2020 I started the year with a month of art making on the theme of including a sculpture, or what I think is sculpture in each artwork. Perhaps because my father was a sculptor and metals artist I have quite a lot of sculpture and I have an appreciation for sculpture.
The show in February 2020 was at CDCP Project Space317 S Trenton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15221. Just before COVID 19 shut everything down.
About the venue: Casey Droege of Casey Droege Cultural Productions (CDCP) expanded from the still current Small Mall space 5300 Butler St Lawrenceville into the former Percolate Gallery space Wilkinsburg in summer of 2019. The director of Percolate Gallery Space Carolyn Pierotti stayed on as a key partner in Droege’s Wilkinsburg expansion named CDCP Project Space.
You might know Casey for her programs mixing 5 minute artist presentations with chefs in various locations titled Six x Ate. You can subscribe to her Six x Ate eblast here so you won’t miss one. lor and Gouache. El Anatsui design for façade of Carnegie Museum of Art 2013-14, Carnegie International. Made and installed in Pittsburgh by Dee Briggs and community. Richard Serra’s Carnegie 1985.
Phipps Conservatory and Robert Burns sculpture Pittsburgh, PA
Ink drawing by Carol Skinger. An 8 1/2 ” x 11″ print for $25 can be purchased here.
Each year the St. Andrews Society of Pittsburgh hosts a Robert Burns dinner including traditional piping in the haggis, Taste of Scotland Buffet, traditional toasts, and Burns recitations. Membership in the St. Andrew’s Society of Pittsburgh is open to men and women of all ages. The St. Andrew’s Society of Pittsburgh offers several classes of membership including those have no ancestral ties to Scotland, but have an interest in Scottish life and heritage.
It sounds sort of interesting since I have never done it before. I am not Scottish (WOOPS I forgot, turns out I am partly Scottish) and neither is my husband.
We do like scotch though and we did meet at a bar in Boston (really Brookline) called the Tam O’Shanter or simply the Tam which closed in the 90’s And later I did draw a tam o’shanter on Robert Burns head in my silly ink drawing of Phipps Conservatory and the Robert Burns statue in Oakland which is the university area in Pittsburgh.
Finally what I hope brings me to Scotland itself one day is to see at least some of or even all of the route of my mom’s bicycle trip there in August 1938 with her college roommate Jean. Her photo album of the trip includes the map and diary. Bucket list stuff…
Ink drawing Copyright Carol Skinger www.carolskinger.com