Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Upcoming Workshops at the Lab @ Silver Eye Center for Photography (Pittsburgh, PA )

Silver Eye Center for Photography

Lab @ Silver Eye Fall Workshops

How To Do Everything @ The Lab - Beginner to Intermediate Level  
Instructor: Sean Stewart
Class Size: 6-10
Saturday, October 20, 12pm-3pm
Workshop: $25 Members / $75 for Non-members
This 3-hour workshop is intended for those interested in lab membership and current members who need a refresher on lab procedures and equipment. This workshop will contain a brief overview of a common digital lab workflow from start to finish. We will cover the basics of using the lab’s equipment including: scanning with an Epson V850 for making contact sheets and work prints, Flextight Scanning to produce high resolution files for final prints, printing with the Epson P7000 24” Inkjet printer, and briefly discuss framing and print finishing options. This workshop is held quarterly and will be updated with new information as the lab evolves.
Please note that this workshop is intended as a brief introduction, and each subject will be expanded on in-depth in ether future workshops or in 1-on-1 tutoring sessions. Please email for more information.
Portfolio Prep for Calls for Entry
Instructor: David Oresick
Class Size: 6-15
Saturday, October 27, 12pm-3pm
Workshop: $25 Members / $75 for Non-Members
Attending this workshop gives you one free submission to Silver Eye’s Call For Entries for Fellowship 19
Silver Eye Executive Director David Oresick discuss strategies for how to prepare your photography portfolio, artist statement, and CV for calls for entry for exhibitions, fellowships, and residencies. Learn from a curator’s perspective how to select and sequence your images and edit your artist statement to create the most impactful and compelling application possible. Attendees are encouraged to bring in drafts of applications they are working in.
Film Scanning / Flextight Workshop - Beginner to Intermediate Level
Class size: 6-8 students.  
Saturday November 10, 12pm-3pm
$40 for members / $75 for non-members
Learn to make scans that capture all the grain, beauty, and character of film photography. This hands-on workshop will explain how to utilize the Hasselblad Flextight X1 virtual drum scanner to create hi-resolution files with optimal tonal range and sharpness. Students are encouraged to bring negatives or positive film (formats 35mm up to 4”x5”) to scan. This workshop will include an overview for processing raw scans in FlexColor software, and how to import these files into Photoshop and why.  Members interested in gaining DIY access to the Flextight are encouraged to take this workshop.
Printing 101
Class Size: 6-8
Saturday, December 8, 10am-12pm
Workshop: $50 for Members / $100 for Non-members (Includes materials fee)
Introduction to Inkjet printing. The Lab @ Silver Eye specializes in fine art exhibition printing for artists as well as guiding individuals through the vast world of DIY printing. This workshop is essential for gaining DIY access to the Lab’s 24” and 44” Epson printers. We will discuss printer settings, profiles, and printing on various types of media with an emphasis on how and when to choose different papers to make aesthetically rich prints. Consideration is given to using Adobe Photoshop for tonal adjustments and best practices for handling and presenting final prints as artwork.
Printing on Fabric
Instructor: Jenna Houston
Class Size: 6-15
Saturday, December 15, 12pm-4pm
Workshop: $50 Members / $100 for Non-Members (Includes Materials Fee)
Digital printing on fabric is a relatively new technology that involves a system where companies create a fabric that can be sent through an inkjet printer, creating a crisp saturated image without sacrificing the printer or image quality. It’s possible to print on linen, polyester mesh, silk, and cotton to name a few options. For artists and photographers, these prints can then be used for installations, wearables, painting or collage, stand-alone prints, and more. Once past the initial learning curve, this process is easy and accessible for artists with the right lab.
This workshop will teach you how to make their own fabric prints from the start with a raw image to the end of pulling the print off the paper. This includes skills such as choosing a fabric, image processing and sizing based on fabric type, printer settings, and fabric print handling. Once the initial demo is over participants will create a small test print on fabric based on their image.


