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Fire Consumption at 7th and Penn Avenue

We were headed back to the car after walking down to the Point and the Three Rivers Arts Festival.

On the corner was a street performer, consuming fire.  Yikes!

I asked what it was like the very first time, when she was learning to do it. I could not imagine even attempting this feat. My daughter Laura said watching  it makes her nervous.

I found it mesmerizing to watch.    Photographing fire  is something I need to read about for a future shoot.

She graciously agreed to my photographing and blogging it.  You can follow her @PghFireGirl

 

- if you need a belly dance lesson, a balloon sculptor or a fire consumption artist

 

 

fire eaterPreparing to eat fire.

 

 

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You have to see it up close and in person to get the full effect…..my photos can’t really capture the fire eating adequately.

 

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All I can say is, WOW!


After Midnight at the Andy Warhol Museum 20 Year Gala

The $500 a plate crowd started at 6PM but after midnight it was fair game for the public.  Steve and I went to the opening of the Andy Warhol Museum twenty years ago, remembered a line around the block, waiting.  A bar across the street which is no longer there, where Eddie and Christine put on the finishing touches of his outfit and hair for the parade.  Christine used to cut our hair in the Fulton Buiding, long before it was Heaven and now the Renaissance Hotel.

Where did twenty years go?

So we thought we’d slip down and check it out.  See what the beautiful people are up to in the Burgh Saturday night.

Andy Warhol Museum Gala

 

Everyone abuzz

 

Mirror Ball

A mirror ball whirling and reflecting light sets a mood. The mirror ball upstairs brings you back to the time of the Velvet Underground

 

 

 

dancing in the museumAfter Steve and went through all the galleries we came down to the dancing and DJs scene in the foyer

 

 

 

DJs

Andrew Andrew live and work “as a joint persona”  dressing alike is just one aspect of this DJ duo.

Cole Haan Shoes

Forget it- these are sold out!  Cole -Haan silver shoes sported by Benjie of Benjie’s Baubles (NYC).  A gift !   Thanks for letting me shoot yourshoes! It was nice chatting as well.

 

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Felt sad looking at the photo of Andy Warhol’s grave with the glow of an eerie lighted candle-  I believe it is a “live feed”

 

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Andy Warhol’s Gravesite in Castle Shannon.

 

silver favor bag

The Silver Party Favor Tote.

 

Billy Name

Wondering how Billy Name was experiencing the gala.  Lots of folks wanted a photo with him.  He was the one who originated the SILVERIZING of Andy’s Factory.

Kissing good bye

 

 

Bob Colacello author of Holy Terror and everyone bidding farewell. Steve has an autographed copy already from MAry Lloyd.

 Author talk and book signing Sunday afternoon

 

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Silver Clouds in the Gala Tent on Seventh Street

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Standing on the corner

Headed home, the streets cordoned off.  We had a fun time.


Carrick High School Art Show – Before and During

Pittsburgh Carrick High School Art Show Opening Monday May 5th.  City County Building downtown Pittsburgh on Grant Ave.  You can go there anytime this week and see the ceramics, jewelry, paintings, drawings and photography.  It looks wonderful.

The art staff along with some volunteer assistants got together on Saturday from 8-2 and set it all up.  This is the seventh year for the show.

Tonight at the opening I went upstairs and shot from the enclosed balcony (hence some reflection)

It was great to see so many students, families and teachers and even the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Linda Lane came and selected an artwork to be awarded the Superintendent’s Award.

 

Setting up the art show

 

 

 

 

Carrick Art Show

 

And the elegant Miss Hicks came (she taught with us last year and is now at Pittsburgh Roosevelt Elementary)

The statue on the right is Mayor Richard Caliguiri (memorial statue by Robert Berks)

ms hicks and the mayor statue


“Pittsburgh Recollections” a Mural by Romare Bearden

Port Authority Downtown Pittsburgh Romare Bearden Mural

Port Authority Downtown Pittsburgh- Gateway Center Station 
“Pittsburgh Recollections”Romare Bearden Mural

To see and read more about the mural painted by Romare Bearden  in 1984 click the article here.

Appraised at 15 million dollars.

Most people who pass by it on their daily commute,  probably have no idea.  It’s 60 by 13 feet.

I tried the panorama setting again on my new iPhone.

 

 

 

 


City County Building Hosts Pittsburgh Carrick High School Art Show

Update:  5-13-13   

Just added this gorgeous  panorama photographed by Instructional Team Leader for the Fine Arts Department -Michael Dean.

Panorama Pittsburgh Carrick Art Show

 

 

The Pittsburgh Carrick High School student Art Show is hung and waiting for the Monday opening reception at 5:30.
Anyone who works in this magnificent building will get a sneak peek during the day. There were ten of us working most of the day Saturday to hang the art and place the tags by each piece.
Awards ceremony is Monday evening at 6:30 PM. Sponsored by CITIPARKS!

How about those Tiffany columns? The marble, the windows, the painted ceiling? And all the student artwork? Wow!

I can’t wait for the students to see their artwork on display in such a wonderful setting.

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There will be refreshments at the reception.

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Everything looks great!

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You have to see it in person to get the full experience.

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If you are in the city, please come see the amazing student artwork.
(Parking downtown gets cheap after 5)

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P.S.
Remembering our mothers every day of the year

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City Alley View

And the close-up cropped version


Penguin Fans Watch Stanley Cup Playoffs on Giant TV

The roads blocked off, I didn’t want to get out and walk around. Steve drove us down after dinner at Grant Ave Bar in Millvale.  We watched it on the TV in the bar as we ate.  The mood was festive. Penguins beat the Canadiens 6-3 Just wanted to check out the scene.

Giant TV downtown at Mellon Arena. People actually have a plaid couch. Streets closed.

Night starting to fall. Shot out of Steve's window from the passenger seat while at a red light.


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