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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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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: Parrish. Broadus. Kahlbaugh.

  Ed Parrish Jr. : Sculptor. Metal Purist. Man’s Man. ED Parrish Jr. is rooted in the old school ways of metal arts. A staunch advocate to keep metal arts alive, he’s organized several metal-friendly events, live pours, and other activities over the years. He’s not only an advocate, but an artist and curator. His pieces are hauntingly approachable. For as rigid as the material he works with, Parrish creates a warm and inviting end product. His work is…

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“Something Pretty” Dance Preview at Stack PGH

Anyone interested in bold art and modern dance is invited to see Something Pretty next Monday. Before opening at the Kelly Strayhorn Theatre on August 18th and 19th, local dance artist Alexandra Bodnarchuk will be previewing her new, original show, Something Pretty at Stack PGH next Monday, July 25th, at 7pm. Popular area restaurants Poros and Bar Marco will be serving food; conceptual photographs for the show, taken by local photographer Hannah Altman, will be available to view and purchase. The new…

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Artist Michael Walsh Returns to Pittsburgh

Michael Walsh, a Pittsburgh native, recently returned to Pittsburgh after seven years in Oakland, California working on sculptural projects in the Bay area. His latest exhibit, “Intersection-Dissection-Connection,” is being featured at Box Heart Gallery on Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield until April 22. Walsh’s work captures the natural dynamism and explosive elements of graffiti art in the three-dimensional realm of sculpture. Walsh: “I started out as a graffiti artist— it just made sense to me, this stuff, applying it to sculpture—…

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