FEATURED Performance: opening Keynote - FRIDAY, JUNE 14 (12PM - 2PM)
A cello rock powerhouse featuring three cellists and a drummer, Cello Fury's original music combines the emotive and symphonic sounds of the cello with driving rock beats to create a cinematic, progressive rock sound. Continually developing their own unique style of cello rock music, cellists Simon Cummings, Ben Muñoz and Nicole Myers unleash vitality and rhythmic drive in their music and dare to venture past classical expectations. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, the band's collective experiences have allowed them to perform on radio and television, in rock clubs, concert halls, and music festivals throughout 23 states and abroad. Photo by Jeff Swensen
Texture Contemporary Ballet strives to enhance the greater Pittsburgh area by creating and presenting original movement that upholds high classical ballet standards of technique and skill, within a more diverse and contemporary style. Our artists express creativity and passion through the process of collaboration and performance, in an attempt to inspire an appreciation of dance, and enliven and educate the public.
featured performance: Centerstage - friday, june 14 (11:30am - 4:30pm)
T. Foley, a conceptual artist, makes videos, performances, and public art projects. She creates scenarios in which blow up dolls drive cars, ventriloquist dummies perform material lifted from craigslist, and people make and share regionally based ringtones at www.locallytoned.org. She lives in Altadena, CA, but calls Pittsburgh home. Photo by Larry Rippel
Opening Reception Artists and performers - Friday, June 14 (7PM - 9pm)
Artists Image Resource (AIR) is an artist-run organization that integrates the production of fine art printwork with innovative educational programs that explore the creative process.AIR provides print and imaging services to professional artists and educators. Our goal is to maintain an active and vital imaging laboratory that supports artists and facilitates creative activity.
The August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble celebrates the diversity of dance by bringing dancers of different backgrounds and styles together, that have a powerhouse of repertory that features the beauty of athleticism. With such an engaging and spirited group of dancers, the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble is known for setting the audience ablaze with energy. With choreography and technique to be envied, AWCDE was able to claim a spot on Dance Magazine’s 2012 “Top 25 to Watch!” Photo by Lois Greenfield
Herman Pearl is a sound artist who performs and creates under the name Soy Sos. He is the sound designer/composer and co-founder of STAYCEE PEARL dance project and was a founding member of Chill Factor International, Soma Mestizo, and 3 Generations Walking. Photo by John Altdorfer
The River City Brass, the world’s only full-time professional Brass Band, consists of 25 horns and 3 percussionists under the baton of the renowned Conductor, James Gourlay. Featuring a 42 concert series in 6 locations throughout Western Pennsylvania, the River City Brass is well known for its diverse and entertaining repertoire ranging from traditional marches and patriotic themes to contemporary works, Latin rhythms, doo wop, show tunes and much, much more. The band is scalable in size to fit most any budget and is willing to perform anywhere a good time and some great music is needed; with the River City Brass, it’s always a blast!
jamming pittsburgh style - FRIDAY, JUNE 14 (10pm - 12Am)
During the Convention Town Hall - Saturday, June 15 (12pm - 2Pm)
Centerstage - saturday june 15 (9:30am - 2:30pm)
During the Closing Keynote - Sunday, June 16 (11AM - 12:30pm)