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January 2016

Crafting Connections in The Strip

January 27, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Craft new connections with a diverse crowd of young professionals at Contemporary Craft in the Strip District, an arts non-profit…

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February 2016

MINDFUL Saturday Information Session

February 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Our Mindful community partners will be on hand in the gallery the first Saturday of every month throughout the run…

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March 2016

FI2016 Juror Arturo Alonzo Sandoval: Remembrance and Transformation: Creating a Sense of Place Between Art and Craft

March 4, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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This special presentation is an overview of Arturo Alonzo Sandoval’s art from 1969 – 2015. Arturo Alonzo Sandoval is a fiber…

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MINDFUL Saturday Information Session

March 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Our Mindful community partners will be on hand in the gallery the first Saturday of every month throughout the run…

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MINDFUL Lecture: Lecture: Pediatric Anxiety Disorders, Phenomenology and Treatment

March 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Dr. Birmaher serves as the Director of the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Program and Co-Director of Child and Adolescent Bipolar…

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Mindful Closing Celebration

March 12, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Join us on Saturday, March 12 as we bid farewell to Mindful" Exploring Mental Health Through Art.

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April 2016

Out of Hand 2016

April 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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It’s time for things to get Out of Hand!

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May 2016

Fiberart International 2016 Opening Reception

May 6, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Join SCC in celebration of the opening of Fiberart International 2016! Featuring work by 78 established and emerging artists, this…

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June 2016

Sapphire Celebration – SCC’s 45th Anniverary

June 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Join us for an evening honoring SCC’s 45th Anniversary featuring an artist talk and new enamel work by Alex Raphael.

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July 2016

WORLD’S LARGEST PAPER QUILT Project

July 1, 2016 - July 3, 2016
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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WHAT: The WORLD'S LARGEST PAPER QUILT is being created right in SCC's backyard! This sustainable and creative paper making experience will be so BIG, so WET, and so FUN!

WHO: You! Please join artists Katy Dement, Albert Pantone, and Amy Masters while you are in the Strip as they'll be crowd sourcing the labor needed to create this ambitious project.

WHERE: The project will take place out doors in Contemporary Craft's adjacent parking lot at 2100 Smallman Street.

WHEN: July 1, 2 & 3 from 11:00am to 3:00pm each day

• Join us and bring your shredded paper
• Create handmade paper from trash
• Help the environment
• Be part of Pittsburgh's hand paper making movement!
• Break all records
• FREE and open to the public

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September 2016

Edward Eberle Retrospective: Opening Reception

September 9, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Be one of the first to experience the Edward Eberle Retrospective.

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October 2016

Contemporary Craft’s RADical Day

October 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Contemporary Craft's RADical Day will take place on Saturday October 8, 2016. We invite you to discover the maker in you! Explore Edward Eberle’s striking porcelain sculptures in the gallery, get creative in our Drop-in Studio, and experiment with making handmade paper with local artist Katy Dement (from 11am-2pm).

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November 2016

CRAFTED 2016 – Opening Reception

November 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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CRAFTED is an annual Contemporary Craft Store showcase and sale featuring a wide variety of ceramic tableware 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 event and sale will include over 100 pieces of work by 30 hand-selected ceramic artists from around the world.

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December 2016

Teacher Development Maker Night

December 8, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Join us in the studio for this FREE event. Learn some strategies for teaching hands-on learning while making something great!

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March 2017

The Space Between

March 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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The Space Between at Contemporary Craft.

Inspired by Pittsburgh ceramic artist Edward Eberle’s black and white motifs, Contemporary Craft’s new salon-style speaker series – The Space Between – invites two local thought-leaders representing different viewpoints and backgrounds to discuss the role of creativity within their respective fields. Loosely organized around themes of language, the body, and food, each event joins together fascinating and buzz-worthy local cultural producers in an evening of inspiring and revealing conversation.

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April 2017

Out of Hand Hoedown!

April 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Join us for an evening of Bluegrass, blue jeans, bourbon, and BBQ at Out of Hand, Contemporary Craft’s annual giving gala supporting free exhibitions, education, and arts programming for all ages. Earthy and emotive, the Bluegrass genre features a cultural blend of musical narratives focused on everyday life—a fitting backdrop for an evening celebrating craft, an accessible art form perfectly suited for creative storytelling and personal discovery.

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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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