Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

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Manchester Bidwell’s MCG Youth & Arts – also known as ‘The Guild’ – provides an environment that is a safe, nurturing sanctuary

Hear Me: Turning up the Volume on Kids’ Voices

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Hear Me: turning up the volume on kids’ voices from Sprout on Vimeo.

Hear Me amplifies kids’ voices using media and technology, giving them the power to inspire social change. This video includes footage shot on location at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, and features MCG Youth & Arts staff and students. Learn more at

MCG Accomplishment 32 Fashion Show

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One of the most highly anticipated events of the year is the annual Accomplishment exhibition, featuring work exclusively from MCG Youth & Arts students. The event includes the much lauded MCG Fashion Show, which showcases the work of the talented students in the Design Studio. Take note of Cynthia’s dress designs—one uses reclaimed screen-printing transparencies, the other is made entirely from trash bags.

Coloring Pittsburgh – Opens July 11

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Coloring-Pittsburgh-Exhibition-PosterColoring Pittsburgh is a photography exhibition that was curated by students from Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Youth and Arts Program. They were part of a course titled Curating and Installing Exhibitions. As part of the course students developed a theme and designed a call to artists which was distributed throughout Pittsburgh.

The exhibit opens Friday, July 11th at the Susan Zubik Welcome Center at Catholic Charities, 212 Ninth Street in downtown Pittsburgh, PA, from 5:30-9:00 pm in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Gallery Crawl.

Visit to view the work.

Roving Photographers Summer Course for Adults

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Roving Photographers

Roving PhotographersInstructors: Jill Wiggins and Jolie Valentine
Dates: July 3 to September 4, 2014 (10 weeks)
Thursdays 6 to 9pm (10 weeks)
Tuition: 200.00
Materials: $50

This summer MCG Art After Dark is offering a 10 week course in digital photography. The first 4 weeks will be spent, you guessed it, roving! Each week we will head out to a new destination where you will photograph with the intent of creating a series. After week 4 we will work in the studio editing in Photoshop. We are teaching some fresh, new techniques to add to your toolbox. The course will finish with an exhibition of your works. We hope you join us for an exciting summer!

Click here to register online or call Rose Mary Gubser at 412-322-1773 x302

Japanese Tea Ceremony at MCG

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On May 14, 2014, Yuko Eguchi demonstrated the Japanese tea ceremony for students in the MCG Youth & Arts course, Manga Madness.

Yuko’s tea name is Soyu (宗裕), certified by Soshitsu Sen XVI head of the Urasenke School. In January 2013 she received the assistant professor title of tea ceremony, Jyun-Kyojyu (準教授). Learn more about Yuko Eguchi at

Accomplishment 32

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accomplishment32_webWe at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild would like to invite you, your family, and your friends to our Spring 2014 Family Day on Thursday, May 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This year-end exhibition is referred to as Accomplishment, and it is our 32th annual celebration.

By attending you’ll have the chance to see the works of art created by MCG’s dedicated afterschool students and to meet the staff that works with and inspires them daily. Refreshments will be served and there will be awards, presentations, performances and more. This is an excellent opportunity for you to celebrate your child’s accomplishments with us during the afterschool hours this spring.

If you have any questions about the evening or our after school program, please contact Rose Mary Gubser at 412-322-1773 Ext. 302. Visit us online at for additional information and to subscribe to our e-mail updates.

2014 MCG Invitational Photo Booth

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Thank you for attending the third annual MCG Invitational!

Day of Giving 2014

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Pittsburgh GivesAlthough the work we do at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild is undeniably valuable, fundraising remains a constant challenge.

Please mark your calendar for May 6th, when you’ll have a unique opportunity to make a donation to area non-profits, such as MCG Youth & Arts, and have your contribution go farther with matching funds from the Pittsburgh Foundation. The minimum gift is $25.

Visit for more information, or to make a donation on May 6, 2014.

2014 MCG Invitational – Thursday May 8

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poster_2014_webThe third annual MCG Invitational continues the tradition of serving Pittsburgh area high-school students. By providing this opportunity, the MCG Invitational will highlight talent, reward achievement, and encourage hope among those who might otherwise be overlooked.

The MCG Invitational seeks to recognize excellence and extol achievement demonstrated by youth in urban and economically disadvantaged communities. By heralding these values, this exhibition will reward meritorious students with cash awards, prizes and post-secondary education scholarships.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 8, 2014. Submissions will be accepted March 1-23.

Click here for more info.

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