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July 9, 2010

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ARTLab: FILL THIS SPACE!

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

1-4pm

The Mattress Factory 

FREE with museum admission

 

If you had a room you could fill with anything, what would it be? The Mattress Factory artist residency program allows artists to experiment with unusual materials and make site-specific artwork. Come to the Mattress Factory and fill a room with bubbles, fan, yarn, fabric, light, sound and shadows, or write down what you might do if you had a gallery all to yourself!

OPENING RECEPTION: Artists in Residence

Friday, September 12, 2014

6-8pm
$15 Admission (FREE: MF members + students with a valid ID from Carnegie Mellon University, Point Park University and the University of Pittsburgh.)

 

The Mattress Factory celebrates the opening of Artists in Residence, featuring all new installations created in-residence by Pittsburgh-based artists Danny Bracken, John Peña, Ryder Henry, Kathleen Montgomery and Benjamin Sota.

 

Artists in Residence is part of the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial.

 

 

Mini-Factory: MOVEMENT

10:00AM 

Mini-Factory is a FREE interactive learning program designed specifically for children ages 3-5 years old and their parents and/or caregivers that uses contemporary installation art as the basis for enabling parents and educators to explore big ideas.

Young children will discover a variety of themes and installations at the Mattress Factory, participate in story-time related to the theme and work on a collaborative project in our Mini-Factory. The Mini-Factory is a mobile, adaptable pop-up space children can help to build and use to explore new ideas and concepts. Young artists will participate in projects that promote making and sharing.

MINI-FACTORY is FREE but you must RSVP to education [at] mattress [dot] org or at 412.231.3169 because space is limited.

You can sign up for workshops individually. Please let us know if you are unable to attend so we can contact those people on our waiting list. Parents must accompany children and participate in the activities with their child.

Mattress Factory education and community programs are made possible by the generous support of the Allegheny Regional Asset District, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Jack Buncher Foundation, Sheila Fortune Foundation, Grable Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Surdna Foundation.

 

Educator Open House: Fall Exhibitions

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

4-6pm
FREE
RSVP by clicking here



The Mattress Factory welcomes educators of every discipline for a FREE sneak preview of our fall exhibition. Come see the new installations, meet most of the artists, ask questions, learn about how to make connections to the classroom and all the programming possibilities that exist for teachers to collaborate with the museum. We know the school year is just underway, but take a quick escape from the classroom to partake in a one-time only event that will re-energize you for months to come. Meet our fabulous Education Team and find out more about how you can bring your students on a field trip or get involved with our programming.

 

Galleries in the museum will be open from 4-6pm with light refreshments. This is a drop-in event with no official tours (although several of the artists will be available and in their installations to speak with you), there is a lot to see so be sure to give yourself enough time to visit all the galleries. 

 

This event is free but space is limited and advanced registration is requested. Please RSVP here. Contact felice [at] mattress [dot] org with questions.

ARTLab: Destroy This!

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

1-4pm

The Mattress Factory 

FREE with museum admission

 

What does it mean to intentionally destroy a surface, and can teh results of this destruction be beautiful? Try it for yourself! Cut, rub, scratch, sand and destroy different surfaces + materials. Inspired by William Anastasi's installation Trespass.


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