Posts tagged "Lori Hepner"

The Artists of Magenta POP: Pittsburgh

posted March 25, 2015 in Announcements, Pittsburgh, Popups

From the series #Crowdsourced #Landscapes by Lori Hepner

We’re less than a month away from Magenta POP: Pittsburgh and we could not be more pumped! We’ll be at 937 Liberty Ave beginning on April 23, and our opening reception is the next day on April 24 starting at 5:30. The POP website is completely updated, so come have a look!

Temporary States explores a common thread of formation and manipulation through two bodies of work: one exploring climate change, and the other, a common household substance. Together, these bold dances of light and stark black-and-white cosmological formations complement one another by their formations, manipulations, and contrast of analog and digital.

The Artists…
Lori Hepner is an interdisciplinary artist who has been working through ideas of translation of code through performance, video, and photography since earning a B.F.A. in Fine Art Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2003 and an M.F.A in Digital Media at Rhode Island School of Design in 2005.
Lori holds the position of Associate Professor of Integrative Arts at Penn State Greater Allegheny and has her studio in Pittsburgh, PA.


From the series Salt by Christine Lorenz

From the series Salt by Christine Lorenz

Christine Lorenz grew up in rural Ohio. She earned a BA at Ohio State University with a double major in English and Photography. While pursuing an MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, she continued to integrate visual language in diverse formats, from book works to installations. Since 2002, she has been teaching classes in photography, art history, and visual culture at Duquesne University, Point Park University, Carlow University, and Ohio State University (Marion). Her current projects use photography to trace divergent ways of meaning in everyday objects. In 2014, she was awarded a Duquesne University Mission Micro-Grant. She lives with her family in Pittsburgh.

And lastly, a special thanks to our partners at Fairmont Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, The Hillman Foundation and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for helping to produce the dynamic Magenta POP: Pittsburgh exhibition.

See you there, Pittsburgh!

It’s March! News About Flash Forward Festival Boston and Magenta POP Pittsburgh

posted March 12, 2015 in Boston 2015, Popups

From the series Amerikanare by Gregor Schmatz

It’s March! That means we’ve got a whole bunch of exciting stuff coming up right around the corner in April that we’re THRILLED to share with you.

First off, we hope to see you at Flash Forward Festival Boston from April 24 to May 3. If you’re on Facebook, “Like” our festival page and get updates and news about this event:, and feel free to share what you’re looking forward to, thoughts about the exhibitions and talks, or just come and say hello or tag a friend who might be interested.

It’s so difficult to pick highlights because everything is going to be SO awesome, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t say definitely check out the talk about Drone Photography by Tomas van Houtryve, Boston Irish by Bill Brett, a talk and exhibition, Flash Forward 10 at Gallery Kayafas and The Photoville Fence and six shipping containers with more art. Hook yourself up with our special Facebook page mentioned above to get all the details, or check out our Flash Forward Festival website.

We also are looking for volunteers. Last year we had a phenomenal team of over 50+ volunteers who were either Arts students, industry professionals, or just fans of photography. Sign up at


It’s better when it just snows and gets it over with in November by Lori Hepner

The second thing we wanted to put on your radar is our news from Pittsburgh. We’re getting our POP website ready for next week, but in the meantime, mark it down to come visit us in Pittsburgh for Magenta POP for the first of four shows this year. Our first show will feature the immense talents of Lori Hepner and Christine Lorenz. The exhibition will be at 937 Liberty Avenue as part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl. Opening is April 24th. 5:30 – 10pm. See you there!

Lastly, a reminder to get your ducks in a row and SUBMIT! There are only mere DAYS left for our two calls for entries. New England photography undergrads, this is your chance right here. And for the Photoville Fence, all the details and submission info is right here at

See you soon, and good luck!