Published On May 18, 2012 | By Kymbo Slice | The Arts

Assemble, a gallery on Penn Avenue’s arts corridor in Garfield, is hosting a unique fundraiser this evening at Shadow Lounge. Bid on a chance to learn a new skill from a variety of talented Pittsburgh artists, musicians and craftsmen while supporting a great space! Assemble is a community space for arts and technology and touts themselves as a place for creation. It was founded on the concepts of sustainability, community, science, architecture, new media, and lowtech/hightech art. They often host interactive, hands-on art-focused events that both engage and inspire attendees. It’s always one of our favorite stops during Unblurred! MakerDate is an auction pairing skill seekers with opportunities to learn something new and will also feature a raffle of of original art and handmade crafts.

Join emcee Davon Magwood as he hosts an evening of entertainment, featuring deejay Jay Malls of Title Town, and a live performance by Mrs. Paintbrush from Grand Buffet. We saw Mrs. Paintbrush a while back at The Shop and were highly entertained by his creative mix of music and performance, as he used a head lamp to make his act quite entertaining.

Participating Makers include:
Bill Moore – making videos and animation
Ben Saks – indoor rubber powered airplane building
Blaine Siegel – guerilla art installation
Erika Johnson – webcam hack, microbiota, and youtube
Deanna Mance – gelatin monotypes and kitchen lithography prints
Sam Thorp – figure drawing
Bek Winters – local gastronomy
Jenn Gooch – immersive multi-media and expression
Casey Droege – strategic intuitive life-planning
Beano Gee – watercolor and digital art
Diane Meyer – Shibori cloth dying
Brandon Barber (Laser Lab Studio) – 3D modeling and sculpture
TeeRex/Cotton Factory – t-shirt printing
Encyclopedia Destructica – Zine Making
Carl Bajandas – Arduino awesomeness!

Tickets are $12.00 and can be purchased here. The event takes place at the Shadow Lounge in East Liberty and starts at 6.

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