Special Sale Schenley Park Map for 2015 yART Sale @ Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

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Running now on my website in honor of the 2015 yART Sale A BIG SALE I have never offered before! Prices of the two sizes are slashed and I am giving  free shipping on my illustrated Schenley Park Map.

Actual yART Sale is tomorrow 6300 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232 Sunday June 28 10:00 – 4:00, rain or shine.

I will have a small set up under a 10′ x 10′ pop up tent 10-4. Paper HATES rain and humidity so I am offering the SALE on my website and eliminated the shipping cost. The maps themselves will not be physivally at the actual yARTsale until about noon and even then I will keep them in the car away from humidity!

18″ map (matches height of Frick Park Map) reduced from $85 to $45. order here

30″ map reduced from $135. to $95. order here

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A Best of Show Award from Freyda Spira for my paintings of Mobile Homes

 

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 Series by Carol Skinger

Best of Show Award from Freyda Spira, Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

My series of 6 paintings of mobile homes, trailers and manufactured homes were accepted for exhibit at a Pittsburgh Society of Artists juried art show titled “Intr(au)spective” at the 56th Annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival (TRAF) in Pittsburgh June 5- June 14, 2015.  Venue was 937 Gallery 937 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15222

Juror Freyda Spira, Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art awarded 3 Best of Show Awards and my series received one of them.

Brandon Getz wrote about the exhibit here.

Of course I am personally very happy about my artwork getting an important award. I am pleased as well that this puts a spotlight on a population of people living on a precarious economic margin. If you think about it the term “trailer trash” has not gone out of use in the same way many other  phrases and labels have.  Phrases we have collectively agreed are abusive and serve to keep people as “others” slowly go out of use, or are instantly known for what they are. We collectively turn our heads and avoid the gaze at trailers and mobile homes, not seeing them, or casting them as ugly and unfortunate. Most of all  not thinking about them at all is the norm. Disregard itself is one of the most damaging things. In fact the plan view I painted, the upper left picture,  illustrates that you often cannot see them at all. That mobile home park  Locust Grove Park is a few miles away. I drive by it all the time but never knew of its existence until creating my pieces for the show.

Responding to the unique Festival theme UNSEEN/UNHEARD artists were asked to draw inspiration from social justice issues, auditory/visual subjects, or history not seen or told.  I found myself in the period leading up to the deadline for submission thinking long and hard about what to do. There are times I feel like everything has been said and done before. But that is what art does, it seeks out the new, or the previously not thought about before as a subject of artistic exploration. Finally it came to me that I cannot think of an art concerned with living in mobile homes, trailers, and manufactured homes. Perhaps it has been done in  art, literature, music, theater, film, poetry, or dance but I cannot think of it. So that was my subject. While working I realized it is  the quiet but historic twin to the Tiny House Movement, which is very popular and does get plenty of exposure.

For this exhibit 92 artists submitted 160 pieces of artwork. Spira selected 34 pieces by 30 artists to be shown. My second submission was also accepted titled “Trailer Toile”.

Serving as juror for PSA’s Intr[au]spective is Freyda Spira, Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and specializes in Early Modern German art and works on paper. Spira has curated exhibitions including, Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2012); and Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings (2012). Presently, she is curating an exhibition entitled Prints & People: The Building of a Metropolitan Collection, 1916-1966, which will be accompanied by a catalogue (2016). She has also curated numerous smaller exhibitions on nineteenth and twentieth century visual culture, including Legends of the Dead Ball Era, Century Posters, Life Magazine and Pop Art, and A Sport for Every Girl.

Freyda Spira Juror’s Statement:

“50 years ago a hardy band of eight artists formed the Pittsburgh Society of Artists with the mission to facilitate and promote the exhibition of original art by its members. Today more than 380 artists living within a 150-mile radius of Pittsburgh comprise PSA. The title of the show is a playful twist on PSA’s 50th anniversary nodding to the periodic table and the 79th element of gold, but it also reflects the interior life of the artist and the introspective nature of traversing the mindscape where the image and inspiration for the artwork first appear.

