Thursday, September 27, 2007

Conceived Bully in City Paper

Conceived Bully, curated by JC One, has been reviewed by Lissa Brennan in the City Paper. To our great delight! The exhibit really is phenomenal. Stay tuned, we have a special event in the works.

Following is an excerpt from A Digging Pitt exhibit highlights street art as a cooperative form.

Conceived Bully, on view at Digging Pitt Gallery, is an outstanding example of American urban art realized to its fullest potential. The yield of each of the three artists featured -- JC One (who also curated), MCA/Evil Design and MAGMO -- embodies the fundamentals of street art that herald urban aesthetic as a cooperative form. At once, each emerges as a distinctly individual creator while participating in a global artistic movement that gravitates more toward concrete than marble. And while all the stimulus bestowed by the relatively young traditions of their forbears is evident, that history has been digested and built upon rather than merely echoed. Read article
Conceived Bully, through October 27. Join us for the closing reception.

I've heard some of the kids talkin' on the bus an' I just wanna set the record straight. Evil Design is not a band of Blood Sucking Son-Of-A-Guns that like to make babies cry, they're just some kids that like to draw pictures is all.

Cultures come and cultures go. Some we remember and some we don't know.

MAGMO - The Destroyer - Rhode Island
Magmo is here to help. Magmo is here to destroy.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sushi, Subs & Sake

A don't miss show. By the way, BoxHeart is one of the venues for the Creative Tour.
September 18 - October 20
Sushi, Subs & Sake
Public Reception: Saturday, September 29th: 6 PM - 9 PM
Paintings by TK Mundok and Lucas B. Miller
Free and Open to the Public.

The greatest things in life happen in an instant. A spark of love, the moment of conception, the birth of ideas, news ways to think, see, move and create. A dancer or jazz musician acknowledges and strings these instances together in an outward flow of emotion, celebrating all that has been set before them and resides within them. This too happens with painting, and is painting. But responding to these spark impulses with color, line, rhythm, and balance.

Join us for Sushi, Subs and Sake on Saturday, September 29th as we celebrate of the work of artists TK Mundok and Lucas B. Miller!

Friday, September 21, 2007

New Invisible Joy

Video: Jessica Fenlon

Friday September 21: KONTACT : New Invisible Joy : 8 pm : Rex Theater.
New Invisible Joy CD release show with Wolfy.
8 p.m. Fri., Sept. 21.
Rex Theatre,
1602 E. Carson St.

New Invisible Joy is ready to play live again, with a fresh batch of tunes -- just don't say they're "back." "It's an ongoing thing, just like it always has been," Gaydos emphasizes. "Even when we were doing the record, the band was an ongoing venture, it's just we kinda turned into The Beatles circa '68 at the time!" from the City Paper review. Read more

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Flat Out in Bloomfield

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketWhat: Creative Tour
Where: Bloomfield
When: Saturday, September 29: 12PM – 6PM

You can download a map here

Digging Pitt Gallery will be taking part in the Creative Tour in Bloomfield, during Little Italy Days. We'll be presenting portfolios at Susan Constanse's studio on Liberty Avenue. Hope you can join us!

From the website --

Mark your calendar for the sixth annual “Little Italy Days” Festival on September 28, 29 and 30. This year you can visit some of the artists working in Bloomfield. Expect lots of music, food, games, more food and other fun activities amidst Bloomfield’s unique shops and dozen or so fine restaurants.

As a part of the festival, Creative Tour in Bloomfield will focus on artists, crafters and creative businesses in Bloomfield. Several studios, that are generally not open to the public, will welcome visitors during the festival, on Saturday, September 29. Painters, woodworkers, photographers and sculptors are among the artists presenting work during the open studio event. Some studios will host artists from other parts of Pittsburgh. This is a rare opportunity to view new work by local artists and sample the works on display at some of the venues in Bloomfield where creative work is always on display.

Maps will be available on the site and at each of the venues and studios that are on the tour. You can visit the Creative Tour blog ( for additional information about the artists and an up-to-date roster of participating creative workers.

