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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.



with The Kreepy Doll Factory

(SCC Artist-in-Residence)

Tuesdays through Saturdays

June 16 - December 31, 2015

Daniel Baxter, the creative mind behind the Kreepy Doll Factory, will be setting up his studio in the SCC lobby as our Artist-in-Residence. In the lead-up to the fall opening of Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art, Daniel will be exploring the connection between making and resiliency and stress relief. Learn more.


CRAFTED Opening Reception

Friday, November 6, 2015, 6 - 8 PM

CRAFTED is an annual event and exhibition celebrating handcrafted edibles and handmade functional ceramics.

Join us on Friday, November 6, 2015 from 6 - 8pm as we mark the opening of the exhibit with a CRAFTED reception. Enjoy an evening of functional ceramics, community, and local cuisine by Bar Marco. Visit for tickets.

And, just in time for the holiday season, all pieces in the exhibition are available for sale and make perfect entertaining pieces or special gifts. CRAFTED tableware, including cups, mugs, bowls, platters, and more will be on view and for sale through December 28, 2015.


Smith Shop at SCC

Artist Talk: Fri, September 4, 5:30 PM

Workshop: Sat & Sun, September 5 - 6, 10 AM - 5 PM

SCC is excited to welcome Gabriel Craig and Amy Weiks - creators of Detroit’s buzz-worthy “Smith Shop” - to Pittsburgh this Labor Day weekend! Founded in 2012, Smith Shop is a dynamic metalworking studio receiving national attention for the key role it is playing in the revival of craft in Detroit, MI.  Noted as being on the “forefront of Detroit’s artisan renaissance” by Dwell Magazine, Smith Shop has also enjoyed publicity in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Food & Wine Magazine, and Saveur Magazine.  Their skillful work varies widely in scale and includes kitchenware, jewelry, furniture, and architectural metalwork.

Learn more about their process and practice at a free artists’ talk on Friday, September 4 at 5:30 PM in our main gallery.

Work along side the artists during their not-to-be-missed surface embellishments workshop.  Register here!