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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Corningworks’ “Right of Way” at Pittsburgh’s New Hazlett Theater

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 1:41 PM

Drag has been edging into the mainstream at least since RuPaul’s Drag Race; these days, a fair swath of Middle America is comfortable kicking it about wigs and throwing shade. Of course, our cults of masculinity and femininity have hardly gone missing: What we’re seeing in North Carolina’s anti-transgender law and elsewhere is surely backlash in a culture where issues of gender are being discussed openly like never before.
Jezebel D'Opulence and Beth Corning - PHOTO COURTESY OF FRANK WALSH
  • Photo courtesy of Frank Walsh
  • Jezebel D'Opulence and Beth Corning
The thoughtful and entertaining new show from Beth Corning’s Glue Factory Project pairs the choreographer with local drag icon Jezebel Bebbington D’Opulence for a series of vignettes exploring gender, including what it means to be a woman.
     
Much of the show focuses on women’s struggle for equal regard. In an eloquent opening solo, Corning moves, as if through a dense fluid, beneath a video screen on which are projected pairs of words referring to positive traits in men (“strong,” “virile”) as perceived in women: “dominating bitch,” “slut.” Later, Corning does a clever solo with a dancing mirror (wheeled about by an assistant) in which her character enumerates the careful-stepping strategies women must employ to navigate daily life in a way men take for granted.
   
 “I couldn’t be … entitled to safety,” she says she recognized, and later notes “the privilege of obliviousness” granted men. (The text for this part is by local author Sarah Shotland.)
     
Women must constantly think about how they’re being perceived by others, Corning says. “Being a woman is a performance I engage in every day. And that’s because there’s always an audience.”
     
Segments featuring Jezebel, meanwhile, largely explore what it means to be born in a male body but to consider oneself female. She first appears with Corning in matching unisex garb, in a sequence set to recorded interviews in which Corning asks interview subjects to “identify yourself” (genderwise); in voiceover, Jezebel recounts the difficulties of growing up gay in Puerto Rico.
     
The show’s themes overlap when Corning ends her mirror solo by saying, “I’m exhausted by the act” of being a woman — followed immediately by Jezebel’s first appearance in full drag, in a sequined dress, red push-up bra and four-inch stilettos (also sequined), embracing the audience Corning’s character wishes would grant her a reprieve.
     
Archly, Jezebel reads from an academically worded essay about the seeming contradictions of drag as a performance of womanhood — and a caricature, at that. But these are contradictions Jezebel immediately erases with her signature performance of Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary” – expertly lip-synced, with the moves and cheekbones to do Miss Tina proud indeed.
     
A later segment featuring both performers includes some amusing audience interaction and a demonstration of how each approaches walking in heels.
     
Corning and Jezebel have different movement styles – the contrast between a seasoned drag artist and a life-long professional dancer and contemporary-dance choreographer. Yet so much of drag is mime, after all, and Jezebel brings unquestionable authenticity.
     
Each of the show’s two big themes – the struggles of women for equality, and womanhood as performance – could support a show by itself. To integrate them is ambitious, and in Right of Way the overlap is both enjoyable and provocative. (Though I'm tempted to sum it up with a quote from RuPaul: "You're born naked and the rest is drag.")
     
Right of Way has four more performances, starting with tonight’s at 8 p.m. and concluding with the 2 p.m. show on Sunday.
     
Tickets are $25-30 and are available here. Admission to the Sunday matinee is pay-what-you-can at the door; regular-priced tickets can be purchased online ahead of time.
     
The New Hazlett Theater is located at 6 Allegheny Square East, on the North Side.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

“Miss Julie, Clarissa and John” at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Co.

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 10:00 AM

This week brings the final four performances of this new play that most critics have been loving as much as CP’s Ted Hoover did. Audiences seem to have been pleased, too: Playwrights extended the show’s run a week to make possible these four extra shows.

