Wahl Mobile Barbershop at Three Rivers Arts Festival, Looking for Man of Pittsburgh
Wahl and a team of master barbers will keep Pittsburgh looking sharp at Three Rivers Arts Festival. Guys can visit the 30-foot mobile barbershop for a FREE facial hair trim and get style advice using the latest tools from Wahl. Music, games, trivia and a giant mustache sculpture will also set the scene. Looking good supports a good cause. For every trim, Wahl will donate $1 to ZERO, a non-profit leading the fight to end prostate cancer.
Do you already have magnificently groomed man fur? Stop by the barbershop to be considered for the Wahl Man of Pittsburgh title. You’ll get a $500 prize and Wahl product. The Man of Pittsburgh will go on to compete for the top spot as the 2013 Wahl Man of the Year for an additional $1,000. Complete information about the tour and contest can be found at www.wahlnation.com.
Wahl Mobile Barbershop Hours:
June 14, 12:00- 6:00 p.m.
June 15, 12:00- 6:00 p.m.
June 16, 12:00- 6:00 p.m.
Continuum: Gallery Talk & Reception with the Artists
Friday, April 12, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Free and open to the public
Continuum: Doug DuBois and Aaron Blum is the first in a series which will explore mentorships and influences in contemporary photography, and those times in an artist’s formative development when a special teacher or person changed everything for them. This exhibition focuses on one such mentor-mentee relationship — that between Doug DuBois and Aaron Blum. Doug DuBois is an internationally renowned photographer and associate professor at Syracuse University where he teaches in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Aaron Blum is DuBois’ former graduate student at Syracuse and a rising talent who now lives and teaches in Pittsburgh, PA.
Each artist is represented by selections from their most recent projects. Doug DuBois’ My Last Day at Seventeen is about coming of age in a housing estate in Cobh, County Cork on the southwest coast of Ireland, during the current economic downturn. This is the first time that My Last Day at Seventeen has been exhibited outside of Ireland. Aaron Blum’s Born and Raised is a series of portraits of his family and friends as well as landscapes and interior scenes taken in his hometown of New Martinsville, a small rural community in the Appalachian range of West Virginia.
Continuum: Gallery Talk with Doug DuBois and Aaron Blum
Friday, April 12, 2013, 6:30 pm
Silver Eye Center for Photography, 1015 East Carson Street, Southside
Free reception to follow, 7-9 pm
What’s Happening In PIttsburgh!
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Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Union Project Celebrate Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Music, dance, poetry, prayer and a peach march will highlight an afternoon of activities that celebrate the life and legacy of slain Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 21 from Noon to 4 pm. The free event includes family-friendly activities in the lobby from Noon to 4 pm and performances in the theater between 2 pm and 4 pm.
Featured youth performance groups include: Alumni Theater Company, Dreams of Hope, Hope Academy, Soundwaves Steel Band and Visionary Dance Academy.
Several organizations including Bike Pittsburgh, Big Brothers and Sisters and the ever-popular Kelly Strayhorn Photo Booth will offer arts-inspired activities for people of all ages.
At 4 pm, Rev. Johnson will lead the group in prayer. To commemorate the work of Dr. King, Rev. Johnson will then lead a peach march to the Union Project King Day Celebration which will be held Eastminister Presbyterian Church (250 N. Highland Avenue, near Home Depot).
Kelly Strayhorn Theater Holiday Bazaar
Twelve to 15 local vendors will sell their one-of-a-kind items at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s fifth annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 15 from 11 am to 3 pm. Specialty items include jewelry, greeting cards, baked goods, African dolls, African clothing, leather goods such as handbags and wallets, beauty supplies, items made from recycled materials and much more.
Take a break from shopping an enjoy the free entertainment. The Kelly Strayhorn Theater is located at 5941 Penn Avenue in East Liberty.
After Hours at the Sewickley Public Library with Pittsburgh Paranormal Research
After Hours at the Library with Pittsburgh Paranormal Research – Friday, October 19 @ 7PM – Join us for a spooky evening with Scott Delledonne and Jeff Gettman of Pittsburgh Paranormal Research (P.P.R.) Participants will learn about some of the theories behind paranormal activity, view evidence from past research sessions, learn about the monitoring equipment, and ask questions about their own experiences with the paranormal. This program will take place in the middle of the Reference Area. Light refreshments will be provided. Ages 14 and Up. Library Doors will open at 6:45 and stay open until 7:10PM. Please Register (<Click to Register.)
