Polish Hiller, Tim Kaulen, Artist of the Year!

The Polish Hill Civic Association would like to take a moment to congratulate Mr. Tim Kaulen. Mr. Kaulen was named Artist of the Year and has an exhibit currently installed at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

Kaulen is the Pittsburgh Center for the Art’s 2009 Artist of the Year and the sculptures will be installed on the grounds of the big yellow Shadyside building in time for the exhibition’s Friday opening.

“I know that I couldn’t produce this kind of work anywhere else,” Kaulen says, as he moves about the cavernous abandoned industrial space he’s using as a studio, side-stepping the accumulated refuse of construction projects and old buildings that he will in time transform into something magical. Read the Post Gazette article

Mr. Kaulenb has been an active member of the Pittsburgh art community for many years. He founded the Industrial Arts Co-op, which is a loosely organized group of artists dedicated to creating Public artworks. In addition, Mr. Kaulen is one of the founding members of the Black Sheep Puppet Festical. Currently, he is serving as the President of the Board of Directors of the Brew House Association.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 Fifth Ave. (at Shady Avenue).
Opening reception 5:30-8 p.m. Friday ($5 donation, members free). Exhibition continues through Nov. 8.
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays.
Admission: $5 suggested donation.

Events: 1 p.m. Oct. 4 — “Renegade or Official? Behind the Public Art Scenes,” a panel exploring public art comprising 2009 AOY Tim Kaulen; Sheila Klein, artist/designer of the East Liberty pedestrian footbridge; Heather McElwee, assistant director, Pittsburgh Glass Center; moderated by Tracy Myers, Carnegie Museum of Art curator of architecture ($10, members $5).