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Please join us for the final SIX x ATE of 2013, centered around the theme of VESTIBULE. The SIX x ATE series is designed to showcase the work of six artists and several cuisiniers, while promoting an interdisciplinary conversation and network in Pittsburgh. The artists featured this month are Edith Abeyta, Tameka Cage Conley, Joy Katz, Lucia Nhamo, Maree ReMalia and Blaine Siegel.
YOU are one of the few, the proud, the crucial invitees. Perhaps you are interested in building a stronger arts scene in Pittsburgh; perhaps you mull over the idea of the VESTIBULE whenever you pass through one; or perhaps you simply enjoy asking good questions between bites of delicious food. Whatever the reason, we hope that you can join us on Sunday, November 3rd at Pittsburgh's one and only Clark Bar and Grill for what is sure to be a worthwhile event.
Space is limited, so please RSVP by October 25th.
The event will be BYO beverages, so PLEASE feel free to contribute.
The Clark Bar and Grill has been in operation for 23 years under the Lamatrice family. Inside the old Clark Bar factory, the restaurant boasts rare sports memorobilia (from the last time the Pirates were good), a cigar bar, and delicious food. Debbie Doucette, who has worked for the family for over 30 years, is also a friend of Casey's family and has generously offered to host the first SIX x ATE on Pittsburgh's Northside. This is where Casey was raised and has ridiculous amounts of proud for, so get pumped for the 15212.
Parking is available on the street and in the parking lot in front of the entrance to the building.
Edith Abeyta is an installation artist residing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Using re-purposed, salvaged and scavenged materials and incorporating interactive and participatory elements her installations focus and explore issues of collectivity, opportunity, and labor. Embracing notions of ephemerality and multiplicity she offers alternatives to static, single voiced art production.
Abeyta received a fellowship from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) in 2007. She has had residencies at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. the University of Burapha, Thailand, Pilgrim School, Los Angeles, and Windward School, Los Angeles.
Her work has been exhibited at the Lakenhal Museum in Lieden, the Burapha University Gallery in Thailand, the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Craft and Folk Art Museum , Los Angeles as well as numerous local, national and international galleries.
Tameka Cage Conley
Tameka Cage Conley, PhD, is a professional literary artist who writes poetry, fiction, and plays. In 2010, she received the August Wilson Center Fellowship in literary arts. Her first play, Testimony, was produced at the Center in May 2011. Since then, an excerpt of the play has been published in 24 Gun Control Plays, edited by Caridad Svich, and performed in Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia. In fall 2011, she received the Advancing the Black Arts Grant to do two community-based theater projects. In 2012, she became a Cave Canem Poetry Fellow and was nominated for the Pushcart Prize for poetry and the Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Award. She is completing her first novel and a poetry collection. An excerpt of her novel-in-progress is published in the Fall 2013 edition of Huizache: The Magazine of Latino Literature.
Joy Katz’s latest collection of poems is All You Do is Perceive, a National Poetry Series finalist. The recipient of fellowships from the NEA, The MacDowell Colony, and Stanford’s Wallace Stegner program, she teaches in the MFA program at Chatham University and at Carlow’s Madwomen in the Attic workshops. She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and young son and is currently at work on Frayed, a manuscript about racial identity and whiteness, which was awarded a 2013 Individual Artist Grant from the Pittsburgh Foundation.
Lucia Nhamo was born and raised in Zimbabwe. She draws on family history and her own experiences to explore the inextricable ties between personal narratives and national trajectory. Through her work, she aims to create counter-monumental tributes to that history.
Lucia is currently a 2nd-year MFA student at Carnegie Mellon University, and a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award. She graduated from Wellesley College in Massachusetts with honors in Studio Art and as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa society.
Maree ReMalia is a dance artist based in Pittsburgh, PA. merrygogo is her platform for creating project-based performance works with communities of shifting collaborators. Her original choreography has been presented in Cleveland Public Theatre’s Big Box and DanceWorks Series, the Current Sessions, Daegu International Dance Festival, Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s Hear/Now Series, LightLab Performance Series, Movement Research at the Judson Church, PearlArts Studios Artists-in-Residence Showcase, and the Williamsburg Free Fest. In June 2014, she will premiere an ensemble work in the New Hazlett Theater’s CSA Performance Series. Recently, she performed with Staycee Pearl dance project and in in the work of Bebe Miller, Ohad Naharin, and Noa Zuk. From 2003-2008, she danced with Cleveland’s MorrisonDance and MegLouise Dance and previously with Southern Ballet Theatre and the Richmond Ballet. Maree earned her MFA in choreography and performance through The Ohio State University and completed her BA at Prescott College in Education for Social Change and Cultural Studies. She has been invited as a guest teacher in university and community settings throughout the U.S. and is a teaching artist with Dreams of Hope. ReMalia is a certified instructor of the Gaga movement language and practitioner of the Ilan Lev Method. Full bio: http://mahiree.wordpress.com/curriculumvitae/
Blaine Siegel is an actively exhibiting artist residing in Pittsburgh PA. He received an BFA in Art Photography from Syracuse University in 1995 and an MFA in Sculpture from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2006. Blaine has exhibited in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Miami, New York and Arles, France. Blaine has been creating projects in public high schools since his ﬁrst residency with The Print Center at Martin Luther King High School in Philadelphia in 2008 and continued the practice as the 2012-2013 Artist in Residence at Wilkinsburg High School in Wilkinsburg, PA. Upcoming exhibitions include ENOUGH Violence at the Society for Contemporary Craft currently on view, Objects for Dance at PRACTICE in Philadelphia in December, Dream Body at 709 Gallery in March, set design for Maree Ramalia’s Roods and Perches at The New Hazlett Theater in the spring, and a two person exhibition with David Bernabo at SPACE Gallery in 2015.