At CreativeMornings/Singapore, Felix Ng, Creative Director of SILNT shares some controversial advice: Fake it till you make it. While the jury is still out on whether we wholly support that advice, we’re digging this t-shirt by Judson Collier over on Cotton Bureau (whose founder spoke at CreativeMornings/Pittsburgh).
What do you think? Fake it till you make it?
"There is no "they." "They" do not exist. If something would change it would have to be changed through us. " — Vanessa German . Watch the video at http://creativemornings.com/talks/vanessa-german/1
Vanessa German: Bravery
Award winning multidisciplinary artist, Vanessa German takes the stage at the November CreativeMornings/Pittsburgh event. An actress, playwright, sculptor, performer and educator, Vanessa has impacted the Pittsburgh region in countless ways. Once you have the opportunity to meet you, you’ll understand how. Ask her about Spoken Word Opera.
You might recall the “Stop Shooting, We Love You.” signs that frequently the local news stations last year. Thanks to Vanessa, Love Front Porch was able to share an important message.
A big “hoorah!” for The Union Project, our host this month. They’ve once again brought a CreativeMornings/Pittsburgh event to life inside their beautiful walls. Haven’t been? You’ll feel inspired after visiting the space for this month’s event.
Can we get an “hallelujah!” for the providers of our caffeine kick, Espresso A Mano?! Located in Lawrenceville, Espresso A Mano provides hand crafted espresso and coffee beverages in a relaxing atmosphere. Stop by and pay them a visit- you won’t be disappointed.
A grandiose “thank goodness” for Kaleidescope Cafe for providing delicious breakfast bites this month! The shop in Lawrenceville brings fine dining to an approachable atmosphere with their delicious dishes and relaxed environment. Courtesy call before you arrive and find yourself welcomed by gracious servers!
What you need to know:
Friday, November 15th, 8:30am-10am
Vanessa German (aka: awesome)
The Union Project
Tickets go on sale Monday, November 11th @ 10am.
GET ‘EM WHILE THEY’RE HOT!
The Connection Business
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Tickets for the September Creative Mornings/Pittsburgh event are up for grabs at 10am on Monday, September 2. Get in front of your computer and reserve your spot at cmpghsept.eventbrite.com. JayFanelli is chatting with us about the concept of “connected”- and he promises not to disappoint. Got your ticket? Great.
Now meet us at the Kaufmann Center at the Hill House Association on Friday, September 6 at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast treats will be ready and the coffee will be hot! We promise to have you out the door and on your way to work by 10. Ready? Let’s do this.
Jay Fanelli is the co-founder of Pittsburgh web design studio Full Stop, t-shirt community Cotton Bureau, and international web collective United Pixelworkers. Jay can be found blathering on about sports at @the71A, music at @deejayfanelli, food at @needsmoreacid, and everything else at @fanelli.
Our host with the most this month is the Hill House Association. The Hill House Association is dedicated to providing care and support to children, adults and seniors living in urban environments.
August’s Global Theme is “Urbanism”
Last month, 55 CreativeMornings chapters came together for a global conversation around the topic of “Space.” This August, we’re excited to announce our next theme: “Urbanism.” The theme was chosen by our Stockholm organizer Richard Feigin and skilled Stockholm-based illustrator Marcus Gunnar Pettersson created our monthly illustration.
Speakers are delving into all aspects of urbanism and how we interact with our built environment: such as George and Sarah Aye of Greater Good Studio, who use design to solve social problems (Chicago), to Adam Gebrián, well-known “architect who never built anything” (Prague). From collecting a city’s stories to building collaborative ecosystems, talks from this month will make you think hard about the city you inhabit and the role you play.
To find an August event near you, check out creativemornings.com, or follow your local chapter on Twitter. As always, tickets are free and available starting the Monday before the talk.
We’ll see you there!
Justin Strong on “Urbanism” 08.02.2013
Justin Strong is a Pittsburgh Native, entrepreneur who started 7th Movement Development, LLC, an entertainment & retail development firm in 1997. The company is notably known for the opening & operating of the Shadow Lounge (and later AVA) in the East Liberty section of Pittsburgh, and its impacted on the neighborhood’s development. He has a passion to make places and spaces better. Curious? Ask him about it.
Build and powered by Pittsburgh’s Chorus Call, Concert-oh allows users to to experience stellar adio and video quality during web conferences. Currently, the site can simultaneously service web cameras, audio conversations, document, photo and desktop sharing, text chatting and more from separate locations. Users of the site can experience web-based virtual meetings, with multiple attendees, from any computer. The site also has a specialized Town Hall feature with a Q&A window and allows political candidates to moderate sessions with potential voters and others. Check out Concert-oh here.
