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.
Museums of the Future
We’re in the new millennium and Dr. Elaine A. King’s Museum class, Museums Mission, Function and Audience have been studying and asking themselves where are museums today and what will be significant new museum of the future? As a group this generation is aware that new technology is transforming all facets of our society and technology’s presence is continuously changing the museum platform. They are aware that the new museum of the future will not only be about reaching more people but also it’s about deepening people’s relationship to them both on site as well as from a distance. Furthermore, the students recognize that museums not only play a special experiential and educational role in the real world and but also increasingly do so in the digital world.
This exhibition in the Ellis Gallery running from 8 April through 19th April showcases the concepts students have explored and developed for a thematic new museum for the future. In working on this project students were asked to consider the following:
- Cultural, technological, political and economic trends of importance to museums today.
- How this museum will expand the dialogue about the subject/theme and how it connects to communities addressing the challenges of coming decades.
Three individual groups in the class have invented a new museum centering on a specific theme. Students were asked to propose a museum that is fitting for our new technological age and to consider how it can reach a broader audience. Also they were to consider how it is different from museums of the past 100 years. The three projects include: The Museum of Gender, the Arts and Technology Center,—they are museum proposals and investigations by undergraduate students— and the Museum of Public Art, is an innovative international art forum created by the Master of Arts Management students.
On Wednesday 24 April and 1st May the groups will present an in-depth analysis of their proposed museum project.
8 x 8 PHOTO PARTY
Silver Eye Center for Photography invites you to our first 8 x 8 PHOTO PARTY on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 7 - 11 pm at our Southside gallery.
What is 8 x 8? It’s a fabulous social gathering, an exhibition and sale of hundreds of 8 x 8 inch square photographs submitted from around the world, and a festive celebration of the artist in all of us!
Ease into the evening with the Not So Square Cocktail Reception at 7 pm, which includes an hour of delicious, light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails provided by Wigle Whiskey. And you’ll be able to preview and purchase great artwork from the 8 x 8 exhibition (only $20 per photo) before the crowds arrive!
At 8 pm, the event swings into high gear with the electrifying beats of DJ Nate Da Phat Barber, a sampling of food, wine, beer, and spirits from top local restaurants and purveyors, vintage-themed photo booths, and much more.
All proceeds from the 8 x 8 PHOTO PARTY directly benefit Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh’s nationally-acclaimed non-profit space for contemporary photography.
Date: Friday, May 17, 2013
Time: 7 - 8 pm, Not So Square Cocktail Reception; 8 - 11 pm, General Admission
Location: Silver Eye Center for Photography, 1015 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Advance tickets are $25 for the Not So Square cocktail reception from 7 - 8 pm, and includes the cost of admission for the rest of the evening. General admission tickets can be purchased in advance for $15.
Tickets can be purchased online until 12 noon on the day of the event at: http://www.showclix.com/event/eightbyeight
Tickets will be available at the door on the night of the event for $20 (beginning at 8 pm).
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
Doug DuBois Lecture & Book Signing
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7-9 pm
JVH Auditorium, Thayer Hall, Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA
Photographer Doug DuBois performs a reading from his acclaimed monograph, All the Days and Nights, and discusses My Last Day at Seventeen, his most recent project which documents the lives of teenagers in Cobh County, Ireland.
Tickets: Free for Silver Eye members and Point Park students, faculty and staff (with valid ID); $8 for non-members; $5 for students (with valid ID)
Steel City Roller Derby, Saturday, April 13th
Our second home game of the competitive season is coming up!
Come see the Steel Hurtin’ vs. D.C. Rollergirls All-stars and our newly formed Steel Beamers vs. State College Area Rollergirls.
Saturday, April 13th, 2013
Romp N Roll in Glenshaw: 1661 E. Sutter Rd, Glenshaw, PA 15116.
Doors 6:00, derby action 7:00.
$10 in advance, $15 at the door. Kids 10 and under get in FREE!!
Buy tickets online
or from a roller girl or in the city at:
WildCard – Lawrenceville
Slacker – Southside
Jester’s Court – Etna
Auditions for Prime Stage Theatre’s WALK TWO MOONS
Auditions for the regional premiere of Walk Two Moons, adapted by Tom Arvetis based on the Newbery Award winning novel by Sharon Creech, will be held Monday, April 1, 2013 and Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
Auditions will take place at the Oakland School located at 362 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Rehearsals begin April 8, and the show runs May 10 – 19. Student matinees are May 14, 15, 16 and 17. All performances take place at the New Hazlett Theater. Director Lisa Ann Goldsmith is seeking teen and adult actors for the roles. Schedule your audition appointment online at the following link: http://www.primestage.com/about/audition_form.html
Geek Art Green Festival 2013 April 5, 6
HighlightsforGA/GI Fest 4include a showcase of winningentriesfromthe Global Video Game Jam. Visitors will be able experience playing the actual games.The Pittsburgh Glass Center will host:glass artist Eunsuh Choi and”Lights! Camera! Fashion!”—an open invitation to photographers of every ilk to shootmodels wearing festivefashion. In addition, Knit The Bridge Pittsburgh will host a mega “Meet-n-Make” to encourage festival-goers to createsomeof thehundreds ofpanels needed for their project. Other participants includeTech Shop, High Point Pittsburgh, 6% Place, Pitt Mobil Science Lab and a host of Penn Avenue galleries and businesses.