mauren antkowski: artist, photographer, art educator
§ What's going on with me?
In June 2013 I moved to Berlin. I am currently working on 2 new photo series. I will soon begin working on the series in a print shop and will post them on this site. Please stay posted!
§ What's going on with me?
In Spring 2011, I enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching program and have since been pursuing my MAT in Art Education part-time, while I balance my administrative and teaching jobs. I plan to graduate in Spring 2013.
§ yART Sale at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
The Granada Arts Education Project will be selling artwork, crafts and gifts at the yART Sale, held at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PCA).

Sales will benefit the Granada Arts Education Project and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

When: Sunday May 22, 2011
Where: 6300 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

For more information about yART Sale offerings and events, please see:
§ 3rd Annual Benefit for the Granada Arts Education Project
I have been working on a collaborative project between artists, teachers, and volunteers in Pittsburgh, PA and Granada, Nicaragua.

Following two very successful benefit events in 2008 and 2009 we held our 3rd annual benefit art exhibition and reception at AVA Bar & Lounge, on June 19, 2010. To learn more about the project, please visit Granada Arts Education Project.
§ Mauren Antkowski & Joseph Edgar Photography Exhibition
I will be showing recent work with my friend and fellow photographer, Joseph Edgar.
We will be selling framed prints, postcards, greeting cards and unique photo-gifts.

Mauren Antkowski and Joseph Edgar
Exhibition of Recent Photography
April 23-May 4, 2010

Opening reception
Friday April 23, 2010
Food and drink reception
Imagebox Gallery
4933 Penn Ave, Pgh PA 15224
§ Student Art Exhibition in Granada, Nicaragua
I traveled to Granada, Nicaragua in August 2009, to teach art and work with artists and teachers on the Granada Arts Education Project. We had a successful summer of teaching. Please visit our blog for more information and photographs:

Granada Arts Education Project
§ 2nd Annual Granada Arts Education Benefit
Within the past year, I have been working on a collaborative project between artists, teachers, and volunteers in Pittsburgh, PA and Granada, Nicaragua.

Following such a very successful benefit event in May 2008, we will hold our 2nd annual benefit art exhibition with reception and music performances, to benefit the Granada Arts Education resource project.

Friday May 29, 2009
YIV Coffeehouse and World Lounge
4130 Butler Street (Lawrenceville)
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
§ Grand Small Works exhibition, Philadelphia
Four of my Ventanitas pieces are in an upcoming exhibition, "Grand Small Works", in Philadelphia, Pa.

Grand Small Works
December 5-28, 2008 Extended until January 24, 2009

Opening Friday, December 5
FUEL Collection
249 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
§ October 4: Pittsburgh Icons Photography Show
I am showing a piece in Focus412's photography show, which coincides with Pittsburgh's 250th birthday:

"Pittsburgh Icons"
5121 Butler Street
§ Art All Night
I will be showing and selling a piece in Lawrenceville's Art All Night.

"Art All Night is a catalyst for community development, shining a spotlight on our unique neighborhood. Lawrenceville has become a magnet for artisans, lovers of beautiful architecture, and people drawn to the spice and flavor of urban living."
more information...

Saturday, April 26, 2008
event opens 6:00pm
#2 57th Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201

§ May 30, 2008 Benefit for Granada, Nicaragua Arts Education Resource Center
I am currently working with Professor Therese Tardio, and partnering with Building New Hope, to establish an arts education resource center in Granada, Nicaragua. We will work with local teachers, students, families, and artists to create a community-involved art center. The goal of the center is to provide assistance and guidance in funding, curriculum, and creative sustainability, for a small community of schools that have limited resources for education.

There will be an art exhibition to benefit the center:
When: Friday, May 30, 2008 7:00pm
Where: YIV Coffeehouse and World Lounge, 4130 Butler Street, Lawrenceville

The event is free; artwork will be for sale. Proceeds will benefit the arts education resource center and will go towards special artist workshops, materials, and local arts events for participating schools in Granada, Nicaragua.
§ Granada, Nicaragua
In July 2007, I traveled to Granada, Nicaragua, to teach art to children in two supplementary schools, Escuelita Yo Puedo and Quinta Los Chavalos. To read about my teaching experience click here.

I was invited to teach in Granada by a friend and former Spanish professor. I volunteered through Building New Hope, a non-profit organization, comprised of volunteers from different academic and creative backgrounds, that works within communities in Central America to help reduce poverty through education and small business development.

During my visit, I took the opportunity to develop a new body of photographic work that has since branched into several series: Puertas (Doors), Perros (Dogs), Cielos (Skies), Cementerio (Cemetery). To see the beginnings of this work, click here.