Artist Stephen Hankin, painting at The Frick, Pittsburgh. Although I interrupted his concentration, he graciously allowed me to photograph him at work. Said I could blog him, too. And here I was wondering what I’d photograph after the People at Work Show was over. If you live in Pittsburgh or plan to visit and would like to tour his studio (where he has 180 paintings on the walls) you can contact him stephenhankinart(at)gmail(dot)(com)The front of his card shows his studio with paintings on the walls.
The show is over but I wanted to share a good portion of it online for those who weren’t able to come to the gallery.
Thank you Panza Gallery for inviting me to show People at Work.
The opening – July 7th Photo by Laura
Neonatal Nurse storyboard with grandson Charlie
The Family gathered in July 14th
“Play is the work of the child” Maria Montessori
The Closing was July 27th
Mary Thomas’ article in the Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/art-architecture/2018/07/25/Ruth-Hendricks-People-at-Work-Panza-Gallery-Eric-Crosby-Andy-Warhol-Foundation-fellowship-Eric-Shiner/stories/201807180009
Tawyna Panizzi article in the Trib
Printing done by Tom Underiner of Pixel River Images
Steve and I drove downtown and found a free parking spot on Penn Avenue near the Heinz History Center. Now it seems petty to mention that we parked for free ( and walked a ways to the Picklesburgh Fest) but some places were charging fifteen bucks. Too much. Here’s a fact about pickles from the Picklesburgh Website
AMERICANS CONSUME 26-BILLION PICKLES A YEAR, WHICH EQUALS NINE POUNDS OF PICKLES PER PERSON”
Our friend Roberta had invited us down to hear the music by Marc Reisman and the Strong Way Band who were to play at seven. The sound stage was on the North Side of the Roberto Clemente Bridge so we made our way through the beer lines and booths to get there. I asked a few people if I might photograph their pickle themed food or t-shirt and everyone was more than cooperative. In fact there was a sign about Photographic Consent which I had not seen before. If you got on the bridge and into the Picklesburgh Festival you were consenting to be photographed.
Artists capture Tierra and Cielo in Art Show
Land and Sky
opening this weekend — Saturday July 14th at 4:30
Joaquin Navarro and Terri Wolfe Izzo
Terri Wolfe Izzo says-
Joaquin Navarro says-
Terri and Joaquin welcome you to Wolfe Izzo Fine Art Studio
820 Camp Horne Road Pittsburgh PA 15237
Email Terri to make an appointment to see their paintings sometime during the week tswolfedesign(at)gmail(dot)com
and be on the lookout for signs by the car lots to enter the lot for the studio
THE PEOPLE AT WORK SHOW IS A GO!
Millvale suffered from the heavy rains and the Main Street looked like a river flowing right through the center of town. The roads were closed Thursday. Anyone watching the local news, wondered if the opening of my People at Work Show, scheduled for Saturday 7/7 at 6 PM, could still happen. And the answer is yes. Clean up crews worked feverishly to get the town ready for business.
Hope to see you there for the opening reception Saturday night. Panza Gallery 115 Sedgwick Street Millvale PA.
Regular gallery hours are W TH F 10-5 Sat 10-3
You’ve seen some people at work on the blog already.
Steve and I met Vincie at the Penn Brewery parking lot and walked down Vinial Street to the Kaffeehaus on Chestnut Street.
My former photography teacher from Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Germaine Watkins, had a solo show of incredible photographs of Haiti. I bought the one of the gorgeous countryside that is right behind my head.
Vincie took this photo of me with Germaine
Cameo and Germaine as the show starts
Across the street from the Penn Brewery in the Spring Garden Neighborhood of PIttsburgh
Right in Millvale PA, across the Allegheny River from Pittsburgh.
” Croatian artist Maxo Vanka painted a one-of-a-kind masterpiece on the interior walls of St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in Millvale, PA. The 25 murals—created in two intense periods in 1937 and 1941—are unique, evocative and larger-than-life representations of faith and family; the immigrant experience in America; social justice and injustice and the horrors of war” from the website Vanka Murals
When I parked on Grant Avenue, I noticed the banner sign on the lamppost and remembered seeing these dramatic and stunning murals at St. Nicholas Church. Information on the website link about how to get a tour and how to support the preservation of these significant and historic artworks.
People at Work. Meet Shillelagh maker, Mr. Patrick Byrne. Today I got invited to his workshop, Byrne Shillelaghs, to photograph him making a shillelagh. Irish Walking Sticks, right here in Pittsburgh. Made to order. I got to see a work in progress- A Thumb Stick. His custom designs are gorgeous. I saw an authentic thorn stick too, with the thorns still protruding from the column of wood.
We met because we both donated our artistic creations to the Kidney Gift of Life Gala.
Custom Branding, Embedded Coins, Gems, Nameplates are all a possibility when ordered your custom made shillelagh. Here is Pat Byrne holding one made of hard maple.
Here is Mr. Byrne, holding the shillelagh that was given to him by a man who said, “You’re Irish aren’t you?” and went into his house and brought this out and gave it to him as a gift. This first shillelagh started his thinking, I could make this! And he does, beautifully. His son does the art work and branding on the shillelaghs and made one with a Celtic knot carved design that was stunning.
Mac ‘n Berries by Lexi V.
I saw it in on a shelf in the glass door built-in cupboards this morning. Finally putting away some special dishes the grandkids had used their last visit.
The Mac ‘n Berries tag on the bottom reminded me of the creator Lexi V.
I bought it from a former photography class student who took ceramics as well.
So I set a place for it on the dining room table, took a picture and cheered myself.
You met Dagmar Bruckner and her husband Gunnar yesterday at Kiez Eis blogpost.
Here she is in her gallery/store, just around the corner from the ice cream store.
Dagmar’s first career was Occupational Therapist but about fifteen years ago while living in Brooklyn, she learned how to make glass beads.
She demonstrated the making of a glass bead. The colored glass rods are from Murano, Italy.
She lit her torch and melted the end of the rod to the consistency of honey, turning it all the time onto a metal tool.
Sometimes she uses a mold to form the bead but most of the time she creates each bead by hand without the mold, so they don’t lose the handcrafted touch.
One of her signature creations is –
Tiny pieces of the Berlin Wall inside a single glass bead
Once a month dbeads conceptstore hosts concerts.
Her graphic artist made these bumper stickers with this saying! She gave me a couple to bring home.
Thanks Dagmar for being part of the People at Work Series. She suggested a new project for my next visit to Berlin- Artists at Work!