Friday, August 8, 2008


ARTini Artists

Kate Dambach . Amir . Biko . Adam Wadell . LaVerne Kemp . Leslie Ansley . Laura McLaughlin . Anne Hayes, Ian green . Bill Cousins . Vanessa German . Ruth Ward . Monique Luck . Sandy Simon . Ian Green . Jorge . Susan Constanse. Bob Johnson . George Gist . Tom Panei . John Walter . Ben Crouse . Bob Ziller . Susan Wagner . Michele Gregio . Mary Martin . Justin Rothshank . Cheryl Capezzuti . Norman Brown . Wendy Osher

ARTini: Art Shaken, Not Stirred was Passport's inaugural exhibit. The exhibit was held during the Unblurred Art Cubed Event on June 6th, 2008 at 113 South Pacific, just off Penn Avenue. ARTini featured thirty of Pittsburgh’s finest artists from all cultures and economic backgrounds and showcasing dozens of art styles. The opening night of the ARTini Exhibition and Sale lived up to its promise to be a stellar experience with something for everyone from paintings in oil and acrylic, to sculptures, abstracts, mosaic, fiber art, mixed media, collage, pop art, salvage art and even an installation by students from the Digital Fabrication Lab at Carnegie Mellon University.

The turnout for the first Passports event was delightful --

So many art lovers and artists came through to view the work and hang out. And with good reason! Check out the slide show of the art work represented at ARTini --

Also supporting the ARTini event on June 6th is Hill House Association whose staff was on hand to sell advance tickets to a rare performance of Issac Hayes with the Pittsburgh Symphony scheduled for later in the month.

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