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WHIMSICAL AMALGAMATIONS THROUGH THE RED DOOR IN JANUARY
Posted On 12/05/2011 20:33:46 by samthor
Southside, Pittsburgh, PA Jan 6, 2012- Fantastical show of animal creations by Lauren Toohey & Masha Fikhman
Announcing new work at the Red Door Gallery by Lauren Toohey & Masha Fikhman inspired by a love of merging unrelated animals and objects into one fantastical and (most likely) absurd image.  The subject matter was created by brainstorming techniques. Odd phrases that emerged from this process resulted into many paintings and drawings that will be featured in this sho... Read More



SEE A WORLD OF TALENT AT MOST WANTED FINE ART
Posted On 08/03/2011 02:29:01 by samthor
SEE A WORLD OF TALENT AT MOST WANTED FINE art

Pittsburgh, PA Sept. 2, 2011- Most Wanted Fine art Features International Women Artists

These talented emerging artists: Gemma Allan, Maren Eline Aune, Martina Biccheri Sylvia K, & Sarina Meester will show along with Pittsburgh's Sam Thorp; who also curated the show. These women met online in a music forum and over the years developed their creative talent and ability as well as friendships. Styles and content vary among t... Read More



art of battle 412
Posted On 03/12/2011 18:45:52 by samthor
THE  art OF BATTLE IN THE 412

Lawrenceville: Pittsburgh, PA March 20, 2010- Pittsburgh art Community Prepares for Battle

This is it, the ONLY live visual artist competition in Pittsburgh. Created by Ryan Graham and inspired by other art battles, world wide. Four local artists have four hours to complete a painting from a blank 3 x5' canvas. The crowd watches and the crowd votes for the winner.

Artists may use whatever mediums they like and the winner will... Read More



Expert tips for throwing the best end-of-season football party
Posted On 01/30/2011 18:44:12 by grapevine
Expert tips for throwing the best end-of-season football party
(ARA) - When the best two professional football teams square off at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas on Feb. 6, party goers in parking lots and homes across the United States will expect their hosts to put on the ultimate football party. Last year's Saints vs. Colts game had a record breaking audience of more than 106 million viewers, and this year's big game is bound to have just as many people gathering... Read More



Electric Love on The Southside
Posted On 01/11/2011 23:58:19 by samthor
Friday February 4, 2011 - Sunday February 13, 2011 from 12:00am - 6:00pm
Join us in the heart of South Side for Mahalah McWilliams' Pittsburgh debut! Electric Love is a neon collection of figure paintings inspired by night lights, music, love, and one human body meeting another. Featuring guest artist Sam Thorp.
Prints and originals for sale.
Feb. 4th-6st 12pm-6pm
Feb. 11th-13th 12pm-6pm
2112 Sarah St.
Pittsburgh PA 15203
412.379.0650
Meet the artists an... Read More



December Sinferno Hanging Gardens
Posted On 11/02/2010 17:59:24 by samthor
December 18th. Sinferno, the most outrageous, fun and exciting event in Pittsburgh, is at Cattivo Lounge, 146 44th St in Lawrenceville (Pittsburgh, PA). Be surrounded by the fantastic art of Sam Thorp, while listening to DJ Hates You. December also features the Electro Belly Dance Troupe and Pittsburgh's amazing Drag Kings.  The club is gorgeous, huge, and lavishly remodeled. Now, 2 full floors of top notch DJs, cutting edge bands, super sexy go -go dancers, one of a kind vendors, over the... Read More



13th Annual Shadyside: The Art Festival on Walnut Street
Posted On 08/18/2010 14:42:13 by ArtFestival
Walnut Street in Shadyside, a popular downtown shopping district of Pittsburgh, will transform into a living, breathing art gallery with 150 exhibitors from around the nation for the 13th Annual Shadyside ...The art Festival on Walnut Street . Like all Howard Alan events, the 13th Annual Shadyside is a juried show, which means each participating artist is hand-selected from hundreds of applicants to ensure a first-class festival with only the highest quality, original artwork.
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MOST WANTED: THE BRIDE OF NINE GUITAR SOLOS
Posted On 08/01/2010 17:34:20 by samthor
Pittsburgh, PA Sept. 3, 2010- Eric Luden & Sam Thorp featured at Most Wanted Fine art Gallery.

Announcing a new painting exhibition by artists Sam Thorp and Eric Luden. This show celebrates the subtle and not-so-subtle beauty, eroticism and passion of being human with just a hint of comic books, hot-rods, and the rock- n –roll lifestyle.
Refreshments and music by Grand Snafu will fill out the evening.

