Fix Our Broken Health Care System!

Our parent organization Health Care 4 All PA needs your help to fix our broken health care system! They recently launched their first-ever Indiegogo campaign.  Check it out!

IndieGogo HC4ALLPAHealth Care 4 All PA educates Pennsylvania citizens on the benefits of single-payer health care.  They advocate for comprehensive health care for all, not simply insurance.  A single-payer plan would cover doctors, hospitals, dental, vision, mental health services, addiction treatment, and other health care.  No co-pays, No deductibles.

This is one of the most critical human rights issues of the 21st century.  Be a part of making true reform a reality by visiting their Indiegogo site and making a donation.

Senator Ferlo’s Eco Art PGH Event: November 13th!

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Join our friends at the Office of State Senator Jim Ferlo for Eco Art PGH: Visions of a Sustainable Pittsburgh. The event will include live music by Tracksploitation, Devin Moses and the Saved, and Gene Stovall, and complimentary beer/wine and light refreshments.  The event is centered around a contest which will feature art reflecting the theme of a futuristic, sustainable Pittsburgh.

Date: Thurs. November 13th 2014
Time: 7-10pm
Cost: $15 – buy tickets here

Learn more at Facebook. Proceeds benefit Pittsburgh Green Innovators and the Larimer Green Team.

Free Film Screening of ‘The Healthcare Movie’ in PGH – 10/28

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Join our friends at the Western PA Coalition for Single-Payer Healthcare for movie night. They’ll be screening The Healthcare Movie, a 65-minute documentary that tells the story of how the health care systems in Canada and the United States evolved to be so completely different, when at one point they were essentially the same. The film also boasts narration by Kiefer Sutherland. A discussion will follow the film.

WHEN: 7pm on Tuesday, Oct 28 2014

WHERE: Sixth Presbyterian Church, corner of Forbes and Murray Aves., Pittsburgh 15217 (Squirrel Hill)

Hope to see you there!

Spectacular Art Show! – TONIGHT 09/12 at the FORMER QUIET STORM

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Art Show Opening Night:
Friday September 12, 2014 6pm-10pm
Most Wanted Fine Art Pop Up
5430 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(FORMER QUIET STORM)
Exhibit Opening and Custom Sunglass Auction
Live Music and Free handcrafted locally brewed beer
provided by RockBottom Brewery (while supplies for 21+ with valid ID)

RSVP and learn more about the art show on Facebook!

#ArtisticVisionPGH:  SPECTACULAR ART SHOW

ABOUT:  Penn Avenue Eyewear and Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery are teaming up to support the eye health of local artists by bringing you #ArtisticVisionPGH , a collection of art and sunglasses made by local artists in trade for glasses.

The exhibit will highlight the works of 32 established artists and include 15 pairs of hand customized artistic wooden sunglass frames. The frames will only be available through silent auction on Sept 12, 2014. All sales benefit the charities “Healthy Artists” and “Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation”.  All the participating artists have been provided either a pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses.

The opening night event is hosted by comedian Davon Magwood with musical performances by female hip hop artist Holly Hood, classic songstress Anqwenique Wingfield, and Ricardo Iamurri who will be presenting, Mars is Underwater – a silent film he directed with a live score performance.

Artists in the Show Include: Joe Wos, Gabriel Felice, Matt Gondek, Darrell Kinsel, Sam Thorp, Njaimeh Njie, Brian Cottington, Jason Sauer, Nina Sauer, Lauren Toohey, Sue Kerr, Nick Noir, Kai Devenitch , Richard Jackley, Dale Capellanio, Nicole Conniff, Heather Froman, Zena Ruiz, Donald Toomer, Danielle Robinson, and more!

ALSO:  Buy a pair of glasses online at Penn Ave Eyewear and they’ll donate 10% of the total to Healthy Artists and 10% to Most Wanted Fine Art!  Use this code at checkout:  HEALTHY10

Healthy Selfies

We had a great time yesterday at the Take Good Care Fest in Pittsburgh’s North Side. We asked everyone to draw us healthy selfies. “Draw us a picture of yourself when you are healthy, happy, and strong,” we said. The results were awesome!

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Join Us for the Take Good Care Fest this Saturday!

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Join us this Saturday, July 12th 2014 for the Take Good Care Fest in Pittsburgh’s Northside!  We’ll be selling some limited edition 11 by 17 Healthy Artists posters. We’ll also have a table of activities for adults and kids alike, so stop by!  Learn more and RSVP at Facebook.

3 – 6pm:  In West Park by the National Aviary:  Family friendly hands on crafts from local arts organizations, live painting, affordable refreshments, live music.

5 – 6pm:  Interactive health and leisure stroll along the North Shore Trail to Manchester.

6 – 9pm:  Join us at Bicycle Heaven.  There will be food trucks, a beer garden, local artisans vending, raffle prizes, bike decorating, music, and dancing throughout the museum and its outdoor areas. $10 entry fee.

All proceeds go to benefit the Pleasant Valley Men’s Shelter and the Northside Food Bank.  Event by Northside Common Ministries, an Affiliate of Goodwill of Southwestern PA.

MERGE Musician and Pittsburgh Hero Needs Our Help

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Karl Hendricks is a hero and icon of Pittsburgh’s music/literary/arts scene.  Maybe you’ve heard him play with his band The Karl Hendricks Trio, signed to MERGE,  had a writing workshop with him at the University of Pittsburgh, or stopped by his record store Sound Cat.  He’s also a father of two and one of the kindest dudes in rock ‘n’ roll you’ll ever meet.  Consider making a donation to help him with the financial burden of oral cancer.

From the Technology Tell article by Joe Paone:

Like most indie rock musicians, Karl doesn’t have much to show financially for all of his great work. It’s always been pretty obvious that he hasn’t continued playing music all of these years for the money. He’s an artist to the core. He can’t help himself.

Karl’s friends are trying to raise money for his continued treatment. The great Jon Solomon of WPRB and Comedy Minus One Records is spearheading the effort, which has a GiveForward page set up for donations. Not only can you donate there, but you can also find information about some benefits that will be held on Karl’s behalf in Pittsburgh and Columbus.

If you’ve got a few extra bucks lying around and would like to help a true artist and a great person who’s in need of support during a difficult time, please give generously. For all the pleasure and enjoyment he’s given so many over the years, now’s a good time to give back to the man himself.