Thank you Catherine Sylvain and PGH City Paper, we were thrilled to have you join us!
Two more chances to check it out for yourself! This weekend!
TIX (online discount): www.thedanceticket.blogspot.com
Group rates? Artists Rate?
Jackie Dempsey of Squonk Opera just got back to me with a brief description of GO Roadshow. Here it is:
"GO Roadshow will be a chamber-rock celebration that moves from park to school to festival to neighborhood, a free street spectacle aboard a monster truck. This show-making machine will be retrofitted with truck-horn calliope, a wall made of rotors and a spinning grand piano – played while it wheels around! We want to make a post-rock weinermobile- a rolling ruckus that opens up like a mechanical blossom to make street life vibrant, a place where people can build a community of the imagination. Video will be projected on a rotor screen made of movement itself, on the environment and on a blimp floating above- a giant inverted string puppet that will have a mouth that opens in a call to celebration. "
Amazing concept!! It's so true there are always two sides to every story, and this is a great way to bring them together.
Well written article. War is never the solution. Unfortunately what we know as the Iraq War has not been the only war known in Iraq. They have been in war for a long time among themselves. It was not our business to get involve but the alternative for the Iraqui people was not much better. Time will tell. I agree that after everything is said and done the biggest price, like always, was paid by the innocents. The common Jo who has everything to lose and nothing to gain. Keep us with the good work.
Great article. I was there, and you got it just right. It was theater, it was entertainment, but it was also social-justice oriented. And I know it made a difference to many people in attendance.
The correct link for the Distinctively Dutch Festival is:
I'd love to bone natalie portman.
I'm confused about the articles and blogs I've been reading about IATSE's complaints against The Cultural Trust and First Night. Was there a breach of contract? Or is IATSE just pouting that they didn't get this particular gig? As far as I know, FlySpace is not an out-of-town company. From the research I did after reading posts and articles, I found they've been an independent professional production company in Pittsburgh for 10 years. NO, I do not work for Flyspace. But I felt it was important enough to look into it. Why does IATSE feel they have a monopoly on these events? It's not like the Cultural Trust hired unprofessional trasient vagbonds to set up for First Night. Just because they aren't union, doesn't mean they're not professionals. In these trying economic times, I can understand why IATSE is disappointed they weren't hired for this particular event. These things happen. Personally, I'm disappointed that they are acting like bullies to bad-mouth the hard workers that were hired. They're not SCABS that crossed a picket line. They were hired to do a job. It gives the union a bad name to try bullying tactics because they didn't get a gig. I hope the Cultural Trust does not give in to this ploy. If there was a contract that was legally broken by the Cultural Trust, my apologies. However, an employer does not need to offer an explanation as to why they didn't hire an employee. And having a tantrum doesn't change that fact. It just taints the reputation of the organization that can't move on.
As the "informed observer" in Bill O'Driscoll's blog about Pgh Staghands, just a postscript to my linked article/ blog. After some pressure, the Pgh Post-Gazette finally published "Pgh Stagehands Circumvented for First Night" on Dec. 29, 2011, in a specially-assigned Business Forum section. Thanks to Brian Hyslop (P-G) and Bill. (See also Occupy with Art (national): http://www.occupywithart.com/blog/2011/12/…
--Lisa A. Miles
Other artists whose works were included in the show:
Andrew Ellis Johnson
Joan Iverson Goswell
Thanks Amy for covering both these shows. Just want to clarify that I think of Iraq more as the cradle of civilization...but that these wars decimate cultures everywhere.
Closing reception at The IMprint of War at 3pm on December 3 with the opportunity to participate in a docent-led tour of the show, followed by an informal discussion in the University Art Gallery about war's representation in art and the media throughout history. Frick Fine Arts Building.
Additional events at OUT OF RUBBLE at SPACE:
December 9 and 10, 8:30pm
MillerDANCE presents OUT OF RUBBLE The Phoenix Rising with a pre-performance
conversation on December 9 at 8:10pm, hosted by Karen Dacko (Dance Editor for
Pittsburgh Magazine) with curator Susanne Slavick and company director Mary Miller.
January 27, 5:30-9:00pm
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl
January 29 Disarming Words
1:30 Out of Rubble Gallery Talk and Poems with curator Susanne Slavick
2:00 Poetry Reading with Lynn Emanuel and Terrance Hayes
2:30 Raging Grannies Singing Escort to 2nd floor, 937 Liberty Avenue
2:40 Warrior Writers and Public Poetry with Iraqi readers at Windows and Mirrors, Reflections
on the War in Afghanistan, a traveling mural project of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) through February 12, 2012. Readings followed by gallery discussion.
Great show! I was there for the opening and enjoyed hearing the artists talk about their work. The Pitt students have done an excellent job curating a provocative exhibit. The display of Birk's prints in the rotunda is especially effective!
Nice article. I feel like the majority of cities have the same problems. Pittsburgh is even better positioned than places like Detroit. I hope that politicians and journalists pay attention to sites like these. Everyone gets a voice.
Did you miss the show? Prefer to watch it from the comfort of your own laptop? No problem! Just grab an hours' worth of snacks, and go here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/17057802
Thanks for posting this!
Slight correction:::I sent out the wrong address for Justseeds, it is 3410 Penn Ave.
Thanks and hope to see folks there!
This was a really great event. Colin did a wonderful job setting aside a nice space with plenty of comics, trades & even event posters that Ms. Thompson could sign. He even had apple cider and pumpkin cookies for everyone to add to the Halloween mood. Ms. Thompson was very nice and great with kids. She took time to talk to everyone she met and not only signed the books but the sketches she did were amazing! If you haven't been to Pittsburgh Comics yet, it is the best comic book store in the area. Huge selection of comics, trades statues and more. Very helpful and nice staff.
Man, IM JOHN CHAMBERS. Oh, wait I have John in my chamber...damn.
My favorite photos are always portrets. It's always interesting to watch a stranger's face and make assumptions about who and how they are. And this theme about the background ethnicity is very important today because we often seem to forget our ethnic background. At the end we all came from somewhere at some point.
I have felt somewhat bogged down by the versions and details of the story here. I just sort of woke up out of that confusion and would like to add that I think that the excluded piece should be returned to the show.
Why not hang it with over 18 door signage now? High school artists with work in the show and their friends/siblings already had some time to see the show.
There really must be some way to balance giving artist minors access and not excluding an accepted piece with an important and timely message.
I was really glad to see this blog post and I'm glad to see a discussion about these issues. They're obviously important enough to warrant a lot of thought and communication. Despite the huge bummer that the poster got pulled, this is an opportunity to explore ways to deal with access and censorship issues, both in terms of processes in our local galleries and more generally through dialogue. I hope the Pittsburgh art scene continues to be thoughtful about inclusion/exclusion/access. The show itself is great, very exciting.
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