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Oct 01, 2004 - October: National Art and Framing Month

In this Announcement:

October and November Exhibitions at Box Heart Gallery:
-  Still Scapes, Paintings by Ohio Area Artist: Lauren Eisen
-  Bride of Epimethus, Mixed Media Assemblage by Ohio Area Artist: Brenda Stumpf

October Events at Box Heart Gallery:
-  Frame It UP!  
-  L.O.S.E.R. Lost Weekend

Other Stuff:
-  Grand Opening Art Celebration:  moxie DADA Gallery
A Night of Music:  Humble Beginnings Gallery



October 5 - October 19, 2005

Still Scapes

Oil Paintings by Ohio area Artist:


    Eisen's still lives explore formal implied spatial relationships of color and shape, depicting both folded paper forms and natural shell forms in carefully constructed miniature landscape-like settings.  Spaces are sometimes compressed to convey a feeling of tension, while others are openly organized to evoke perception of order.  Eisen is interested in creating an uncertain, otherworldly sense of depth and scale in her imagery.  While the objects the she depicts are actually very small, Eisen manipulates the viewpoint and perspective in such a way that the size of the object can seem variable.  The folded paper forms could be perceived as large or small, but when paired with the relative range of the sea shell size, their context becomes identifiable.  Eisen's attraction to the simple forms of origami and shells involves an architectural interest; both create a reference to dwellings and vessels containing air and space.  The anonymity and universal quality of the forms appeal to her as well; Eisen uses them to explore subtle visual analogies that reflect various divisions and separations created by perceived differences, drawing similarities between unlike objects and reflecting positive interaction of variety or, in opposition, isolation and separation.

Public Reception:
Saturday, October 9th
6 PM - 9 PM
Free and Open to the Public!

October 26 - November 30, 2004

Bride of Epimethus

Mixed Media Assemblage by Ohio area Artist:


    This Cleveland area artist creates abstract work that is inspired by quantum physics and metaphysics to the under currents of religion, secret societies and the interconnectedness that exists between them.   Living in Cleveland with its industrial nature as well as being the daughter of a railroad engineer manifests the interests and leanings of certain materials and textures.  The grittiness of rusted metals and layers of weathered paint on industrial buildings and rail cars are usually accompanied with interesting type and symbols.  The tracks are two parallel threads connecting and moving the rail cars through very different cities with finished products or raw materials, perhaps people or the circus.  Sometimes the rail cars are even empty.  To Stumpf, it is a metaphor for what she carries in her life.  Sometimes Stumpf sees herself  in a physical form interacting through the five senses.  Other times she is seen in a metaphysical energy perspective; a participant of creativity on a much larger scale.  From these interests, Stumpf's art has evolved to explore darker and more hidden aspects of history and herself.
  Deeply moved through books on these subjects, Stumpf spends much time delving into research to comprehend  the initial spark of inspiration.  The work proceeds by gathering materials, which will bring forth the piece of art accurately into the physical.  In Stumpf's mixed media pieces, the evolution of materials has increased greatly into attached metal and wood pieces, which are mostly found objects being layered or protruding outward from the surface of the piece.  These attached objects have evolved from being integrated accents on earlier work, to holding the focus of the pieces.  Painted elements of abstract text can be found through out her art to reinforce the importance of writings to her.
  Currently, her palette is much darker, and her technique is more rough and granular in texture.  There is a layer built up with paint and plaster.  Stumpf  mixes organic matter such as rose petals into her work, to emphasize her interest in  Sophia-female wisdom.  With Stumpf's strong interest in groups such as the early Gnostics and the Templars, which are strongly associated with both the Magdalene and Isis, she taps into subjects that run strong and deep through history which challenge current accepted doctrine.      

Public Reception:
Saturday, NOVEMBER 6th
6 PM - 9 PM
Free and Open to the Public!

EVENTS @ Box Heart:


October 15 - October 17, 2004


National Art and Framing Month Specials:

    In celebration of National Art and Framing Month, please join us for our Annual Frame It Up Weekend, October 15th, 16th, and 17th.  During these three days Box Heart gives away Art Prints (valued up to $60.) with the purchase of any frame for the print over $85. Great for Holiday gifts!!

- available prints by artists:
and more!

October 22 - October 23, 2004


Is it a bird? Is it a plane?  Maybe a Futurist? No it's the Loose Organization of Surreal Ethereal Realists.  
L.O.S.E.R. founder Stephen Pellegrino will act as master of Ceremonies at the first annual L.O.S.E.R. LOST WEEKEND coming out Celebration.
Join us for two full evenings that include live music, big concepts and inside jokes.  
Don't lose track of them.  Don't lose your head over them.  Don't get lost in the L.O.S.E.R. shuffle

Frank Ferraro
Stephen Pellegrino

L.O.S.E.R.'s Lost Weekend

Friday, October 22nd @  7:30 PM
A free evening of music, art , food and celebration!

Saturday, October 23rd 8 PM
Pellegrino in "The Man From Nyayzar'

*Tickets available Friday October 22nd and at the door

OTHER STUFF, happenings and activities:


October 1, - October 29, 2004

Grand Opening Art Celebration

Group Exhibition

The Community of Bloomfield and Box Heart Gallery welcomes a new and unique art haven moxie DaDA, DESIGN accoutrements and DISPLAYED ART.  Just another great reason to come to Bloomfield!

Public Reception will be held:
Friday, October 1st, 2004
6 PM - 9 PM
Free and Open to the Public!

moxie DADA
Owner: Christine Whispell
4510 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
P. 412 682 0348

Gallery Hours:
Sunday:  1 PM - 5 PM
Monday:  Closed
Tuesday - Saturday:  10 AM - 6 PM

Friday, October 15th, 2004

A Night of Music

Join Humble Beginnings Gallery for a night of folk music with guitarist Randy.
7 PM
Pastries and Light Refreshments available for purchase.

Humble Beginnings Gallery and Coffee Cafe
Owner:  Ralph Johns
4121 Main Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
P. 412 683 9003

Distinctive Art for the Home or Office.
- Original Paintings
- Small signs, Posters
- Frames


Thursday, October 28th, 2004

Bloomfield's Halloween Parade

Community Event:  7 PM

The only night time parade in Pittsburgh!  
Join is for a fun evening of costumes, floats, local high schools, music and more!!!

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Box Heart Gallery
4523 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
P. 412 687 8858
F. 412 687 6338
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