Rivers of Steel - Holiday Market
Rivers of Steel - Family Day
Rivers of Steel - Pop-Up Exhibition
Rivers of Steel - Holiday Popup Market at Wash Arts

Nationality Rooms Open House

December 7 at 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The Nationality Rooms Open House will occur on December 7, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Musical and dance performances occur every fifteen minutes. Food and beverage purchases benefit the scholarship program.

Admission is free.

Nationality Rooms
Cathedral of Learning
Oakland 

Holiday Market

December 6 at 10 AM - 2 PM and December 7 at 10 AM - 2 PM

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area will hold a Holiday Artist Market featuring locally-made, one-of-a-kind functional and decorative ethnic crafts and food at our historic location, the Pump House. 

Rivers of Steel will also be selling books, clothing, and multimedia items focusing on the industrial heritage of southwestern Pennsylvania.

This two-day event will run 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7.

Where: The Pump House, 880 East Waterfront Drive, Munhall, PA

To reserve a vendor table, please contact MarketLady@riversofsteel.com.

Family Day

November 29 at 11:00 AM

See the Self-E exhibition featuring works by students grades K-12, make your own art, participate in a scavenger hunt, listen to a performance by Stage Right!, receive a 20% discount in the Museum Shop and enjoy cookies and punch.

Saturday, November 29, 11 AM to 3 PM

Westmoreland Museum of American Art
4764 State Route 30
Greensburg, PA 15601

www.wmuseumaa.org 

Pop-Up Exhibition

November 14 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Francis Crisafio's artistic background began in painting and printmaking with undergraduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Photography was a peripheral skill he used to augment his work but became a primary discipline in the early 1990s. He focuses on portraiture and long-term photographic projects. 

Crisafio's subject for this exhibition is "Samson's Hair Repaired," a long-standing documentation of a 95 year old Italian immigrant barber named Tony, who has been cutting hair for eight decades in the same barbershop located in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh, PA. It documents the interaction Tony has with his customers, which include multi-generational families and people of all ages, classes and ethnicity, by recording Tony's and his customer's stories of the neighborhood they grew up in. 

Crisafio's artwork has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at the Hoyt Institute of Fine Art in Butler, PA as well as the Wood Street Galleries and 707 Penn Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Robert Raczka is an artist, writer, and occasional curator. His primarily medium is photography, but he also works with collage. 

According to the artist, "The connecting thread between my work in photography, collage, and artist-curator projects with 'found artwork' is my engagement with popular culture and taste, a preoccupation with the public communications of advertising and marketing, and the often-tenuous connection between representation and reality. In an oblique way these photographs are about our world, which includes elements of nature even as it is filled with manufactured goods and overlaid with images and concepts designed to shape desires and influence behavior." 

For 19 years Raczka taught and directed the art gallery at Allegheny College, where he is emeritus professor of art. Articles about his work have been published in solo exhibitions at Chatham University, Pittsburgh; Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia; Tyler School of Art of Temple University, Philadelphia; University of Rochester; Pittsburgh Filmmakers; Oklahoma State University; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; and 707 Penn Gallery, Pittsburgh. His artwork has been written about in AfterimageArt in AmericaThe Photo ReviewArt Papers,Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewPittsburgh City Paper, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Raczka has contributed art criticism to many publications and is a regular contributor to Pittsburgh City Paper. In addition to organizing many exhibitions for Allegheny College, he has guest curated exhibitions including "Crowdsourced" at SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh (2013), and the artist-curator project "The Takeaway: Made with Love" at 937 Gallery, Pittsburgh (2014). 

Opening: Friday, November 14 from 5 - 7 PM at Art on Tap. Admission is $7 and includes music by Detention, a scavenger hunt, light bites and drinks, including beer from All Saints Brewing Company. This month's Art on Tap is sponsored by Mountain View Dental. 

Where:  Westmoreland @rt 30
4764 State Route 30
Greensburg, PA

Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM
Closed Mondays 
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day 

Upcoming Pop-Up Exhibitions at Westmoreland @rt 30 
December 3 - January 4: Richard Claraval and Mona Wiley 
January 7 - February 1: Chris McGinnis 
February 4 - March 1: Rebecca Slemmons

Holiday Popup Market at Wash Arts

November 7 at 6:00 PM and various times through Dec. 30

If you're in the market for unique Christmas gifts that keep on giving, look no further than the Holiday Art Market in Washington, Pa.

The work of 30 local artists will be on sale beginning Nov. 7 at the Washington Community Arts & Cultural Center (Wash Arts) at 70 South Street. "We're so happy to give the local arts community an outlet," said Art Market committee member Jennifer Adamson. "And Wash Arts' share of the proceeds will go toward scholarships for students in need."

The juried work for sale includes paintings, prints, photography, pottery and ceramic art, jewelry, glass, handmade soaps, fiber art, knitted goods, scarves and more.

The Holiday Art Market opens with a reception on Nov. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. and runs through Dec. 30

Gallery Hours: 
Wednesdays, 11am-4pm 
Thursdays, 11am-7pm 
Fridays, 11am - 4pm 
Saturdays, 11am - 1pm 

Those attending Washington's Christmas Parade Dec. 5 can stop afterward at the Market to enjoy hot chocolate, shop and paint their own Christmas ornaments.

Special Hours: 
Monday December 22nd: 11am - 7pm 
Tuesday December 23rd: 11am -7pm 
Monday December 29th: 11am - 7pm 
Tuesday December 30th: 11am -7pm
Closed December 24th-28th

Washington Community Arts and Cultural Center
70 South Street
Washington, PA 15301 

Wash Arts is a nonprofit organization that provides instruction and creative art opportunities for children, regardless of their ability to pay. It also offers a wide range of classes, instruction and art activities for adults.

For more information about Wash Arts, visit www.washarts.org, or call 724-222-1475

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