"KIDS ADD COLOR", TO AN OTHERWISE BLAND CORNER, DIGITAL PHOTO
VIEWS OF THE RIVERS AND CITY STREETS AND TREE-COVERED HILLS AND THE ACTIVITIES OF PEOPLE HAVE ALWAYS PROVIDED ENTERTAINMENT FOR ME WHILE RIDING THE BUS. I'VE LONG CARRIED A CAMERA TO CAPTURE MY EVERYDAY SURROUNDINGS, AND NOW MY DIGITAL CAMERA ALLOWS ME TO SNAP EVEN MORE PHOTOS.
A RIDE ON THE WEST BUSWAY, MY USUAL ROUTE, SHOWS A VARIETY OF SCENERY FROM THE VERDANT HILLS AND OPEN SPACE OF THE STILL-SUBURBAN AREAS THROUGH SMALL NEIGHBORHOODS AND SHOPPING DISTRICTS TO THE BUSTLE AND CONGESTION OF DOWNTOWN AND OAKLAND AND THE OPEN VISTAS ALONG THE RIVERS.
THOSE EXTEMPORANEOUS IMAGES HAVE OFTEN BEEN THE SUBJECT OF ARTWORK DONE IN MY STUDIO, EITHER RENDERED IN TRADITIONAL 2-D MEDIA OR IN DIGITAL TECHNIQUES ON THE COMPUTER.
THIS SHOW IS BOTH A SIMPLE DOCUMENT OF THE RIDE AND OF THE VISUAL INSPIRATIONS TO BE DRAWN FROM THE PLACES AND PEOPLE ALONG THE WAY. DON'T TRAP YOURSELF IN YOUR CAR AND SIT IN TRAFFIC. RIDE THE BUS AND LOOK OUT THE WINDOW AND SEE YOUR WORLD.
"DISHES", COMCAST BUILDING ON CHARTIERS AVENUE IN SHERADEN, DIGITAL PHOTO
Show remains until August 18, 2006.
For more information on UCP of Pittsburgh and the Centre Art Gallery, visit http://www.ucp.org/ucp_localsub.cfm/136/12771
The easiest way to get there?
1. Take Bigelow Blvd. to North Craig to Centre, turn left...
2. Take Fifth Avenue out of Oakland to North Craig to Centre, turn right...
...and drive two blocks to the corner, turn right into the driveway.
And by the way, you can take the 100 West Busway to get there.
Get off the bus at Centre and Neville, at the end of the East Busway.
Check the Port Authority website for the schedule.