The Lab @ Silver Eye is generously supported by The Jack Buncher Foundation, The Fine Foundation, and the PNC Charitable Trust Committee.
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Silver Eye Center for Photography
4808 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Celebrate a new tradition: Enjoy a Sumptuous Thanksgiving Dinner at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in Oak Brook, IL


Celebrate a new tradition: Enjoy a Sumptuous Thanksgiving Dinner
at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in Oak Brook
Perry’s opens for Thanksgiving with Special 3-Course Prix Fixe Menu for $49.95
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in Oak Brook (5 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 60523; 630-571-1808) invites you to start a new Thanksgiving tradition: let their cordial and attentive staff pamper you, your family and your friends while you relax and enjoy a sumptuous Thanksgiving Dinner in Perry’s stylish, casually elegant dining room.

To celebrate the Thanksgiving tradition, Perry’s will feature a special three-course prix fixe menu, featuring Perry’s expert take on traditional Thanksgiving favorites, for $49.95 per person. Your children, age 12 and under, will enjoy a special Thanksgiving feast, too, with a Thanksgiving entrée including sides for only $15.

Start your Thanksgiving feast with a choice of Butternut Squash Soup or Honey Crisp Apple Salad with dried cherries and maple syrup vinaigrette, followed by Roasted Turkey Breast with pan gravy and traditional sides including Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Almondine, Sausage and Sage Cornbread Stuffing and Cranberry Relish. For the final course, Perry’s will serve Pumpkin Pie with Chantilly Cream.

The Thanksgiving three-course prix fixe menu is available only on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, and will be served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The regular Perry’s Dinner Menu also will be available. Reservations are encouraged.

Customize your Thanksgiving with the many delicious items on Perry’s Dinner Menu
For your tablemates who prefer alternatives to traditional Thanksgiving fare, you’ll be pleased to know that Perry’s full dinner menu also will be available. Choose from starters, soups and salads, USDA-aged prime steaks and chops, signature entrées, plus fish, seafood, poultry and vegetarian options and creative sides. Finish with a luscious, mouthwatering dessert that’s certain to please your sweet tooth in grand Thanksgiving style.

Your Thanksgiving Dinner, when paired with a selection from Perry’s award-winning wine collection and creative specialty cocktail list, will be special, memorable and easy—something for which you and yours will be truly thankful.

About Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille has earned a faithful following by perfecting prime since 1979. Beginning as a small butcher shop, Perry’s has grown into a renowned group of award-winning restaurants featuring USDA Prime beef, tableside carvings, signature selections, flaming desserts and handcrafted cocktails at its Bar 79. Specializing in a Rare and Well Done®  experience, Perry’s currently operates 14 steakhouse locations in Chicago, Birmingham, Denver, and across Texas, as well as the two original butcher shops now known as Perry & Sons Market & Grille. For more information and updates on Perry’s Steakhouse, please visit

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[Holiday 2018] Books for Art and Photography Lovers


New Books from the University of Texas Press for art and photography lovers this holiday season

Dawoud Bey 
Seeing Deeply
Dawoud Bey

9781477317198 | 1477317198 
University of Texas Press
Photography / Individual Photographers
$65.00 USD
400 pages 

Recipient of a 2017 MacArthur Foundation “genius grant,” Dawoud Bey has created a body of photography that masterfully portrays the contemporary American experience on its own terms and in all of its diversity.
Dawoud Bey: Seeing Deeply offers a forty-year retrospective of the celebrated photographer’s work, from his early street photography in Harlem to his current images of Harlem gentrification. Photographs from all of Bey’s major projects are presented in chronological sequence, allowing viewers to see how the collective body of portraits and recent landscapes create an unparalleled historical representation of various communities in the United States. Leading curators and critics—Sarah Lewis, Deborah Willis, David Travis, Hilton Als, Jacqueline Terrassa, Rebecca Walker, Maurice Berger, and Leigh Raiford—introduce each series of images.
Revealing Bey as the natural heir of such renowned photographers as Roy DeCarava, Walker Evans, Gordon Parks, and James Van Der Zee, Dawoud Bey: Seeing Deeply demonstrates how one man’s search for community can produce a stunning portrait of our common humanity.

The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand 
Geoff Dyer, Garry Winogrand

9781477310335 | 1477310339 
University of Texas Press
Photography / Individual Photographers
$60.00 USD, £48.00 GBP
240 pages 

Garry Winogrand—along with Diane Arbus and Lee Friedlander—was one of the most important photographers of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as one of the world’s foremost street photographers. Award-winning writer Geoff Dyer has admired Winogrand’s work for many years. Modeled on John Szarkowski’s classic book AtgetThe Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand is a masterfully curated selection of one hundred photographs from the Winogrand archive at the Center for Creative Photography, with each image accompanied by an original essay.
Dyer takes the viewer/reader on a wildly original journey through both iconic and unseen images from the archive, including eighteen previously unpublished color photographs. The book encompasses most of Winogrand’s themes and subjects and remains broadly faithful to the chronological and geographical facts of his life, but Dyer’s responses to the photographs are unorthodox, eye-opening, and often hilarious. This inimitable combination of photographer and writer, images and text, itself offers what Dyer claims for Winogrand’s photography—an education in seeing.

Frida Kahlo 
An Illustrated Life
María Hesse, translated by Achy Obejas

9781477317280 | 1477317287 
University of Texas Press
Biography & Autobiography / Artists, Architects, Photographers
$21.95 USD
152 pages 

One of the most important artists of the twentieth century and an icon of courageous womanhood, Frida Kahlo lives on in the public imagination, where her popularity shows no signs of waning. She is renowned for both her paintings and her personal story, which were equally filled with pain and anguish, celebration and life. Thousands of words, including her own, have been written about Kahlo, but only one previous biography has recorded her fascinating, difficult life. Frida Kahlo by María Hesse offers a highly unique way of getting to know the artist by presenting her life in graphic novel form, with striking illustrations that reimagine many of Kahlo’s famous paintings.
Originally published in Spanish in 2016, Frida Kahlo has already found an enthusiastic audience in the Spanish-speaking world, with some 20,000 copies sold in just a few months. This translation introduces English-language readers to Kahlo’s life, from her childhood and the traumatic accident that would change her life and her artwork, to her complicated love for Diego Rivera and the fierce determination that drove her to become a major artist in her own right. María Hesse tells the story in a first-person narrative, which captures both the depths of Frida’s suffering and her passion for art and life.

Selling the Movie 
The Art of the Film Poster
Ian Haydn Smith

9781477317730 | 1477317732 
University of Texas Press
Performing Arts / Film & Video / History & Criticism
$45.00 USD
288 pages 

As long as there have been movies, there have been posters selling films to audiences. Posters came into existence just decades before the inception of film, and as movies became a universal medium of entertainment, posters likewise became a ubiquitous form of advertising. At first, movie posters suggested a film’s theme, from adventure and romance to thrills and spine-tingling horror. Then, with the ascendancy of the film star, posters began to sell icons and lifestyles, nowhere more so than in Hollywood. But every country producing films used posters to sell their product.
Selling the Movie: The Art of the Film Poster charts the history of the movie poster from both a creative and a commercial perspective. It includes sections focusing on poster artists, the development of styles, the influence of politics and ideology, and how commerce played a role in the film poster’s development. The book is richly illustrated with poster art from many countries and all eras of filmmaking.
From creating the brand of Charlie Chaplin’s tramp and marketing the elusive mystique of Greta Garbo, to the history of the blockbuster, the changing nature of graphic design by the decade, and the role of the poster in the digital age, Selling the Movie is an entertaining and enthralling journey through cinema, art, and the business of attracting audiences to the box office.

São Paulo 
A Graphic Biography
Felipe Correa

9781477316276 | 1477316272 
University of Texas Press
Architecture / History
$65.00 USD
348 pages 

While the history of São Paulo dates back more than 450 years, most of its growth took place after World War II as the city’s major economic engine shifted from agriculture to industry. Today, as São Paulo evolves into a service economy hub, Felipe Correa argues, the city must carefully examine how to better integrate its extensive inner city post-industrial land into contemporary urban uses. In São Paulo: A Graphic Biography, Correa presents a comprehensive portrait of Brazil’s largest city, narrating its fast-paced growth through archival material, photography, original drawings, and text. Additional essays from scholars in fields such as landscape architecture, ecology, governance, and public health offer a series of interdisciplinary perspectives on the city’s history and development.
Beyond presenting the first history of Paulista urban form and carefully detailing the formative processes that gave shape to this manufacturing capital, São Paulo shows how the city can transform its post-industrial lands into a series of inner city mixed-use affordable housing districts. By reorienting how we think about these spaces, the volume offers a compelling vision of a much-needed urban restructuring that can help alleviate the extreme socioeconomic divide between city center and periphery. This twenty-first century urban blueprint thus constitutes an impressive work of research and presents a unique perspective on how cities can imagine their future.

A Mile Above Texas 
Jay B. Sauceda

9781477318003 | 1477318003 
University of Texas Press
Photography / Subjects & Themes / Landscapes
$45.00 USD
200 pages 

“Jay B. Sauceda is creating a new kind of literature for the state, a visual literature that is as significant and powerful as John Graves’s Goodbye to a River, Robert Caro’s The Path to Power, Edna Ferber’sGiant, or T. R. Fehrenbach’s Lone Star. His compositions accomplish what all great work does—offering a new way of seeing things so familiar that we have stopped seeing them.”
—Rick Bass in Texas Monthly
On the ground, Texas is a vast patchwork of natural and human landscapes—wide open spaces contrasting with sprawling cities; the watery worlds of rivers, lakes, and coastlines giving way to the arid vistas of plains and deserts. From the air, though, Texas takes on a wholeness that unites the landscapes that people manufacture with the land that nature still sculpts. This is the Texas that Jay B. Sauceda portrays in A Mile above Texas, a book of stunning aerial photographs that document the entire perimeter of the state.
Sauceda flew 3,822 miles, over five days in 2015, in a single-engine Cessna. He shot more than 44,000 photos from the plane, via handheld cameras and GoPros attached to the wings. This book presents the very best of those photographs in sections that cover each leg of the trip: Victoria to Marshall, Marshall to Dalhart, Dalhart to El Paso, El Paso to Marfa, and Marfa to Mustang Beach. With fresh views of Texas’s beaches and rivers, woodlands and deserts, cities and farms, A Mile above Texas offers an encompassing view of the state that perhaps only flyers and migratory birds have enjoyed before now.

As Far as You Can See 
Picturing Texas
Kenny Braun, S. C. Gwynne

9781477315477 | 1477315470 
University of Texas Press
Photography / Subjects & Themes / Landscapes
$45.00 USD
200 pages 

“In his novel of Texas, The Gay Place, Billy Lee Brammer famously wrote that ‘the country is most barbarously large and final.’ And indeed it is. Few artists and writers and photographers are big enough to embrace it. This book is proof that Kenny Braun is one who does, which is great news for the rest of us.”
—S. C. Gwynne, from the foreword
Texas continually awes and surprises with its natural beauty. Within the state’s quarter-million square miles are scenic landscapes as varied as the rugged desert mountains of the Big Bend country, cypress swamps and old-growth forests in the piney woods, ocean beaches and dunes along the Gulf Coast, and stretches of the Great Plains that spread as widely over the earth as the skies above. Kenny Braun has traveled the length and breadth of Texas photographing its vast lands. In As Far as You Can See, he presents a portfolio of stunning images that capture the natural splendor of the entire state.
From sweeping landscape shots to detailed close-ups, Braun’s photographs offer fresh, lovely views of Texas. He has a keen eye for the unexpected scene, whether it be the refreshing depths of the Balmorhea pool in arid West Texas or the Tuscan-like look of a Fredericksburg vineyard. Even when he photographs iconic spots such as Enchanted Rock or Caddo Lake, Braun finds new perspectives that allow viewers to see these familiar places as if for the first time. Accompanying the images are a brief introduction by Braun and a foreword by the Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times best-selling author S. C. Gwynne. This winning combination of photographs and words makes As Far as You Can See a must-have book to own and to give.