Lori Hepner

The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh
Through October 28
6 — 9 p.m.

One of Pittsburgh’s longest-running, most esteemed artist organizations and one of the region’s newest spaces for showcasing local art are coming together during an opening reception on September 14.

The beautiful new galleries at The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh in the South Hills will provide a terrific venue for housing Entity, the latest group exhibition produced by The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.

Don’t miss the free opening celebration next Thursday, where you can get a first look at Entity, meet the artists and curator, enjoy light appetizers and refreshments and also peruse The Artsmiths’ extensive selection of locally produced work.

Featuring 17 artists representing a wide variety of media — from watercolors to steel sculpture to digital prints — Entity explores themes of existence, impermanence and the nature of reality. Featured artists include Dee Briggs, John Eastman, Lori Hepner and Dafna Rehavia.

On view through October 28, Entity is organized by independent curator Jill Larson, who previously ran Lawrenceville’s Fe Gallery and has exhibited work around the world.

Founded in 1910, The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh represents 550 members who live within a 150-mile radius of Pittsburgh. One of the country’s leading artist-member organizations, the group has produced a major museum exhibition for the last 102 years.

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.