“PPR is a non-profit organization dedicated to the scientific investigation of ghosts, classic hauntings, poltergeists and other paranormal phenomena.” (www.pittsburghparanormalresearch.com.)
Garage Sale, BBQ, and Spin Jam at Silver Eye Center for Photography
Saturday, October 27, 11 am – 4 pm
Silver Eye is cleaning out its attic, storage, and closets and having a good old-fashioned garage sale in the courtyard on October 27. We’ve got old iMacs, printers, cameras, framed and unframed art, art books, posters, magazines, and much more. Local photographers and other artists will also be selling some of their work and other goods. There will also be a BBQ, brews, and local DJs spinning vinyl.
Admission is free to the public.
If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please email email@example.com to receive more information on table pricing, what kind of things would be great to sell, and to reserve a table!
Contact information: Juliana Zipay, firstname.lastname@example.org, 412.431.1810, ext. 12
HackPittsburgh’s Geek Garage Sale
Looking for some great deals on random electronic components? Then stop by the HackPittsburgh Garage Sale at the shop on Sunday, Sept 16th from 11am – 4pm. We will be selling some of our excess inventory in order to clear up some room in the shop (and fund our 3D printer project), so this is your opportunity to get some great deals on networking components, audio/stereo equipment, vintage electronics, oscilloscopes, computer parts, and much more.
Open to the public. Cash, credit cards, or Pay Pal accepted.
We’re at 1936 Fifth Avenue, in the garage around back (on Watson St at Jumonville St).
Exhibition by Will Steacy Opens Friday, September 14 at Silver Eye Center for Photography
No Job No Home No Peace No Rest: An Installation by Will Steacy
September 14 - December 15, 2012
Opening Reception for the Artist, Friday, September 14, 2012, 6:30 - 9 pm
Silver Eye Center for Photography, 1015 East Carson Street, Southside
Presented against the backdrop of the 2012 election season, Will Steacy’s new installation is both a chronicle and a critique of a nation where a once-attainable “American Dream” has been replaced, for so many, by a desperate effort to survive.
At the heart of the exhibition (the title of which comes from a line in the Bruce Springsteen song The Ghost of Tom Joad) is Steacy’s 170-foot collage, which he dubs “The Beast.” A systematic, often eviscerating dissection of American policies and politics, the collage is made up of thousands of clippings from newspapers collected over the years, his own photographs and writings, and found objects.
The collage is shown here for the first time in its entirety, along with thirty-two photographs from earlier and ongoing projects - Down These Mean Streets, All My Life I Have Had The Same Dream, and We Are All In This Together.
Will Steacy is one of the most exciting and influential young photographers working today. Raised in Philadelphia, he comes from five generations of newspaper men and worked as a union laborer before becoming a photographer. The artist received his B.F.A. from New York University in 2003 and was named one of the Photo District News’ 30 Emerging Photographers To Watch in 2011. He is also the recipient of prestigious awards such as The Tierney Fellowship and The Aperture Foundation-Illumination Fund Green Cart Photography Commission.
Will Steacy’s work has been widely exhibited, collected, and featured on CNN, NPR, and BBC, and in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Esquire, Harper’s, Time, Newsweek, and The Guardian, amongst others. His books include The Monstropolous Beast(Christophe Guye Galerie, 2010), Photographs Not Taken (Daylight, 2012), and the forthcoming Down These Mean Streets (B. Frank Books, Fall 2012). The artist is represented by Michael Mazzeo Projects in New York and Christophe Guye Galerie in Zurich.
A Conversation with Will Steacy
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 7 pm
3803 Butler Street, 2nd floor, Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Free, book signing and reception to follow
Will Steacy shares his impassioned views on politics, the economy, social justice, and the role of the artist as activist and provocateur. He will also sign copies of his book,Photographs Not Taken, a collection of essays by 62 prominent photographers (including Pittsburgh’s own Ed Panar) about moments that never became a picture.
Photographs Not Taken will be available for $14.95 +tax at the event. For further information, directions, or to reserve a book, contact Spaces Corners, 412.246.8383,email@example.com, or Silver Eye Center for Photography, 412.431.1810, ext. 12.
Presented by Silver Eye Center for Photography and Spaces Corners
Gallery Talk with Will Steacy and Ellen Fleurov
Friday, September 14, 2012, 6:30 - 7 pm
Silver Eye Center for Photography, 1015 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Free, opening reception follows, 7 - 9 pm
Image credits: Will Steacy, Portrait of the Artist with “The Beast,” 2012; Condos, Chicago, 2008. Courtesy of the artist, Michael Mazzeo Projects, New York, and Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich.