Tuesday, August 23, 2016

"Women and Socially Conscious Art" --- Art & Inspiration Intl.

Art & Inspiration Intl with William Rock will be meeting this Thursday at 7pm at the Shaler Library. I have been invited to speak for
part of the evening on the topic, "Women and Socially Conscious Art." This is a deeply layered issue. How does socially conscious art shape the perspectives from the artist to the audience? Is it just as powerful or more as a perspective filter to an individual's career to be accepted, understood, and succeed as is personal perspective in the face of society and technique in communicating what is
seen by the individual? Expect a surprise perspective or two. Hope to see some friendly faces in the room and look forward to it. This is a great Arts Forum. Here is a bit from my last visit. Thank you for having me, again. Look forward to it.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Up Next at SixTHreeFouR


Join us for a unique performance of Shakespeare's brutally controversial play, TITUS. Cup-A-Jo Productions and Kim Barry Studio bring Shakespeare into the 21st century by blending performance art, an original live rock score, and an interactive stage within the pop up summer studio and gardens, SixTHreeFouR. 

Cup-A-Jo Productions was formed by performance artist and poet, Joanna Lowe. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Lowe captivates audiences through original performances and staged theater productions. Her interpretation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus converges classic myth of the ages with truths, and half-truths of today.

Kim Barry founded pop up creative studios Suite 106 in Florida, West Eleven in Los Angeles, and most recently SixTHreeFouR in Pittsburgh, PA. Within her various spaces, she creates interactive environments that include paintings, sculptures, music, movement and installations. Her pieces connect inner myths and symbolism to our seemingly disconnected outer world. For, Titus Andronicus, she creates blurred spacial lines and timeless interactions for the performers and the audience.

SixTHreeFouR is the summer pop up studio of artist, Kim Barry. Set within her family's property, it plays upon the shadows of 5 familial generations, structures, nature, sculptures and art installation. It is an experimentational platform for her latest work and a space to invite creative collaborators, to take over the space for an event with their own ideas and experiments for an intimate evening.

Performance Dates
Sept 30 -opening night
Oct. 6
Oct 7

Gate opens at 7:30pm
Performance begins at 8pm
Due to the adult content and mature subject matter, not recommended for children under 18

Monday, August 15, 2016

SIxTHreeFouR midseason update

The summer pop up studio is now half way through it's third season and it's been one heck of a ride so far with happenings of amazing guests artists from all over the country. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of the studio in performance and most importtantly for all the beautiful and generous Pittsburgh support of the arts and joie de vivre...

Here are some highlights...

my summer 2016 interactive art installation, "Campground" --

the Dream Map

Grammy Nominated, Sammy Miller and The Congregation open the 2016 Season....

Underlined Passages and Absolution Key visit the studio Memorial Day Weekend.....

pre-gaming with Mike Nestor of Underlined Passages

Rich Marcinek of Underlined Passages

momma Bev

tire swings and indie rock....yes please


Absolution Key & Underlined Passages

Lighting the Gun

Studio installation "Sweet Tooth"

Tango Night with Alejandro Pinzon & Tom Roberts - Resaca Duo

dancers- Peter Boucher & Elisabeth Wheeler

respect the Dom

view to the gardens of Campground

 Rachel B & The Boys film their latest video...

Joanna Lowe --- Confessions

Alba Flamenca Under the Stars.... 

NYC's Mosey Jones & The Skates fly in.......

Siamese Twins and their wall of sound art jazz

Boudoir Noir and Johanna Chastek take on a thunderous evening and win......

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

SixTHreeFouR 2016 Summer Season.....

The studio opened April 15, 2016 for it's third season and is now in full swing...... For announced and soon to be announced  events, please visit the studio Facebook page at

 SixTHreeFouR on Facebook or here 2016 SixTHreeFouR Calendar

to contact the studio directly, please email sixthreefourPGH@gmail.com or kimbarrystudio@gmail.com

So far here were a few Highlights.....

