Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Pittsburgh Commune: Creative TreeHouse

Another under-appreciated regional asset is the nascent coworking community in Pittsburgh. The creatively inclined are taking matters into their own hands, establishing a common workspace named Creative TreeHouse. Find out more about local independent talent collaboration at an open house on Saturday, June 30th starting at 6pm:

What: Open House featuring live painting, music, photography, poetry, podcasts, and a gallery show, free food and beverages provided

Where: Creative TreeHouse, 517 Lincoln Blvd., 2nd floor, Bellevue, PA 15202

When: Saturday, June 30th, starting at 6pm

Cost: FREE to attend, artwork for sale and donations accepted

More Info: Jesse Hambley, 724-910-9947, info@CreativeTreeHousePgh.com, www.CreativeTreeHousePgh.com

Evening of Free Art to Celebrate Opening of New Artist Collective

Bellevue, PA, June 19th, 2007 — Creative TreeHouse, a new facility that’s both a community for Pittsburgh-area artists and a creative resource for local businesses, is hosting an open house on Saturday, June 30th to celebrate its official opening. The evening will commence at 6pm at 517 Lincoln Blvd., 2nd floor in Bellevue and will include live painting, music, photography, poetry, podcasts, and a gallery show of current TreeHouse members’ artwork, much of which will be available for purchase. The open house is completely FREE to attend and food and beverages will be provided.

A wide variety of art will be produced throughout the evening. Professional photographers John Bodnar, Jeff Zoet and Laura Petrilla will be shooting portraits and providing their subjects with e-mailed copies. Paintings and drawings will be created by Rich Rogowski and Jeremy Shank with art supplies donated by Pat Catan’s. Popular local podcast Geek Riot will be broadcasting live. Music will be provided by Buddy Nutt, Some Other Band, and DJ analog a-go-go. Information on various Pittsburgh groups with ties to members will also be offered, including Refresh Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Macromedia Flash Users Group, as well as web service provider Pagewaiter and web series “Something To Be Desired”. A gallery will feature samples of Creative TreeHouse members’ work including portfolios, photography, and other art work. The list of attending artists is subject to change and likely to grow, so watch www.CreativeTreeHousePgh.com for updates.

Mere minutes from downtown Pittsburgh and available for use 24 hours a day, Creative TreeHouse is a haven for creative professionals that features a photography studio, an educational center, a 7,500 square foot multi-purpose facility for public art displays and meetings, and a creative service center that will allow businesses to discover and contact member artists. In addition to continual access to work space, members will be able to organize events, host and attend workshops and classes, be included in group showings, and create a profile accessible to businesses and other members. According to owner Jesse Hambley, a 23 year-old independent photographer, designer and video editor, “It’s like myspace in a building”, fostering face-to-face networking and collaboration. Membership is available to artists from all disciplines. More information on membership, pricing, and a complete list of amenities can be found at www.CreativeTreeHousePgh.com or www.myspace.com/CreativeTreeHouse or by e-mailing info@CreativeTreeHousePgh.com.

Creative TreeHouse will provide local businesses with a new resource for all of their creative needs, including (but certainly not limited to) web design, graphic design, video production and photography and will give artists a professional atmosphere in which to hold meetings. Businesses interested in taking advantage of the creative service center should e-mail info@CreativeTreeHousePgh.com for more information.

Recent events hosted by Creative TreeHouse include the 24-Hour Creative Marathon, NYC-style dance parties, Doughnuts and Art, and a Schools for Schools fundraiser for needy African schools. Upcoming events will continue to showcase local artists’ work in fashion, art, photography, and music. Go to www.CreativeTreeHousePgh.com or become their myspace friend at www.myspace.com/CreativeTreeHouse for updates.

1 comment:

tannybrown said...

What a cool idea.