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Pittsburgh 10+ … New Works: Art for a Cause at the JCC

JCC Berger Gallery, Robinson Building, 5738 Darlington Road, Squirrel Hill

July 10, 2018 to September 21, 2018

Pittsburgh 10 + Friends, an Art for a Cause exhibit of New Work by the Pittsburgh 10+ artists and guest will open Tuesday, July 10, and run through Friday, September 21, at the Berger Gallery in the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, Robinson Building, 5738 Darlington Road, Squirrel Hill.

The exhibit is free and open to the community during regular JCC Robinson Building summer hours: Monday-Thursday: 7 am – 6 pm, Friday: 7 am- 6 pm, Saturday & Sunday: closed.

An Opening/Artists’ Reception, Free and open to the public, will be held Thursday, July 19, from 6 to 8 pm. A series of four Artist/Gallery talks and demonstrations, each one featuring participating artists, will begin at 1:15 pm on each Wednesday beginning July 25 and running through September 12. A full schedule will be available at the opening.

The exhibit includes 14 professional artists with extensive exhibition experience. The works are contemporary in character and run the gamut from abstract expressionism to realism, and represent unique perspectives, including painting, photography, fiber, mixed media and more. Participating artists are: Pittsburgh 10+ member artists Zivi Aviraz, Robert Bowden. Lila Hirsch Brody, Eva Lu Damianos, Sylvester Damianos, Kathy DePasse, Joel Kranich, Mark Panza, Phiris (Kathy) Sickels, David Sparks, Susan Sparks, Dirk VandenBerg and Francine VandenBerg, David Watts and special guest artist Kara Snyder.

All works presented by the artists in this exhibit are original new works and for sale. A percentage of all sales will go to the JCC to support the Zola Hirsch Special Needs Fund.

The Pittsburgh 10+ takes its name from the Philadelphia Ten, a group of women artists from the Philadelphia area that broke a lot of the rules and exhibited together between 1927 and 1945. At the time, exhibits of works by women artists were often described as conservative, but nonetheless, an important vehicle for presenting high quality artwork by women to the general public. This was the first significant step toward integrating women into the art world.

The time period in which these women made art was a significant one. From World War I through World War II, women’s roles in the workforce changed dramatically. The Pittsburgh 10+ borrows from this group by having six women artists at its core, who break the rules in their own works, and often do so to support a cause. In addition to the joy of showing their works together, the group donates a percentage of sales to a different cause or project. Past “causes” have included The Center for Women (Squirrel Hill,) The Squirrel Hill Food Pantry and the Magee-Womens Foundation, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWFRI).

These artists have known each other and worked together for the past 10 years, in some cases longer. Some of the artists are, or have been students of Lila Hirsch Brody in her classes at the JCC.

For more information, please contact:
JCC – Sybil Lieberman, 412-697-3514 or [email protected]
Pittsburgh 10+ – Susan Sparks, 724-575-0210 or [email protected]

While you’re at the JCC, stop by the exhibit Paintings of the Cosmos by Jerry Segal in the Kaufmann Building through July 29.

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