The provocative work submitted for the Intr(Au)spective exhibition ranged from beautifully detailed craftwork, to abstract paintings, sculpture, and prints. As varied as the artists who submitted the works, the questions posed, lives exposed, and continuing battles fought spoke to the underlying idea of the exhibition and demonstrated not only the artists own musings, but also set into motion open-ended reactions. As a juror, I was constantly engaged by new ideas, new ways of seeing, and this was a complete pleasure. The three works that I selected as “Best in Show” prompted in me the greatest introspection. Unscenic? (2015) posed the question of pride in our home, and captures the movement of the eye as it crosses a familiar but perhaps not faultless landscape, creating snap shots with the fugitive media of watercolor and gouache. Untitled (Salt 0806) (2015) fascinated as the perfect rendering of details of the mind as it distills and crystallizes into actionable thought. Unsee (2015) rather than bringing into focus the movement of the mind hides it beneath layers of wax and collage, leaving the viewer to search and grapple for clarity.
As the juror who had the privilege to select the works for the Intr(Au)spective exhibition, I thank the Pittsburgh Society of Artists for this honor and congratulate the guild on reaching this special milestone and a future that shines brightly towards its next 50 years.”

-Freyda Spira
Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

 

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Mobile Sculpture Workshop needs our support

Mobile Sculpture Workshop apprentices Ben and Haydon

I read this and donated. Teens are so important! To support this apprenticeship/mentor program, what could be easier, more direct and concrete? Do our universities need support? Yes. Do our museums and libraries need support? Yes. Community Centers? Yes. But so does this grassroots group Mobile Sculpture Workshop need our financial support, a tiny yet growing art/welding/teens & mentors institution. DEFINITELY!! Teens are paid a stipend during their apprenticeship and their mentors also need our support. Why does this speak to me?

Soldering and welding is a big part of my family story, so I am happy to contribute to this program, the Mobile Sculpture Workshop. This great City Paper article tells more about them. Read it and become inspired about what they are all about. Much more inspired than my words here.

The Mobile Sculpture Workshop is for training and mentoring  high school students in the skill of welding in the Pittsburgh area with its proud history in steel. Welding has both obvious industrial application as well as sculptural, art, entrepreneurial  and maker tradition. The Mobile Sculpture Workshop program connects area high school students to mentors who are helping shape Pittsburgh’s footprint in a more artistic, and often scrappy (in the best sense) way. It is obvious that this is a great program in so many ways, and worth supporting. The Mobile Sculpture Workshop is a pilot program from Pittsburgh’s Industrial Arts Cooperative, a collective of metalworkers and sculptors who have installed many public works over the past 20 years, for instance at the Carrie Furnace  which by now most folks have heard of. What a great idea! Let’s all pitch in.

On another wavelength Carrie Furnace was also the site of filming the 2011 Antiques Roadshow segment  ‘Tough Love: Iron and Steel Jewelry.’ Producer Adam Monahan said ‘Here is some of the most elegant jewelry the world`s ever seen, and it`s fashioned out of iron and steel.’ Just another branch of the story of metals. Do I need to say the words:  Out of this Furnace?

I mentioned that soldering and welding is a big part of my family story and here are three examples.  Our son Adam Horn  2013 BFA Metals and Jewelry Design RIT, School of American Craft (with professors Leonard Urso and Carlos Caballero-Perez) was totally energized when he learned welding and working large as part of that RIT major, and would have gravitated to this program as a teen had it existed. Nearby my cousin Lynda LaRoche  retired Professor of Jewelry & Metals at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and recipient of the Niche Award (Niche is for excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft) Art Educator of the Year 2011, was also an influence.  Pittsburgh resident (the awesome) Sharon Massey  now holds her former faculty position at IUP. My father Joe Skinger  Silversmith and Sculptor in Vermont was also an influence, by the presence of his work and general influence  in our lives. He was largely self taught, but also took advantage of the GI Bill studying metal working in England at the London Central School of Arts and Crafts.