4071 Liberty Ave
Iron Eden

4073 Liberty Ave – 2nd floor
CJB Photography – Photography
Susan Constanse – Painting and Drawing
SB Image - Photography

Christine Bethea – Salvage sculpture
Digging Pitt Gallery – Flat Out in Bloomfield
Steve Dines - Drawing
Noir LeBlanc - Photography
Meredith Laura Lynn - Painting

4073 Liberty Ave – 3rd floor
Ben Bigelow - Crater Eraser (work in progress)

4523 Liberty Ave
BoxHeart Gallery

307 Taylor Street
Solidio Wood & Metal Craft - Julie Graf & Mitch Richardson

4730 Liberty Ave
Ellen Levick – sculptor

4765 Liberty Ave
Botanical Designs by Leon
Leon Sheffey - Painting

… and others

Chicago nights @drink and draw

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We had a great time at drink and draw last, as always. Our model took her inspiration from the character Roxy in the musical Chicago. Lots of fun.

We have a new schedule up on our MySpace page, so come be our friend!

Monday, September 17, 2007

POWER @Future Tenant

September 28 - October 10
Future Tenant
Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Opening reception - September 28, 6PM

FUTURE TENANT PRESENTS: POWER - The Definition of Feminine Power Curated by Christiane D. September 28 - October 20

This group exhibit will collectively express the definition of feminine power through the eyes, heart and souls of twenty women. Each participating artist will have one piece on display. Why one piece? Because more often than not, that is all one gets. One chance to make an impression. One chance to express their power.

POWER will present the work of the following artists: Susan Constanse, Suz Pisano, Veronica Corpuz, Rise Nagin, Alexis S. Covato, Patricia Villalobos Echeverría, Cara Erskine, Carolina Loyola-Garcia, Vanessa German, Stacy Rae Gross, Pamela Jennings, Monique Luck, Maritza Mosquera, Renee Ruth Ickes, Staycee Pearl, Rebecca Rose, Sam Thorp, and Two Girls Working (Renee Piechocki and Tiffany Ludwig)

at our NEW location! -
819 Penn Avenue, Cultural District
Opening Reception - September 28, 6-9 pm
Speaker Linda Babcock,
James M. Walton Professor of Economics and author of the book,Women Don't Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide

DJ Shorty Rock
Cocktail creations from the Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC)

A POWER-ful evening of Words and Women October 12 - 7:00 pm
Featuring the literary and poetic works of Ellen Smith, Jan Beatty, Lori Jakiela, Carrie Smith, Megan Tutulo, and Stephanie Brea
Tickets are $3.00 at the door

FOR MORE INFO visit us at

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

India: New Installations @The Mattress Factory

The Mattress Factory is serving up some interesting panel discussions in conjunction with its current exhibit, India: New Installations. There are several discussions planned, the first of which is tonight. From their website --

Tonight's topic will be "Traditional vs Contemporary Approaches in Visual Art"
7pm, Thursday, September 13th

These questions will be answered: "How do contemporary visual artists relate to, and diverge from, traditional Indian art? Does globalization impact contemporary and traditional arts in India today?"

This panel discussion provides the opportunity for you, the audience, to gain a better understanding of India through dynamic presentations and discussions with renowned experts in the field.

Moderator and Presenter
Dr. Michael W. Meister (W. Norman Brown Professor of South Asian Studies, Dept. of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania.)

Cost: $10/$5 for members and students

For information about other panel discussion, check their site. There are several on the calendar and it should be an interesting component to their exhibit.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Opening Saturday September 8 @Digging Pitt

Save the Date!
Opening: September 8, 6-9PM

Conceived Bully - Side I

The raw installment and tough works of urban design.
Featuring the works of --

I've heard some of the kids talkin' on the bus an' I just wanna set the record straight. Evil Design is not a band of Blood Sucking Son-Of-A-Guns that like to make babies cry, they're just some kids that like to draw pictures is all.

ExperiBreed - NYC/PGH
Cultures come and cultures go. Some we remember and some we don't know.

MAGMO - The Destroyer - Rhode Island
Magmo is here to help. Magmo is here to destroy.

More information

Same Frequency - Side II

An exhibit of paintings and mixed media works by three very different artists...who are nonetheless on the Same Frequency. More information

Jon Anderson - Paintings on Paper
Jean McClung - Mixed media on Paper and Illuminated Sculptures.
Sherry Rusinack- Mixed Media on Canvas

ExperiBreed @Digging Pitt Too

In his exhibit at Digging Pitt Too, JC one will present works from ExperiBreed, his most recent cycle of expression. Join us in September in welcoming JC one to the walls at Digging Pitt Too. More information