(Full event listings by location posted after GA/GI summaries--scroll down)
Thursday, April 5--GA/GI kick-off with Toonseum, @ 113 N. Pacific. Pittsburgh, PA 15224
A special evening as we celebrate the first in a series of incredible Comic Book Mini Conventions hosted by Toonseum! Starts 6 pm...come meet the city's finest animators and emerging cartoonists. Be first to get all news about GA/GI Unblurred happening the next night. It all starts at 6 pm
Friday, April 6 --GA/GI
@ Unblurred Art Crawl on Penn Avenue
PLUS GA/GI FRIENDS/ WEEKEND EVENTS!
Saturday, April 7 Union Project's MONSTER OPEN HOUSE Come enjoy a full family day from 9:30 AM- 8 PM @ the Union Project, 801 N. Negley Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, enjoy pottery making, a kiddie monster fashion show, Special guests: mini Power Flower and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and a family a-go-go dance from 6-8 pm. Need more details? Click here.
GA/GI @ Unblurred Listings April 6, 2012
Pandemic at Brillobox (4104 Penn) … 9:30pm-
2am … another installment of drinkin dancin
stompin and yellin w Pete & Juddy. Spring is upon
us and we are celebrating with drinks and music
from all over the world (especially the Balkans).
Pittsburgh Beautification Project Studios (4810
Penn) ... 7-10pm ... ‘Obatala,’ mixed media by Bat
Saint Chip. Plus work by resident studio artists
Katy DeMent, Dean Cercone, James Shipman,
Sigh Meltingstar, and Bob Ziller.
Optimus Tech (4820 Penn) ... 6-9pm ... Open
house. Optimus designs and manufacturers fuel
system retrofits that enable traditional engines to
burn cleaner fuel. See one of their systems and
meet its builders. Special guest: robot designer &
sculptor Donald Jones.
Pgh Beautification Project Studios (4810 Penn) ... 7-10pm ... 'Obatala,' mixed media by Bat Saint Chip. Plus work by resident studio artists Katy DeMent, Dean Cercone, James Shipman, Sigh Meltingstar, and Bob Ziller.
Modernformations Gallery (4919 Penn) ...
7-10pm ... “Eyes Right: New Mixed Media Work”
Tate Hudson displays collage work composed of
salvaged wood, discarded images, paper, and
paint. Exhibit will be on display until May 18th.
Garfield Artworks (4931 Penn) … 7-10pm ...
UNRAVELING: a theme explored through paint,
mixed-media, installation, sound art and fabric
manipulation by Lynn Ratkovich, Monica Cervone
McElwain, Kelly Jane Walker, Jamie B Miller
and Bevin Baker, this show inaugurates Siren
Studio, an artist-run association. Music from
DJ Mosaic. Donation requested. Thru Apr 29.
Museum of Post-Natural History (4913 Penn Ave)
Featuring an eco window installation specifically created for GAGI.
Normal hours of operation Sun 12-6.
Artisan (5001 Penn Ave) ... Water color paintings
by husband and wife tattooists Jason Lambert
and Cara Cable. More at www.blackcattattoos.net
Law office of Richard Walters (5005 Penn),starting 9:30pm, dance Classic “Golden Age”
Argentine Tango music in the Office, and Nuevo/
Alternative Tango downstairs to groups like
Bajofondo, Gotan Project. 412-721-7771.
Irma Freeman Center for Imagination (5006
Penn) ... 7-10pm .. Featuring “Futuristic City”
by Ryder Henry & “Bionic Beings” by Suzanne
Trenney. Musical Guests (with Projections):
Universal Beat Union and the Rusty Nail.
Studio 5013 (5013 Penn) features Sarah
Wojdylak’s “Untitled,” a reclaimed materials and
digital photography installation recounting the
6-month journey of a mysterious & rare illness.
Most Wanted Fine Art (5015 Penn) ... Thu Apr 5,
7-10pm, pop culture collectibles and artwork,
music by Grand Snafu. ...Fri Apr 6, 6-10pm,
“Paper Trail” by Edinboro Univ of PA students
& faculty. Juried by printmaking MFA students
at Edinboro. Grand Snafu performs at 9pm.
...Sat Apr 7, 12-4pm, pop collectibles & artwork;
7-11pm new music by In The Wake Of Giants.
Quantum Theater (at Waldorf School, 201
S.Winebiddle) ... Now thru April 22, “The Electric
Baby.” This tale of urban folklore connects his
Romanian mother and his Nigerian father with
colorful Pittsburghers. Watch for the coupons
being distributed at GA/GI! 888-718-4253.
Mr. Roboto Project (5106 Penn) ... 7-10pm ...
Mirrors and Scribbles, new canvas and paper
works by Jim Storch.
Artica Gallery (5110 Penn) ... 7-9pm ... Meet
Morgantics, ARTica’s “Doorway DJ” for the
evening as he sends his techno sound explosion
down the Avenue.
Awesome Books (5111 Penn), with
1000s of titles in all subjects: Art, History, Poetry,
Fiction, Biographies, Sciences, Local, Lit Crit, GLBT,
African-American, Architecture, Anthropology,
Gardening … lots of bargains, too.
Secret Reactions (5116 Penn) ... 6-10pm ...
Darrell Workman and friends create oscilloscopes
from TV’s and giant collage formed with 100s of
hand cut papers; also work by Autumn Zwigel.
Assemble (5125 Penn) ... 6-10pm ...
