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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.