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The Humanitarian Artists of Pittsburgh present “Faces and Places of the Black & Gold” event this Sunday at LaRoche! Benefits Homeless Children’s Education Fun – Art Auction, Steelers, Jane Orie, and More!

5 Aug

This Sunday, join the The Humanitarian Artists of Pittsburgh for a charity event featuring fine art, esteemed guests, and all-around fun! Come out for a great cause!

The Humanitarian Artists of Pittsburgh will host the “Faces and Places of the Black & Gold” event that will benefit the Homeless Children’s Education fund of Pittsburgh.

This family-friendly event is open to all fans of the Black & Gold, and will take places from 3pm-8pm at the Zappala College Center of LaRoche College in McCandless.

Guests will include Pittsburgh Steelers, Rocky Bleier, Franco Harris, John ‘Frenchy’ Fuqua, James Farrior, Nick Eason, Ted Toles (Pittsburgh Crawfords Negro Baseball League), along with keynote speaker, Senator Jane Clare Orie.

The Humanitarian Artists of Pittsburgh is a foundation that wishes to generate funds for local & regional non-profit charities in Pittsburgh and throughout western Pennsylvania.  At the event, the 4 artists that make up the coalition – Larry Klukaszewski (New Kensington, PA), Willie Hobbs (Butler, PA), Denny Karchner (formerly of Clearfield, PA) and, Charles Ott of Pittsburgh (“Steel City Artist) will be auctioning off their original and fine art prints that they hope greatly benefit the Homeless Children’s Fund of Pittsburgh. The mission of their foundation is to help as many organizations as possible to continue to fulfill their missions, starting with this one!

So come one, come all, and support this great cause! Join other Pittsburghers, art collectors with discriminating taste, fellow do-gooders, and, of course, prominent guests such as Pittsburgh athletes and other public figures.

Come enjoy yourselves for a lovely afternoon surrounded by beautiful pieces of Pittsburgh-centric art, legendary athletes, friends, and family …… and be sure to spread the word, too!

If you have any questions or would like to purchase tickets for the event you may contact Larry Klukaszewski (724) 882-0756 or Willie Hobbs (724) 968-2474.

For more information:

http://humanitarianartistsofpittsburghmyblog.wordpress.com/

http://steelcityartist.com/?page_id=355

http://www.homelessfund.org/

Also, don’t forget to follow Friend of Glitzburgh @STEELCITYARTIST on Twitter!

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!