Sunday, February 9, 2014

Susan Wagner: Knocking It Out Of the Park for GA/GI

The BFG Cafe with a 4.4 Google rating and high marks as well from Urban Spoon, will be the host of a rare retrospective of work by Pittsburgh artist, Susan Wagner. Wagner, whose incredible bronze figures of  hometown sports greats like former Pirates' Mazeroski, Clemente and others, ground areas throughout PNC Park. For the Geek Art/Green Innovator's Festival on Friday, April 4th, she will host a one woman show which includes her 2-D work.The exhibition will be at BFG's  location in Garfield, 5335 Penn Avenue.

"GA/GI is a great opportunity to show the complete rage of my art through the years, " said Wager. Right in the community where she lives and works. Art styles will range from realism to the abstract. All of which Wager does in addition to her nationally acclaimed bronze statues. To visit her website, click here.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Artists Against Fracking Unite @ GA/GI

3/27 Update--80 Artists and counting.....

 Garfield Artworks @ 4931 Penn Avenue, has generously agreed to host a large scale exhibition that will help raise funds for "Protect Our Parks," (POP)--not the first time, owner Manny Theiner and other Penn Avenue galleries have rallied behind a good cause. As part of the GA/GI Fest programming, artists can submit work that will be sold during the evening of the April 4th Unblurred for the "Artists Against Fracking" art exhibition. One third of the proceeds will go to support POP. Interested art partners should contact Bob Ziller at or call him at 412-606-1220.

POP is "A broad coalition of individuals, grassroots groups, and environmental organizations, working to prevent toxic fracking of the public parks in Allegheny County." The group's describes itself on their recently launched website. and supporters include two organizations from Garfield/Friendship--GA/GI Fest's hosting community--the Thomas Merton Center and Garfield neighbor Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP).