Inspired by Eberle’s signature and striking black and white motifs and forms, the salon-style speaker series invites local cultural producers to share their unique viewpoints about the role of creativity within their respective fields. Dubbed The Space Between, the event brings thought leaders and the public together for an evening of enlightening conversation that’s loosely organized around themes such as language, the body and food.
On Thursday, February 9, The Space Between welcomes tattoo artist Hannah Aitchison and dancer and choreographer Maria Caruso.
An award-winning, internationally acclaimed tattoo artist, Aitchison previously lived and worked in Chicago, Los Angeles and London before moving to Pittsburgh. In 2014, she founded the Curiosity Shop in Lawrenceville with Scott White.
Founder and director of Bodiography and chair of the Performing Arts Department at La Roche College, Caruso is known for her leadership role in the regional arts community and for creating compelling dance works that use choreography to explore humanity.
Aitchison and Caruso will talk about the way they approach the creative process, as well as concepts and themes running through their work, their personal connections to craft, and their artistic processes and techniques. The event will also include an informal discussion and Q&A with attendees.
Arrive early to visit Contemporary Craft’s current Edward Eberle Retrospective, on view through March 11. Spanning three decades, the exhibition showcases an expansive body of work by the acclaimed Pittsburgh-based ceramic artist—ranging from classically inspired vessels to deconstructed and altered sculptures. Among the 45 objects on view are Eberle’s signature porcelain pieces, delicate wheel-thrown vessels, works on paper, mixed-media sculptures, large paper cylinders, and more.
The event is free and open to the public.