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YOU'RE INVITED TO A HOT PARTY
& PITTSBURGH'S ONLY GLASS ART AUCTION

Join us and over 400 community leaders and art appreciators for a fun and unforgettable evening in support of Pittsburgh Glass Center!

Friday, September 25  |  6:00-11:00pm
Nova Place, North Side

Ellen and Jack Kessler, Chairs  |  Sharif Bey, Honorary Artist

The Art on Fire Auction is a hot party and Pittsburgh's ONLY glass art auction. It's a great opportunity to buy handmade, one-of-a-kind glass art for a good value while also supporting artists and Pittsburgh Glass Center. The silent and live auctions feature nearly 200 pieces of one-of-a-kind glass art by internationally renowned glass artists and local glass artists.

HONORARY ARTIST SHARIF BEY

Artist Sharif Bey

Sharif Bey is an associate professor of art at Syracuse University. Bey earned a B.F.A. in ceramics from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, an M.F.A in studio art from the University of North Carolina and a Ph.D. in art education from Penn State University. He is a teaching artist with extensive experience in ceramics/sculpture, art community programming and art teacher training. Bey continues to conduct workshops and facilitates collaborations in the visual arts for children and adults in schools, museums, arts centers, and universities throughout the United States and abroad.

His work is featured in public collections including: The Carnegie Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum (The Renwick Gallery), The Columbus Museum of Art, United States Embassies (Khartoum, Sudan/Kampala, Uganda/ Jakarta, Indonesia) The Hickory Museum of Art, The Juliet Art Museum and The Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African-American Art. His ceramic and Mixed-media works reflect his interest in the visual heritage of Africa and Oceania, as well as contemporary African American culture.

Bey was an artist in residence at PGC in 2018 and presented an exhibition, Dialogues in Clay and Glass, in our Hodge Gallery March 2-May 6, 2018.


Artwork by Sharif Bey

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Pittsburgh Glass Center
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Location

Nova Place, 100 South Commons, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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