Exclusive Saturday Events in May

Contact: Veronica Corpuz, (412) 471-6082 / corpuz@pgharts.org

Exclusive Saturday events in May:
Gallery Talks with the artists
from Pittsburgh Now & Architectural Tour with Angelo Ciotti

Saturday, May 17, 24, and 31, 2008
SPACE, 812 Liberty Avenue

Exhibit also features special tours to the home of environmental reclamation artist Angelo Ciotti on Saturday, May 31

PITTSBURGH— Throughout the month of May, SPACE will host three exclusive events in conjunction with the current exhibit “Pittsburgh Now” on display at 812 Liberty Avenue through June 13, 2008. The Pittsburgh community is invited to attend two special Gallery Talks at SPACE with local artists featured in the exhibit “Pittsburgh Now” guest curated by Murray Horne of Wood Street Galleries. The gallery talks (May 17 and 24 at 1 p.m.) will also be accompanied by a special behind-the-scenes tour of the home of Angelo Ciotti on Saturday, May 31, 2008.

The exhibit features new works from local artists and emphasizes the breadth of the current art practice in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Now features cutting-edge photography, oil paintings, mixed-media pieces, and installations. The range of pieces on display reflects the rich and diverse artistic community in Pittsburgh. Participating Artists include: Lowry Burgess, Angelo Ciotti, Deborah Hosking, George Lipchak, Steve O’Hearn, Renee Rosensteel, and Philip Rostek.

A gallery talk with Ciotti, Lipchak and Rosensteel will be held on Saturday, May 17, at 1 p.m. On Saturday, May 24, at 1 p.m., Hosking, O’Hearn and Rostek will present a second gallery talk.

And on Saturday, May 31, a limited number of guests may reserve their place in a special bus tour to the home of environmental reclamation artist Angelo Ciotti. For reservations, please call XXXX

Ciotti writes, “I believe it is time for a change. Time for man to live in a habitat designed – from a twentieth century perspective – to accommodate his lifestyle…With this installation, the circle has been completed. By using the advanced building materials originally designed to be beneficial in the “box living” environment, I would like to create an installation which creatively combines functionality with aesthetics. A habitat that allows the human to accept and enjoy his primeval instincts to share in, and master, his environment.”

SPACE is free and open to the public from Tuesday-Thursday 11am-6pm and Friday-Saturday 11am-8pm. For more information please visit spacepittsburgh.org or call 412-325-7723. Media sponsor: 91.3fm WYEP

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