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Saturday, April 9, 2011
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Friday, April 1, 2011
graphics to give to our fledging new festival graphics and to also promote a shiny new wing of it called "Birds, Trees and Robots," which the children's segment of eco and technology activities, wich will again occur on Saturday, April 2 at the Union Project, starting 10 am. Today, Touchfaster boasts a line-up of phenomenal young pittsburgh talent including Pierce Maratto and Eli Reibich and does a myriad of services including photograhy and events planning. Also watch for GA/GI on Living Pittsburgh's "Brugh Watching" video segments that are being run showing the best of Penn Avenue's Arts Initiative.
Posted by Passports: the Art DIversity Project at 9:49 AM
Monday, March 28, 2011
|"Gala" by Amanda Gross|
'We love that we have clothes by teenagers right up there on the runway with people who have shown in Paris. Everyone is so accommodating and the younger people get a sense of the possibilities open to them. Many of our Pittsburgh folks are doing quite nicely in the world market." Added to this is a sense of daring-- new definitions of fiber. When Team GA/GI learned the fashion show's host venue, The Pittsburgh Glass Center, was celebrating its 10th Anniversary, we asked them to put out a call for clothing made of glass. PGC's Paige Ilkhanipour and Heather Joy Puskarich took up the challenge.Within weeks, incredible submissions arrived; all of which certainly "break the glass ceiling" of what is considered wearable fashion today.
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Rounding out the fashion show, are vintage looks and eco inspired style from fashion "hot spots": Kelly Lane, ModCloth, Crazy Hot Clothes, Little Black Dress, Jonano, Cotton Factory, Sugar, and other amazing designers! The fashion show is sponsored by FUZE, a fruity, 0-calorie beverage that comes in multi layered flavors.
Posted by Passports: the Art DIversity Project at 9:17 PM
Monday, March 7, 2011
The Center for PostNatural History: An Introduction from Rich Pell on Vimeo.
|Rich Pell, CPNH Curator|
Center for PostNatural History from Rich Pell on Vimeo.
When Team GA/GI heard that 4913 Penn Avenue (formerly Tweek) had been untweeked, we had to learn what was going in. A few calls later we had the pleasure of talking to Rich Pell, part activist, part artist and low key mad scientist who according to the Kindle Project is " the most subtle bad ass" they've ever encountered. Pell, they, say "works in calculated and brilliant ways, never breaking any rules, while creating something no one has ever seen." We couldn't be happier that this Smithsonian Fellow chose Penn Avenue as the location to present his grand experiment which he says is simply to get people to "take a closer look at things they take for granted." This led Pell to advance the concept of The Center for Post Natural History or CPNH, a public outreach venue dedicated to the intersection of culture, nature and biotechnology.
Said Pell, "People need to consider the impact they have on living organisms, how we divide our resources, and how we use our food supply. We need to think those thoughts and hang out with them."
During GA/GI festival goers will get their first dose of what Pell plans to offer at his new Center when it officially opens in June 2011. He chose Penn Avenue for his location because of its diversity. "I don't want to be talking to only one kind of person, " he explained. "I love the broad range of people in the Friendship/Garfield area, and I want people from all over to come here and be fascinated!"
Well, there is no telling what Pell plans to present to the public on GA/GI Night, April 1. So, when the sun goes down that evening, join the watch at the windows of 4913 Penn!
Posted by Passports: the Art DIversity Project at 7:12 PM
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Posted by Passports: the Art DIversity Project at 4:42 PM
Hearn explains her inspiration, “If we are missing an experience then we should do it ourselves, create it ourselves. I thought maybe other people need a safe place too.”
Posted by Passports: the Art DIversity Project at 12:43 PM
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The brainchild of sisters, Laura Barrows and Lisa Coe, the Snapology center was created to advance, science, math, technology and literacy through play. Coe and Barrows saw the fun their own children had creating with Legos and other building materials and decided to take it to the next level. Children at Snapology learn team work and hone their social skills by working with instructors who teach by interactive lesson plans followed by model building and computer work.
Snapology offers Parents Night Out Lego Labs, summer classes, birthday parties and other programs. Try out a sampling at GA/DAY, Saturday April 2 from 10 am to Noon at the Union Project Hosting their annual open house @ 801 North Negley Avenue in Highland Park.
Snapology is joined by David Edwards Power Flower, The Pittsburgh Center of the Arts paper-making artists, SpeakLife Storytellers, and Apps for Healthy Kids from "Fit 4 Life" and more. Plus kids enjoy a health snack from Right by Nature.
Posted by Passports: the Art DIversity Project at 3:57 PM
Monday, February 28, 2011
Students from the Hip Hop on Lock Project, located in East Liberty and run by local music mogul, Emmai Alaquiva, will participate in GA/GI Fest to enhance their writing talents and share their positive energy. They'll get a special session to check out the work of Craigslist Tunes producer Gian Carlos De-Silva Jesus (see story below) on Friday, April 1. Then, on April 2, they'll participate in a special story-telling workshop with SpeakLife, spoken word artists who attend Duquesne University. The workshop is one component of GA/GI Day for Kids at the Union Project's Open House on April 2. Other GA/GI Day participants included David Edwards with his solar powered metal flower, Healthy Family Apps organized by Jia Ji, and hands-on eco art activities coordinated by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. For more check our GA/GI events schedule at the top of the page.
Posted by Passports: the Art DIversity Project at 2:53 PM
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Look for 'em! Designed by Brenda Brown of Passports: Art Diversity, a pre-event poster will be popping up all over Penn Avenue, reminding folks that GA/GI is one sign of spring--weeks before Earth Day. And Revive Marketing with kick start us! Redd Up 'Burghers!
Posted by Passports: the Art DIversity Project at 11:20 PM