design challenges. We help you discover and collaborate with the creative people making specialty goods in Pittsburgh. Whether it’s glass pendant lights for a major development or a ceramic cup for a good friend, MONMADE lets you keep it local.

WHO DID IT?

MONMADE is a network and platform developed by the Craft Business Accelerator (CBA) at Bridgeway Capital. The CBA provides local producers (craft businesses, maker enterprises, design/build shops, and entrepreneurial artists) with greater access to capital, guidance, markets, peers, space, and workforce – the essential elements of business success. The CBA aims to create a vibrant craft manufacturing ecosystem that revitalizes the Pittsburgh region’s disinvested areas and produces quality manufacturing jobs.

THIS EVENT IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH SPONSORSHIP FROM THE URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF PITTSBURGH.

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