I saw this beautiful bicycle Bell on a purple bike, propped up and locked on a neighboring fence.
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.
Art of the Brick Exhibit is just…Wow! Artist Nathan Sawaya’s Work is amazing. I want to go back and take more time looking and thinking about all his creativity that went into making these artworks. And all from regular LEGO pieces.Thousands of them.
Carnegie Science Center with Michael, Jack and Maura responding to Edvard Munch’s The Scream
One of my favorites (with undulating lights simulating water) was The Swimmer.
Yes, that’s all constructed with LEGO. The piece count is written on each artwork’s label.
It all starts with the single brick
The kids enjoyed building with LEGO at the stations provided on the second floor
a lot of pieces in the Easter Island sculpture Moai Part of the In Pieces Gallery. LEGO objects in large photographs. Umbrella in this one
They’ve got it covered….with Heinz History admission stickers. Wonder who peeled off the first one and stuck it on the pole?
By the way, Charlie opted to keep his sticker on his shirt. He did not add it to the collection.
July has been a busy and satisfying month with the People at Work Show exhibiting at Panza Gallery. There was a well attended opening three weeks ago and now tomorrow (Saturday 7/28) the closing reception is at six.
Early Wednesday morning, my good friend Vincie texted me this photo she took when she opened her morning paper. What a happy way to start my day. It just felt great! Mary Thomas wrote a nice article (with four color photos) about the People at Work Show in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
V sent me the online version when it became available (link below )
Later in the day, I received another text from From Vincie. Her cousin Paula had texted her the photo below saying “Great article about Ruth in the Post-Gazette today”
Very thoughtful of them both. Thanks Vincie and Paula.
It’s been a nice feeling to have good friends and family who cheer me on and encourage me.
Aphrodite at Ritter’s Diner came to see her People at Work portrait. Her photo was in the newspaper, too.
This is a good time to thank Panza Gallery Owner Mark Panza who (2 years ago) invited me to show my People at Work series and who hung the show beautifully.
Also thanks to his wonderful daughter, Jennifer Panza, whose generous help was essential in making the show a success. And a grateful nod to her fiancé J for getting the beer and ice.
(Mark Panza on left, photo taken by my son Mark)
Thanks to artist Carol Skinger, fellow member of Pittsburgh Society of Artists Guild, who tutored me about publicity for the People at Work Show.
And special thanks to Tom Underiner of Pixel River Images for making me shine by printing my work expertly, using the archival pigment on the Hahnenmuhle rag paper.
Bernie Pintar was the official greeter and encouraged gallery goers to sign the guest book.
My next door neighbor, who is an artist, suggested I put things together in my house, create a still life and photograph them.
I shot the flowers in the pottery vase the other day.
Here is today’s collection.
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.
Look what I found because I turned right instead of left on 21st Street. Looking for the Brew House Association to drop off a photograph for the Pittsburgh Society of Artists show opening Friday July 6. It’s going to be a weekend of art openings for me.
It’s Fredosaurus Rex.
He used to be in front of WQED on Fifth Avenue. I didn’t get out of the car but I read there was a trolley on his tail.
Fredosaurus by artist Karen Howell holding Henrietta Pussycat and King Friday XIII in front of the Fred Rogers Company Offices
In 2003 dinosaur sculptures were installed all around the city of Pittsburgh for Dinomite Days “Dinosaurs on Parade” sponsored by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
Photos of other dinosaurs around the city