Unblurred - November 6, 2015

LOCAL 412
6 - 10pm
4901 Penn Ave.
Live art/music from Billy Pilgrim and friends.

Mixtape
4907 Penn Ave.
Happy Hour, 5-7 | Dance Lounge, 9-1am
No cover, 21+
Join us from 5-7 for $2 off signature cocktails and 50% pumpkin beers. We'll be showing pieces by local contemporary artist, Murph McCulloch. After strolling Penn Ave and taking in the art, swing back around for Mixtape Dance Lounge. Our dance party might not be as iconic as ABC's TGIF lineup, but it's close. We'll be serving up craft cocktails, good beer, Spak Brothers pizza (gluten-free and vegan options available), and, as always, a killer playlist (hint of 80s + handful of 90s + two scoops of 00s + whatever-the-kids-are-listening-to-these-days).
Handicap accessible bathroom.

Los Sabrosos Dance Studio
4909 Penn Ave.
Dance meets art. Live music and dance jam with The League of Extraordinary Drummers!
Enjoy the pounding electricity of Western PA's own union of rhythm makers!
More info: www.LSPGH.com
Handicap accessible bathroom.

Modernformations
4919 Penn Ave.
7 - 10pm
THE LAST EXHIBITION: A Retrospective of ModernFormations
After 15 wonderful years, ModernFormations is moving on and closing its doors for good. The gallery is taking a final bow by paying homage to the community of artists that have supported, nurtured and loved it over the years. This fitting final exhibit will showcase many of the talented local artists who have made ModernFormations a success. Join us as we pay tribute, celebrate the art, and say farewell to the gallery in this last showing. 7-10pm. www.modernformations.com

Artisan
5001 Penn Ave.
Tinography: Douglas Duerring Photography
"Life is a sideshow, I just photograph it."™
Douglas is a self taught artist and photographer, proficiently pulling ideas into action from his long time work in the sound and light industry. Past experiences include Cirque Du Soleil, National Opera of Paris, and a gamut of commercial work. Current work includes TV and film work via I.A.T.S.E. Local #489, guru of graphics of any sort and possibly most important - local Beardographer™ of the Steel city beard and Mustache club.
Douglas works with all mediums of photography. He is more passionate about film and tintype, but also enjoys digital, and instant photography. He shoots with film cameras over 75 years old.

Law Office of Richard J. Walters and 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.

Bantha Tea Bar
5002 Penn Ave.
10am - whenever the other galleries close or run out of beer
Art by Shelby Jane. Etsy.com/shop/shelbyjaneartwork. Music by iPod
www.banthateabar.com
Handicap accessible bathroom.

Irma Freeman Center
5006 Penn Ave.
7 - 10pm
Natural Renderings: Paintings by Irma Freeman
This special exhibition is wonderfully reflective, and even meditative, as Irma Freeman takes the observer into an almost spiritual journey within and beyond her compositions of the natural world.
Also The Girl Who Swallowed the Sun is an interactive solo puppet show by Felicia Cooper

Most Wanted Fine Art
5015 Penn Ave.
6pm-10pm
The Art of Blogging
A group exhibit exploring blogging as an art form and the other art that bloggers do in their "off time". November is National Blogging Month and Pittsburgh is home to more than 400 blogs. This exhibit offers bloggers a chance to showcase their artistic side, from painting to a brass quintet, as they explore their own sources of inspiration. Artists include: Joe Wos, Marcel Lamont Walker, Wayne Wise, Thomas Waters, Amanda Narcisi, Maria Lupinacci, Sally Deskins, John Chamberlin, Diana Loll, Raylene Hoover, Melissa Firman, & MWFA Resident Artists: Sue Kerr and Genevieve Barbee. Rockbottom Brewery Beer 21+ while supplies last

Stuff N Such Society
5015 Penn Ave. (MWFA Basement)
Enter our live blogging experience which is dedicated to "The Best of The Burghosphere", an awards ceremony to honor the creative bloggers in the region. The official Awards presentations will be on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7pm 21+. Celebrate the 2015 'Best of the Burghosphere' bloggers with Rockbottom beer, refreshments and more. Suggested donation is $5 at the door with proceeds benefitting the MWFA Resident Artists project. Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 1pm we host a family friendly celebration. Learn more about The Best of the Burghosphere during Unblurred.