“PostDigital Explorations: Material Inconsistency” by
Benjamin Rice. This series of design experiments
explores an architecture that lacks permanence
and stability - constructs that attempt to move
beyond typical notions of kineticism and flux, and
into a realm that is fleeting and provisional.
Group Against Smog & Pollution (5135 Penn) ...
6-10pm ... projecting recently-discovered cartoons and a short film that GASP made 40 years
ago. GASP is new to Penn Ave but has a long
history of fighting for cleaner air in the region.
Catapult (5139 Penn) ... 7-10pm ... new mixed
media collages and drawings by Laurie Trok.
GA/GI presents Toonseum Mini Convention
(113 N. Pacific and other locations) ... 6-9pm ...
First in a series of cartoon specific events being
organized in Pittsburgh! Toonseum is offering
animated displays, cartoon and illustration
vendors, projections, kid-toon activities and lots,
lots, more! gagifest12.blogspot.com
GA/GI presents Pitt Mobile Science Lab (Penn
at Pacific) ... 5-9pm ... Come see and experiment
with the wondrous scientific materials that kids
in middle school get to see, but adults usually
don’t. Its all packed in an awesome 80-foot long,
Eastside Neighborhood Employment Ctr
(5321 Penn) … 6-9pm … Art based on scientific
explorations of the fossil record, by 5th-grade
students at the Environmental Charter School.
BFG Cafe (5335 Penn) ... Open 6-10pm ... “Gather
Round the Fire’s Green.” SpeakLife Storytellers
Adam Keene, moderates an evening of shared
eco story-telling and other green from 1 pm to 5 pm.
5426 Penn ... 6-9pm ...Artist Jessica Rutherford
creates jewelry from plastic & glass that can not
be recycled in Allegheny County. She’s joined by
live action painter Kevin Wenner, who will be
working in a large format painting on cargo paper.
Edge Studio (5411 Penn) ... 6-9pm ... L.J. Swiech
creates high-impact, digital prints by painting
with robots. Gordon Kirkwood photographs
lightning bolts, and high voltage Kirlian photos of
everyday objects. Music by Besame! The group specializes in Latin American music, with special emphasis on the sounds of Colombia. Their unique musical combination was born in 2005, when Jorge Delgado, Paul Cindric and Melissa Alliston were invited to play at the Colombian
Independence Day celebration hosted by Colombia in Pittsburgh.
The infamous Roger Day was added a few months later to complete their sound.
Quiet Storm (5430 Penn) ... 10am-11pm ...
All new art work from Ryan Lammie, Jason
Rosemeyer, Daniel Shapiro, Melissa Babyak, Gabe
Felice, Dean Cercone, Danny Devine and more.
Complimentary punch and snacks. Open late with
Tee Rex (5440 Penn) ... 6-9pm ... Add flair to your
warm-weather wardrobe with our affordable
hand-printed tees by local designers. Featured
guests: Elizabeth Klevens, a new local glass artist
who incorporates recycled materials; chefs from
E2 in Highland Park will give you an idea of some
of their simple yet delectable eats and tell you
about their Kickstarter; plus gourmet Hot Dogs
from our friends at Franktuary. 10% of our sales
this night will be donated to Hack Pittsburgh.
5450 Modern (5450 Penn) … new shop, featuring
midcentury furniture will be open 6-10pm.
Pittsburgh Glass Center (5472 Penn) ... 6–9pm
March of the Fashionistas, GA/GI’s newly
formatted fashion showcase. The hottest eco,
tech and vintage-inspired designers and boutique
owners will showcase their clothing, their
own creations or share fashion tips. Plus live
glassblowing demonstrations will be ongoing
and “Aspire: A Retrospective of Young Talent”
will be on view in the Hodge Gallery. This event
is free and open to the public. 412-365-2145.
PLUS... Glass Center special guest:
POWER FLOWER & LIQUID LIGHT! The 12' tall solar and wind energy harnessing sculpture Power Flower will be outside the Glass Center. This year the flower will be powering an internally lighted stream of water in an exhibition called Liquid Light. Water is transformed into a crystal clear state called "Laminar Flow" and has the ability carry and bend light, much like a fiber optic cable. GA/GI goers can get some fun hands-on playtime and make a splash that will not be forgotten. Thunderbolts of lighting!
Kelly Strayhorn Theater @ Dance Alloy space 553l PENN AVENUE
8 pm to 9:30 pm is the first installation of "Living Exhibit"
a dynamic exploration into the art of Steelpan construction, history, and playing techniques!
Enjoy light refreshments as master artist Phil Solomon
(Solomon Steelpan Company and Steel Impressions) and Mat Docktor (Steel
Impressions and SOUNDWAVES Youth Steelband Ensemble instructor) share the
instruments. Come by and learn about a whole new side of the steel city!
Verde (5491 Penn) ... 6pm-12am ... flavorful food
with Latin origins that’s authentic. One of the
largest tequila selections in Pennsylvania. Verde
hosts: “The Black and Gold City Goes Green.” Pick
up new info on how to “green” your home
Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s Alloy Studios (5530
Penn) ... 7-9pm ... “Living Exhibit” - Inside
Steelpan, a dynamic exploration into the art
of steelpan construction, history, and playing
techniques with Phil Solomon and Mat Doktor.
Also: Saturday, April 7 from 9:30am-8pm at
Union Project (801 N. Negley) ... MONSTER OPEN
HOUSE with all-day activities for the whole family
including puppetry, a ceramics showcase; yoga
and zumba; paper-making and a visit with the
mini Power Flower. Ends with an all ages a-go-go dance
at 6 pm.