Spring 2014, Twelve-day residency at an elementary school in Western Pennsylvania. I worked with 200 second grade students to create and perform a puppet pageant.
December 2011, Curated show and performance night, Lascaux to Garfield at Irma Freeman Center for Imagination.
Below are works that were on display at the Lascaux to Garfield Art Salon. The show ran December 2nd & 3rd 2011, Irma Freeman Center for Imagination, Garfield, Pittsburgh. The mini-festival event included a Puppet Happening cabaret, Friday Night Puppet Live.
Gabe Felice presented an assortment of paintings and painted wood gadgets.
detail of painting by Gabe Felice
Glass artist Lindsay O’Leary played with themes of size and scale in presenting a collection of hand-crafted terrarium environments.
various succulent terrariums, 2011
Go Fly a Kite, 2010
Using the medium of serigraphy, Jessica Scott celebrates expected and unexpected views. Her works utilize delicate line to describe the magnificent structural qualities of Pittsburgh bridges.
After 9/11, Photographer Larry Rippel was struck by the proliferation American Flags throughout Pittsburgh. His tableau of images from that period remind us of our reactions to the disaster, with the flag serving a symbol of collective hope in the midst of strong national division.
Jessica Langley presented a series of collages in which she altered appropriated imagery of trophy sport hunting.
Kirsten Ervin presents an assortment of mixed-media work exploring color and whimsy realized through an intuitive process of “automatic” drawing.
LEX Covato presented painting combining pop culture with metaphysical reflection. Covato weaves together mythology, psychology, and religion in an illustrative manner encouraging the viewer to contemplate as well as laugh.
Super Id by LEX Covato
Saint of the Sea by LEX Covato
Mike Cuccaro presents some new cityscapes in watercolor and india ink inspired by the recent bizarre events around Zanesville, Ohio.
Nicole Sarver presents a selection of acrylic paintings in which she thoughtfully renders the unnoticed microcosms of Pennsylvania’s unspoiled wilderness areas.
Through the void and back again, painter Moshe Sherman presents works reminiscent of Op art with a soothing twist. He describes his works as “Dream Catchers” and “Intention Carriers.”
Claudia Giannini’s work explores our connection to the natural environment. Using imagery of native plants in Appalachia (working in a technique that includes hand printing and toning photographs) along with archetypal symbols for the elements of nature, she creates delicately crafted photomontages.
Element: Water by Claudia Giannini
Steve Smith creates visionary images based on current events and personal moments.
Steve Smith, Detail of Pharaoh’s Pet
Steve Smith, Detail of Tippy Tippy Bongo
Victoria Cessna presents a three-panel group portrait painting titled Sullivan School 1957
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