Summer and all the events it holds is finally in full swing. There are so many unique art events here in Pittsburgh that you need to know about.
The Harambe Ujima Black Arts and Culture Association is a cultural collaboration that advocates and advances the Black Arts Movement in order to preserve all forms of Black Art in the greater Pittsburgh region. The Association works to advance the Black Arts Movement for the next generation to reestablish pride and dignity in Black diaspora communities. The 50th Anniversary Celebration kicks off on August 4 and continues through August 6. You'll find the streets of Homewood packed with a variety of food and retail vendors, live music and dance performances, and information tables. Family friendly activities will be provided in the Children's Village and a display of local art will be showcased in the mobile Legacy Art Gallery.
August 4-6, 2017 at Homewood-Brushton YMCA. 7140 Bennett St, Pittsburgh
Over the past 12 months, Stephanie Armbruster has visited 4 countries, 19 cities, and has taken more than 62 flights – some by choice and most by profession. Her memories of each place bend and blur together, merging with strange, vivid dreams and a montage of whatever literature she was reading at the time. Each of the paintings in this latest body of work is inspired by travel. Of cities and citadels, strange customs and stranger friends, sleepless nights, early mornings, the sounds of subways, and the white noise of planes.
Her solo exhibition, What Hath Night to do with Sleep opens at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts on August 11, 2017 5:30-9pm and runs through October 29. 6300 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council hosts its annual Summer Art Reunion cookout and potluck to celebrate the Pittsburgh creative community. Stick around and enjoy the free performance by Tuika's Polynesian Island Magic on the North Lawn of the Frick grounds.
April 11, 2017 5-7pm at The Frick Pittsburgh. 7227 Reynolds St, Pittsburgh
Collectively Jessica Heberle, Heather Heitzenrater, Karly Takach, and Melissa Reed invite you to listen and view their story. Each artist has written not just a statement, but a story to connect each viewer to their work. The arts have continually stifled women through history in text, on the walls, the galleries, and museums. This exhibit features the stories of four up and coming female artists, visual Story Tellers in Pittsburgh.
August 19, 2017 6-8:30pm at Percolate Art Space. 317 S Trenton Ave, Wilkinsburg
If you’ve ever wanted to work with metal, this event is for you. Rivers of Steel Arts is holding Iron Casting Workshops at the end of the month. There are many different tracks you can take to suit your skill level, interest, and time available. There’s a three-hour “taster” on August 31, 2017, to show you some basic skills and get your feet wet in the world of aluminum. If you prefer to learn the basics of foundry work with an overview of the iron casting process step by step from pattern making to the final casting, perhaps their three-day workshop from August 30 - September 1, 2017 is for you. And finally, immerse yourself in a week-long intensive with in-depth instruction and studio time from August 28 - September 2, 2017. It’s perfect for iron enthusiasts looking for extended working time or those looking to hone their existing skills. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged to participate!
Dates and times vary - check website for workshop prices and location
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