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* MEMBERS BRUNCH FOR JUNE
* JUNE SKYSPACE VIEWINGS
* MF AND PNME PARTNER
* GARDEN PARTY PICTURES
* ART LAB
June 29, 2003
11 AM - 1 PM
Members, enjoy a FREE
members only monthly brunch, from 11 AM to 1 PM the last Sunday of the
month. This month enjoy a video screening of two upcoming MF artists performing
in the collaborative group Forcefield.
Become a Mattress Factory member!
Opening Early and Keeping the Lights on Late
Friday, June 27, 2003
The Mattress Factory will
open early and keep the lights on late on June 27 for visitors to enjoy one of
the installation pieces in the James Turrell: Into the Light exhibition.
Skyspace, an outdoor piece built for viewing the sky and atmospheric
changes is most dramatic to view during sunrise and sunset.
Sunrise viewing: 5:15 - 6:45 AM
Sunset viewing: 8:00 - 9:30 PM
No advance registration is required. Cost is suggested museum admission ($8.00 Adults; $5.00 Students/Seniors; FREE for members and children under 12). Skyspace is the only artwork that visitors can access during the extended hours. However, "admit one" passes will be distributed for a visit to the full exhibition.
MF AND PNME
PARTNER TOGETHER FOR SNEAK PREVIEW CONCERTS,
WORSHOPS AND FREE SHOWS FOR MF MEMBERS!
MUSIC IN THE
Thursday, July 24 & Aug 7
FREE for MF Members
Grab a FREE sneak preview of Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble's upcoming concerts and enjoy free cocktails and appetizers in the museum's Garden.
THE ART OF
SOUND: Family Workshop
Sunday, August 3
1 - 3 PM
$5 per person
Participate in art, movement and composition activities, as you explore sound, color, shape and time in the work of musicians and artists-in-residence from the Mattress Factory and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. This interactive workshop culminates in a sound scavenger hunt and collective performance in the museum's Garden, a living installation that features natural and recorded sounds.
Reservations suggested: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412.231.3169
Recommended for children 5 and up
FOR MF MEMBERS!
July 12, 19, 26 and August 2 and 9
Enjoy Saturday night PNME concerts at the Hazlett Theatre for FREE. Call the box office and let them know you are an MF member or show your membership card at the door. To order tickets call 412-889-7231 or www.pnme.org.
For more information about the PNME, please call 412-889-7231 or visit www.pnme.org.
Visit the MF website to see highlights from the Mattress Factory's gigantic party, the Urban Garden Party 2003. The Mattress Factory would like to thank all of the many volunteers, interns, artists and planning committee members who made this year's Evening Garden Party and Community and Family Day a huge success!
2003 Urban Garden Party Highlights
First and Third Saturdays
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Ongoing in the Museum Lobby
All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult
Free with suggested admission:
$8 adults; $5 seniors/students; free for children under 12 and members
Free parking at 505 Jacksonia Street
Saturdays getting into art together at the Mattress Factory!
Experiment with installation art and creativity at ART LAB. Visitors of all ages are invited to participate in engaging art-making projects that illuminate the creative process of in-residence artists from around the world. Step inside multi-sensory works of art to search for mirrored rooms, glowing shapes of light and color, a chair hidden in a garden, running water, sounds of wind chimes, a 13-foot concrete sculpture, movable beds, and much more! Choose from an array of mixed media projects that highlight the museum's special exhibitions and permanent collection.
Art Lab Projects for June through August 2003 include: Winifred Lutz: Urban Garden Books; James Turrell: Light Box Installations; Yayoi Kusama: Dots in Space; and Art You Can Get Into: Designing Your Own Installation.
To develop an Art Lab event for your school, community or family group, please contact the Education Department at 412.231.3169 or email@example.com.