I feel I can imagine how important an apprentice/mentor relationship can be for the teens who get involved with Mobile Sculpture Workshop. When I was 14, I worked for my father full time during that summer when he lost his only assistant. I spent the summer taking notes from his discussions of each design of his that I would then execute with cutting, soldering and filing, becoming familiar with his jigs and practices.  Because of the memory of this experience I can well imagine how much a teen can learn by participating in the Mobile Sculpture Workshop. Our son will remember learning to solder at a younger age at my husband John Horn’s lab.

But if you do not have access to metals instruction in high school as our son did, and you do not have family members who have pursued metals as a career, or a dad with a lab, or a GI Bill how would you be able to make that connection to melting metal, forming it and making things? We absolutely need programs like Mobile Sculpture Workshop for our young people, who cannot otherwise learn these skills except perhaps in Community College at an older age to serve the welding needs of the fracking industry. At that point they may never again have a training experience or life experience that is art related or would suggest alternative routes to application of welding skills except as it relates to industry. And yet in a way industry is what this is all about. No one says they must go into art. But teaching and learning skills of making can trigger all sorts of ideas and applications. Ideas we need.

So friends I hope you will join me by contributing in any amount possible to Mobile Sculpture Workshop. These kids are learning and getting paid a small stipend. Their teachers and mentors need our support too. Every dollar means so much to this worthy program. Here is their facebook link. Like them to follow their developments.  I have resisted Twitter so far so go find that on your own.

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Composition

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Which way to show my new watercolor painting? Anyway you want. “Composition” will be presented in the first orientation shown at upper left in Pittsburgh Society of Artists 49th Annual Exhibition at Panza Gallery Opening reception Saturday October 11, 2104 from 6-8:30pm. Awards and a gallery talk by the juror will be at 7PM.

Juror: architect Paul Rosenblatt of Springboard Design.

Overall dates of show:  Saturday October 4−Saturday October 28, 2014.

Panza Gallery hours are: W, TH, F: 10−5pm Sat: 10−3pm

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I never take having a piece accepted into a show for granted.   181 works of art were submitted by 98 members from which 53 pieces of artwork by 40 artists were selected for exhibit. It is always more fun to squeak through the door than not have work accepted!

This composition with layer after layer of a gradual pigment buildup in stripes was especially meditative.

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Warhol Museum Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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I am excited to say that as a tiny part of the ongoing circus at the Warhol Museum which had  a BIG BASH May 17, 2014 my images of Warhol’s childhood home in Pittsburgh, his high school (Schenley), as well as an image of his family church (did you know he was devout all his life?) are available for purchase as greeting cards in the new enlarged  shop at the museum. I am really appreciative that the Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh has been a long time supporter by making my images available in the Warhol gift shop. The Warhol Museum is one of the Carnegie Museums.

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These are two of my altered images of the house on Dawson Street in Pittsburgh where Andy Warhol grew up in with his parents and his brothers Paul and John. He lived there for 15 years, from 1934, when he was 6 until he left for New York City in 1949 after graduation from Carnegie Tech, now CMU. Before buying this house the family lived in a series of rented homes. He could walk to the secondary schools he went attended  and to college from their home in Oakland, the University area in Pittsburgh. Saturday art classes at Carnegie Museum were an easy walk as well as the family church (read more).He was identified as artistically talented in public school and attended the museum art classes at no charge, which was the norm then. The museum still offers art education to students in grades 5-9. It  has recently stopped offering adult art classes, though will continue with adult workshops where it is related to a specific exhibit.

Read here and here and here about the  celebration and what the museum has done to re-invent itself. Oh, and here is another from NY Times. On Saturday May 17, 2014 the Pittsburgh museum that interprets the life and work of Andy Warhol  celebrated  its 20th anniversary with a sold-out black-tie gala for 650 people. Admission @ $500 is sold out. Collectors, donors and people who worked with the shy superstar dined and danced, then viewed the recently rehung collection starting on the 7th floor and previewing the new show on the 2nd floor  Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede. Read more and see some pics  for who came into town to attend.

