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Senti Art Event Brings Awareness To Powerful Cause

Art wields may weapons to address a myriad of  social issues, political leanings, and everything in between. Today, a very visceral cause was addressed at Senti, a Restaurant and Wine Bar in Lawrenceville, as the works of Traute Ishida, a polarizing figure in the art community with a career spanning 60 years, were displayed. Ishida, a native of Germany, suffers from an auto-immune disease called Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, an ailment that sidelined her from creating art for some 20…

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Six x Ate’s “Fiat Lux” Creates A Real Moment For Art Dialogue

Six x Ate, an organization providing a dinner/lecture series for a wide variety of art and food enthusiasts, kicked-off their season with Fiat Lux, a hybrid showcase that welcomed six art presenters, two of which were high school students, who spoke about the creative fields within the region and abroad. The event was held at the Manchester Craftmen’s Guild, a school offering urban students the opportunity to create art in all mediums out of a world-class facility. Six x…

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Daddy Long Legs is Delightfully Charismatic.

Daddy Long Legs, a relatively new production based on the Jean Webster novel penned in 1912, made its way to the stage of Pittsburgh Public Theater for their most recent production. The Public doesn’t play too much in the waters of musical theater, peppering shows like My Fair Lady into the more classical theatrics the audience become accustomed to. Before I sat down for the first act, I heard a fair amount of people talking about the fact that…

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“The Guard” is Surprisingly Powerful, Dark.

When shuffling into the welcoming arms of City Theater’s production of Jessica Dickey’s “The Guard,” I wasn’t sure what to expect. From the title, it lead me to believe I was about to partake in a comedic play about art, and the touching of it. I was surrounded by familiar faces, many other reviewers looking at a simplistically exquisite set courtesy of Narelle Sissons, mirroring the imagery of what I see on a weekly basis during my travels around…

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“Conflicted” and “Places We Have Never Known” Should Be On Your To-Do List

BoxHeart Gallery is currently hosting two exhibitions by artists Jackie Hoysted (Conflicted) and Annie Heisey (Places We Have Never Known)  that show purpose and resonate with varying narratives. Conflicted, Hoysted’s work, follows the human form and function through a broad scope of paralleling universes, reflecting  travels between native Ireland and America. In her perspective, she’s not sure in which land she truly feels like the immigrant, her native land, or of which she calls her home. Her work is…

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#LOCALartIS: Traute Ishida

Traute Ishida is a tour de force in the art world, producing a multitude of mediums over the past 60 years that have enlightened audiences and expressed her journey of ethereal creative romance. Ishida, who hails from Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, started professionally painting in 1958, where she supported herself as colorist for a textile plant. However, her true love during that time was expressionistic painting. In 1965, Ishida dabbled in fibers, rugs, and combined fibers paint, and in 1973, she…

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Photography, Jazz and Dance Collide In A Great Way.

Two powerful exhibits are running at The August Wilson center until February 26th, showcasing one famous photographer’s journey through Pittsburgh’s delicate social fabric, and one artist’s representation of prolific icons throughout the history of dance. Teenie Harris Photographs: Erroll Garner and Jazz from the Hill Charles (Teenie) Harris was one of Pittsburgh’s most well-renowned, and celebrated black photographers over the past 100 years. The son of hotel owners, Harris purchased his first camera in the 1930’s and began his…

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“Points of View” Gleams at Bar Marco

Lisa Bergant Koi and Lauren Braun opened a joint exhibit at Bar Marco entitled “Points of View”, a rigid, yet fluid display of our varying perspectives. Koi and Braun’s work, both in drawing and painting, create a fictional atmosphere of reality; an almost twilight-zone experience as you stare down undulating movements in space. The vast nature of each piece possesses a labyrinth of scenarios that speak to a dark sense of normality with captivation as its muse. A muted…

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Josh Mitchel’s Dual Gallery Opening Is Phenomenally Emotive

There are shows that display nice art, and then there are shows that make art, art. Josh Mitchel’s dual exhibit “Hidden In Plain Sight // A Collision of the Second Self” completely envelops what art is meant to do, create a narrative through imagery, and command self-reflection. Mitchel, one of the area’s most talented artists, cemented his relevancy with the show, which encompassed 707 and 709 gallery. Mitchel’s detail and poignancy is riveting, screaming to be dissected. Stripping ourselves…

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#LOCALartIS: Max Nungesser

Max Nungesser is a self-taught artist currently enrolled in Penn State University. Nungesser’s work is vibrant, viable, and socially conscious, especially considering his early years in the art world. Some of his paintings touch on the current political climate, with a walking-dead portrait of our current commander-in-chief. In other news, a pair of buddy skeletons taking a smoke break speaks to our inherent desire to fight change, no matter how much it kills us. Nungesser’s catalogue also travels down…

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