Arbor Aid 2013 Call for Artists
Future Tenant and Tree Pittsburgh announce a call for artists for work to be presented at Arbor Aid 2013 to be held at Future Tenant from Saturday November 2 to Sunday December 1, 2013 – with the opening night Arbor Aid celebration on Saturday, November 2nd.
The exhibition will be part of Tree Pittsburgh’s activities related to the 2013 Arbor Day Foundation Partners in Community Forestry National Conference.
We are looking for artwork that is made out of, or relates to, reclaimed urban wood. The call is open to all artistic disciplines.
Deadline: September 1st, 2013
11:39 am • 10 June 2013 • 1 note
Thanks for the great post, Steel Cinema! We can’t wait to hear what you think about the show! (via Future Tenant Unveils ‘Inventory’ For Three Rivers Arts Festival)
INVENTORY opens tomorrow, June 7. An opening reception will be held from 5:30-10 PM in collaboration with the Jazz Crawl. DJ J.Malls will be welcoming everyone at the door with the hottest jazz beats in town throughout the evening.
Admission is free and open to the public. Complimentary drinks will be served thanks to our generous sponsors Straub Beer, Jack’s Hard Cider, and Johnnie Ryan Soda.
8:55 pm • 6 June 2013
Join Future Tenant downtown for the INVENTORY opening reception on Friday, June 7 from 5:30-10 PM. Admission is free and open to the public.
We will be kicking off the night with music by DJ J. Malls in collaboration with the Jazz Crawl happening throughout the Cultural District that evening. Complementary drinks will be served thanks to our generous sponsors Straub Beer, Jack’s Hard Cider, and Johnnie Ryan Soda.
I N V E N T O R Y: The Orgone Archive, Pittsburgh 13 (2002-2013) will showcase a decade’s worth of the Orgone’s Archive promotion and propaganda. Curated by Greg Pierce, Assistant Curator of Film and Video of The Andy Warhol Museum, this exhibit will put on display an eclectic mixture of posters, stickers and bits of paper created by The Orgone Archive for its cinema outings.
Orgone is a motion picture archive and screening outfit based in Pittsburgh specializing in inscrutable epiphanies, toilet trims, unknown what-have-yous, perfect industrial rolls, home movie printing tests, corporate comedies, Warholian strikebreaking screeds, the all-around beautiful and everything else.
Subsequent gallery hours for INVENTORY are Thursdays and Sundays, 1-6 PM, and Fridays and Saturdays, 1-8 PM through July 14.
For more information on this show and other Future Tenant programming, please visit www.futuretenant.org
10:29 am • 5 June 2013
Friday June 7, 5:30 - 9:00pm (unless otherwise noted)
Numerous venues within the Cultural District of Downtown Pittsburgh will be presenting live music. Stop by and take in your favorite group or take a walk and discover some new music to enjoy. Check our Event Maps to plan your route from place to place.
There is no cover charge for JazzLive Crawl events. Seating available for dining/bar where applicable.
To learn more, visit http://pittsburghjazzlive.com/events/june-7/
Make sure to stop by Future Tenant when you are on the crawl and check out DJ J. Malls!
10:25 am • 31 May 2013
Artist Interview with Marie Barcic
Name: Marie Barcic
Show: Live, Waste, Live
Hometown: Mt. Lebanon, PA
At would age did you begin considering yourself an artist?
As a child, Marie liked to do more typical art-related activities, such as drawing, but also followed her creativity in more unconventional ways such as arranging things outside, which she called “gardening.” Her parents highly encouraged her to pursue art but she was hesitant because it wasn’t a career path with guaranteed stability. The tables turned around her senior year in high school when she decided she wanted to be an artist and her parents wanted to know how she was going to support herself with this career. Thankfully, they have continued to be supportive, even letting her use their yard to make the compost used in Live, Waste, Live.
What inspired you to begin using compost as a medium for your art?
In some ways, it goes back to arranging things outside as a child. Marie also appreciates that working with compost is not a medium that is forced, like she has found at times sitting down with paper and pencil. She also uses Robert Smithson’s view on disintegration as an inspiration to be a printer and drawer without being wasteful.
What is your preferred genre of art?
While traditional art is impressive, Marie favors earthworks, especially from the ‘70s. This leans her preferences toward contemporary printmaking and environmental works for her own art.
Who or what has been your favorite subject to portray?
This show was the first time this year she portrayed people. Marie’s work tends to focus on how objects look like other objects in nature, giving the original subject a completely new identity. This has caused her to switch from working mainly with natural subject-matters while using unnatural materials to the complete opposite approach of using unnatural subjects made from natural materials.
If you could describe your style of art in one word, what would it be?
Where do you see your career as an artist after you graduate from college?
Marie would like to pursue becoming an artist as her career after she graduates from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Fine Arts next year but would like a slightly more stable job than continuing to do free-lance work. She would prefer to seek teaching opportunities while practicing on the side, giving a little structure to her career.
Do you feel that pursuing a bachelor’s degree in art has had a large impact on your work? Would you recommend it to others?
Marie believes that her arts education has brought a lot more meaning to her work, both physically and conceptually. For example, she never imagined herself making her own paper to work on before arriving at CMU. She would definitely encourage people to pursue a degree in art, as long as they are realistic with the possible outcomes and instability of art as a career and are willing to keep working at it no matter what.
Do you have any mentors?
Marie’s art teachers have been very influential in both her art and her career. Following in the footsteps of her high school art teacher, Marie decided on CMU to earn her BFA in Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, and Photography (or P3D as she calls it). She also closely follows in the footsteps of her middle school art teacher, Phil Hessler, who was one of the featured artists in Future Tenant’s previous show Displacement. Marie appreciates how her teachers are not only good at what they do as teachers but that they are truly industrious people that have successful careers as artists also. This can truly be a difficult combination to find.
What is your dream job?
One day Marie hopes to own her own space, complete with her work on the walls and assistants milling around. For now though, Marie just wants to make her art and avoid the starving artist stereotype.
What are your thoughts on the Pittsburgh arts scene? Is it somewhere that you would like to stay?
A native to the area, Marie has grown with the emerging Pittsburgh arts scene and wouldn’t mind staying here for a few years after graduation. In her mind, it is better to be a big fish in a smaller pond than to get lost in the crowd of a huge city.
We loved having Marie’s work for the past couple weeks and can’t wait to see what great innovative art she comes up with next!
5:49 pm • 29 May 2013 • 2 notes
Listen/purchase: No Town by Laurelin Kruse
Help Future Tenant welcome Colorado singer/songwriter Laurelin Kruse to the space May 17 at 7 pm to kick off a BRAND NEW SEASON. Sit back, have a few drinks, and enjoy a Friday night of great music with the new FT Directors!
Admission is free and open to the public. Complementary drinks will be served thanks to our generous sponsors Straub Beer, Jack’s Hard Cider, and Johnnie Ryan Soda.
For more information, please visit the Facebook event page »
4:51 pm • 15 May 2013