The free part of the weekend is  Community Day and it started when the  Gala ended at midnight. To celebrate of the kickoff of the Warhol’s 20th anniversary and American Art Museum Day, the museum will be open continuously from midnight to 5 p.m. May 18. Special activities include DJ duo AndrewAndrew from New York, midnight-2 a.m.; hands-on art-making and studio programs exploring Warhol’s artistic practices, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; author talk and book signing for “Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up” by Bob Colacello, the editor of Warhol’s Interview magazine, 3 p.m. All events are at the Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side.

One thing the Warhol Museum wanted to address in the redesign was the fact that visitors have been coming to the museum for 20 years from all over the world, but often leaving without understanding  that Andy Warhol was from Pittsburgh and that is why it is located here.  Just a few blocks from the museum is the house Gertrude Stein was born in but the Steins moved to Oakland, CA was she was a baby so you cannot say she was from Pittsburgh in the same way.

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Here are a few more of my images of Warhol’s high school and church the St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church:

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Internationally Inspired: A Response to the 2013 Carnegie International

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Carol Skinger’s piece “Family Portrait in the CMOA Permanent Collection”  22” x 12”Watercolor, ink,  color pencil 

Pittsburgh PA- The Carnegie International has been especially engaging since it opened October 2013.  I have 9 pieces titled “Carnegie International Sketchbook Project”. accepted for exhibit in the Pittsburgh Society of Artists (PSA) exhibit responding to the International titled “Internationally Inspired: A Response to the 2013 Carnegie International”. Show runs March 8-March 29, 2014.

Site is the 3rd Street Gallery in Carnegie, PA at 220 3rd  Street Carnegie, Pennsylvania 15106. Regular gallery hours AFTER the March 8 opening are: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11-4pm.

Internationally Inspired” is a creative response by members of PSA to the 2013 Carnegie International.  After viewing, reading and researching the exhibit PSA members used their artistic creativity to channel their reactions.

It was on my 4th visit to see the Carnegie International when I came across the work of Iranian artist Rokni Haerizadeh. The invitation to turn the pages of his painted book, wearing no white gloves, or being removed from it by a glass case or apparently hovering guards was exciting! I found the immediacy, the lack of preciousness, and therefore the remove from words like archival, acid free, work for the ages, DON’T TOUCH was inspiring and freeing. It made me want to run home, open the many drawers of collected art supplies, grab some paper and start making art around the subject of the Carnegie International. I found the screen itself was also a subject of my new pieces. So many people are using digital cameras in museums now and in many cases museums are fine with that. The screen of a phone being used as a camera, the lens of the film crew from WQED, and the TV screen imagined in Helen and Scott Nearing’s home are a few of the subjects in my sketchbook project. Each page can be purchased individually for $250. Watercolor, compressed charcoal, ink, pastel and color pencil are the media.

If you are the kind of person who wants to immerse yourself in articles and reviews of the 2013 Carnegie International here is a list of links. Study and go to the Carnegie International (which ends March 16, 2014) and by all means come to our opening March 8, 2014!

Local public television affiliate WQED made an 8 minute video about the 2013 Carnegie International here. I happened to be in the museum the day they were shooting, and this is one of my 9 pieces.

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Carol Skinger’s “WQED shoot at 2013 Carnegie International ”  22” x 12” Watercolor and Pastel. WQED’s  Tonia Caruso hosts in front of the Phyllida Barlow sculpture “Untitled: upturnedhouse”  which CMOA purchased. With producer Jill Neely, and Museum spokesman Jonathan Gaugler, and a bystander.   Alberto Giacometti’s “Walking Man I“ seen.   

This first article is about the re-hanging of permanent collection for this Carnegie International and why, is written by Graham Shearing, a collector, critic, curator, consultant and writer who has lived in Pittsburgh for nearly 20 years.

