Opening weekend Forum Registration

flowerPinscopyOpening Weekend Reception and Forum – November 10 – 11, 2017
The Spinning Plate Gallery, 5821 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA

Join us for the opening weekend events of INTO THE FOREST.  See how the 1000s of elements contributed by the global polymer clay community have been combined to create a wondrous forest.  Meet many of the contributors, learn how the project came to be and attend the forum featuring guest speaker, Brigitte Martin.

Pittsburgh is a great city to visit! Make a weekend out of it.  For more information on where to stay, what to eat and where to visit, start here Pittsburgh Package-pdf.

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Weekend events:

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OPENING PARTY
– 6 pm – 8:30 pm at Spinning Plate Gallery
5821 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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FORUM
– 9 am – 3 pm  at Eastminster Presbyterian Church and Spinning Plate Gallery
REGISTRATION REQUIRED (see below)

Morning Session
Where: Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 250 Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (a short walk from the Gallery), entrance around the corner at 6037 Station Street.
9 am – 9:30 am – Bagels and Coffee
9:30 am – 12 noon – Presentations, including guest speaker Brigitte Martin. Her presentation is titled “From The Forest Into The World”.
12 noon – 1: 30 pm – Lunch on your own. Choose from the many restaurants in the neighborhood.

Afternoon Session
Where:  The Spinning Plate Gallery, 5821 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
1:30 pm  – 3:00 pm – Dialogue with the contributing artists

Guest Speaker Brigitte Martin

Brigitte Martin headshotBrigitte Martin is a traditionally trained goldsmith from Germany. Her jewelry has been exhibited at the Museum of Art in Cleveland and in galleries across the US. Martin curates and juries exhibitions nationally and, in 2012, CBS media named her one of the best art curators in Pittsburgh, PA.
Martin is the current president of The Society of North American Goldsmiths and also serves as the organization’s Fundraising & Development Chair.  She is a national public speaker on topics of social networking, online community, artist development, and arts entrepreneurship and has been a featured panelist on NPR’s RADIO TIMES.
In 2008, Martin created the international online social network CRAFTHAUS to foster camaraderie and professional exchange within the international craft community. As the site’s managing editor, she publishes articles and is passionate about helping artists connect with the larger craft world and progress on their career paths.
In 2011, Martin founded a national Craft Think Tank and continues to organize the annual meetings in cooperation with the American Craft Council. In 2012, Martin published her first book, Humor in Craft, which won the FINALIST award at the 2012 USA Best Book Awards and a Gold Medal at the Independent Publisher Book Awards in 2013.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR FORUM 

Register online by October 15, 2017.  Due to capacity regulations, registration for the Saturday morning forum will be limited to 100 people. Registration fee is $14 per person, payable via PayPal or credit card.

IMPORTANT – When registering, on the PayPal form, please state the name of the person being registered and “Forum” on the “add special instructions to the seller”  line.  You might not be registered otherwise.

Click here to register    

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ALL ABOUT PITTSBURGH PA  Pittsburgh Package-pdf

Lodging – Hotels within walking distance to the gallery

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  • The Twisted Frenchman (Modern French)
    128 South Highland Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    412-361-1340
    Website: The Twisted Frenchman
  • Fire Side Public House (Pub Fare)
    6290 Broad Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    412-661-9900
    Website: Fire Side Public House
  • Noodlehead (Thai)
    242 South Highland Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    No telephone listed
    Website: Noodlehead
  • Sharp Edge Beer Emporium (Gastro Pub)
    302 South St. Clair Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    412-661-3537
    Website: Sharp Edge Beer Emporium
  • Ventos Pizza (Pizza and more)
    420 North Highland Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    412-361-9197
    Website: Ventos Pizza
  • Cafe Zinho (Mediterranean)
    238 Spahr Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15232
    412-363-1500
    Website: Cafe Zinho
  • Paris 66 Bistro (French Bistro)
    6018 Centre Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    412-404-8166
    Website: Paris 66 Bistro
  • Whitfield (Upscale American, in Ace Hotel)
    120 South Whitfield Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    412-626-3090
    Website: Whitfield
  • Mad Mex (Mexican)
    220 South Highland Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    412-345-0185
    Website: Mad Mex
  • Casbah (Mediterranean)
    229 South Highland Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    412-661-5656
    Website: Casbah
  • BGBR (burgers)
    5997 Centre Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    412-362-2333
    Website: BGBR
  • Dinette (pizza)
    5996 Centre Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    412-362-0202
    Website: Dinette
  • Wallace’s Tap Room (Upscale American, in Hotel Indigo)
    123 North Highland Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    412-665-0555
    Website: Wallace’s Tap Room
  • Spoon (American)
    134 South Highland Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    412-362-6001
    Website: Spoon
  • Tanna Ethiopian Cuisine (Ethiopian)
    5959 Baum Boulevard
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    412-665-2770
    Website: Tanna Ethiopian Cuisine
  • Whole Foods
    5880 Centre Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    Website: Whole Foods

flowerPinscopyEats – at a driving distance

  • Legume (Bistro)
    214 N Craig Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    412-621-2700
    Website: Legume
  • Morcilla (Spanish)
    3519 Butler Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15201
    412-652-9924
    Website: Morcilla
  • Primanti (Sandwiches)
    46 18th Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    412-263-2142
    Website: Primanti

flowerPinscopyOther Fun

  • Society for Contemporary Craft
    2100 Smallman Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    Website: SCC
  • The Mattress Factory
    500 Sampsonia Way
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    Website: The Mattress Factory
  • Andy Warhol Museum
    117 Sandusky Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    Website: Any Warhol Museum
  • Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
    6300 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15232
    Website: PCA
  • Carnegie Museum of Art
    4400 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Website: Carnegie Museum of Art
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History
    4400 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Website: Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • Carnegie Science Center
    1 Allegheny Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    Website: Carnegie Science Center
  • Children’s Museum
    10 Children’s Way
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    Website: Children’s Museum
  • Frick Art and Historical Center, including “Clayton”, 19th century home of the Frick Family
    7227 Reynolds Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15208
    Website: Frick Art
  • Senator John Heinz History Center
    1212 Smallman Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    Website: Heinz History Center
  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
    1 Schenley Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Website: Phipps Conservatory
  • Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA) and Kentuck Knob (Chalkhill, PA)
    Frank Lloyd Wright designed homes. About 1 hour drive SE of Pittsburgh.
    Website: Fallingwater
    Website: Kentuck Knob
  • Westmoreland Museum of American Art
    221 N Main St
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    Website: Westmoreland Museum
  • Strip District Neighborhood (restaurants and galleries)
    Website: Strip District
  • Pittsburgh Aviary
    700 Arch Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    Website: Pittsburgh Aviary
  • The Nationality Rooms at University of Pittsburgh
    4200 Fifth Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260
    Website: Nationality Rooms

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