Unblurred - January 1, 2016

LOCAL 412
4901 Penn Ave.
6 - 10pm
Working Visions: The Art of Joktan Faulk
Step into the mind of Joktan Faulk, where dark-fantasy and Sci-Fi driven images capture rich colors and mysterious moods. Joktan has had a myriad of work displayed all over the city including The August Wilson Center, The Fine Art Gallery, Showcase Noir at The Byham Theater, Rasta House, Nana's New York Style Hot Dog Shop, Zane's Relaxation Center, Flip-Flops Outside Patio and Tiki Bar and Unblurred/First Fridays on Penn Avenue. He also has showcased his talents at Pittsburgh's Steel City Con and was Creative Director of Unique Impression Clothing. Come and experience Joktan's brilliant body of work!

Artisan
5001 Penn Ave.
Portraits by Savannah Graham
In Savannah's words... Currently my work has been exploring the cause and effect of human emotion and how that intimately plays a role in the fragile ecosystem of society. I have always been fascinated with psychology and how man interacts with others and the world around him. Portraits are able to adopt this idea simply by the viewer being able to have a conversation with the concept of each piece. Being able to look through the eyes of someone else's struggle can be jarring and awkward. My goal is not for the viewer to be disturbed but to be provoked, be it to desire to make a change in the world, or in themselves. I want to use my art to tell stories. Stories of the good, the bad, and the ugly. In my opinion, art should be honest, without a sugar coating. There's so much beauty and realness to be explored and I aim to bring both into the limelight.

Bantha Tea Bar
5002 Penn Ave.
6 - 11pm
Benevolent Creatures Show. Exhibition of 18 Stormtrooper Helmets reimagined by artists across the Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel and Pixar. Music by iPod. www.banthateabar.com
Handicap Accessible Bathroom? - YES

Law Office of Richard J. Walters & The Dance Emporium
5005 Penn Ave.
9:30pm - 1:30am
Habeas Corpus Milonga
Come join us as we dance Classic "Golden Age" Argentine Tango music in the Office, and Nuevo/Alternative Tango downstairs in the Artspace and explore and dance to music from indie/alt,pop, rock to Argentine Tango to groups like Bajofondo, Gotan Project, Otros Aries, and whatever arguably fits into the Nuevo/Alternative Argentine Tango musical lexicon. In addition to our classic "Golden Age" Argentine Tango and Nuevo/Alternative milonga, there will be a special dance exhibition at 11pm.David Cal and Veronika Kruta bring 25 years of teaching and performing to tonight's exhibition. David Cal (1973, Florence, Italy, currently Berlin), has studied and trained with the 'old' guard, and the new generation in Buenos Aires. He and Sebastian De La Vallina, are presently collaborating through a new tango school in Prato, Italy. (Tango a Zappa: https://www.facebook.com/events/716914555050695/ Since 2005, Veronika Krutahas been a non-stop tango addict, dancing all across the United States, Europe and Argentina. Veronika is an outstanding DJ and has been dividing her time building her local tango community in Holyoke, MA, and studying in Buenos Aires. To learn more about Veronika's background and well-rounded approach visit www.vktango.com.

The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination
5006 Penn Ave.
7 - 10pm
From Moscow to Detroit to Pittsburgh: Mixed Media and Paintings by Tatiana Makarova and Deavron Dailey. www.irmafreeman.org
Handicap Accessible Bathroom? - YES

Most Wanted Fine Art
5015 Penn Ave.
6 - 10pm
MWFA ALL STARS
Refreshments by Rock Bottom 21+ with ID while supplies last.
Music by Grand Snafu
Most Wanted Fine Art brings you a group show to highlight our bright shiners and introduce you to new shooting stars. www.mostwantedfineart.com

IN THE MWFA BASEMENT
Stuff N Such Society: An Installation Gallery
Kat Taylor is an artistic vagabond with an insatiable wanderlust for life and academia. She is an accomplished writer, painter and singer, classically trained in opera and is fascinated by the endless theoretical oscillation of the universe and the limits of the human condition. What starts out as hope soon becomes corroded into hegemony of temptation and lust. As shimmering derivatives become frozen through emergent and academic practice, the viewer is left with a hymn to the inaccuracies of our condition, an epitaph for the outposts of our future.

Mostly Mod and Artica Gallery
5110 Penn Ave.
Hey,we gotta lose weight for our New Look in the new year! So we're offering 20% and off anything in our store over $50. We'll be spending the winter sprucing the pace up; so stop by and check us out as often as you can. You never know what you'll find at Mostly Mod and Artica Gallery. Reg Hours Tues-Sat Noon to 6 PM or by appointment.

Assemble
5125 Penn Ave
6 - 10pm
HyperLocal Show Opening!
Come and see a collection of what is being made right here by the people who live and work in Garfield, Friendship, and 10 blocks around Assemble! This show includes works from all ages. Buy your neighbors work. Give a kid a chance to sell their work! Furniture, Video, Works in Progress, Crafts, Robots, and more will be on display. Assemblepgh.org

Prairie
5491 Penn Ave.
Come say "hello" to the newest restaurant on Penn Avenue: Prairie! Offering fresh food from the farm, field, and stream, alongside delightful drinks and desserts in an easy-breezy atmosphere. Plus view some fantastic new artwork installations by Gabe Felice and Jason Sauer. NEW YEAR'S DAY HOURS: Special Brunch 11a-3p, CLOSED for Dinner, www.prairiepgh.com, (412) 404-8487. Handicap Accessible Bathroom? YES