Small Mall presents short artists talks from some of Pittsburgh's favorite artists in our Tiny Talk series

During COVID-19, Small Mall continues to bringing you quality arts programming through the self-quarantines and stay-at-home orders. Our Tiny Talks series will come to your home with our Living Room Edition until we can all see each other again. 

We host these talks through Zoom, a video conference platform that can host multiple users within one chat together. A Small Mall staff member moderates the conversation with the featured artist. Participants have the opportunity to ask their own questions during these talks as well. All Zoom events are private, and we your emails through the sign up forms to send you invite links one hour ahead of the talk.

Living Room Edition events are pay-what-you-can, between $5-20 to sign up. Proceeds go to Small Mall staff and the artists to help them through this crisis. 

Tiny Talk Season Pass

Tiny Talk Season Pass

$70.00Price

Spring season passes are now available!

All talks will be at 6pm EST on zoom.

Tiny Talk: Living Room Editions feat. Shori Sims
Friday March 12th, 6pm

Coming up on Friday, March 12th is our Tiny Talk featuring artist Shori Sims! We're looking forward to talking with Shori and hearing about their work and their process as an artist. 

Cost of admission is $5-$20, sliding scale.To attend, you must purchase a ticket below. Participants will receive a Zoom link to the event one hour before the event begins.

More about Shori:

Shori Sims was born in 1999 in Baltimore, Maryland and now works in Pittsburgh, PA attending Carnegie Mellon University. She is currently pursuing her BFA with a minor in Africana Studies. 

An interdisiplinary artist, Shori finds herself grounded in representation. Essential themes of her work include the black female body as a site of resistance, African American identity, and the symbolic language shared amongst Black womxn/queers: especially as propagated through online space. Shori is fascinated by the possibilities found within alternate universes and liminal space: both through and beyond the body. References in Shori’s work include shoujo anime, beauty-supply stores, bodegas and gas-stations, and the aesthetics of pornography: combining to form an autobiography of her girlhood experience. 

$5 Ticket for Shori Sims talk

$5 Ticket for Shori Sims talk

$5.00Price
$10 ticket for Shori Sims talk

$10 ticket for Shori Sims talk

$10.00Price
$15 ticket for Shori Sims talk

$15 ticket for Shori Sims talk

$15.00Price
$20 ticket for Shori Sims talk

$20 ticket for Shori Sims talk

$20.00Price

Tiny Talk: Living Room Editions feat. Deanna Mance

Thursday March 25th

Coming up on Thursday, March 25th is our Tiny Talk featuring artist Deanna Mance! We're looking forward to talking with Deanna and hearing about her work and process as an artist. 

Cost of admission is $5-$20, sliding scale.To attend, you must purchase a ticket below. Participants will receive a Zoom link to the event one hour before the event begins.

More about Deanna:

Deanna Mance is a self taught artist based in Pittsburgh, Pa. Working predominantly with ink and gouache on paper, her work explores the interplay of the conscious and unconscious and the relationship between nature and human experience. Her detailed drawings contain geometric motifs organically arranged, including imagery symbolic of family-based faith and heirlooms, ancestral history, transmutation of death and rebirth, and personal relationship to ritual and spirituality. Using spontaneous mark-making and freehand drawing techniques, her compositions form without inhibition or premeditation. Through this approach, she embraces the unpredictable qualities and uncertain outcomes of the work. 

 

Mance’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums including The Carnegie Museum of Art, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Bankside Gallery in London and the Pittsburgh International Airport. In 2016 she created Pittsburgh’s first asphalt mural, City Composition, on Strawberry Way. The mural was the recipient of “Best Street Transformation, People’s Choice” from Streetsblog, USA. 

$5 Ticket for Deanna Mance talk

$5 Ticket for Deanna Mance talk

$5.00Price
$10 Ticket for Deanna Mance talk

$10 Ticket for Deanna Mance talk

$10.00Price
$15 Ticket for Deanna Mance talk

$15 Ticket for Deanna Mance talk

$15.00Price
$20 Ticket for Deanna Mance talk

$20 Ticket for Deanna Mance talk

$15.00Price

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5300 Butler Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Fri- Sun: 11am-4pm

Other times by appointment only.

Please call or email us to schedule.

412-552-3600

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outpost

317 S. Trenton Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15221

We're temporarily closed in Wilkinsburg only. Check back in March for potential new hours.

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