  • April 15, 2016 Sammy Miller and The Congregation

Grammy nominated Sammy Miller and the Congregation return to the studio to open the season off in absolute joyous jazz style. This is one concert for the books. Do not miss! 

SAMMY MILLER AND THE CONGREGATION ARE ON A MISSION TO PUT THE GENEROSITY BACK INTO JAZZ AND BRING ART BACK TO THE PEOPLE.WE PLAY JOYFUL JAZZ—MUSIC THAT FEELS GOOD. IT IS A STYLE THAT ENTERTAINS, ENRICHES, BUT MOST OF ALL UPLIFTS.A native of Los Angeles, Grammy nominated drummer Sammy Miller has become known for his unique maturity and relentless focus on making music that “feels good” as a drummer, singer, and bandleader. Upon completing his Master’s at The Juilliard School, Sammy formed his ensemble, The Congregation. As a band they are focused on sharing the power of community through their music—joyful jazz. And while independently the band members have performed/recorded with notable artist including Wynton Marsalis, O.A.R, Iron and Wine, Joshua Redman, Lee Fields, Jason Moran at venues including the White House, Lincoln Center, and the Hollywood Bowl, The Congregation has opted to stick together and create globally conscious music with the intention to spread joy throughout the world.

  • May 28, 2016 UNDERLINED PASSAGES w/ Absolution Key 
Mike Nestor Underlined Passagesphoto by Handerson Gomes

Absolution Key photo by Rich Marcinek

Underlined Passages "leans towards the infections sounds of Bright Eyes and Eliott Smith, bursting into its almost mantra like chorus of “I have, I have, I have, I have a good life”, it’s hard not to get swept up into its overwhelming outlook on things. ‘-- Crossradar
full interview here http://www.crossradar.com/underlined-passages-underlined-passages/

For a preview of their off the chain music,
​ click here...

  • JuNe 4 Alba Flamenco visit the studio
photo by Elisabeth Wheeler
Alba Flamenca is a Pittsburgh-based ensemble dedicated to promoting and exploring the art of flamenco.
Alba Flamenca has been performing in Southwestern Pennsylvania since 2010. The ensemble features Jon Bañuelos, James Bond, Dylan Aragon, Barb York, Flor Isava-Machi, Maria Nuñez and Carolina Loyola-Garcia. 

  • JuNe 8 LIVE Milongita POP Concert 
photo by Handerson Gomes
live Angentine Tango and American Pop Muisc mix concert with Resaca Tango Duo- Alejandro Pinzon & Tom Roberts! Dance Along or Relax  

  • JuNe 16 Confessions w/ JoAnna Lowe 

Enjoy a live spoken word music mix concert in dramatic bonfire style with the magnetic Joanna Lowe. She sets a captivating stage with some of Pittsburgh's most innovative and intuitive musicians - Jess Hohman, Bob Banerjee, and Jeff Berman - to accompany these intimate thoughts under the stars at the studio. The performace is set within "Campground" the 2016 Season interactive art installation at the studio by artist Kim Barry.

Monday, May 16, 2016

NEW LOCALArts Magazine by LOCALPittsburgh is Born

The first issue of LocalArts Magazine is now out, growing,  and celebrating all the creativity Pittsburgh births and breeds....

Thank you to Jeff Rose, Rodney Burrell, the staff at LOCALARTS & LOCALPittsburgh, Gallerie CHIZ , and my dear friend Marisa Prietto -rock star, girl talk interviewer for the write up & support of Chew on This! A Germination Installation.

Check out so much more LOCALArts online here ...... http://localartspgh.com

Available Work from Chew on This! A Germination Installation now online....

Visitors can free themselves of festering frustrations at 'Chew on This!' at Gallerie Chiz

Visitors can free themselves of festering frustrations at 'Chew on This!' at Gallerie Chiz