ArtsPath Artist Heinrich Featured in Pittsburgh Exhibition

Posted on 7/22/2010 1:25:52 PM

Adrienne HeinrichArtsPath artist Adrienne Heinrich has been selected to display two of her works of art in this year’s annual Associated Artists of Pittsburgh exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art. The exhibit opens Friday, July 23, 2010.

This year marks the one hundredth anniversary of the exhibition, and, in celebration of this event, they will feature one hundred works of art by their artists. The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh is the largest visual arts organization in the Pittsburgh region and one of the oldest and largest in the nation. The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh’s Exhibition is considered the highlight of this year’s Centennial celebration, which features over seventy exhibits in all.

The exhibition is being held at the Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. There will be a free public reception on Friday, July 23, from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. to celebrated the opening of the exhibit. The exhibition will run through September 19.

Heinrich will have two works of art on display. “Waterfall” is a seven-foot sculpture made of fiberglass and glass, and “Memory (Ted)” is a piece that has been sculpted in wood and then cast in silicone. In addition to having her art work on display, she also won two jurors’ awards for the pieces.

The two jurors for this years show were Al Miner, assistant curator of the Hirshhorn Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., and Donald Miller, former art critic of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

Educated at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Heinrich has been awarded grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. She is represented in the permanent collections of the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, the Heinz Endowments, and the Contemporary Art Museum of Montecatini, Italy.

Exhibiting yearly at galleries in New York City, Washington, D.C., Italy, and throughout Pennsylvania, Heinrich has been an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University and Seton Hill University and has taught at Touchstone Center for Crafts. Her work is represented in over sixty corporate collections and many private collections.

She has been awarded seven jurors’ awards in other Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Exhibitions held at the Carnegie Museum of Art, and has developed a high school student outreach program for the AAP called Visual Arts Career Orientation. In 2002, she was awarded the honor of Pittsburgh Artist of the Year, which included a major exhibition at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.