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Four Group Exhibits at the PCA
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
5:30 to 9:00pm
May 11 to July 22
Four Group Exhibits at PCA Galleries
Opening reception: May 11, from 5:30 to 9:00pm.
Open to the public; a $5 donation is requested; free to PF/PCA members.
2012: End of Time, presented by Pittsburgh Print Group
Much has been made of the Mayan calendar's prediction that the end of time is December 21, 2012. In this show, work by regional printmakers employ printmaking processes (such as relief, intaglio, silkscreen, lithography, and monotype) to address this profound theme from an artist's point of view. "As mortals we all face the inevitable end of ourselves in the world. As artists we have the power to create our own visions of what may lie ahead both for the world and ourselves." Juror John Caperton has curated 25 exhibitions for The Print Center (Philadelphia, PA) since 2007.
Lenses and Filters: A View Through the Needle's Eye presented by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc.
Do we observe the world through rose-colored glasses, or use blinders? The theme for this exhibit is perception, as it is filtered through the unique lens of the artist. The work presented by these fiber artists portrays a glimpse into the worldview by which we see. Juror Susan Brandeis is Distinguished Professor of Art and Design at North Carolina State University. She earned her MFA from the University of Kansas. She'll have a Juror Talk on June 2, details to be announced.
TONE IT UP! presented by the Pittsburgh Society of Artists
PSA invited its members and members of other local guilds to "pump up the volume" about something they were passionate about, whether political, environmental, cultural, etc. This theme is in response to officials suggesting the public should "tone down" their rhetoric. Artists were encouraged to tell compelling stories with their work. This exhibit, which features a variety of media: installation, film and video, includes more than 40 pieces. Three juror awards will be given. Juror Greg Harrison is currently Chair of the Department of Art & Design at California University of PA. He earned his MFA from Edinboro University.
Recreation/Renewal/Rebirth, presented by Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors
In this exhibition sculptors are exploring the theme of transformation on a variety of levels. Some artists have created a second life for materials that were previously discarded, or had a previous life in nature, such as wood, stone, metals, or other natural materials. This theme might also apply to a personal rebirth or one with a global perspective. Cash awards will be presented. Juror Lori Nix is an accomplished non-traditional photographer.