During COVID-19, Small Mall is committed to bringing you quality arts programming through the self-quarantines and stay-at-home orders. We'll be bringing our Tiny Talks series to your home with our Living Room Sessions until we can all see each other again. We've invited our favorite artists and makers from the shop to give artist talks and workshops.

We'll be hosting these talks through Zoom, a video conference platform that can host multiple users within one chat together. A Small Mall staff member will moderate the conversation with the featured artist. Participants will have the opportunity to ask their own questions during these talks as well. All Zoom events will be private, and we'll be collecting your emails through the forms below to send you invite links.

Living Room Sessions will be pay-what-you-can between $5-20 to sign up, with the exception of the Small Mall x PGH Photo Fair talks, which will be FREE. Proceeds will go to Small Mall staff and the artists to help them through this crisis. Check out who's up on the roster and sign up for one (or more) below!

Small Mall X PGH Photo Fair

present: Centa Schumacher

Oct. 22, 8pm

 

Small Mall and PGH Photo Fair are joining forces to collaborate

for our Tiny Talk series! Photo Fair will not occur at the CMOA

this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, but we're happy to be

bringing you artist talks highlighting photographers in the region!

 

The event is free and guests must sign up in order to receive

the Zoom link. The link will be sent out one hour ahead of the

talk.The talk begins at 8pm EST.

 

This talk is supported by the William T. Hillman Foundation


More on Centa:

Centa Schumacher is an artist, educator, and director of the art gallery Phosphor Project Space, an exhibition space focused on emerging artists. Schumacher recently exhibited her work in the solo exhibition Voids, etc at 707 Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA, and is a current resident in the Distillery program through the Brew House Association. She has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), Kala Art Institute (Berkeley, CA), and has an upcoming residency at Can Serrat (Barcelona, Spain, summer 2021). She received her MFA from San Francisco State University and is currently based out of Wilkinsburg, PA.

 

In her lens-based practice, Schumacher uses abstraction and luminance to explore ideas of consciousness and the indefinite. Uninterested in what the camera can do as a factual recording device, she works with a lens assembled from vintage camera elements, creating a tool that distorts light and perspective. If photography is the act of capturing light and time, then this lens acts as a tool to view these realities on another wavelength, much like the Hubble Space Telescope captures non-visible spectra to bring us otherwise hidden views of the universe. In this way, Schumacher's images become a portal between natural phenomena and the unseen world. 

You can find more of Centa's work on her website: http://www.centaschumacher.com

Tiny Talk: Living Room Session

with Darrin Milliner

Oct. 28, 8pm

Our next Tiny Talk: Living Room Session will be with our resident

artist Darrin Milliner! Our Living Room Session series brings our

Tiny Talk events to the comfort of your home. 

Tiny Talk: Living Room Sessions operate on a pay-what-you

-can model between $5-20. All profits from this series will go

to paying our guest artist and Small Mall staff.

To sign up for our Tiny Talk with Darrin, purchase a ticket below!

Ticket purchases are required to receive the RSVP link to the event via email. Participants will receive the Zoom link to the event one hour prior to the start of the event.


More on Darrin:

Darrin Milliner, b. 1992, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania currently lives and works in Pittsburgh. His work focuses on finding the inspirational, educational, and empowering aspects of everyday life. Taking every opportunity to absorb various subjects that spark emotion and action, then bringing them to the forefront of his work, all in an attempt to highlight the importance of the separate worlds that surround each of us on a daily basis.

 

At his core, he is really just an artist or someone who is meant to create, whatever that may be. From a young age, he has always been creating and always exploring how to produce things that aren't already in existence. He doesn't think he'll ever stop doing that and he’s not sure if he ever can.


 

https://socialliving.us/

 

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Check out Darrin's solo show at the CDCP Project Space!

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Tiny Talk: Living Room Session

with Adam Linn

Nov. 14, 8pm

Our next Tiny Talk: Living Room Session will be with artist

Adam Linn! Our Living Room Session series brings our

Tiny Talk events to the comfort of your home. 

Tiny Talk: Living Room Sessions operate on a pay-what-you

-can model between $5-20. All profits from this series will go

to paying our guest artist and Small Mall staff.

To sign up for our Tiny Talk with Adan Linn, purchase a ticket below!

Ticket purchases are required to receive the RSVP link to the event via email. Participants will receive the Zoom link to the event one hour prior to the start of the event.


More on Adam:

Adam Linn (b. 1995 Pittsburgh, PA) is an artist based in Pittsburgh, PA working in drawing and print media. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2017 with a BFA in Printmaking. Following graduation, Adam participated in the Vermont Studio Center and Anderson Ranch Arts Center residencies. Since returning home to Pittsburgh, Adam has joined the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Print Group. He actively participates in shows for both organizations. Linn also just completed the Distillery residency at the Brewhouse Association for the year 2019-2020. He was one of seven artists participating in the program geared towards emerging artists. 

You can find Adam's work on his website: https://www.adamlinn.net

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Tiny Talk: Living Room Session

with Laura Zurowski

Nov. 20, 8pm

 

Our next Tiny Talk: Living Room Session will be with artist

Laura Zurowksi! Our Living Room Session series brings our

Tiny Talk events to the comfort of your home. 

Tiny Talk: Living Room Sessions operate on a pay-what-you

-can model between $5-20. All profits from this series will go

to paying our guest artist and Small Mall staff.

To sign up for our Tiny Talk with Laura Zurowski, purchase a ticket below!

Ticket purchases are required to receive the RSVP link to the event via email. Participants will receive the Zoom link to the event one hour prior to the start of the event.

 

Next up is Laura Zurowski!


More on Laura:

Laura Zurowski has lived in three “P” cities: Providence, RI; Poughkeepsie, NY; and most-recently, Pittsburgh, PA. Mis.Steps: Our Missed Connections with Pittsburgh's City Steps, attempts to recreate the journey undertaken nearly 20 years ago by Bob Regan in his books “The Steps of Pittsburgh: Portrait of a City” (2004) and “Pittsburgh Steps” (2015). Mis.Steps began publishing her journey through the city's 739 stairs in July 2017, and the anticipated completion date for the project is 2021.

You can find more of Laura's work on her website: https://mis-steps.com

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