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April 2017

Oaths and Epithets: Works by Sonya Clark Opening Reception

April 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Join us for the opening of Oaths and Epithets as artist Sonya Clark leads viewers on an investigation of the inherent histories embedded in familiar materials ranging from human hair, to thread, to gold.

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August 2017

The Space Between

August 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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The Space Between at Contemporary Craft on October 12, 2017

Contemporary Craft’s salon-style speaker series – The Space Between – invites two local thought-leaders Njaimeh Njie and Corey Carrington representing different viewpoints and backgrounds 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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September 2017

Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home Opening Celebration Weekend

September 8, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - September 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home opening celebration weekend

How does lack of safety and security, from the physical elements as well as unseen external dangers, affect our psyche and ability to live and flourish? Shelter:Crafting a Safe Home is a socially engaged art experience that provides a forum for craft artists’ responses to issues of shelter—global and local, public and private.

Enjoy an evening of thoughtful art, entertainment, and community building as we celebrate the opening 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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Artist Lecture: Sonya Clark

September 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Meet the Artists: Sonya Clark and Women of Vision, Inc.

International recognized artist Sonya Clark will present a public lecture about her creative process and her work. This hair inspired community conversations will not only be about identity and perception, but also a place to share intergenerational Black hair stories with African women from the Pittsburgh region. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

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Contemporary Craft RADical Day 2017

September 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
2017 RADical Days

We invite you and your family for an exciting art experience at Contemporary Craft's RADical Day on Saturday, September 23,…

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October 2017

Doors Open Pittsburgh

October 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
the exterior of SCC

Discover the maker in you! Explore Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home, a socially engaged art exhibition in the gallery, get creative in our Drop-in Studio, and shop artfully in The Store specialized in contemporary craft during the annual Doors Open Pittsburgh event! If you would like participant in a guided tour and a hands-on art activity with embroidery during the event, RSVP with a Doors Open Pittsburgh Insider Tour ticket!

Doors Open Pittsburgh will take place from October 7 & 8, 2017. This event opens the doors to some of Pittsburgh’s most impressive buildings in Downtown, North Side and the Strip District. You decide which buildings you want to explore, make a list and go. You can buy general Doors Open Pittsburgh tickets to see all the amazing Pittsburgh buildings today.

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SHELTER Saturday Information Session

October 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Free
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, Bethlehem Haven, Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, Homeless Children's Education Fund will be in the gallery from 10 AM to 3 PM.

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The Space Between

October 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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The Space Between at Contemporary Craft.

Contemporary Craft’s salon-style speaker series – The Space Between – invites two local thought-leaders, Majestic Lane and David Oresick, 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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November 2017

CRAFTED: Ceramic Cups, Mugs, & Tumblers

November 3, 2017
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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SHELTER Saturday Information Session

November 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Free
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, Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh and Northside Common Ministries will be in the gallery from 10 AM to 3 PM.

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The Space Between

November 16, 2017 @ 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, Giselle Fetterman and Douglas Heuck, 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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December 2017

SHELTER Saturday Information Session

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Free
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, Allegheny Link and University of Pittsburgh Studio Class focused on mixed-use, co-living housing project for refugees and immigrants will be in the gallery from 10 AM to 3 PM.

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January 2018

SHELTER Saturday Information Session

January 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Free
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, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh will be in the gallery from 10 AM to 3 PM.

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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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CRAFTED: Ceramic Cups, Mugs, & Tumblers

January 30
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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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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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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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March 2018

Visual Voices: Truth Narrative Exhibition Reception

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Free
Visual Voices: Truth Narrative, a larger scale ceramic Exhibition

Visual Voices: Truth Narratives is a NCECA ANNUAL EXHIBITION curated by Winnie Owens-Hart. 35 selected ceramic artists create powerful works that speak in a variety of visual volumes that touch on personal and global issues and emotions. Their narratives, whether literal or abstract, acknowledge that intolerances spawn racial, religious, class, and gender biases in every part of the world. The sense of interconnectedness created by modern media has transformed what was once an ancestral community to now a global community.
 
Join us in the exhibition reception to enjoy a though provoking exhibition, mingle with artists, and start a conversation about the issues address through the artworks. This event is free and open to the public!

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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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