Pittsburgh Center for the Arts’ half of Fiberart International is an expansive and often exciting show in itself

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts’ half of Fiberart International is an expansive and often exciting show in itself

Some works surprise with traditional materials

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Associated Artists’ 105th Annual is a strong sampling of work from the region

Motifs include an agreeably (pre)historic concern with animals and nature
The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh’s 105th Annual Exhibition, featuring 63 works by 56 artists, is a solid show. And while the exhibit doesn’t break a ton of new ground, it’s good to have it back at the Carnegie Museum of Art, its spiritual home.

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Street Side Karoake brings the mics to the sidewalk

“There’s something about karaoke that makes people really vulnerable.”
You’re walking down a busy street when someone hands you a microphone. With a 20-inch electronic tablet hanging from the side of a car as your lyrics sheet, and a speaker for the music, you belt out your favorite karaoke tune, amplified as people go about their errands.

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A review of Daniel W. Coburn’s The Hereditary Estate and Megan Ledbetter’s Homo Bulla at Silver Eye

Coburn explores a range of expressions, but one key here is his subjects’ quality of vision.
If Daniel W. Coburn’s The Hereditary Estate suggests a family album from somewhere between hell and purgatory, it’s purely intentional. The exhibit at the Silver Eye Center consists of 18 black-and-white images excerpted from a book project the Kansas-based photographer undertook to rewrite his family’s erased history of suicide, domestic violence and substance abuse.

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