Out of the Funk

Membership Exhibition

Where: Irma Freeman Center for Imagination located 5006 Penn Ave • Pittsburgh 15224

  • Exhibition Dates: May 7 – May 23, 2021 –
    Gallery hours: Thursday through Sunday 1PM to 5PM
  • Family and Friends Opening: May 6, 2021 / 4– 7pm
    We will announce our Award Winners at 5pm. 
  • First Friday opening: May 7, 2021 / 6:30 – 9:30pm
  • Art pickup: May 23, 2021 / 1 – 4pm

In light of everything that has taken place in our country and the world in 2020, this exhibit explores the roads toward redemption and possibilities. How does one adapt in a world where our old “normal” has changed to a new “normal”? How does one cope and persist, transforming that which is difficult, challenging, and uncertain into something positive and promising?
How do we tap into our creativity when worries and fears block it? What is our personal story, what does it look like, and how does it relate to everything going on around us? Where do we see the story taking us, and where will our journey go?

For you who are comfortable to venture out and have the opportunity to come and see the exhibit, we look forward to seeing you.

Juror: Bruce Hoffman
Bruce is Director of Gravers Lane Gallery in Philadelphia. He has been working in the field of studio crafts for more than three decades. During these years he has taught at Moore College of Art and Design, lectured and been a guest critic for many colleges, and has had the honor to jury shows for many fine museums, guilds, and art centers across the country.
Fiber and textile-centric art has been a main focus. Along with five friends, Bruce created and curated Fiber Philadelphia 2012. This four-month event showcased 61exhibits of fiber throughout the city. Bruce has a historical understanding of studio crafts as well as an appreciation of artists’ work and process. This guides his curatorial choices while enjoying the visceral delight of material, color, form, and texture.

Exhibition co-chairs: Jeanette McCabe and Coleen Rush – contact them at exhibitionsFGP@gmail.com