I will have three pieces of my art work at Irma Freeman Center for Imagination (5006 Penn Avenue) in their exhibit titled Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Artists. My piece above is titled “East Liberty /Liberty Green (80 green roofs for East Liberty)”. It illustrates a concept of adding 80 green roofs and Â aÂ moat around East Liberty for inner tube riding in the summer. Through text written on the frame I suggest a history of real-estate development in East Liberty from native Americans- through the Mellon & Negley families. Urban Renewal, a poem by Yusef Komunyakka is also written there and finally “liberty” is defined as free place to graze cows. I suggest we then change the name from East Liberty to Liberty Green and create an outdoor summer film festival site for Chris Ivey.
FridayÂ October 7, 2011
If you have never attended a first Friday Unblurred Gallery Crawl in the Friendship/Garfield/Bloomfield area of Penn Ave in Pittsburgh, it takes some planning. I totally recommend doing this. It is an especialy creative experience, and very well attended. The spaces are sometimes very finished and professional and sometimes just raw space. Most of the participants and addresses in the Gallery Crawl Friday Oct. 7, 2011 are listed below.
I will be at the closing reception on the next first Friday Unblurred Gallery Crawl November 4, 2011, towards the earlier end of the evening colser to 7PM.
Irma Freeman Center for Imagination Opening Reception October 7, 7:00-10:00 PM.
Irma Freeman Center for Imagination Closing reception-November 4, 7:00-10:00 PM.
October Gallery hours will be Saturday & Sundays from 2:00-5:00 PM
Addresses of participating venues listed from highest number to lowest number:
- Pittsburgh Glass Center’s (5472 Penn Ave) 10 More Years on Penn
- Tee-Rex: Cotton Factory (5440 Penn Ave) Jess Wagner of Cake Eaters Sweet Shoppe
- Assemble (5125 Penn Ave) This is NOT Art, The Artistic Process as Exorcism
- Irma Freeman Center for Imagination (5006 Penn Avenue) Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Artists
- Studio 5013 (5013 Penn Avenue) guitar-themed art
- DojoYoga (5118 Penn Ave) Yoga
- ModernFormations Gallery & Garfield Artworks (4919 Penn Avenue) new work
Homage to Rachel Carson and Homage to August Wilson- digital prints using my altered photographs. These are the other two pieces of mine in the exhibit.