Exhibition runs from: Friday September 3rd to September 26th.... Read More



Heating up February
Posted On 02/14/2010 17:24:25 by samthor
MWFA is proud to announce a closing party for Sam Thorp and Lauren Toohey. The closing will be on Friday Feb. 26th, from 6pm-11pm. This show is the MOST successful show in MWFA tenure. We are so pleased about the turnout on the worst night ever to have an opening. If you have not had a chance to see the show, please stop by this month.
I hope to see you at the closing party!



Saturday Febru... Read More



Guests Undressed in Feburary
Posted On 01/19/2010 02:04:17 by samthor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Most Wanted Fine art Presents Thorp & Toohey in “Guests Undressed”

Garfield, PA Feb 5, 2010- Newest show of Sam Thorp and Lauren Toohey in Most Wanted Fine art Gallery

Announcing a new exhibition of artwork by local artists Lauren Toohey and Sam Thorp.
The show will feature exemplary figurative work of in various states of undress and vulnerability. Both Toohey and Thorp will use the same models for their own creative interpretations. Gr... Read More



new shows in January
Posted On 01/03/2010 23:38:35 by samthor
Jan 9th is Zombo's Big Hang up featuring an eclectic mix of local artists including mine.

Jan 9th is also the closing of 12x12 at Fast>>Fwd gallery. Check out this great show of me and many other PGH artists.

Then Jan 16 is my big show at Artform.
The show will feature exemplary figurative work of  in various states of undress and vulnerability. Both Toohey and Thorp will use the same models for their own creative interpretations. Refreshments and music wil... Read More



ARTWORK OF TOOHEY & THORP SHINES AT ARTFORM GALLERY
Posted On 11/21/2009 14:31:45 by samthor
Lower Burrell, PA Jan. 16, 2010- Newest show of work in Lower Burrell is “Clothing Optional”

Announcing a new exhibition of artwork by local artists Lauren Toohey and Sam Thorp.
The show will feature exemplary figurative work of  in various states of undress and vulnerability. Both Toohey and Thorp will use the same models for their own creative interpretations. Refreshments and music will fill out the evening.

Lauren Elizabeth Toohey ate PlayDoh and crayons when... Read More



Art Appreciation
Posted On 11/05/2009 06:30:50 by samthor
Current shows:

One week left to see my work at the Rowe Gallery in Greensburg.
www.greensburgartclub.org

Also in Greensburg you can see 3 great pieces by me at the Harlan Gallery located in Seton Hill university. The show runs through November.

If you are attending Unblurred on Penn Ave., You can see my work at the Irma Freeman Center for the Imagination. The show, The art of Salvation will be up till December 14th.
www.irmafreeman.com

Also... Read More



People Watching by Sam Thorp at the Zombo Gallery
Posted On 07/29/2009 17:49:10 by samthor
People Watching by Sam Thorp at the Zombo Gallery

Pittsburgh, PA Sept 11, 2009- People Watching: New Work by Sam Thorp at the Zombo Gallery in Lawrenceville September 11th.

Announcing a new exhibition of work by Sam Thorp, emphasizing the amazing variety and diversity of people in our culture. The sketches turned prints explores fashion, attitudes, body types, gender representations, and sexuality each beautiful in its own way. The artwork makes use of surfaces and facades... Read More



new show @ Unblurred
Posted On 06/23/2009 14:17:42 by samthor
New Show with Unblurred THROUGH THE WINDOW Carolyn Wenning and Sam Thorp will have their work on display. Carolyn's painterly style mixed with Sam's observations should prove to be an excellent display of Pittsburgh's premiere artists. Please stop by on Friday July 3rd 6-10 pm or call for an appointment.
More about unblurred: http://friendship-pgh.org/paai/unblurred/... Read More



New Paintings by Sam Thorp at the Landmark Rex Theater on the Southside,...
Posted On 05/21/2009 15:41:38 by samthor
horp's powerful figurative acrylic paintings portray the interaction of muse and created work. Though the use of vibrant colors and arabesque outlines, she describes the moods and emotions created by the relationships between artwork and the people who inspire them.  The models/ muses are other local Pittsburghers and a Lesbian couple from France.

Exhibition runs from: Friday 12th of June to 2nd of July 2009
Gallery Opening: Friday 12th  of June 7:30- to 11pm
Last... Read More



Fiber Fiend Finds
Posted On 11/26/2008 17:22:04 by lmlisting

Welcome to my world. I am a fiber artist. My job requires me to play with color, texture, fiber, meet people and travel. It is to date the coolest job I have ever created for myself. Once I actually get the camera rolling, you will see examples of my work, processes I have to follow to create an awesome color or project, events I sell at, places I travel to, people and artists I meet along the way. And other really groovy stuff.

When I'm not behin... Read More
























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