Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Pittsburgh Film Office celebrates "Lights, Glamour, Action!"

Highmark Presents, "Lights! Glamour! Action!" entered it's 17th year as the major fundraiser for the Pittsburgh Film Office. On February 26, Over 700 guests walked the 515 foot red carpet to  Izzazu's "Glam Cam", where Bubba from 100.7 and Emilio Cornachione interviewed the stylish and best dressed  guests,  broadcast on the big screens throughout the venue, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

At the center of the VIP Reception,  a champagne toast,
Hors d'Oeuvres, raffles, and a brave model high atop the room in an 8 foot champagne glass.

The ballroom doors opened to reveal intimate tents housing  sofas, ottomans, and chandeliers. Food stations throughout the ballroom included Dunkin' Donut, Milk Shake Factory, Millie's Ice Cream, Pittsburgh Smokehouse, Lidia's , and the Oscar's candy table & bar. 

While the Oscars were televised on the big screens, guest mingled and watch the progress of special effects artist Steve Tolin of  TolinFX  and team, as they transformed Dale Capellanio into Anthony Hopkins from Silence of the Lambs.

Event planners Theresa Kaufman and Shari Zatman executed the event to perfection, with a "Lights, Glamour, Action" that surpassed all of the previous events and left patrons looking forward to next year.

Guests included, the evening's hostess Pittsburgh Film Office CEO Dawn Keezer,  Renee and Lucas Piatt, Rich and Cindy Engler, Pittsburgh's Movie Man Tony Amen,  Jennifer Manypenny, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Lt. Governor Mike Stacy, and Honorary Co-Chairs Pete & Lori Schoonmaker.

To learn more about the Pittsburgh Film Office and it's contribution to our local economy,  visit   PGHFilm.org

Shari Zatman

Cassandra Perkins with Tony Amen
Nancy Mosser and Katie Shenot
Dawn Keezer of the Pittsburgh Film Office

Jennifer Manypenny
George Long and Amy Merlo


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Iris van Harpen Exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Iris van Harpen's collection could be described as wearable sculptures. Implementing both design and engineering concepts, exhibit visitors will witness the progression of her couture collection from its inception to its current evolution.  With creative use of three D printed materials to emulate elements in her collection, each piece is a creation of art.

With a prestigious resume, Iris Van Herpen, studied Fashion Design at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts Arnhem and interned at Alexander McQueen in London, and Claudy Jongstra in Amsterdam.  In 2007 , she started her own label. At 32, Van Herpen designs two couture collections each year and has  designed for celebrities including Beyonce, Scarlett Johansson, Bjork, and Lady Gaga.

Upon  entrance into the Heinz gallery, "Refinery Smoke" greats guests.  Constructed of oxidized metal mesh, the piece emulate the feel of smoke.

Traveling the country, the collection will be on exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Art through May 1.

Iris van Herpen Exhibit

Iris van Herpen Exhibit

Escapism January, 2011

Mummification Dress June 2009 Goat Sued, Motor Chain, Ball Chain and Cotton

Radiation Invasion: September 2009 Faux Leather, Gold Foil, Tulle, and Cotton

Refinery Smoke constructed of Oxidized Steel Mesh

Biopiracy Dress March 2014  3D Printed Thermoplastic and Polyurethane

Biopiracy Dress March 2014, 3D Printed Thermoplastic and Polyuerathane

Hacking Infinity Dress, March 2015 Thermoformed Acrylic, lacquer Leather, Silicone, Silk, and Crystalsion

Wilderness Embodied July 2013, Silicone Laser Cut Feathers, Gull Skulls, Pearls, and Cotton
Magnetic Motion Dress September 2014 Goat Leather, Swarovski Crystals, Acrylic Chevrons, Viscose

Voltage Dress Laser cut 3D

Hybrid Holism Dress July 2012 3D Printed UV Polymer

Wilderness Embodied July 2013 Laser Cut Japanese Changeant fabric and Viscose

Voltage Dress January 2013

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