Andrew Russeth  reviewed the Carnegie International  for The Gallerist.  

Philip Anselmo writes for City Paper about Iranian artist Rokni Haerizadeh’s work  here 

Peter Schjeldahl’ piece for the New Yorker “Play Time: The Carnegie International” is worth reading, and so is Roberta Smith for the New York Times. “Global Extravaganza, but on a Human Scale”.

Jonathan Griffin, a British writer and critic based in Los Angeles writes about it in Art Agenda here. http://art-agenda.com/reviews/2013-carnegie-international/   

Bill O’Driscoll of City Paper writes about Transformazium, an artists’ collective based in Braddock in his article “The Carnegie International returns, this time with more local flavor: Curators look to bring the world to Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh to the world”.

 

 

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“Last Minute Shopping” Dec 15, 2013 at Boyd Community Center

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Come on out and support local arts makers and crafters at Boyd Community Center in O’Hara Township! Open 12 – 6 pm on Sunday, December 15, 2013.  “Last Minute Shopping” by I Made it Market (open this link to see all info & the artists and makers) founded by Carrie Nardini and Nina Barbuto, is holding a final opportunity  to  shop local. By now everyone is aware that there are local artists, crafts people and makers working hard to connect with local markets everywhere.  In Pittsburgh you may have MEANT to go to one or both of the hand-made-I-made-it-DIY (do it yourself)  type venues that are now past.  Did you want to go, hope to go and mean to go but then your couch beckoned?  It happens!  “Handmade Arcade” was Dec 7, and “I Made it! for the Holidays” was the weekend before Thanksgiving . But you can still have the experience at “Last Minute Shopping” at Boyd Community Center 1220 Powers Run Rd, Pittsburgh, PA ‎.

Did you know the aging former elementary school which currently houses Boyd is closing in on final fundraising for a new center? Come to this IMI Last Minute Shopping opportunity and learn something about new exciting plans for a new community center! Here is an architectural drawing of the new center!

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No amount is too small to donate to make it a reality. It will be called Lauri Ann West
Community Center. The architects are Steve Cupcheck and Bruce Pollack of RSSC and  you can see additional elevations on the Lauri Ann West
Community Center facebook page. In November O’Hara Council offered a matching grant proposal where it would use tax dollars to match up to $1 million in private donations and hopefully see the construction complete by 2015. More here.

1467373_219546054836471_586718821_n   I take great pride in the fact that as a citizen I got involved with sharing my response to the first set of concept plans for the community center a few years back, when it was entirely low and linear. I more than hinted that  the agricultural history of the area suggested that the context of a barn building or two would be a reasonable goal for how these buildings could take shape, and I provided a bunch of examples of adapted barns.  The most exciting I had seen then was Herman Miller Design Yard at their headquarters in Zeeland MI, in the glory days when I got Lear jet rides to these places based on my corporate space planning and interior design career. Herman Miller used modified prefab barn structures, hopefully suggesting a possible route to an economic approach to a barn raising for  the communities of Fox Chapel School District. The response to my input re: “think barn” was very positive at the time and so I was pleased to see the elevation drawing as it has evolved, and every time I drive by the sign near Squaw Run Park I feel a sense of involvement.

I will not be a participating artist this year, but I really hope you will come out to support the artists who are, visit Boyd Community Center and learn about the future of Boyd, which they hope will be completed in 2015. Oh, BTW Route 28 is working much better these days if you have been avoiding it. And there is Route 28 news: as of November 25, the 31st St Bridge is now open again.

Boyd Community Center has partners, and programming and event partners. I sincerely hope they (and you) will do everything possible to attend  “Last Minute Shopping”, and to share  the information in this post with their audience. you can help by sharing it too! I look forward to attending as a last minute shopper myself!

Meantime I am stocking some venues with my latest on my Schenley Park Map printed on ceramic tiles, and painting some custom house portraits. Prints on paper of Schenley Park Map are $99 for 30″ print, $65 for 18″ print (matches height of Frick Park Map). The ceramic tiles (decorative only)  are $25 for 8″ tiles and $15 for 4 1/4″ tiles. The prints you can order online from me. If you want tiles just shoot me an email. carol@carolskinger.com.

