Unblurred - October 6, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Silver Eye Center for Photography*
4808 Penn Ave.
6 - 10pm
Silver Eye presents a selection of LaToya Ruby Frazier's seminal series The Notion of Family in her first solo exhibition in Pittsburgh. Frazier's images explore the painful effects of decades of industrial decline, poverty, and systemic racism in her hometown of Braddock, PA. A working class town situated on the bank of the Monongahela River, Braddock's economy had been rooted in industry since Andrew Carnegie built the Edgar Thomson Steel Works in 1873. A child of the 80s and 90s, Frazier grew up when most of the steel industry had left the region and the War on Drugs decimated her community. Frazier came to use photography and art as a way to question inequality and reclaim history.
Web: silvereye.org
Facebook: /silvereyecenterforphotography
Twitter: @silvereyecenter
Insta: @silvereyecenter

4824 Penn Ave.
6 - 10pm
When Warriors Heal
To become a warrior is my highest achievement. The word itself seems to convey magical powers. Are there no warriors around today? This is asked in Afrika whenever there is work requiring strength and courage. This idea is examined by artist Airborne Sun in his new exhibit When Warriors Heal. A warrior must be strong, righteous, courageous, confident, wise, and concerned. The warrior is the safeguard of community. Warriors are reputed to be afraid of nothing short of God Almighty. @assemblepgh

Level Up Studios*
4836 Penn Ave.
6 - 11pm
Falling October Productions is a group of artists that collaborate to make projects that are too big for one person to handle. In this exhibit there will be over six artists from different walks of life sharing the same space. In this exhibit there will be paintings, and sculptures from various artist with no theme in mind. There will also be live musicians and various forms of digital media.

Arts & Crafts: Botanica & Occult Shop
4901 Penn Ave.
4 - 11pm
With over 100 types of incense in stock, we have something for everyone! We also have sage, oils, stones, candles, soap, jewelry, Florida water, and more in stock!
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4901 Penn Ave.
6 - 10pm
Earth & Bone
Works by Danielle Robinson and Amber. www.facebook.com/local412pgh

4907 Penn Ave.
9 - 11pm
Live music from local trio, ZAM! 21+

5001 Penn Ave.
7 - 10pm
Artisan Gallery is proud to feature Nora Thompson as our October unblurred artist. The Rots: Exposing Themselves are a band of surreal creatures taking over our walls and will be available to view and purchase the entire month of October. www.facebook.com/slightly.irreverently.twisted/

The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination*
5006 Penn Ave.
7 - 10pm
Color, Characters, Light & Shadow: Paintings by Kevin Mack, Parvaneh Torkman and Particia Apuzzo. Pop up art exhibition with music by the Working Poor. Artists reception. http://www.irmafreeman.org
Suggested donation $2-5.

VaultArt Studio*
5100 Penn Ave.
3 - 9pm
Encounter part one of an experimental two-part series on October 6: alien. Futuristic creatures and technologies of "alien" fade into "ghost" on November 3rd. These two supernatural genres become metaphors for visions of the future and memories of the past. VaultArt Studio is a project of ACHIEVA, the only agency of its type in southwestern Pennsylvania that provides lifelong supports to individuals with disabilities and their families. https://www.facebook.com/events/811084075729339

ARTica Retro and Antiques Gallery
5110 Penn Ave.
7 - 10pm
What rhymes with orange? ORANGE! Find the pumpkin colored dots and get 1/2 off the price on those selected items! ARTica is open all "Unblurred First Fridays on Penn" and by chance or appointment. 412-596-6521

Creative Nonfiction Foundation*
5119 Coral St.
6 - 9pm
True Soirée (Fall Edition)
Join us for warm fall drinks and readings in the courtyard every half hour (starting at 6:30 pm)! Plus, pick up an exclusive First Friday coupon to save up to 60% on a subscription and leave with the newest issue of the magazine of your choosing. Our featured readers are Brian Broome, whose essay about the East Hills is issue #11 of True Story, and Rachel Wilkinson, whose "Search History" is the grand prize winner of our "Science & Religion" essay contest and will appear in the fall issue of Creative Nonfiction. Come help us celebrate true stories, well told!
*CNF is located just off Penn Avenue, between S. Evaline and Winebiddle.

Workshop PGH*
5122 Penn Ave.
6 - 11pm
Craftoberfest partnering with Handmade Arcade to celebrate diy and Handmade. Vendors. A mobile business and food truck rally. Activities. Various DIY organizations and schools that support Handmade including Startable, Assemble, AIR, pittsburgh modern quilt guild show and more. Over 20 vendors and a ton of fun planned.

BOOM Concepts*
5139 Penn Ave.
6 - 10pm
André Jones presents "Friday Night on Mars!", an exhibition of multimedia artwork that imagines how 2000's and 2010's pop culture could be interpreted by the natives of Mars.

People's Indian Restaurant*
5147 Penn Ave.
5 - 9:00pm
All you can eat dinner buffet 5pm to 9:30pm $14.95

BFG Cafe*
5335 Penn Ave.
5 - 8pm
Continued showing of original Susan Wagner oil paintings at the BFG Cafe 5335 Penn Ave. Open from 11 am to 8 pm. classic-sculpture.com

Spork Pit*
5430 Penn Ave.
6pm - 9pm
Texas-Style Barbecue in the 412. Serving up smoked brisket, ribs, pulled pork, turkey, sausage. Many sides and six-packs of beer to-go.

Timebomb/Daily Bread
5450 Penn Ave.
6 - 10pm
First Friday Halloween edition with live music from Grand Prismatic. Hosted by David S Pumpkins with Fast Eddie on the decks.

Pittsburgh Glass Center*
5472 Penn Ave.
10am - 9pm
A free day of heat defying acts of art in the flameworking and glassblowing studios for RADical Day, plus the opening of Embodiment, a glass wearable exhibition co-sponsored by 3 Rivers Glass Beadmakers. Suggested donation $5. www.pittsburghglasscenter.org

Robin's Nest
5504 Penn Ave.
Local art, Daily Bling, handbags, jewelry and more; Featured: Paul McMillian and many other wonderful local Pittsburgh artists.

KST Alloy Studios*
5530 Penn Ave.
8 - 10pm
Vatic Kuumba / D.S. Kinsel / Anqwenique Wingfield – A Furtive Movement
Providence-based National Poetry Slam competitor and emerging playwright Vatic Kuumba comes to KST to collaborate with two visionary Pittsburgh artists: vocalist and director of Groove Aesthetic, Anqwenique Wingfield; and visual artist, cultural agitator and BOOM Concepts co-founder D.S. Kinsel. Together, they will test hybrid visions for multidisciplinary, interactive and installation-based theater, with songs and scenes that explore the challenges of being young, black, ambitious and in love. Their Fresh Works project asks: How do you confront the challenges of being a black person in a white art world. How do you maintain love, grow a family and still achieve maximum success? What does it mean to be happy and successful when the systems of white supremacy actively threaten you and the ones want to protect. Pay what makes you happy. https://kelly-strayhorn.org/events/vatic-kuumda-d-s-kinsel-anqwenique-wi...

Kelly Strayhorn Theater*
5941 Penn Ave.
9pm - 12am
KST invites you to keep the fun going with a late-night dance party that transforms our lobby into a lively dance hall, with DJs ready to get you moving to themed evenings of reggae, latin beats and other inspiring genres, along with signature cocktails, food trucks and more. Dance the night away and celebrate the creative energy of Penn Avenue! Pay what makes you happy. https://kelly-strayhorn.org/events/unblurred-dance-party-october/

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