ART and INSPIRATION INTERNATIONALis a non-profit organization founded by William Rock for the purpose of promoting the arts, cross-cultural collaboration, and creative expression. Meeting at 7 PM every Thursday evening at the Shaler North Hills Library, we host and performers from the greater Pittsburgh arts community.
We were fortunate to have local gallerist Coleen Rush coordinate our first annual exhibit at the Shaler North Hills Library. Opening night was a chance for all of our accomplished artists to enjoy sharing their work with the local community.
Aaron Raymond, photographer and teacher, brought us a presentation on elements of composition, as well as his work for National Geographic / Lindblad. Although focused on photography, there was plenty of fascinating content for artists of all disciplines. You can learn more about him at https://raaronraymond.com
"ART AND INSPIRATION INTERNATIONAL POETRY WORKSHOP WITH ALYSSA SINENI"
It was a dark and stormy night as an intimate group turned out for the inaugural workshop. Alyssa is a nationally published poet and well known within the Pittsburgh creative community. We are looking forward to many more of these, the first Thursday of each month, and hope you will join us!
Joan Bauer is a poet and one of the hosts of Hemingway's Poetry Series in Pittsburgh.(www.hemingwayspoetryseries.blogspot.com). Don Staricka is a photographer and provides photos for the blog. Joan read some of her recent works, and Don presented his photo essay "Phone Booths of the American West''
We were privileged to enjoy an evening with legendary artists Rochelle Blumenfeld and Claire Hardy along with several special guests from the artist community. Colleen Rush hosted the evening along with William Rock.
Johanna Chastek and Elizabeth Wheeler treated us to a wonderful evening of music. We are so fortunate to have musicians of this caliber in Pittsburgh, and are grateful they are willing to share their talents with our community.