Thomas Merton Center Annex
5119 Penn Ave.
6 - 9pm
No More War: TMC presents #notabugsplat anti-drone exhibit The TMC Anti-War Committee presents Not A Bug Splat, The "Not a Bug Splat" campaign is the work of Pakistanis, Americans and the French street artist JR. The project derives its name from a piece of military software that generates computer models of the destruction a bombing raid might cause — those models reportedly resemble the remains of a squashed insect on a windshield. Now, drone operators will see the face of the little girl staring up at them instead. Also enjoy baked goods, drinks, and our "How's the war economy working for you?" activity.

Assemble
5125 Penn Ave
SUNSET BLVD. Longtime artistic collaborators Jenna Gallant and Lauren Murphy present their first official show, Sunset Blvd. Through painting, sculpture, ink, fashion, and furniture they invade the space between profane and exalted. Sunset Blvd. is the light, airy and somewhat scary. Assemblepgh.org

BOOM Concepts
5139 Penn Ave.
6 - 9pm
Power(ed) by Grace is a multimedia platform dedicated to showcasing the diverse experiences and narratives of black women. It's a running collection of photos, videos, and stories that allow black women the space to tell their own stories, and connect to issues that influence and inspire them. Thanks to the participation of dozens of black women in Pittsburgh (and counting), this project has gone from a pipe dream to a budding reality. This is a project by producer Njaimeh Njie
https://www.facebook.com/boomconcepts
Handicap accessible bathroom.

PULSE - Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience
5151 Penn Ave.
Helen Ann Lawless is a junior at Pitt majoring in Sociology. She started painting on whim in high school, and fell in love with the process of creating an image that captured how she saw the world. With the majority of her work featuring images she took during an excursion in Europe as well as scenes from a sentimental family vacation spot, her collection acts as a visual chronicle of her life. Using a style similar to impressionism and realism, Helen Ann paints in order to highlight the beauty found in daily life.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MundaneBeauties
hlawless30@gmail.com

AIM (soon to be CITYstudio)
5159 Penn Ave.
7 - 9:30pm
Lace and linen prints by Vera England. Free Art!!!

BFG Cafe
5335 Penn Ave.
Victor Beltron paintings and sketches and photography from Susan Powers. Artists direct sales.

Timebomb
5450 Penn Ave.
Come check out a live DJ spinning music and take a look at the Daily Bread Fall drop and some new Timebomb tees that will be in stock!

Commonplace Coffee Co.
5467 Penn Ave.
5 - 7pm
Local Garfield artist Tim Englehart has installed his work at Voluto! Stop by for a caffeine pick me up and enjoy his modern/classic mix of water color on Yupo. http://thecommonplacecoffeehouse.com/

Pittsburgh Glass Center
5472 Penn Ave.
6 - 9pm
Social Glass: Conversations through the Looking Glass
An infusion of Musical and Poetic Storytelling (MAPS) and conversational performance by Speaklife Storytellers combined with hot glass demonstrations. Plus, "Indagare" a colorful and active installation by Therman Statom that feels like a cross between a children's museum and a circus. This event is free and open to the public with ASL interpretation. For more information, call 412-365-2145 ext. 201. www.pittsburghglasscenter.org
Handicap accessible bathroom.

Prairie
5491 Penn Ave.
5 - 11pm
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 by Pittsburgh muralist Gabe Felice. www.prairiepgh.com, (412) 404-8487
Handicap accessible bathroom.

Robin's Nest
5504 Penn Ave.
5 - 9pm
In search of a unique and perfect gift for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries? Robin's Nest presents a new collection of wood-fired ceramics from Amanda Wolf's own back-yard kiln. No two pieces are alike. Serving wine and snacks. facebook/robinsnestpittsburgh.

KST's Alloy Studios
5530 Penn Ave.
6 - 7:30pm
Alloy Studios Open House + Bill Shannon's Introduction to Rhythmic Skateboarding on Crutches
Left-right, left-right...Pittsburgh-based multidisciplinary artist Bill Shannon gets creative using crutches and skateboards to perform spins, flip tricks, and beyond in this fun and physical demo—all while staying on beat! Stop by KST's Alloy Studios for a demo and meet the artist.