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January 2018

CRAFTED: Ceramic Cups, Mugs, & Tumblers

January 18
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 30, 2018

Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Earthy colored mugs handmade by Sarah Pike

Dining is a daily part of life, but it’s often treated as a routine of physical necessity rather than a mindful experience. In our increasingly fast-paced, takeout food-centric world, we invite you to slow down and reexamine the ritual of eating through a special celebration of handcrafted ceramic-ware.

CRAFTED is an annual Contemporary Craft Store showcase and sale featuring ceramic artworks in an effort to encourage people to reflect on the relationship between the food we consume and the objects that hold it. This year’s CRAFTED will focus on handcrafted cups, mugs, and tumblers by more than 30 selected ceramic artists from around the world. Don't miss CRAFTED to shop and gift artfully for this year's holiday season.

Get first picks on the beautiful functional ceramic artworks featured in CRAFTED at its opening reception on Friday, November 3, 6 - 8PM!

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Artist Talk: Maggy Rozycki Hiltner

January 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Maggy R Hiltner. Vantage Point (Details), 2015.

Embroidery artist Maggy Rozycki Hiltner creates images that at first appear to be whimsical or vibrantly happy, but on close inspection are not quite so. Her work sometimes addresses the malicious undertone in relationships, or the characters' lack of self-control, or the otherworldliness hidden in commonplaces. Hiltner like the way this subtext works against the comfortable and innocuous medium of fabric and stitching. Join us on January 26, starting at 5:30 PM to learn more about Hiltner and her creative process!

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February 2018

SHELTER Saturday Information Session

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Saturday Information Session

Representatives from Shelter's community partners will present in the the gallery on the first Saturday of every month throughout the duration of Shelter as a resource for the visitors.

This Saturday, Community Blue Print and Hello Neighbor will be in the gallery from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

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The Space Between

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Free
The Space Between at Contemporary Craft.

Contemporary Craft’s salon-style speaker series – The Space Between – invites two local thought-leaders, Justin Strong and Aaron Regal, to discuss the role of creativity within their respective fields. Each event is a fascinating and buzz-worthy local cultural evening of inspiring and revealing conversation.

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Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home Closing Celebration

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Free
Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home opening celebration weekend

Don't miss the last chance to enjoy the thought-provoking social justice art exhibit - Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home here in Pittsburgh. Shelter features 14 artists from the US and abroad with 35+ works that explore the pressing public issues of human displacement and housing insecurity through the lens of craft. Enjoy a Saturday of art, entertainment, and community building as we celebrate the closing of Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home. This event is open to the public with a $5 suggested donation at the door.

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April 2018

Out of Hand: REMIX

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Out of Hand: REMIX, a benefit for Contemporary Craft

Out of Hand: Remix is Pittsburgh's ultimate hands-on spring creative experience that you can't miss! Join us for an evening of hands-on art making & art auction/funky fashion/local cuisine/craft brews & cocktails/eclectic tunes & freestyle dance moves all-in-one. 

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May 2018

2018 Remake Learning Day

May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Free

Looking for an all-rounded art experiences? Curious as to what "contemporary craft" is and how it relates to our everyday life? Then don't miss the 2018 Remake Learning Day at Contemporary Craft in the Strip District! Get your hands on art supplies and materials and start making with your family, friends, and with artists. Walk with our Exhibition team in the gallery and talk about what you see in the artworks. Tour the studio and get into the world of craft! This is a free event for the whole family. All ages are welcome.

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