Monday, October 8, 2012

Adventures after Yellowstone...

With the awesome experience we had during Yellowstone, it was hard to just let it go.  When I got back to MCG we were all thinking on how we could continue this life changing experience for our students.  One of the ideas came to me, is to offer a class where we would continue to explore the surrounding environment.  The class I'm teaching now is titled "Trek Pittsburgh".  I've done many classes like this before, but now it has even more meaning.  This past Saturday, we loaded up 12 students and went to Ohio Pyle which is in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania.  This is the home Fallingwaters, Kentuck Knob, Seven Springs and Jellystone Park!  :-)

Here's some images...
 Group shot, you know how I love to take these!
 Familiar face!  Khalil.
 Silhouette of a student with the gorgeous scenery.
 This was taken with STEEEVE in mind! :-)
 Rapids taken by Khalil.
Lower rapids taken by Khalil.

We are Family!

We were very fortunate to have the parents come and support us

Gallery Talks Pictures

Yeah Lateeka!!

Oh what a night!

Our exhibition reception was great!  Students from the trip and other MCG students came down.  The Yellowstoners :-) gave gallery talks and became docents to the over 600 gallery crawl participants!  Some of the artwork sold, which was great too! 
The exhibition runs until the first week of January 2013.  So you have time to view it and purchase more artwork!

 Table  food display made by our MCG students!

 Snap shot of the crowd.

 Michelle brought her Steeeve!!
Students gearing up for the gallery talks.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Excitement building!

Today we installed the artwork for our exhibition!  This Friday, September 28th from 5:30 - 9pm will be the reception.  Our downtown gallery is located at 212 9th Street, which is on the corner of 9th Street and Liberty Ave., Downtown Pittsburgh.  Come on down and celebrate with us!  Our students will be talking about their work as well as their experiences during the trip.  Be prepared to be amazed...and to purchase an image or just donate!  Tell EVERYONE to come on down and see this FANTASTIC exhibition!!!

Special thanks to Jolie Valentine and Jeff Guererro for helping install the show!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Exhibition Date....

Park Journeys: Yellowstone Exhibition

Day: Friday
Date: September 28, 2012
Time: 5:30pm - 9pm
Give a call if you need more info... 412-322-1773 x114

Our exhibition will be ready for viewing at the Catholic Charities Welcome Center located at 212 Ninth Street in the heart of the Cultural District of Downtown Pittsburgh! 

September 28th is the Gallery Crawl of Pittsburgh's Art Galleries.  So come on over to our MCG Downtown gallery to view our students' awesome work during the trip.  Oh yeah, bring your check books too!  You may want support our students by purchasing their work or by donating to future Park Journey trips... just sayin!  :-)

Framed for exhibition are some gorgeous metallic prints 16x20. 
Yeah baby!  Going LARGE, are some awesome scenic shots by the explores, 20x30!!

When at MCG, be sure to patronize our gift shop where we have some memorabilia from the trip for sale too!  Magnets make the best traveling sized gift for all!  :-)

We're back!

Yesterday was the first day of enrollment!  We had nearly 200 students swarming MCG in total excitement!  It was great seeing returning students as well as new students.  Looking forward to our classes and sharing our Yellowstone experiences...