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Pittsburgh Spring 2006 Exhibition | Happenings | Text | Players
The Pittsburgh based Appalachian School is an extended network of international artists working together to redefine the experimental lexicon of art.
In March of 2006 The Appalachian School debuts ‘The Spring Event’ in Pittsburgh, a site-specific exhibition at the Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery. The project reflects an inclusive and inventive collaborative program, activating multiple 'high and low' art sites throughout the region, online, and internationally. Film screenings, live performances, interdisciplinary collaborations, and installation art hallmark the Spring Event.
International artists convene in Pittsburgh to showcase modern developments in art, moving image and design. This year artists representing Holland, The United Kingdom, and Germany join American artists living and working in the Appalachian Region.
The Appalachian School utilizes the Pittsburgh based Three Rivers Arts Festival as an exhibition site in accordance to the festival's mission:
Showcasing Pittsburgh's unique cooperative and collaborative community within Appalachia, a series of interdisciplinary happenings will occur throughout the region from March through June. Forging new forms in contemporary practice, these interdisciplinary collaborations remain site-specific to their venues and unique to the artists participating.
Pavilion (HOT HOUSE event), East End
The Appalachian School Exhibition | Happenings | Text | Players | A.S.
IAN WILLIAMS (Johnstown / Brooklyn) is a musician. Recent projects include Battles, Don Caballero, and Storm and Stress. His recordings can be found on Warp Records, Dimmak Records, Monitor Records and Touch and Go Records.
LAURI MANCUSO (Pittsburgh) is an artist and curator. Recent curatorial projects include Paint and Body and Arrow Gallery.
DUPASKI (Canton / Krakow PL) is a poet
born in Ohio currently
ADAM SIPE (Greensburg / Queens) is a painter. He has exhibtied recetly at the Ulrich Museum of Art (Witchita), Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Miller Gallery (Pittsburgh), 1926 Gallery (Chicago). Adam recently received his Masters in Painting from Bard College.
HILARY STRANG (Chicago) is a writer.
MYRZA DEVA de MUYNCK (Goes NL / London UK) is a designer. She has exhibited recently at Arnhem Mode Bienale (Arnhem) and in Purple magazine. Myrza has recently been awarded the Charlotte Kohler Prize (NL).
THE ORGONE ARCHIVE (Pittsburgh) is a motion picture archive and exhibition outfit since 1993. O.A. has exhibtied recently at Anthology Film Archives (New York) and The Aurora Picture Show (Houston). Current custodian - Greg Pierce.
ED UM BUCHOLTZ (Pittsburgh) is an artist, curator and DJ. He has exhibited recently at Arrow Gallery (Pittsburgh) and programmed events for The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh).
KYLE ABRAHAM (Pittsburgh / New York) is a dancer and coreographer. He has performed as a member of the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company, recently as a guest artist with the Anna Myers Dance Company, and has opened for recording artist Mary J. Blige.
PHIL BOYD (Pittsburgh) is a musician and performing artist. Recent projects include Phil Boyd & The Hidden Twin and The Modey Lemon (with Jason Kirker and Paul Quattrone). His recordings can be found on Birdman Records, Mute Records and Faux Totem Records.
TERRY YOUNG (Pittsburgh) is a printmaker.
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