Tami Dixon (left) and Chrystal Bates in "Miss Julie, Clarissa and John" - PHOTO COURTESY OF GAIL L. MANKER
  • Photo courtesy of Gail L. Manker
  • Tami Dixon (left) and Chrystal Bates in "Miss Julie, Clarissa and John"
Indeed, I can’t add any better advice than this: Go. Mark Clayton Southers, the troupe’s founder and a seasoned playwright, has outdone himself with this drama inspired by August Strindberg’s 1888 classic Miss Julie, about an illicit affair between a rich woman and her father’s top servant. Sagely, Southers retains the time period but transfers the action to Virginia and makes the servant a freed former African-American slave. All this builds on Strindberg’s dynamics while opening up a vast thematic and emotional range.

The production nails just about everything, from scenic designer Tony Ferrieri’s raw-wood set to the sharp direction by Monteze Freeland. The acting is top-notch: In Tami Dixon’s hands, the impetuous Julie becomes a chilling portrait of white privilege avant la lettre, while Kevin Brown is solid as John and Chrystal Bates (one of Pittsburgh theater’s best-kept secrets) spectacular as John’s woman, the servant Clarissa.

Self-love and self-hate, the complicated politics of desire and, of course, America’s tortured history of race –- Southers gets it all down. A favorite moment: The magic that Southers works with John’s retelling of the fairy tale of Snow White as a way of professing his love for Clarissa. It's funny, shrewd and deeply moving all at once.

Shows remain at 8 p.m. nightly tomorrow and Friday, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $25-30 and are available here.

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre is located on the third floor of 937 Liberty Ave., Downtown.

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A conversation with this week’s Pittsburgh City Paper Pirates Preview cover artist Joshua Gragg

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Pittsburgh artist Joshua Gragg and his Pittsburgh City Paper cover illustration - PHOTO COURTESY OF JOSHUA GRAGG
  • Photo courtesy of Joshua Gragg
  • Pittsburgh artist Joshua Gragg and his Pittsburgh City Paper cover illustration


When I emailed local artist Joshua Gragg to see if he’d be interested in illustrating Jung Ho Kang for our Pirates Preview cover, he was quick to agree: “I LOVE Kang.” I knew he was a huge Pirates fan before I reached out to him; he frequently posts illustrations of Pirates players on his Twitter account  and his Instagram, so what better artist to choose for this week’s cover? Plus, editor Charlie Deitch and I have been itching to use him for another portrait since he did such a great job last year on a cover illustration of Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto.

Gragg, 35, lives in Bethel Park with his wife, Jenna, and two kids, Ben and Ellie. In addition to creating art both traditionally and digitally, he also works full time for a weather website doing front-end design and development. “Most of my days are spent building web ads and trying to get people to click on something.” When he’s not doing that, he’s “playing with my kids, messing around in the garage with various projects or playing drums in my basement.” And chances are, if the Pirates are on TV, he’s also watching.

We caught up with him over email after he was done with this week’s cover illustration.

You specialize in celebrity portraits. Any celebrities take notice of their likenesses yet? (I heard through the grapevine that Bill Peduto’s mom liked the cover you illustrated of him for us last year.)
I started doing celebrity illustrations about two years ago or so for fun. I kind of stumbled upon a process and developed a style that people responded positively to, so I just kept making them.

I’ve gotten the occasional “like” from a celebrity on social media and U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman recently shared an illustration I did of him from his Instagram account. 

Joshua Gragg's 2015 cover illustration of Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto
  • Joshua Gragg's 2015 cover illustration of Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto

You create your illustrations digitally. Has that always been your preferred medium?
I’ve worked with computer design and animation ever since I was a teenager, but I really started to refine my skills at Pittsburgh Technical Institute in Oakdale, where I attended as an adult student from 2008-2010. While there, I got much better at Illustrator and Photoshop and gained exposure to various applications and techniques that I’ve since built upon and use daily.

I can tell you’re a big Pirates fan because I’ve seen you post illustrations of different players like Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen, and you seemed pretty psyched when I told you we wanted to feature Jung Ho Kang. Do you have a favorite player?
I absolutely love the Buccos! I have different favorite players for different reasons. I love Cervelli’s fiery passion and Josh Harrison’s hustle and swagger. Marte also seems like a dude who knows how to have a good time, and how could you not love Jung Ho Kang? His smile and passion transcend language barriers. Plus, he has a portrait of himself tattooed on his ankle! How rad is that!? That said, they all bring something to the overall team characteristic that makes them so fun to watch and root for. 

