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AAW’s 29th Annual International Symposium

June 25 - 28, 2015

We’re excited to welcome the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) to Pittsburgh this June!  Their annual symposium, being held at the David. L. Lawrence Convention Center, offers something for everyone, from members of the public curious about woodturning to artists who are true masters of their craft. 

Contemporary Craft is teaming up with the AAW to make sure it’s a memorable weekend! Be sure to check out the following:

Preconference Collectors’ Symposium: SCC will be presenting a series of lectures and artist talks on Thursday, June 25 geared toward wood collectors and enthusiasts.  Co-sponsored by the Collectors of Wood Art and the Carnegie Museum of Art, it’s the perfect way to kick-off your time at the AAW conference. Click here for more details.

AAW’s Companion Program: SCC will be organizing workshops and activities for the families, partners, and guests of symposium attendees. Details here.

Her Turn: Showcasing work by 12 respected female artists working in the male-dominated world of woodturning, Her Turn provides an eye-opening look into the world of functional and sculptural art created on the lathe. Opening April 27, 2015 at Contemporary Craft’s  satellite gallery at BNY Mellon Center in downtown Pittsburgh. Details here.



Exploring Mental Health Through Art

Opening Weekend

September 18 & 19, 2015

Join us for a weekend of thoughtful art, entertainment, and community building as we celebrate the opening of Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art.

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Literary Evening with author

Andrew Solomon

Monday, December 7, 2015, 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Carnegie Music Hall

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures is proud to present a Literary Evening with author Andrew Solomon on Monday, December 7th.  Solomon’s newest book, Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, shares stories of families coping with deafness, autism, schizophrenia, with children who are criminals, gay, and transgender. From Solomon’s perspective, these stories are everyone’s stories and his startling proposition is that diversity actually unites us.  Tickets for this Literary Evening with Andrew Solomon are available by calling 412.622.8866 or by clicking at

The Society for Contemporary Craft is proud to be the non-profit partner for Andrew Solomon's lecture in conjunction with Mindful: Exploring Mental Health through Art.