FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE contact: Carol O 9Sullivan April 20, 2007 412-681-5449 Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Announces New Summer Exhibits (Pittsburgh, PA) 3 Pittsburgh Center for the Arts announces more new exhibits for the Summer. The featured artists are Lindsay O 9Leary, Judi Charlson, Kaley Finegan, Christopher Clarke, and Brian Frus. Their work is on view June 1 through August 19, 2007.
An opening reception will be held on Friday evening, June 1 from 5:30 to 8:00pm. The reception is open to the public; a $5 donation is requested; free to members. Scheduled Artist Talks, Workshops and Performances @ Center for the Arts: June 1: Group A presents an evening of performances; Free to members; 7:00 pm.
June 10: Post-Glass Art Society Conference Demonstration: Bullseye Box Casting with Judi Charlson, $40; 1:00 - 3:00 pm. July 14: Out of the Box: A Workshop for Youth with Group A; Free; 10:30am - 1:30pm. June 28: Artist Talks with Lindsay O'Leary, Kaley Finegan, Christopher Clarke, Brian Frus; Free; 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
Worlds Within Worlds , Kaley Finegan, Christopher Clarke, Brian Frus This group show features three glass artists whose new works have a conceptual connection to the natural world. Kaley Finegan builds sculptures utilizing ... more. less.
colored clay and experimental glazes. Her work is inspired by the delicate nests of birds and insects.<br><br> Brian Frus uses a combination of hot and cold working glass processes to generate complex sculptural seed forms, combining transparent glass with natural found objects. Christopher Clarke has created forms with the characteristics of natural vessels, such as seed pods, shells and cocoons. He utilizes a treatment that makes glass surfaces look like aged, weathered, organic bodies, which contain new life inside.<br><br> Efflorescence: The Sea After Time , Lindsay O 9Leary After studying science and music in college, O 9Leary discovered glass at the Cleveland Institute of Art and moved to Pittsburgh when the Pittsburgh Glass Center opened. Her installation evokes the characteristics of the sea 3 shiny, rippling, cool, shimmery, and wet. Mounds of silvered glass orbs are arranged in six large pods on the floor.<br><br> A vibrant blue painted criver d on the wall blends into a matching blue runner on the floor as a path between the pods. cWhat does the future hold, d O 9Leary asks, ca Pangea Ultima wherein the waters will dominate the earth? Or perhaps a desecrated graveyard of dying rivers? d Totem and Taboo , Judi Charlson Charlson, a Pittsburgh native, earned her BFA at Chatham College.<br><br> Through her art she explores the physical, spiritual, emotional and temporal aspects of human presence. Painting and sculpting from life, her work conveys interpersonal relationships as well as states of isolation. She began working in glass six years ago.<br><br> In this exhibit, Totem and Taboo , all the sculptures have been kiln cast by using the lost wax process. The Totem is a cwall of life, d a 4 9 x 6 9 screen holding 98 glass box castings. The negative images represent objects and figures lost, found, forgotten or remembered from life, showing the commonality and individuality of humanity.<br><br> Behind the glass screen, a tomb-like structure represents the Taboo. It contains clear negative castings, with death personified by the three-dimensional figures on the surface. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts is located at 6300 Fifth Ave.<br><br> Pittsburgh Filmmakers is located at 477 Melwood Ave. For more information, call 412-361-0873, or visit; www.pittsburgharts.org . ###<br><br>