To my Dear S.I.L. James
Hope you are having a great day today!
Birthday and vacation!!
Your mittens (to accompany the handknit hat) are almost complete. Promise.
Love, your M.I.L.
p.s. Artwork by Addie Cheges
Saturday afternoon in Homestead PA. Just across the Monongahela River.You take the Homestead Grays Bridge.
Annex Cookery has moved across the street into a wonderfully restored building and is now Art Space as well, featuring lots of interesting furniture, sculptures and art. Check out those fun and creative clocks! Delicious coffee will be served in a couple of weeks, once the rest of the chairs are delivered.
Meet the Mayor of Homestead Betty Esper
Just down the block is Studio AM (available for private events-catering
open Thursday and Sunday- check link for hours and menu)
Retro on 8th sent out the invitations. They have everything from furniture music, books, toys, jewelry, clothing and even a huge mid-century orange ashtray.
Meet RetroOn8th Co-Owner Hayley
In the same building as Annex Cookery and Art Space– I got the tour (thanks Daniel)
if you need well lit office space….just $1500 a month- if you’re interested leave a comment below.
and upstairs is a spacious 2stories of fabulous loft apartment to rent……
You can live and work in the same building.
North Side Pittsburgh. In front of the Children’s Museum. After a fun day at the museum, before we walk to the car, we like to check out the Cloud Arbor. Jack and Maura were enjoying the cool mist and an unidentified cyclist drove through to cool off. Click to watch Cloud Arbor by Ned Kahn, a video of the mist and the cyclist
Laura and Charles head to the wall to sit down Artist Ned Kahn
Waiting for the mist to appear
Artist’s Choice Show Opening at Panza Gallery in Millvale PA
At Panza Gallery Saturday night. What a crowd!
It’s good to get out. Steve went with me.
I volunteered to photograph the event which was a great way to meet the artists and art appreciators who attended. I am posting just a few now.
Artist Lesla in front of his work and Laura . Turns out I photographed Laura when she worked at Bread and Salt Bakery in Bloomfield and she was on the blog.
Our host Mark Panza
A few of the artists with their work
The mayor of Millvale, Vincent Cinski, with his wife, the First Lady of Millvale
Meet Rodney Burrell- Editor-in-Chief of LOCAL-Pittsburgh and arts/pgh LOCAL
Meet Brian Crawford The River’s Edge Station Manager “serving the communities along the Allegheny River”
Tony Cavalline and Carol Skinger
Love that purse you got in Wisconsin!
(If I missed anybody’s proper spelling of name, let me know)
The minute I saw this painting, I knew it would be perfect in the nursery.
My friend and blog follower Toni K. took this photograph Saturday 5-30-15 at the shower. Thanks for sending it.
Here’s Laura with the Night Forest Elephant and Bird piece I bought at the PERSAD Art for Change 2015 Auction.
Jeffrey Brunner of Hey Beast Studio in Pittsburgh is the artist! He’ll have a booth at the Three Rivers Art Festival next week.
Photograph taken by Toni K at the shower
Laura is sporting the gift of Chewbeads that double as a necklace and a teething ring for baby…..Thanks Marlene!
You can see Maura and my SIL James in the reflection
(Note to self: photograph art without glass)
And here it the book I bought with the stunning illustrations by Mr. Brunner.
One more fun illustration by Jeffrey Brunner
Just got back from this wild event, the 18th ART ALL NIGHT in Lawrenceville.
Saturday morning I went down and registered a photograph that is hanging there now and I’ll pick it up Sunday afternoon. This is the first year I’ve participated. What a crowd!
Here are some of the patrons waiting to get into the warehouse to see the hundreds of artworks displayed. There are artists creating “LIVE ART” that will be auctioned or sold at noon Sunday.
Thanks for allowing me to blog you and your dogs! Here are some Lawrenceville “neighbors” of the event.
The Warehouse shot earlier in the day
I think this is the line for the Free Beer
there was a lot of MOTION at Art All Night
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.
Everyone who knows me and what’s in Millvale PA, was pretty sure I was at Jean-Marc Chatellier Bakery when they saw yesterday’s post of the snow topped mailboxes.
Not this trip- although I wish I’d thought of when I was over there.
Right after school I drove in the snow and met my wonderful printer, Tom, to pick up a print. Tom was waiting on the side of street on 31st between Liberty and Penn, right before the 31st Street bridge.
His good idea so I could get to Millvale before closing.
I was dropping off a print to be framed at my favorite framer, Mark Panza Gallery. He and his daughter Jennifer do an excellent job. I always leave there with a rejuvenation in spirit and lots of creative ideas after we talk.
Mark took this photo me with my new SONY mirrorless camera, testing it out.
I love the vintage mannequins in the background as they are waitng for pick-up to be in a movie being filmed in Millvale and Pittsburgh.
Thanks for taking this photo of me Mark.
and here is our
selfie usie taken with the tilt screen option that opens up.
I made it a tad smaller so I don’t feel so bulky when I look at it.
I cropped myself out and got a nice portrait of Mark
Steve brought in take out tonight. Fish sandwich and slaw. I reheated the sandwich in the oven. Mmmmmm.
Limiting myself to a single image, shot on my iPhone at school. I like to document their artwork.
Teaching art to K-8 students, I had many choices.
I am posting this first grader’s response to the question What is Your Favorite Thing About School?
Here are some fellow bloggers responses to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Create
And the close-up cropped version