Tag Archives: Carnegie Museum of Art

Glitzburgh at the Carnegie Museum -> Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art: A Benefit for the Persad Center

12 May

On Monday, May 10th, the Persad Center of Pittsburgh hosted their annual art benefit “Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art” at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland.

This event featured 200+ local, regional, and even international artists, live and silent auctions, and fabulous hors d’oeuvres and appetizers. Dinner was buffet-style and included delicious gourmet food ranging from from local restaurants and bistros to chains such as PF Chang’s.

The crowd was ever-diverse and included businessmen, doctors, philanthropists, art students, drag queens, the transgendered, bisexual, lesbian, gay community, art collectors, devoted volunteers, bloggers, media, and the local avant garde circle. There literally was something for everyone – food, art, and beverages for every taste! Guests could enjoy wine, whiskey, soda, or lattes, and could munch on ravioli, salad, rice, or salmon rolls. The art ranged from Andy Warhol-esque paintings like the “Mums” print to glass-blown vases and still-life photography. There were tastefully done nudes, a plant-woman, a brass marionette, and many abstract pieces. There were pastoral works, watercolors, and nautical-themed works, ethnic and tribal pieces, and other works with more of a pop art flair.

Glitz and glam melded with class and culture, and every intersection was met with grace and poise. This was an event free of judgement and full of welcoming, and hope. It truly was an evening of celebrating art, and celebrating life. I hope to be able to attend next year, and I hope that the Persad Center was able to raise lots of money this year for their wonderful cause.

Thank you to the Persad Center and the Carnegie Museum of Art for a lovely evening….and especially to Kristen Hawley, who, I looked for all night, but, was unable to connect with! (A testament to the vast number of guests and the large crowd that this esteemed event drew! Kudos!)

Cheers to a successful evening!

Check out some of my photos from the event, below!

What’s Going On in Da’ Burgh?? Upcoming Events in Pittsburgh…Wilco, Art, Fashion, Cigars, and More!

9 Apr

There are always some nifty events going on in and around the ‘Burgh. Here are just a few that are coming up this weekend and next week….

The “Long Ash Club” in Pittsburgh (across from the Benedum Theatre on Penn Ave.)  is having a 2-night Cigar Rolling Event / Cigar Tasting Party, featuring, aside from cigars, of course, a Cuban-style menu and Cuban drinks. This event is free and open to the public. For more info or for reservations call  Renée at 412.281.6290.

Art in Bloom – The Women’s Committee of the Carnegie Mellon Museum of Art has organized Art in Bloom, which features fine art paired with gorgeous, fresh flowers. This event is going on from April 8th-April 10th, 2010.

Stepping into Spring Fashion Show at Duquesne University – April 11th, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. Held at Duquesne University, this annual event is sponsored by the University Women’s Guild and includes a luncheon while featuring women’s and children’s fashions from Macy’s. Sally Wiggin from WTAE will also be there!

Fashions for Kids’ Sake at Carlow University – Thursday, April 15th, at 6:30pm – Features  various designers from the Pittsburgh boutiques Decade, Figleaf, Jupe Boutique and Sugar.

Lawrenceville LittleFlea – Enjoy this outdoor marketplace in Lawrenceville at the corner of Butler St. and 36th from 8am-3pm on Saturdays this season. Enjoy vendors, craft items, thrift and vintage finds, cultural experiences, food, a flea market, and more. Visit http://lawrencevillelittleflea.blogspot.com/ for more info!

The Wilco concert is this Sunday at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.

Also … don’t forget: The Shrine Circus is now in Town and the Autism Speaks lunch is Saturday at Heinz Field, along with the Riverside Run on Saturday for the Jenesis Foundation. So much to do, so little time in a weekend! What will you choose?

…and what else is going on in Pittsburgh? Let me know! 🙂