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Springboard Creative Director Petra Fallaux Curates ‘scapes’ Exhibition at Panza Gallery – Opening Saturday, September 15, 2012

Our Creative Director, Petra Fallaux, has been busy!

In addition to her work with Springboard Design and her studio work as a contemporary quilt artist, Petra’s curatorial expertise is on display in an exciting new exhibition of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists entitled ‘scapes’ at the Panza Gallery in Millvale, PA. Panza Gallery is located at 115 Sedgwick Street, Millvale, PA 15209.

Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, September 15, 2012, from 5-8PM.

What led to this exhibition? Pittsburgh Society of Artists members were asked to “escape the tedium of the norm by putting (their) efforts to the theme “scapes.” Think about it…landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, skyscapes, bodyscapes, mindscapes, spiritscapes, tablescapes…what noun would you put in front of the word “scapes?”

From the many excellent submissions was culled an extraordinary exhibition by Guest Curator Petra Fallaux. Before joining Springboard Design as Creative Director, Petra Fallaux directed Carnegie Mellon University’s Art Galleries for over a decade. Her tenure there included founding and building the new Regina Gouger Miller Gallery. Her sharp and informed perspective on directing non-profit cultural institutions resulted in the creation of many successful contemporary art exhibitions. The work exhibited at the Miller Gallery included a wide spectrum of media including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, video, architecture, communication design, industrial design and theatrical design as well as multi-media and site-specific projects and installations.

An active contemporary quilt artist since 2003, Petra applies her credo of shape, color and simplicity to her own work as well.

Born and raised in the Netherlands, Petra Fallaux holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Leiden, and Masters Degrees in Film Studies and Arts Management, respectively, from the University of Amsterdam and Carnegie Mellon University.