Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pyrotopia: First Annual Festival of Fire Arts Call For Artists

My new home is in Pittsburgh, PA, and it's my desire to promote and support art events that are indigenous to the area. Check out the event listed below. If you're an artist who wants to apply or an art enthusiast who wants to attend, it could be a cool event. Check it out:

Pyrotopia is seeking visual and performing artists to participate in Pyrotopia: First Annual Festival of Fire Arts, taking place on October 7th and 8th, 2011 at UnSmoke Artspace in Braddock, PA.
We are accepting submissions for a wide range of exhibitions and performances, from meditative and quietly interactive to spectacular, high-tech, explosive or utterly undefinable. We will consider any works of art, performances and other forms of creative expression which either directly incorporate or thematically reference fire or related media, such as electricity and light. We will select the best of these works to showcase at Pyrotopia.

Pyrotopia will occur at UnSmoke Artspace and adjacent grounds. It will be free, family-friendly and open to the public. We expect a large turn-out from Braddock and the greater Pittsburgh area. Programming throughout the day and night will appeal to a wide range of interests and ages. Live fire art and events will occur on Friday and Saturday nights, with workshops, demonstrations and other fire-related programming during the day on Saturday.

Pyrotopia is being organized and produced by a group of Pittsburgh artists with a breadth of experience working with fire in art and performance, producing large scale events and spectacles and teaching fire arts skills. As artists, we love the medium of fire in its wide variety of applications, and we wish to ignite the public’s imagination and appreciation too.

For more information please visit the Pyrotopia website: http://pyrotopia.net/apply/index.html

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