Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Factory 500 Wrap-Up

I just wanted to take a moment to thank all the Factory 500 members who attended Saturday night's festivities! A great time was had by all. For those of you not in the know, every few months, Factory 500 members are invited to join in on special events focusing on a specific neighborhood in Pittsburgh. This past weekend, the neighborhood of the evening was the East End (or Bloomfield and Shadyside to be more specific).

We started the night off with ice cream headaches and burning mouths (my new favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate habanero! Wow!) at Ethan Clay's Oh Yeah! Ice Cream and Coffee Company. Next we headed over to Marshall and Wallis Katz's Alcoa-built home in Shadyside. I'm still trying to absorb their magnificent art collection, including Marshall's seemingly endless collection of Palissy ware. The final stop on the night's tour was Sean Derry's (sculptor instructor at University of Pittsburgh) Bloomfield art studio where he inflated one of his bed-sheet cars just for us (patterned after his old Ford Focus, by the way). Thanks all the hosts for sharing a little part of your world with us!

P.S. Find out more about Factory 500 HERE. If you have any questions, or would like to join, email or give me a call at 412.231.3169!

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