May 18, 2011

The New Yinzer Presents Tomorrow, May 19th and Friday, May 20th!

First, tomorrow (May 19th) at Modernformations gallery (4919 Penn) at 8pm is the last reading of The New Yinzer Presents' season before their break until August. Have some drinks and come out to hear some great readers including Steve Himmer, Derek Pollard, and Traci O'Connor. Only five bucks, or free with a contribution of a potluck dish. Then on Friday at the former Borders in East Liberty from 7 to 9pm is A Reading at The Fleeting Pages! "Join us for a reading with some of our goofy, brillant staff. Readers will include Kris Collins,
Scott Silsbe, Taylor Grieshober, Celine Roberts, Mark Mangini, Holly
Coleman, and Nicole Leckenby. So much New Yinzer, so little time!"

Link to TNY blog
Link to the New Yinzer magazine

Retro Boards

A nice shot of some super rad works that are helping brighten up an otherwise depressing house front in an unknown location of town. I'm not sure, but I wouldn't be surprised if it is the same project as this one (the Pittsburgh Beautification Project), previously mentioned a while back. The image above was shot by local photographer John Craig (AKA Craig Photography). Check him out on Flickr, too.

Can you tell us where this is? UPDATE: We now know from a commenter below that you can drive by these boards at 102 North Avenue, right next to the historic Garden Theater. Thanks Dobler!

Culture Club and Free Admission at Carnegie Museum of Art on Thurs, May 19th!

Tomorrow after work the place to be in town is at the Carnegie Museum of Art (4400 Forbes)! First, from 3:30pm to close the museum is free to the public. If that isn't cool enough, they are hosting an event called Artists and Scientists: Creative Thinkers from 5:30–9 pm. There is a catch - to get into the event, it's $10, but includes two 'free' drink tickets. So if you really think about it, you're getting two events for the price of one. An awesome deal if you ask me, and sure to be an interesting time for learning and networking. From CMoA:
Happy hour has never been so interesting. Museum staff and guest presenters engage you in provocative conversation about art and life. Start with a drink at 5:30 p.m., and then join in a salon-style conversation in the galleries starting at 6 p.m.

Andrey Avinoff, whose art is presented in the exhibition Andrey Avinoff: In Pursuit of Beauty, was also director of Carnegie Museum of Natural History. In this lively discussion, entomologist John Rawlins, paleontologist Matt Lamanna, science educator Mary Ann Steiner, exhibition curator Louise Lippincott, artist Tom Sarver, and art educators Lucy Stewart and Marilyn Russell explore the way Avinoff looked at the world.
And here are a few of Andrey's works to get a feel of his subjects if you haven't already seen the current exhibit:
You can read a bit more about this Pittsburgh-based artist on CMoA's website. His show will be up until July 24, 2011.

Link to Carnegie Museum of Art