Artists Susan Middleman and Joan Brindle. Classmates reunited at Susan’s Opening Reception Friday night.
Class of 1965- they met as freshmen at Carnegie Tech
(now Carnegie Mellon University) Pittsburgh PA
Joan and I were art teachers in the Pittsburgh Public Schools and then Joan was my Art Supervisor. We became friends. That’s how I got invited to her friend Susan’s Art Opening Reception at Gallerie Chiz. The large oil paintings on paper are Susan’s art work.
I met the artist Susan Middleman through Joan.
Hosted by Gallerie Chiz owner/director Ellen Chisdes Neuberg who provided the space for connections. I knew she was the gallery owner as she came to introduce herself. I was inquiring if her plate held a sweet or a savory.
I thought it might be a chocolate or a meatball but it was a baby bella mushroom.
Ellen sported a cool purple outfit, unique art jewelry and turquoise glasses. Plus she wasn’t carrying a purse. Ellen and one other person would have been selected “best dressed” if I were from the paper.
Glass and found objects artist Elizabeth Fortunato showed her work at the art opening reception this evening, too. The show is open through October 10th.
The title is Waiting for the Rain to Stop
The white embroidered dress is from Hey Betty! Vintage Clothing down the street (5890 Ellsworth Avenue)
Completing the gradebook, returning materials, getting signatures that I’ve accomplished the required tasks.
My remaining time at school growing shorter by the minute.
Still things to be done, so why not take a break and create something?
I glued all the “students” in the lid of a copy paper box. Well, not all of them but as many of the seniors who graduated last Sunday.
What might look like leftover stuff to others became a wonderful memory to me.
Thanks for the memories.
(Across street from Giant Eagle parking lot- Shadyside. From the archives)
Tonight I attended the Congressional Art Awards hosted by Congressman Mike Doyle at the William Pitt Student Union, University of Pittsburgh.
One of my students had an artwork in the exhibit. Because it’s a photograph showing herself I am unable to post her piece but I am very proud of her for participating.
On the way out of the Assembly Room, I photographed the beautiful (and very large) neon art installation by artist Jane Haskell. (See plaque below)
This afternoon my son Mark sent a few photos of the Zeigler House in Frankfort Kentucky.
Individual or group tours can be arranged with the homeowners (by appointment) and if you click the link above you can hear interviews of the owners telling what it is like to live there.
It is the only Frank Lloyd Wright building in Kentucky.
Here are the photos, thanks Mark.
When I went to pick up my order at my favorite framer, Panza Gallery in Millvale, I saw these lights aglow.
They are “lights not lamps“, Mark Panza said. “You can leave them on all the time and they don’t get hot.”
They caught my eye and I asked Mark about them. Turns out he makes them and not to share his trade secrets but he uses his signature combined dual images containing architecture, figures, and or nature. He constructs the base from frame scraps, builds a glass or plexiglass box, adds an LED light and then Mark lines the box with his image. Each one is unique.
In some of the pieces you can see recognizable architectural details from the William Penn Hotel downtown Pittsburgh and Sacred Heart Church Rose Window in Shadyside.
You may have seen previous posts with Panza Gallery featured.
Panza Gallery is “dedicated to the Pittsburgh artist”.
Millvale, PA has a lot happening.
Frozen in the moment. Still fresh, Magic.
I went back to an external hard drive and dug through archives
Looking for images that say fresh. I sure like to photograph my food. Scroll down for the fresh statue.
mixing up paint in with the food theme
The result of an enthusiastic snow plower.
A pile of asphalt chunks by where I parked.
I photographed it as I was getting ready to head home this afternoon
Can you find the “puppy”? and the “smiling face”?
Like a sculpture garden as I made my way into school this morning
Cinderblock in the snow
and how the school looked through my impressionistic windshield-
on my way home
The Weekly Photo Challenge is supposedly the Rule of Thirds but the presentation of the challenge is so completely different from what I have been taught and teach- I thought of adding the grid on some of these images to size them up. But decided to just go with what I see as broken up into thirds, or in some cases threes.
Confined myself to a NYC archive to simplify the selections. My gallery doesn’t fit the parameters of the suggested minimalist, off center subject and a blurry background.