Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

ART NOTES [Derived Headline]

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The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership has been awarded a $35,000 Art Works grant by the National Endowment for the Arts to support the Market Square Public Art Program. The Endowments program supports the creation of art, public engagement with art, lifelong learning in the arts, and enhancement of the livability of communities through the arts. Of 1,474 applicants, 919 were recommended for grants totaling $26.6 million.

The Market Square Program falls within the City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning Public Art Division and is managed by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. It was initiated to provide interest in the square during the winter months and launched in February with "Congregation," an interactive video and sound installation by new media artists KMA of the United Kingdom.

The grant will support artwork for the winters of 2015 and 2016. The KMA work was selected from more than 130 global submissions by a jury of Downtown stakeholders, visual art experts and representatives of the City of Pittsburgh. The selection was managed by the Office of Public Art.


Carnegie Museum of Art is launching "Double Exposure," a screening series that is Phase 2 of the museum's Time-Based Media Project initiated in 2011. The series will examine the legacy of avant-garde film and video of the 1960s to the '80s through discussions of historic and contemporary works led by artists, preservationists, curators and scholars.

The series begins at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 with "The CRT Canvas: Television and Materiality, 1969-1983," presented by Jonathan Furmanski, associate conservator, Getty Research Institute. It continues Feb. 5 with a look at George Kuchar's films and writings, and March 5 with contemporary artist Jennifer West. Events are free and public.Information:


Pittsburgh artist Richard Claraval will conduct a charcoal drawing workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the temporary location of Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 4764 Route 30, east of Greensburg ($15 includes wine, beer, snacks and materials). …

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