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Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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October 2015

ARTIST TALK: Casey Sheppard

October 2, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Artist Casey Sheppard wearing a metal necklace

Metalsmith Casey Sheppard has embarked on a year long journey called "Case of the Nomads," during which she will be traveling the…

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November 2015

CRAFTED Opening Reception

November 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$15 - $30
Stack of colorful ceramic bowls by Chandra DeBuse

Slow down, sip, and savor at CRAFTED, a SCC signature event and exhibition celebrating handcrafted edibles and handmade functional ceramics.

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MINDFUL Saturday Information Session

November 7, 2015 @ 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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December 2015

Jewelry Edition in The SCC Store

December 5, 2015
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Don't miss Jewelry Edition Vol. 2 in the SCC Store this December!

Founded by Kat Cole and Laura Wood in 2012, Jewelry Edition supports and promotes the work of emerging and early career jewelry artists, while attracting and educating collectors through an interactive website and pop-up shops around the country.

On view in the SCC Store December 5 - 26, this limited time sale will showcase the work of national emerging jewelry artists Caitie Sellers, Erica Bello, Emily Rogstad, Jessica Andersen, Kat Cole, Laura Wood, Liz Clark, and Rachel Shimpock. It's the perfect opportunity to purchase a meaningful, handcrafted piece, while supporting the work of an emerging artist.

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MINDFUL Saturday Information Session

December 5, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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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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Crafting Connections flyer

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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Free

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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Free

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 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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Out of Hand banner

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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Edward Eberle event title

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

The Space Between

December 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 6:00pm

One event on February 9, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on March 9, 2017 at 6:00pm

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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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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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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October 2017

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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CRAFTED: Ceramic Cups, Mugs, & Tumblers

November 4, 2017
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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