Wednesday, March 04, 2009

March 4, 2009 Penny Pennzoil, Fisher Poets, and free and legal downloads

The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts (124 E. Leasure Ave., New Castle, PA) exhibit “Lost in Form, Found in Line: An Exhibition of Works by Robert Motherwell” has an opening reception on March 15, 2-4pm

While it’s no secret that the area’s endless cheerleading of a dead industry drives me batty, The Drake Well Museum’s search for  Penny Pennzoil is pretty neat.

The article’s writing is pretty funny too, reading like an overheated freshman media studies paper:

The early 1960s, known as the 'glory days' of advertising, offered up young white males designing ad campaigns aimed at selling anything and everything to consumers. The low-tech hucksterism typically involved a pretty and fashionable woman, also young and white, making the pitch to a mass audience via posters, radio and print ads, some television footage.

The Meadville Trib examines Springboro native Charles J. Connickthe, who, at the time of his death, was “the world’s greatest contemporary craftsman in stained glass.”

The Trib also looks at contemporary Stained Glass Craftsman Joe Gerzina who is not only part of Oil City’s Art Revitalization project, but was also one of the featured speakers Meadville’s Old House Fair.

Pete Greene takes a look at this facebook thing at Venangoland.

The STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University is presenting an Art and Code Symposium on March 7-9, 2009.

The symposium will explore programming environments for artists through a series of workshops and panels devoted to several different programming tool kits for artists.

The event is open to the public and is geared to artists and designers interested in creating art through programming, and who want to work with tools beyond off-the-shelf software or create their own.

Abstract thinking, glasses clinking, free admission, artist demos, live music combine for the first Gallery Night of 2009 on March 6 from 7-10 p.m. Accents By The Bay, Allen Stoneware Gallery, Glass Growers Gallery, Kada Gallery, Ralph Miller Jewelers & Gallery, Presque Isle Gallery Coffeehouse, Schuster Gallery at Gannon University, Urraro Gallery and the galleries at the Erie Art Museum will host Gallery Night. Always a popular way to get around Gallery Night, EMTA’s Bayliner will be providing free 1 hour shuttle transportation from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Trolley maps and schedules are available at each gallery or by calling the Erie Art Museum at 814-459-5477. (via)

 The Fisher Poets Gathering

6 Ways to Publish Your Own Book

Penn Brewery will stay open.

Free and Legal Downloads:

   Drive-By Truckers Live at Davis Park on September 1, 2002


  North Mississippi Allstars Live at House Of Blues on November 21, 2004


   Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Live at Narrows Festival For the Arts on September 10, 2006

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