FREE opening reception on Friday, August 1 from 6 to 9pm. Join us!
The Idea Furnace has been on fire for the last six months. Seven artists stepped out of their comfort zone and into the glass studio for the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial this year at Pittsburgh Glass Center (PGC). This first-time experimental exhibition at PGC showcases new art created by seven well-known Pittsburgh artists with no glass experience working in collaboration with five local glass artists. The Biennial at PGC will be on view from August 1 through October 26, 2014.
Artists include: Bob Beckman, Jeremy Boyle, Melissa Fitzgerald, Jason Forck, Toby Fraley, Vanessa German, Ashley McFarland, Juliet Pusateri, Travis Rohrbaugh, Will Schlough, Kara Skylling and Margaret Spacapan.
This slice of the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial is part of the largest survey of regional contemporary art. Beginning in July, seven organizations are partnering in this unique event that amplifies the most compelling artists and the distinct venues that make up our diverse art scene. For more information, visit biennial.pittsburgharts.org.
Support for the Pittsburgh Biennial has been provided by The Fine Foundation; Hillman Foundation; the James L. Baker Memorial Fund, the Hollen Bolmgren Fund, and the W. Alfred Turner Memorial Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation; Richard King Mellon Foundation; Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield; and an anonymous donor.
Support for Pittsburgh Glass Center was provided by the Jack and Tally McKee Memorial Fund and the Belle Richards Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, and the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, in addition to 90.5 WESA and 91.3 WYEP.