Each community engagement event will address the topic of females not supporting one another. Using art as a creative springboard, Mean Girls’ goal is to build awareness, encourage dialogue, and promote positive social change against bullying.
All events are FREE and OPEN to the public.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Performance by Vanessa German
“Blues for the Blue”
Spoken Word Performance
February 22 at 6:30 PM (during the opening reception)
Procession and Ceremony for the Spirit of Cold Shouldered Witchiness, Sharp Tongued Clarity, Forgiveness, and Healing of the Mean Spirited Mouth.
An interactive performance beginning with a sidewalk procession to the gallery, in which revelers are invited to throw carnations, dollar bills and small shiny things as offerings to the Holy Motha of Shut Yo’ Mouth and You Know You Was Wrong as means to ease one’s personal pangs of bitterness, anger and grudge-holding. The Ceremony will conclude in the gallery with the altar placement of the Holy Motha’ and a ritual easing of the ailments.
Saturday, March 23 @ 1pm
Artist Talk by exhibiting regional artists: Sonja Sweterlitsch, Randie Snow, Jenn Gooch and Vanessa German.
“Mean Girls: A Reading” organized by Sherrie Flick
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Doors Open at 7PM
Readings begin at 7:30
This literary event showcases a collaborative creative project conceived by a group of talented women writers. Participants will read original work–poems, essays, fiction–that explores girl bullying. Being bullied, bullying. What makes a Mean Girl? Organized by Sherrie Flick. Readers include Yona Harvey, Elise Levine, Jennifer Banaan, Ellen Smith, Chauna Craig, Sarah Shotland, Sarah Leavens, Lori Jakiela, and Lois Williams.
“Mean Girl” Red and Pink Figures at Unblurred Gallery Crawl in Garfield
Friday, April 5, 2013
Public art piece where woman and girls are invited to confess and apologize on a 6′ tall wooden Red Female Figure and on the Pink Female Figure share an act of cruelty bestowed upon them by another female. The Figures will be on display at the gallery during regular gallery hours.
“Mean Girl” Red and Pink Figures on College Campuses throughout Pittsburgh:
February 25- April 27, 2013
University of Pittsburgh, Point Park, Carnegie Mellon University, Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Youth Art Workshop
Saturday, April 6, 2013
1 – 4 PM
Drop by between 1pm and 4pm for this fun and creative hands-on art making workshop for girls of all ages. Exhibiting artists, Randie Snow, Sonja Sweterlitsch, Jenn Gooch and Curator, Jill Larson will conduct the workshop addressing issues of bullying.
Staycee Pearl Dance Project
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Doors open at 7.
Performance begins at 7:30
What if we all just let our mean girl hang out…all the time.
SPdp performs an innovative dance work interpreting and embracing the b&%$h in each of us.
Dancers explore her varied manifestations, and the possible consequences of her wrath. SPdp will present a meaningful collaboration with artists, musicians and choreographers through movement and sound organized by co-founders dance director, Staycee Pearl and sound designer/engineer/DJ, Herman “Soy Sos” Pearl.
Friday, April 26th
5:30 – 9:00
Presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the gallery crawl is a free quarterly showcase of art and entertainment in the heart of the Cultural District. All events take place at a variety of gallerys and spaces and are FREE and open to the public. The even is ongoing between 5:30 and 9:pm, and patrons may start at any location.
Saturday, April 27 @ 1 pm
Artist Talk by exhibiting artists: Traci Molloy, Barbara Schreiber, Alison Stehlik, Andrea Evans and Marian Barber
Sponsored by The Grable Foundation & Organized by The Bradley Center.
Sunday, April 21
Session I @ 1 pm
This session is focused on school aged girls.
Session II @ 2:30 pm
This session is focused on college students & women in the work place.
The Lecture Series is Free and Reservations are encouraged. Seating is limited!
Please email: MeanGirlsArtExhibit@Gmail to make a reservation.