Give me a prediction for the team this year.
I think we need Kang to bounce back from the injury, and for the starting rotation to hold it together until we can call up one of those young arms from Indy this summer. We also need to do better against the NL Central and avoid the wildcard game all together. We do that and the sky is the limit for this team. Go Bucs!

Any projects coming up you want to share with everyone?
I’m gonna have a booth at the Steel City Con at the Monroeville Convention Center April 15-17 where I’ll be selling my prints. You can also see more of my work at www.popmediaillustrated.com.


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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Downtown walking tour illuminates Pittsburgh's light art

Posted By on Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 4:25 PM

"The Puddler" (detail) - PHOTO COURTESY OF RENEE ROSENSTEEL
  • Photo courtesy of Renee Rosensteel
  • "The Puddler" (detail)

The Office of Public Art
has always sought to illuminate the art we don't notice in our everyday lives, but its newest guided walking tour takes that literally by examining public art that experiments with light.

Tomorrow's Art Experiments with Light: Downtown Walking Tour covers four works — "Rivers of Light," "168 Lightbulbs," "The Puddler" and "Mix-n-Match."

"Rivers of Light," Jane Haskell's 1984 creation in painted aluminum, neon and glass block, sits inside the Steel Plaza T station at the platform level. The 5,000 square-foot environment plays with splashes of color — including warm hues in the morning and cool shades after dusk — to create the illusion of dancing river waters.

Above the entrance to Wood Street Gallery, Jim Campbell's 2001 piece "168 Lightbulbs" displays differing images using alternating light from (yep) 168 bulbs. Some of the representations include people crossing the street, traffic and even the image of Claude Shannon, the father of information technology.

"The Puddler," a work of stained glass built into the facade the 300 Sixth Avenue Building, is more of an urban mystery. While the piece was fabricated by Harriton Carved Glass Company, in 1939, the artist is unknown. The mural depicts a figure puddling steel — or placing iron into a hot furnace then stirring it. The piece is lit up at night and features animated sparks from the hot metal, a tribute to the Steel City.

The newest contribution to Pittsburgh light art, "Mix-n-Match," is the brainchild of Dutch artist Allard van Hoorn. The installation involves a series of LED bulbs laid out in the form of an oversized record-player that light up in tandem with audio tracks incorporating sounds recorded with groups of local residents. (The groups include Downtown street-cleaners and Point Park tap-dance students.) It was incorporated into the heart of Market Square last Friday.

The Office of Public Art's Rachel Klipa will lead the bilingual tour — presented in both English and Spanish.

Art Experiments with Light: Downtown Walking Tour is presented in collaboration with the Office of Public Art, Welcoming Pittsburgh and Café con Leche.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The tour begins at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Steel Plaza T station, platform level.

Call 412-391-2060 or visit www.publicartpittsburgh.org to register.

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A conversation with this week’s Pittsburgh City Paper cover artist Rhonda Libbey

Posted By on Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 9:11 AM

This week’s Pittsburgh City Paper cover artist Rhonda Libbey - PHOTO COURTESY OF RHONDA LIBBEY
  • Photo courtesy of Rhonda Libbey
  • This week’s Pittsburgh City Paper cover artist Rhonda Libbey


Rhonda Libbey is a local artist from Oakmont who has done work for Pittsburgh City Paper for more than 10 years. Rhonda’s cover illustration this week depicts a cute wedding scene, but she’s best known for her work in the world of science fiction and fantasy. Scroll through her online gallery and you’ll see monsters, dragons, skeletons and a great selection of winged creatures.

We caught up with her over email after she finished painting this week’s cover illustration.

What’s your favorite thing about being an artist in Pittsburgh?
I love that there are so many genuinely nice artists who live here. It’s great to be able to collaborate, or just get together and chat about the business of being an artist. (Shout out to my friends in Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators!)

You studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Has Pittsburgh’s art scene changed at all since you first started out?
I did study at AIP in the mid-’90s, and I earned a degree in visual communications with a major in illustration, minor in graphic design. While I did learn classical painting techniques, my experience was not typical for many students who went there because AIP has always been a school that focused on graphic arts. They didn’t ever teach much on the things that would benefit anyone looking to get into the fine-art gallery scene.

I feel that the scene has changed since I graduated, but my experience is certainly linked to how things have changed in the fields of illustration and graphic design.

What inspires you?

That is a really hard question to answer. Sometimes it’s something in colors paired together, or beauty in the natural world. Sometimes it’s an abstract concept, a desire to tell a story or the desire to inspire others.

This week’s Pittsburgh City Paper cover sketch by Rhonda Libbey, and the final product
  • This week’s Pittsburgh City Paper cover sketch by Rhonda Libbey, and the final product

I’ve seen you post lots of drawings of your ferrets online. I actually have a painting done by a parrot from the National Aviary. Have you ever put paint on your ferrets’ feet and put them to work?
I have two little ferret sweethearts, though neither of them have shown any interest in art. However, a few years ago, I had a little fellow named Icarus. Not only was he a classical-music fan, but he had this one stashing place (all ferrets have stashes of stuff they steal) where he organized everything by color and the color groups were all evenly spaced. One day I also saw Icarus scratching at some paper, so I put some colored transfer paper under it so his scratches made colorful marks on the pages underneath.

I think my favorite illustrations you’ve done for us were the couple of Halloween-themed issues, where you turned local politicians into horror creatures. But you’ve also done really cute cartoon work, like this week’s cover and your 2008 police line-up of video-game characters. Do you enjoy the darker stuff more?
Aww, thanks! I enjoyed creating those covers. Cartooning has been a part of my journey as an artist since I graduated from AIP. Without a doubt, I have always had a dark side. I suppose I am drawn to it more.

Rhonda Libbey’s 2008 Pittsburgh City Paper cover on video games, and her 2013 Halloween-themed cover of Luke Ravenstahl
  • Rhonda Libbey’s 2008 Pittsburgh City Paper cover on video games, and her 2013 Halloween-themed cover of Luke Ravenstahl

Your portfolio is full of mermaids, goblins, dark angels and lots of other fantasy pieces. If you could turn into any of your fantasy paintings, which would you choose?
Hmm, mermaid would be fun. Elves are really rad, too.

Do you have any projects coming up we can look forward to?
Yes! There are two that are really cool; unfortunately, I am under [a non-disclosure agreement]. All I can say is stay tuned. In a few months I can talk about it and post about them all over social media.

Other than the NDA projects, I have been working on a whole different direction for my work. It’s more stylized than a lot of my older work, but I really dig it. Everyone can expect to see more of it this year. Examples of the new look can be seen on my PSI page; my actual website really needs an update.

You can see more of Rhonda Libbey’s work at pittsburghillustrators.org/accounts/view/RhondaLibbey, www.rhondalibbey.com and by searching "Rhonda Libbey" on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Lisa Cunningham is Pittsburgh City Paper’s art director.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Poetry and Race in America at the University of Pittsburgh

Posted By on Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 2:06 PM

Terrance Hayes at last night's event - PHOTO BY BILL O'DRISCOLL
  • Photo by Bill O'Driscoll
  • Terrance Hayes at last night's event
Last night’s standing-room-only crowd at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium heard a sampling of work from a distinguished cross-section of African-American poets — and concluded with an illuminating discussion of how poetry can affect the discourse on race.
 
The event, which drew about 400, was co-sponsored by Pitt and the Pitt-based Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, a new organization that hinted at its potential by hosting six top poets from around the country. They included Ross Gay, who teaches at Indiana University and whose collection Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (published by the University of Pittsburgh Press), just last week won the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry.

The poets spanned three generations; each read two or three poems. Gay read the joyful “Burial,” about using his father’s ashes to fertilize a plum tree. Many of the evening’s poems explored the concept of worth. Pitt professor emeritus Toi Derricotte read her touchstone work “On the Turning Up of Unidentified Black Female Corpses.” (Derricotte is a founder of Cave Canem, the workshop/retreat for black poets with which everyone on stage has been affiliated.) Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, who teaches at Cornell University, read two poems inspired by her time as a student at Washington & Lee University – specifically, by the reverential treatment the school gives the memory of the horse ridden by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Nate Marshall, who teaches at Wabash University, in Indiana, read a line that went: "We know 'African American' is how you say 'nigger' in a board room."

