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Art on Fire audience

YOU'RE INVITED TO A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION
& PITTSBURGH'S ONLY GLASS ART AUCTION

Join us, community leaders, and art appreciators from around the globe for a fun event in support of Pittsburgh Glass Center!

Online Celebration: Friday, September 25  |  7:00pm
Online Auction Opens September 1

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

The Art on Fire Auction is a celebration 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.

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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HOST COMMITTEE

Gavin Benjamin* | Rose Brailsford and Jane Black | Janet and John Brendel | Mark J. Caldone and Dr. Paul J. Lebovitz | Tracy* and Nickolas Certo | Tom and Maria Clarke | Richard and Nancy Cohen | Lloyd Corder | Randi Dauler and Donn Neal | Anthony and Margaret DeArdo | Kim* and John Dingess | Terry Donaldson | Joe* and Cathy Dowd | Fran* and Emily Escalante | Dawn and Chris Fleischner | Steven and Lynn Forman | Mary Louise and Doug Fowkes | Merriann* and Mac Grant | Bill and Ellen Hamilton | Tom* and Hannah Hardy | Dan and Barb Henderson | Andy and Jill Hicks | Gwendolyn Hilger | Maureen Mahoney Hill and Chris Hill | Paula Jernigan | Angela and Jon Kamin | Ellen and Jack Kessler | Betsy and Jim Krisher | John and Peg Lagnese | Elizabeth Lawrence | Larry Leahy* and John Van De Grift | Kevin Marpoe* | Wendy and Peter Mars | Philip and Maria McCalister | Nona and Rick McCown | Margie and Sam McMahon | Robin Reid Mickey | Dennis Morgret | Kathleen Mulcahy | Kathleen* and S. Kumar Nandan | Mary Navarro | Alison* and Paul Oehler | Nancy and Woody Ostrow | Charles Porter and Hilary Tyson | Scott and Susan Portnoy | Steve and Debbie Pusateri | William and Nancy Rackoff | Stacey* V. and Andrew B. Rhodes | Marcia and Gerald Rubenstein | Karl and Jennifer Salatka | Elizabeth and Brooke Scott | Pat and Alan Siger | Lee and Myrna Silverman | Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds | Nancy Simpronio and Chuck Culbertson | Ann* and Peter Steenkiste | Marcia Taylor* | Ruth Wepfer | Susanne Wilkinson | John Wojtyna and Lorelli Moser | Brian Wongchaowart | Susan Zelicoff | Cass Zielinski*  | David Zubrow and Laura Hansen

*PGC Board Member

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