The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Alliance invites you to a Happy Hour hosted by

 Steel Valley Arts Council
 art space 303
 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Wednesday,  October 8th , 2003
 303 East Eighth Avenue in Homestead
Gallery phone is 412-326-0100
Please RSVP to Linnea at 412-227-6565 or

The Steel Valley Arts Council invites you to their gallery, art space 303 to view "USA PATRIOT ART -- Cartooning and Free Speech in War Time"
In the aftermath of September 11, freedom of speech has been under attack.  Political cartoonists are not immune.  In some cities cartoonists have been fired or lost free-lance jobs because of cartoons critical of U.S. policy or for using "wrong" metaphors.  Even nationally-known artists, such as Boondocks cartoonists Aaron McGruder and Ted Rall, have been censored or repudiated.  In response, Gary Huck, Mike Kanopacki, Matt Wuerker, and writer Alec Dubro put together a show of cartoons from 41 editorial cartoonists from the U.S. and Mexico.  USA PATRIOT ART  is sponsored by the Battle of Homestead Foundation.
The Steel Valley Arts Council (SVAC) is a community arts organization represented by a 65 member volunteer organization, and membership continues to grow. SVAC is dedicated to preservation, community interaction and dialogue, and emerging artistic thought through rich creative endeavors. Serving the greater Steel Valley area, comprised of Homestead, West Homestead, and Munhall, the Steel Valley Arts Council's impact effects the Western Pennsylvania region and host national exhibits with universal appeal. The gallery, art space 303, is located in the historic district of Homestead at 303 East Eighth Avenue. The Steel Valley region once home to the largest steel producing mill in the world is now an opulent ethnically diverse community peppered with some of the most talented artists, craftmakers, and creative thinkers today.
Take the Homestead Grays Bridge formerly the High Level bridge and make a left onto East Eighth Ave. Go two blocks to Ann and Eighth the gallery is located on the left second building down.
61C by bus.

Linnea Glick
Manager of Membership and Information Systems
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Alliance
425 Sixth Avenue, Suite 2685
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
t: 412-227-6565
f: 412-227-6566
The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Alliance advocates for the arts in Western Pennsylvania. The Arts Alliance works to enhance our region using the arts as a catalyst for growth, change, and enrichment.