The program, part of Pitt’s Year of the Humanities series, was subtitled “How the Humanities Engage with Social Problems.” It also included Brooklyn-based Rickey Laurentiis and Afaa Michael Weaver, a Boston-based English professor.

Mostly implicitly, the discussion that followed the readings took place in the context of ongoing racial strife: police shootings of unarmed black men, the rise of Trumpism. The host was Pitt professor Terrance Hayes, a CAAPP co-founder and co-director, and himself a National Book Award-winner.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Art installation transforms Pittsburgh's Market Square into a living record player

Posted By on Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 2:07 PM

Sporting tan leather shoes, rolled-up pants and maroon socks, Allard van Hoorn oversees production of his latest work of art, an installation that will transform a Downtown hub — Market Square — into a massive, interactive jukebox.

Allard van Hoorn, the mind behind the public art installation, Mix-n-Match - COURTNEY LINDER
  • Courtney Linder
  • Allard van Hoorn, the mind behind the public art installation, Mix-n-Match
The installation, Mix-n-Match, utilizes various forms of LED light and sound to convert the space into an over-sized record player.

At a press event this morning, the internationally renowned Dutch performance, sound and installation artist revealed that he was inspired to create this space during a search on Google Maps.

While looking at aerial views, "I was struck by the fact that Market Square looks like a record player already," he said, reflecting on the then-barren ring.

Mix-n-Match is an interactive experience — it allows passersby to control musical tracks that van Hoorn created in collaboration with local artists and a diverse collection of Pittsburgh organizations. The music plays from the three-foot-tall, cylindrical metal pin (like the spindle on a turntable) located in the heart of the Square.

Through an app on Market Square Public Art, visitors to the "turntable" can operate the "45 rpm disc," selecting songs. The sounds will play aloud throughout the day and early evening hours. Outside of these times, the music will be accessible via headphones.

Among the eight tracks van Hoorn created with Pittsburgh community groups are contributions from The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership Clean Team and Point Park University. "1099 on Fifth and Wood" features sound effects from street-cleaning, and "Tapping Down the Road" includes the clicks and clacks of tap shoes.

Mix-n-Match is an opportunity to reclaim the area in a way that's anything but square. 

"There's a lot of culture going on in Downtown Pittsburgh," van Hoorn said. "We want to rethink how you can be entertained in a square."

Sallyann Kluz, associate director at the city's Office of Public Art, says the jumbo record player stitches together the community.

"It's an opportunity for communities to participate in planning," said Kluz.

Throughout the course of the installation's six-week stay, local groups who helped produce the jukebox tracks will provide live performances, including a community dance class and a family-friendly dance party.

In addition, Mix-n-Match is a stop on the walking tour for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's special Bicentennial Gallery Crawl. Local community members are already taking note of the project.

This morning, onlookers watched the production with enthusiasm. Patricia Bruce, a Carrick resident, describes her anticipation: "I definitely know it'll bring people together. Pittsburgh loves culture, and it's already an artistic city."

The piece officially opens at 5 p.m. Friday. At 6 p.m. Saturday, there will be an opening celebration including a public talk with van Hoorn and an accompanying performance by local artists.

Mix-n-Match
is a combined effort of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, the Office of Public Art and the City of Pittsburgh Public Art Division.

The installation will be on display through April 30.

Visit www.marketsquarepublicart.com for schedule and details.





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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Free Admissions and the Health of Pittsburgh’s Arts Sector

Posted By on Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 11:38 AM

Are Pittsburghers getting too much art for free?

You might think so reading Culture Counts, a new report from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. Presenting the report on Feb. 26, GPAC’s David Pankratz said that 25 million people attend arts and culture events in Pittsburgh annually, and 75 percent of them get in for free.