Union Project is a non-profit arts, enterprise and events center. The purpose is to make space to connect, create and celebrate community by hosting and cultivating programs that serve and enrich lives. Interested in getting involved? There are plenty of ways to support Union Project. You can learn more here.
The August edition of CreativeMornings/Pittsburgh will take place on
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2nd
Doors at 8:30 and Justin goes live at 9am. We would love to have you join the fun at Union Project, but be sure to reserve your ticket first! Tickets go live for this event on MONDAY, JULY 29th at 10am!
"Adjusted Perspective" with Mundania Horvath
Mundania Horvath is an artist, designer and founder of the popular blog Steeltown Anthem, which she launched in 2009 after moving back to Pittsburgh. The site highlights design, architecture, craft, furniture, decor and interiors in and around Pittsburgh. The blog emphasizes the continual growth of creativity and energy transpiring in the Steeltown. Mundania’s own interests in architecture and her curiosity for the city led her to launch her latest project “Pittsburgh Digs,” a series of illustrations of Pittsburgh residences. These original graphic illustrations are featured on PGHdigs.com and will expand as she continues to explore her home city.
Pittsburgh Public Theater is one of the finest professional theater companies in the United States. Led by Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas, The Public is renowned for the high quality of its work, producing a mix of classic and contemporary plays and musicals. The Public offers 240 performances a year at the O’Reilly Theater, its home in the heart of the Cultural District. In September 2013, The Public launches the “Masterpiece Season” – six remarkable and surprising answers to the question, “What is a masterpiece?” Visit PPT.ORG for more information.
Delicious breakfast delights at PPT are served by:
THE NITTY GRITTY
The event takes place on Friday, July 12! The clock is ticking…
This event is free to attend, but preregistration is requested. You can register for the event at http://cmpghjuly.eventbrite.com starting on Monday, July 8th at 10am. Limited quantity available- Get ‘em while they’re hot!
We’ll get things moving at 8:30am with breakfast treats and hot coffee and Dane will take the floor at 9. You should be out the door and on your way to work by 10am, with creative juices and inspiration flowing.
"Reinventing Food" with Christina French
REINVENTING FOOD: the wildly evolving powers of food related to community, economic development, health and happiness. June 14.
Christina French, Table Magazine
Christina French is a publisher, writer, and communicator dedicated to changing the way our region thinks about food. She started TABLE magazine eight years ago to introduce a fresh new way of thinking about the quality and uniqueness of our local food culture. As a 20-something at the time, she was fed up with the dated and damaging misconceptions associated with the Pittsburgh food scene. Christina commits her time to programs, boards and community efforts related to supporting a healthy food supply, economy and culture. You can check out TABLE magazine at tablemagazine.com.
EVENT HOST & SPONSOR
Bar Marco is a back slapping, glasses clanging, PGH inspired, European style wine bar, with that good farm to table fare, craft cocktails, and wild conversations, dig it? More than just a place for friends to gather, The Union Hall above Bar Marco is a community and cultural space exhibiting art, ideas, food ‘n people.
Special thanks to Bar Marco for offering to be this month’s host with the most and sponsor with.. well.. coffee and goodies. Haven’t check them out for yourself yet? What are you waiting for?
Join us, Christina, and the folks at Bar Marco on Friday, June 14th and start your weekend off right. Tickets for this event are sure to go fast- secure your’s here on Monday, June 10 @ 10a!
"Progressing Backwards" with Ryan Hamrick
Ryan Hamrick is a letterer, designer, writer and speaker based in Pittsburgh, PA. With clients across all industries and from all corners of the world, Ryan draws letters for a living for use in branding, apparel, advertising and just about anything else. Being completely self-taught, he’s passionate about doing everything he can to give back and help others facing the daunting task of learning the craft of hand-lettering. Ryan keeps a current portfolio at ryanhamrick.com and also a sketch portfolio at hamrick.dunked.com.
Our sponsor shoutout goes to Sapling Press this month. Currently housed in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, this Boston begun printing studio pumps out letterpress printed stationary, prints, and greeting cards five days a week. Owner Lisa took a few years off, but came back in 2010 with an awesome eye for design aesthetic and the focus to take on the greeting card industry. You can check out more about Sapling Press here.
The host with the most this month is the Society for Contemporary Craft! Presenting contemporary art in craft media by international, national, and regional artists since 1971, the Society for Contemporary Craft offers cutting edge exhibitions focused on multicultural diversity and non-mainstream art, as well as a range of classes, community outreach programs, and a retail store. Haven’t heard of them before? Do yourself a favor and pop down to the Strip District to check them out.
THE NITTY GRITTY
- Friday, May 10th: doors at 8:30a, Ryan takes the floor at 9
- Society for Contemporary Craft: 2100 Smallman Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222
- Hot coffee and breakfast delights provided
- Tickets go live 10a on Monday, May 6th @ http://cmpgh.eventbrite.com