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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Freaky studio in Pittsburgh plans art show

Artists at a ghoulish design studio in Pittsburgh have been given the challenge to individualize the same two blank masks to their own liking.

The one, above, decorates their lunchroom at Specter Studios in Pittsburgh's Sharpburg section.

Theirs will be unveiled Oct. 29 at a gallery show, Flesh & Bone, at Modern Formations, 4919 Penn Ave. The artists are Mike Doran, Chucky Hendershot, China Horrell, Dan Marsico and Michael Pezzulo.

Today, I took the dare to step inside the studio designed to keep local artists in Pittsburgh, and fortunately got out alive.

It's a warehouse kind of place where everything sold is handmade and creativity is the key word. A freaky-looking creature hangs from a noose in the stairway to the clothing shop. A frightening (secret) mask in development for the 2011 Halloween season would scare the hell out of the devil.

So take in this upcoming gallery show from 7 to 10:30 p.m.  at your own risk.

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