#OpenOnPenn heads to Wheeling WV

#OpenOnPenn heads to Wheeling WV

OpenOnPenn_Exhbit_Card_17 copy#OpenOnPenn: An exhibition of artworks and historic items representing Penn Ave Arts.

Opening Reception Sept 7, 2017

Hart Galleries, Stifel Fine Arts Center
1330 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003

Show hangs til end of October. If you can’t make the opening reception make sure to stop by during regular business hours!

The Penn Avenue Arts District sprung from the Penn Avenue Arts Initiative, a collaboration created in 1998. (4800-5500 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224). This exhibit presents not only artworks that represent the vibrant cultural exchange of the Main Street but also a glimpse at history and the changes with in a community through newspapers, photographs, and other items. Curated jointly by The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation and Most Wanted Fine Art; featured artists include Jason Sauer, Danielle Robinson, D.S Kinsel, J.R Holtz, and Sam Thorp. Plus many more artists representing the vibrant arts scene of Penn Ave. 

READ ALL ABOUT IT IN THE NEWSPAPER!


FULL ARTIST LIST!
Alisha Wormsley
Alison Zapata
Bekezela Mguni
Beth Ann McClone
Bob Ziller
Brian Cottington
Carolyn Pierotti
Carolyn Wenning
CAT Conley
Chris Ivey
Cristina Morrow
Danielle Robinson
David “C-Doc” Snyder
D.S Kinsel
Elizabeth Barreto Ortiz
GEMS & CHU
Jason Woolslare
Jason Angst
Jason Sauer
Jill Charlton
Joshua Hogan
JR Holtz
Julie L. Mallis
Kai Devenitch
Kati Zmenkowski
Kenneth Neely
Kyle Ethan Fischer
Laura Jean McLaughlin
Macabre Noir
Maggie Negrete
Marcel Lamont (M.L.) Walker
Mario Josie Ashkar
Matt Spahr
MFONE (Rest in Peace)
Michael Galone
Michael Moessner
Nick Henderson
Nina Bell Gibbs Sauer
Nina Marie Baubuto
Njaimeh Njie
Oreen Cohen
Rashad Jamal
Ryan Dunmeyer
Ryder Henry
Rob Warren
Sam Thorp
Scott Charlton
Shawn Farester
Steph Sciullo
Susan Wagner

Stifel Center Hours http://oionline.com/stifel/
• 9am-5pm Monday through Friday
• 10am-4pm Saturday

ABOUT THE SPACE:
Oglebay Institute fosters appreciation, expression and discovery by engaging people of all ages and abilities through exceptional programming in performing and visual arts, dance, history, and nature.

Oglebay Institute advocates the essential value of arts and nature in our personal lives and its public worth to our community. Whether as creators, participants or observers, people are motivated by the inspiration they find in art and nature. These experiences break cultural, generational and social barriers, teach commonalities among us, connect people more deeply to the world and open up new ways of seeing. Oglebay Institute provides a wide variety of services such as quality instruction and supportive learning environments, venues to exhibit and sell artwork, stages on which to perform, trails to hike, habitats to study, archives and collections to explore and countless opportunities for collaboration, camaraderie and creative expression. Whether the goal is to transition from novice to pro, try a new hobby, engage in a passion or to simply be a part of a creative community – history buffs, nature lovers, audience members, artists, craftsmen, dancers, musicians and thespians, of all ages and abilities, have a place – and a purpose – at Oglebay Institute.

Stifel Center Hours http://oionline.com/stifel/
• 9am-5pm Monday through Friday
• 10am-4pm Saturday
Open during scheduled classes.
Housed in the historic Edemar Mansion, the Stifel Fine Arts Center is a treasure trove for artistic expression and personal fulfillment. A public arts center with galleries, classrooms and performance space, the Stifel Center serves as a gathering place for artists, emerging artists, art lovers, students, educators and families – connecting and engaging the community in creative pursuits.

#Open On Penn Art show Flyer 2017-Print copy

 

 

 

MWFA is building a new green facility in Garfield

MWFA is building a new green facility in Garfield

Dear Friends,

We celebrated 10 years on Penn Ave in 2016 and are excited to announce that we have plans to expand and continue on in Garfield for another decade or more. In order to house all our programs and projects we are building a new larger green facility on a piece of property we have owned for the past 5 years. We fondly refer to it as “Rowdy Park” and it currently is where we work on art cars & sculptures. It is located at 5217 HillCrest Street, PGH PA 15224, across from Healcrest Farms near the Gator staircase in Garfield.

This new facility will be fully handicap accessible, and present more as a maker space with a car garage for classes, sculpture studio, mono print shop, and outdoor event space with a sculpture garden. There will be an emphasis on renewable and green practices and it will be located near the new Garfield green zone initiative areas.

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that to facilitate this move we will have to sell the 5015 Penn Ave building. Lisa Gasperoni at Howard Hanna will handle the sale of the building and the price is based on current market rates.

We have had some amazing memories in the 5015 Penn Ave space and it is heart wrenching to plan this move but we know that it is needed to build a long-term future for Most Wanted Fine Art in Garfield.

It is important for us to be accessible for all and something we have always valued. The fact that the gallery and our living area wasn’t handicapped accessible was becoming a professional and personal sticking point. After pricing options to create that sort of accessibility it became clear that it would be better to utilize the property we already owned and build a custom space that would fit all the variety of projects and their needs that we work on. We are nervous and excited for this new phase. The best programming will continue in the new space including art shows, pop up dinners, community service, poetry, and more. We hope to have the building built before the end of 2017. In the meantime we have pop up events scheduled both in the 5015 Penn Ave space until it is sold and other locations both on Penn Ave and through out Pittsburgh.

Love,

Jason, Nina & Rowdy Sauer

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Architectural drawing of new building site.
Architectural drawing of new building site.

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Artist Residency in Olympia Washington: Nina & Jason

Artist Residency in Olympia Washington: Nina & Jason

Jason and I are gallery owners, mentors, community service leaders, and artists. The both of us share a love and history with screen-printing and have our own shop in the basement of our art gallery. As we transition from studio to classroom we are learning new techniques and refreshing old ones. We are excited to announce we have been invited to be artists in residence at Plum(B) Editions in Olympia Washington! They even invited our 4-year-old son, Rowdy and are assisting us with childcare and housing while there. This is my first residency! I am excited to learn along side Professor John Lysak May 16-May 25, 2016. The residency also includes an exhibition at ArtHouse Design Gallery for Jason.

Professor John Lysak is a master screen printer and a wonderful mentor. John Lysak received his M.F.A. degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 1988. He has spent much of his time in various teaching positions, and as a master printer at Stone Press Editions in Seattle Washington. From 1995-2013 Lysak was an Associate Professor of printmaking and Art Department Graduate Program Head. Lysak and his colleague Franz Spohn formed Egress Press and Research in 1998.Egress Press and Research is a fine art publishing and research component of the printmaking studio at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Currently Lysak is running Plum(B) editions in Olympia Washington.

If you are familiar with Most Wanted Fine Art you know we work day and night in the community to create opportunities for Garfield residents and artists alike. We host over 24 resident artists who are all active in Pittsburgh creating change. While this work is very rewarding, sometimes it is important to focus on personal art practices to keep the skills sharp! We are thrilled for this opportunity to grow our knowledge and share it with people in our own screen-print classroom.

If you would like to support us on our learning Journey you can donate using the button below.


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Thank you! We will be posting photos and videos on our social media pages; we hope you will come on the adventure with us!

 

Hugs and Love!

Nina Sauer

Most Wanted Fine Art

5015 Penn Ave, PGH PA 15224

 

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