This year the Lawrenceville Artists Studio Tour turns 12! To celebrate, we spoke with graphic designer Paul Schifino, a Lawrenceville native, who has crafted the event's identity since day one (2005). Trace the logo's evolution in pictures, and learn why this year's poster is the most "social" yet.
Former RH Lawrenceville member Ryan Woodring decamped for Portland in 2013. Now he's back, to appear at the International Sculpture Conference - although he doesn't consider himself a sculptor.
Image: Ryan Woodring, still from Non-Manifold (2016), four-channel video installation. Photo by Evan La Londe
Nine Stories, Lawrenceville’s first bookstore in decades, is celebrating Grand Opening on Saturday, October 1!
To celebrate, we asked the Nine Stories team to curate a selection of books especially for us artsy types. (One of them has "engineer" in the title - bold move, Nine Stories.) Check out their recommendations in this post and visit them in store!
Radiant Hall artist / photographer Gavin Benjamin is finding new life in an old format: by using online magazines to showcase his new work, he crafts an immersive, curated experience.
The lineup for our August 16 and 18 dinners: Chef David Bulman of Plated Trade will cook for us in the beautiful studio of architect Page Thomas, a neighbor in our Susquehanna Street studios. Click for details and tempting food pics.
Best of all, all proceeds directly support Radiant Hall's operations. That means directly helping Pittsburgh's amazing, hard-working artists.
In this guest post, Sarah Shotland recounts how she struggled to write a big book in a big desert—and found inspiration in her own smallness.
" The rock formations in Sedona are massive, almost extraterrestrial, or ultra-terrestrial. It’s difficult to lose sight of your smallness in their presence."
Want to keep Pittsburgh affordable for young, emerging artists? So do we! How can you help? It's easy... Just join us for dinner.
The next Studio Dinner Series kicks off August 2. Buy your tickets, bring a friend, and help support artists keep the lights on (and the A/C cranked up).
Pittsburgh multimedia producer Njaimeh Njie has been working for years on Powered by (G)race, an an ongoing, multimedia exploration of contemporary black womanhood. Now a selection of photos from the project are on view at the Energy Innovation Center in the Hill District, curated by Casey Droege. Radiant Hall coordinated this exhibition with support from Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts.
Following a successful expansion into two new locations last fall, Radiant Hall Studios is now poised to launch a new creative services enterprise. Called “Radiant Hall Work,” its mission is to connect clients to Pittsburgh’s best emerging creatives, artists, and craftspeople while broadening the Radiant Hall network. Read the full press release and more.
We're excited to announce the opening of our newest Radiant Hall location: Radiant Hall Media! Located in the heart of Lawrenceville, just up the street from our current location on Butler Street, this new open concept space is designed for creatives in film, photography, new media and graphic design. Equipped with desks, free wi-fi, kitchen, printer and flooded with beautiful natural light, Radiant Hall Media is the perfect place to get to work.
Executive Director, Ryan Lammie, shares his first impressions of Sedona, Arizona. Ryan and fellow Radiant Hallers are visiting Sedona for the first ever Sedona Summer Colony arts residency.
"John Riegert" is a multi-media exhibit that features work from 252 artists, including Radiant Hall Nova Place member Travis Mitzel. According to the exhibition's media people, it is expected to be the largest group exhibition in Downtown Pittsburgh history. Read on for Mitzel's reflections on foam as a medium for figural sculpture.
In partnership with the Sedona Arts Center and Verde Valley School, Carnegie Mellon University’s Master of Arts Management (MAM) program and Pittsburgh’s Radiant Hall Studios are fostering a valuable professional development opportunity for arts managers and practicing artists alike. A group of MAM alumni and Radiant Hall artists will participate in the inaugural Sedona Summer Colony for cultural managers and artists, respectively, in the stunning red rocks and high desert of Northern Arizona.
Exciting news! Our Executive Director, Ryan Lammie, has been recognized as a "Creator of the Year" by the Pittsburgh Technology Council. Click to read more and get tickets for the big event!
From June 3-9, be sure to check out the many Radiant Hall artist members participating in the 2016 Three Rivers Arts Fest. Click through the gallery for more details!
Featured image: Crystal Latimer, At the hands of the Mexica (2015), 30" x 30", acrylic, oil, metallic gilding on panel.
Our neighbors at the Lawrenceville Corporation membership will recognize the Artist Studio Tour with a special award. Join the fun at the upcoming Community Catalyst Celebration!
Our artists have been busy this spring! Click to read news from Radiant Hall member artists Ramon Riley (Studio Director, Nova Place), Rona Chang, April Friges, Nicole Ryan and writer Karen Lillis.
Last night we welcomed twenty-two guests to Radiant Hall's inaugural Studio Dinner. The event took place at our Lawrenceville location, which was completely transformed for the occasion with hanging trellis draped with vines and summer flowers. Check out a gallery of beautiful pictures by Ben Filio!
We're kicking it off tomorrow at 7 pm with an exhibition at our Susquehanna Street studios. Artists include Maggie Negrete, Darnell Chambers, Derek Reese, Takara Canty, Julie Mallis, and DS Kinsel.
Radiant Hall will open three studio locations to the public on Saturday, April 23, 10am - 5pm in collaboration with the FULLTIME Festival—a city-wide celebration of hard working, creative people. Visit one or all three of our locations and see what all of our artist members have been up to!