Carnival at UnSmoke Artspace

Published On August 10, 2012 | By Sweet1Lani | The Arts
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What’s summertime without some carnival adventures? If you haven’t had a chance to get to the midway yet this year, we have just the event for you. UnSmoke Artspace in Braddock is hosting a carnival themed art show, which opens on Saturday August 11th, that promises to be full of whimsy and childhood nostalgia. The show, aptly titled Carnival, promises all of the excitement of a night at the fair. In addition to the themed artwork by 17 artists, the event will feature old timey stick joint booths, a shooting gallery, and a sugar shack that is part art piece, part food vendor. Add to that a freak show tent, fortune telling from a renowned Tarot Card reader, and carnvial-esque music by DJ Shawn Watson, and you’ve got yourself a night to remember!

Screen print artists like Mary Tremonte, Mike Budai, and Alex Williams, will show alongside interactive installation artists like kitsch queen Liz Hellar and mixed media mavens like Carolyn Kelly. Here’s a full list of participating artists:
Liz Hellers "Kitsch-O" 2012Liz Heller
Mary Tremonte
Alex Williams
Carolyn Kelly
Jake Reinhart
Teresa Martuccio
Jen Cooney
Mike Budai
Bill Rodgers
Jacob White
Heather White
Jennifer Rockage
Colin Matthes
Adrienne Rozzi
Paul Bergeron
Caldwell Linker
Matt Smith
..and, maybe more!

If you haven’t heard about the Renaissance happening in Braddock, consider yourself schooled. UnSmoke Artspace is a part of Braddock Redux, created by the inspiring and tenacious Mayor of Braddock, John Fetterman. His goal was to utilize a vacant church to become a community hub of ‘activity and positive momentum’, where people of all ages could come together to better the Braddock neighborhood. UnSmoke Systems, lives in the former Catholic School building on Braddock Avenue, which has been renovated into a gallery/events venue, while the classrooms have been converted into artist studio spaces.

So get out and enjoy a beautiful Saturday with UnSmoke, support local art, and support the Braddock community! And if you can’t make it, the work will be on view by appointment only through the end of August.

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