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In time for Holiday Shopping 2013

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 I Made it! For the Holidays! Friday Nov 22, 2013 5PM-10PM AND

Saturday Nov 23 11AM- 6PM

I have been getting ready for vending at IMI (I Made it) by adding to my  display for my work. It can be joined together like in the picture above, or broken into smaller display pieces.  If you are looking for locally made, handmade for the holidays, this is the place to come.  This year IMI moved across the Mon to the Waterfront in Homestead.  This brief video made by Carrie Nardini explains exactly what it is and where.
Use this address to get there 270 West Bridge St. Homestead, PA 15120. Looking forward  to the fun, busy and CRAZY 2 days as a vendor at Carrie Nardini and Nina Barbuto’s I Made it! Market 2013! Feel free to  use this facebook link to attend event (FREE) and/0r invite others. At what I like to call  the fake town center with the Starbucks in the middle, near the big fat AMC Loews Waterfront movie complex.  WHERE? Inside two vacant retail spaces next to The Gap and across from Starbucks ~ previously Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch. Check out what you will be seeing- little blurbs here on all the artist/maker/vendors. I will be in the Abercrombie Building but check out both places.

NEW: I am offering Schenley Park Map printed on small ceramic tiles in two sizes and  lots of other art and cards. As usual I will also offer my Custom House Portraits with examples on hand. I will have my art, greeting cards, prints, framed and unframed. You asked every year and this year I listened, “When will you offer smaller Schenley Park Pictorial Maps?” This year in addition to 18 x 18 and 30 x 30 maps (fyi the majority sold are 30″ square) I will have a total of 6 smaller framed Schenley Park maps, some in white and some in black frames, all have shadow box chunky depth so they look good! One is 12″ x 12″ and five are 9″ x 9″. So if YOU have been asking, hurry in. They will not last long.

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Autumn 2013 art news from Carol Skinger

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My work is on view at Tula Organic Salon & Spa at 2629 Murray Ave (Squirrel Hill) Pittsburgh, PA. Co-owners Emily Askin and Rebecca Spiller as well as stylist Stephanie Demetri are great to work with! Very art friendly. It is a lovely space for approximately 8 pieces. I also offer small things for sale there -cards and small framed prints. Exhibit is up through in of November. Oh yeah if you are in need of a really good hair cut, they do it. Here are their hours:

Sun closed
Mon closed
Tue 10AM-6PM
Wed 12PM-8PM
Thu 12PM-8PM
Fri 10AM-5PM
Sat 10AM-4PM

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At Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Friday November 22,  at 5:30pm is the opening reception for “The New Collective” at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PCA) 6300 Fifth Ave (Shadyside) Pittsburgh, PA. I am thrilled to have a piece accepted in this show which runs from November 22, 2013 to January 19, 2014. My piece explores the map of Pittsburgh using 2010 census data to portray the residential patterns in the city by race. This exhibition was open to members of all six PCA Guilds to submit to, so I am very happy to be included and cannot wait to see the show! That same night at PCA is the opening of the Holiday Shop.

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ANOTHER thing on November 22 and 23rd, 2013! IMI for the Holidays at the Waterfront in Homestead. I will be a vendor there along with Elizabeth Klevens, glass mosaic artist. She is standing above with Carrie Nardini checking out one of the two indoor spaces IMI is occupying this year. Use this address , (the fake town center with Starbucks at Waterfront) and you will be right next to the two stores!

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The Panza Gallery show “Sanctuary” (September to mid October 2013) has ended now. Above, Laurie Arnold-McMillan lead the “writing to art” workshop at Panza and later in the month the writers read their pieces to the art and to the artists at the closing. The readings were a result of a “writing to art” workshop that was presented at the gallery and facilitated by Laurie Arnold-McMillan.  Laurie is both a specialist in therapeutic writing and a registered nurse. Panza Gallery 115 Sedgwick St. Millvale, PA 15209.  There is NEWS about Sanctuary. Read the review by Kurt Shaw.

