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Postcard, Map and Tour visitors
Andrew Paul | Run Rabbit Gilding, Gilding, Sign Painting
#6, HATFIELD LAUNDRY, 4719 Hatfield Street
Bernadette Gerbe | Gerbe Glass, Flame Worked Glass Art
#13, 4119 Butler Street
Kelly Lane, Clothing Design
#9, ICE HOUSE STUDIOS, 100 43rd Street, Suite 108
RON DONOUGHE STUDIO & GALLERY | Ron Donoughe, Oil Paintings of the Region
#14, 208 Main Street, 2nd floor
REVIVAL PRINT CO. | Daniel Parente, Screen Printer & Designer | Josh Snyder, Printmaker | John Michnya, Screen Printer & Designer
#11, 4301 Butler Street
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Artists Open L-ville Studios to Public on Saturday, November 19, 2016
(October 21, 2016, Pittsburgh, PA)
The studios and art of over 50 Pittsburgh artists will be available for viewing by the public at the 12TH ANNUAL LAWRENCEVILLE ARTISTS’ STUDIO TOUR on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
The free event opens the doors to the unique settings where art is produced, offering an enlightening view of the processes involved in creating art objects. Studios in 18 venues spread throughout Lawrenceville represent a gamut of traditional and contemporary art media and styles.
“This is our first year with over 50 artists in the tour,” notes Seth Clark, sculpture and collage artist. “It demonstrates the creative energy that is driving the neighborhood.” Clark is one of 28 artists in the tour’s largest stop, Radiant Hall. “It’s amazing to see the artist community growing like this.”
Among the first-time artists in the tour, five can be seen at Hatfield Laundry, a new venue on this year’s tour. Andrew Paul of Run Rabbit Gilding specializes in window gilding, “gold leaf in reverse,” as described by Paul. “It started simply from a love of the old handcrafted style of sign painting.” Visitors at this venue will see work by Paul and jewelry, prints, carpentry, photography, visual communication, and design by other new artists.
“One goal of the tour has always been to educate people on the creative process,” said Mary Coleman, weaver and owner of Gallery on 43rd Street. “The tour is an opportunity to see and interact with working artists.” Artists will be available to answer visitors’ questions. Some will be engaged in art production, including Coleman who will be working on a loom throughout the day.
Others art forms represented in this year’s tour include architecture, ceramics, clothing design, drawing, glass art, installation, letterpress printing, mixed media, painting, writing, and other new media. In many cases, visitors can purchase original works directly from the artist.
Artists in the 12th Annual Tour include Gavin Benjamin, Catherine Berard, Ian Brill, Isabelle Brourman, David Calfo, Kevin Callagy, Tony Cavalline, Rona Chang, Seth Clark, Mary Coleman, Lisa Considine, Ron Copeland, Seth Davidson, Ron Donoughe, Tracey Donoughe, Ben Filio, Otto Finn, Amy Garbark, Bernadette Gerbe, Timothy Gerrits, Margaret Haden, Ross Hardy, Rebecca Harmon, Annie Heisey, Lori Hepner, Hobo Pigeon Studio, Sam Ippolito, Jill Joyce, Joe Kelly, Lisa Krowinski, Rick Landesberg, Seth LeDonne, Valerie Lueth, Seth McBurney, Maggie Messitt, John Michnya, Emily Montgomery, Moon Pine Studio, Bradford Mumpower, Daniel Parente, Leah Patgorski, Andrew Paul, Joe Perry, Hannah Powell, Linda Price-Sneddon, Dafna Rehavia, Paul Roden, Madelyn Roehrig, Elizabeth Rose, Nicole Ryan, Janice Schuler, Sarah Shotland, Kelly Simpson-Scupelli, Josh Snider, Kitty Spangler, Chris Stone, Frank Walsh, Susanna Weyandt and Thomas Weyandt.
The studios are situated in 18 diverse venues between 35th and 57th Streets in the dynamic Lawrenceville neighborhood. Settings include intimate private studios on narrow side streets, former industrial and commercial buildings converted into creative incubators, and shops along Butler Street. A printed tour map will be available showing all venues in the city’s 6th, 9th and 10th wards. The tour’s website www.lawrencevilleart.com will include images, background information, maps, and links to participating artists and studios.
The event is open and free to the public.