Creative Soul Connection | Weeknight Retreat
A night of connection for you and your creative soul.
Join us for a weeknight retreat that will kindle your creative fire, connect you with your truest voice, and introduce you to people in your community who share your passion for making things.
Artists, writers, musicians, DIYers, crafters, and makers of all kinds are invited to attend this one-night event dedicated to supporting and encouraging you as a creative. You’ll leave feeling recharged and inspired to make what matters most to you.
WHEN: Thursdsay, March 26th, 6 to 9 PM
WHERE: Irma Freeman Center for Imagination, 5006 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh
WHAT: Discuss and learn with our panel of creatives, then let your creative soul play with a hands-on art project.
TICKET PRICE: $25 in advance ($28 at the door)
Creativity can be expressed in many forms, which is why our panel is made up of artists from many disciplines, including:
Bridgette Perdue - Told her “music has sunlight in it,” Bridgette Perdue blends soulful vocals with a vibrant piano to create original pop/R&B music. Her upbeat style and independent voice has enamored audiences from Los Angeles to New York City, and in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA (August Wilson Center, Kelly Strayhorn Theatre), she has headlined her own shows and opened for national recording acts. Her song “Real Thing,” is the first single off her EP and is featured in the nationally reviewed film, “Sweetest Goodbye.”
Jen Rocket - Her talent for transforming vintage garments into custom creations inspired Pittsburgh Magazine to dub Jen “Pittsburgh’s fairy godmother”. Her boutique style sewing studio offers services for women’s wear from special occasion gown design & alterations to heirloom upcycling and lingerie. She also does soft goods product design. Jen says, “I make every day. Coming from a line of seamstresses this creative bug is part of who I am.”
Elizabeth Bashur - Originally moving to Pittsburgh from Detroit to attend the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Elizabeth opened Little House Big Art after working for 15 years as a graphic designer. Her “anytime art” studio was inspired by summers spent as an art director for a kids’ camp in the Adirondacks, a job she’s still happily devoted to several months of the year. Elizabeth’s own creative projects run the gamut from necklaces and mugs to taking photos and drawing. She says, “I’m always happiest when I’m in the middle of making something… often a mess!” Join us as we discuss the many ways to make, as well as the obstacles that can get in the way (and how to overcome them!)