John McInerney, of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, speaks here Feb. 26 - PHOTO BY BILL O'DRISCOLL
  • Photo by Bill O'Driscoll
  • John McInerney, of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, speaks here Feb. 26
The number shocked some in the audience of about 100 at Downtown’s Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Co. space. “Oh, my god,” the arts professional seated next to me whispered to herself.

All those free rides were cited to help explain the fact that although attendance at local arts events is up, ticket revenues have plummetted. But what’s behind the numbers?

According to the other report presented that day, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s Culture Across Communities, from 2009-2012, attendance at arts events in Pittsburgh rose 7.9 percent, while ticket revenue dropped 24 percent.

That’s a real conundrum, especially because among the 11 cities the arts-advocacy group studied from across the country, attendance on average rose by just 3 percent even while earned income rose, on average, by 25 percent.

Indeed, ticket revenue, admissions and tuition for arts groups here make up the smallest percentage of total income of any city in the survey – about 13 percent, versus the average of 20 percent. And while that's partly due to pricing – the average ticket in Pittsburgh ran $15.97, lowest but for Phoenix – analysis at the Feb. 26 event focused on unpaid admissions.

“A lot of the growth in attendance in Pittsburgh was for free,” said John McInerney, vice-president of research and communications for GPCA. The 75 percent figure was repeated in press coverage of the event.

But how accurate is that figure? True, it might sound plausible if you consider the huge numbers of people who flock to free events like the Three Rivers Arts Festival and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s quarterly gallery crawls. Not to mention the smaller numbers who visit all the free art galleries around here year-round.

For its part, Culture Counts looked on the bright side, and cited its 75 percent figure as “evidence of our sector’s commitments to public value and participation.”

But the 75 percent figure is somewhat misleading. For instance, Culture Across Communities says that from 2009-2012, the portion of Pittsburghers who attended cultural events for free was just 34 percent. That was in fact the lowest percentage of free events in any of the 11 metro areas included in the report.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Afronaut(a) seeks films for upcoming video magazine

Posted By on Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 3:09 PM

Afronaut(a), a local series for "sci-fi and supernatural-influenced" films, is calling for submissions representing a diverse array of racial, sexual and national identities for its new video magazine Underground.

The Afronaut(a) 3.0 salon series brings thought-provoking film and video to Pittsburgh. - ALISHA B. WORMSLEY
  • Alisha B. Wormsley
  • The Afronaut(a) 3.0 salon series brings thought-provoking film and video to Pittsburgh.
The video magazine will include selected films and videos along with brief artist interviews. The magazine will be released as a DVD in September 2016, accompanied by a screening during the Greater Pittsburgh Art Council's Media Festival.

Afronaut(a), the brainchild of Pittsburgh-based interdisciplinary artist Alisha B. Wormsley, is inclusive of artists of all likenesses, and submissions are welcomed in disciplines ranging from narrative, experimental and documentary to stop-motion animation. Maximum running time for each film is 15 minutes.

To apply, send your resume, a short bio, an artist statement of about 250 words and a Vimeo link to your work. Applications should be sent to afronautafilms@gmail.com by June 1.

Selected artists will receive a stipend along with three copies of the magazine.

Currently, Afronaut(a) is in its third season and is exploring the theme of Afrofuturism. Afronaut(a) 3.0 is a salon series designed to "spark conversation and incite cinematic exploration." This season's films come from artists around the globe — including archival films and classic features from Ethiopia, Kenya and the United Kingdom. 

Afronaut(a) 3.0 continues through April 3 at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater.

For more information about Afronaut(a)'s video magazine, the call for submissions can be found on the Greater Pittsburgh Art Council's website.

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Louise LeCavalier dance performance tonight cancelled

Posted By on Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 9:57 AM

A sudden illness has caused the cancellation of what was to be the Pittsburgh premiere for this internationally acclaimed Canadian choreographer and dancer Louise LeCavalier. 

The Pittsburgh Dance Council announced the cancellation this morning of Lecavalier's Fou Glorieux, which was scheduled at the Byham Theater tonight.

 “We apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused and thank you for your support of Dance Council events,” said the Dance Council, in a statement.

The release continued: "The event will not be rescheduled at this time and all ticket buyers will receive a full refund.

"For more information, call the Theater Square Box Office at (412) 456-6666."

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