I received the loveliest email from a nice knitter from Texas whom I met in Norway.
We traveled together on the Arne and Carlos Knitting Cruise. She attached a photo of me on the deck of the M/S Finnmarken, shooting the Norwegian coastal vista with my phone. Norway is a beautiful country.
I didn’t even know she took it. Turns out she’d also checked out my blog site when she got home and saw the People at Work series from last July’s show.
So she titled it “Ruth at Work” Thanks Becky.
Photo by Becky Weaver
Out in Left Field, after the game. PNC Park.
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
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.
Thanks for all the good wishes in accomplishing nine years of blogging and starting year ten. I’ve posted 3,235 times which averages 359 times a year.
More family came to Millvale to see the People at Work show today which was really nice. They drove in from Virginia, Ohio and West Mifflin. We gathered back at my house for dinner.
And a photography classmate of mine came with his wife to Panza Gallery at the same time. Andrew Wagner and I took a few classes together at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild. He’s a loyal blog follower, too, having photographed many similar subjects throughout his career- in FILM!
Andrew once said my blog was like a Kodak Carousel slide show and you never knew what the next slide would be. He offered to take a photo of the family at the gallery this afternoon and he took it on my camera so I have the photos right away. Thank you for coming and always being so supportive to me in my photography efforts.
Here are the photos Andrew took today.
Uncle Frank and Maura look at Vintage Car Restorer storyboard featuring Uncle Frank.
Photo credit to all three photos –Andrew Wagner
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.
Meet Al Boss of A-Boss Opticians in Braddock PA. It’s a family owned business. That’s his father up above the eyeglass frames, Albert A. Boss (1917- 2009) who established A-Boss Opticians, Inc. in 1971.
Mr. Boss was able to put new lenses into my current frames AND I ordered a new pair of glasses that I’ll pick up on Tuesday. Since I wear glasses all day, everyday, it’s crucial for me to have glasses that work well. Reasonable prices and great customer service.
I heard about A- Boss Opticians at two separate art events. One time a woman at an art opening downtown was wearing some really cool glasses, She told me how A -Boss will put lenses into vintage frames. Hers were from Paris. They do repairs, too.
Pittsburgh Photographer Ruth E Hendricks has been photographing people at work for the past several years. Two years ago, gallery owner Mark Panza invited her to show her People at Work. He followed Ruth’s daily blog and enjoyed seeing the People at Work series.
This July 2018 she will have a solo show at Panza Gallery, featuring 60 portraits of People at Work. A retired Pittsburgh Public Schools Visual Arts and Photography teacher, she showed the photographs to students so they could see a variety of job possibilities. Students’ awareness increased seeing that there are jobs where people bake cookies, change tires, capture squirrels and sell bicycles to name a few.
Named Best New Artist at PERSAD Art For Change in 2008 , Ruth also received first place in the Downtown Living Exposed Exhibition. Best Color Photography in Bucks Gallery of Fine Art, Best Regional Work in The Pittsburgh Technology Council 15 Minute Gallery Exhibition, and was a finalist in the Photographer’s Forum Magazine 29th Annual Spring Photography Contest.
Her photographs have been shown in New Orleans Photo Alliance– New Orleans LA, Center for Fine Art Photography- Fort Collins CO, 1650 Gallery– Los Angeles CA, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center-Ft, Myers FL and A. Smith Gallery-Johnson City TX, Sirani Gallery – Pittsburgh PA. Her images have been shown at Pittsburgh’s Silver Eye Center of Photography in The Looking Glass Exhibition and Self Portrait Silver Eye at 30 shows.
Pittsburgh Photographer, Ruth E. Hendricks, upcoming solo show- People at Work; Primarily Pittsburgh will be shown the month of July at Panza Gallery, 115 Sedgwick Street, Millvale PA 15209
The Opening Reception is Saturday July 7, 2018 from 6-9 PM and Closing Reception is Saturday July 28, 2018 6-9 PM. In addition, the 60 portraits of People at Work can be viewed during Panza Gallery’s regular gallery hours W-Th-F 10-5 and Sat 10-3
Contact info: rutheh(at)gmail(dot)(com), https://rutheh.com/