These are my two pieces in the exhibit titled “sanctuary” at  Panza titled Heron’s Nests at Big Sewickley Creek 1&2. Contact me if interested in purchasing the prints.

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Schenley Park Map goes to Vintage Grand Prix

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Carol Skinger and Audra Azoury  are teaming up to share a vendors tent at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) in Schenley Park July 20 and 21, 2013. Business hours are 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. It is FREE and open to the public. We will be located in Vendors Village to sell our work during race weekend. Artist Carol Skinger will be featuring her Vintage Schenley Park Map, so perfectly matched to this venue. Jewelry Designer Audra Azoury will be selling her Pittsburgh inspired jewelry. Audra pairs strong industrial materials, modern laser cutting technology, and gritty urban inspired finishes with classic lines and shapes to produce jewelry that doesn’t have to scream for attention to get it. Her work sells at Heinz History Center and the Carnegie Museum shop, among other places.

Where? Vendor Village is located on the fairway and around the green on the 2nd hole and around the tee of the 3rd hole of the golf course. Bob O’Conner Golf Course at Schenley Park 5370 Schenley Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Vendor Village is marked with signage along Schenley Drive, directly across from the Golf Course Clubhouse. It is known as Gate A, and also one of the main stops of the 15 or so shuttle busses that run free all day Saturday and Sunday. The Vendor tents are along a pedestrian pathway that leads from Schenley Drive to British Car Day(!), Patron Parking and good viewing location of the race course. It is the entrance that many use to start their walk through the Car Shows. It is also shown on PVGP’s  Schenley map on line and in the Race Programs.  (Note this is exactly why  Carol Skinger’s vintage map is needed!!!)

What’s up on Saturday July 20?    Schenley Park Car International Shows and Qualifying Races. Especially famous and close to everyone’s heart is British Car Day. Located in the middle of the golf course it is the anchor of our International Car Show. British Car Day, sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Triumph Association. It features 500 of England’s best sport and luxury automobiles. While you look at the international car show and shop at Vendor Village, there are qualifying races going on.  International Car Shows 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Gates open at 9:30 AM . Come see classic, antique, and exotic vehicles including British, American, German, Asian and Italian cars on the golf course. Watch 150 vintage racers compete on the track all day, 9-5 to quality for Sunday’s featured races.

What’s up on Sunday July 21?   Schenley Park Race Day! The PVGP Parade and Opening Ceremony runs from approximately 11:10 AM until noon on Sunday of Race Weekend in Schenley Park. The parade starts near the Westinghouse fountain on Schenley Drive and takes a full parade lap of the racetrack. After the completion of the parades presentations are made prior to the start of the first race at noon.

Parade & Opening Ceremony Schedule July 21

11:10 AM – Grand Marshal, Charity Ambassadors and Dignitaries
11:15 AM–  Marque of the Year Mustang’s
11:25 AM – Patron Parking Participants
11:35 AM – Welcome by Ted Sohier & PVGP Officials
11:45 AM– Presentation of Color Guard and National Anthem sung by Jeff Jimerson
Noon – Ladies & Gentlemen….start your engines!

The Vintage Grand Prix mission – To maintain a world-class racing event that is free to the public to give all money to our two charities. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix’s mission is to produce a world-class vintage racing event in order to raise funds to help provide residential care, treatment and support for developmentally disabled individuals in the Pittsburgh region. Because of the generous support and contributions from our sponsors, and the dedication of our volunteers, we have been able to donate $3.2 million to two deserving charities: the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School.

Come on over to Schenley Park and see us and the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix! Wear good walking shoes and bring a water bottle and sunscreen.The show grounds are open to car show participants and spectators at 8:30 AM  each dayPittsburgh-Vintag-Grand-Prix-presented-by-Shop-n-Save

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