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In mid-September, the Pittsburgh-based Society for Contemporary Craft threw open the doors on a bold new exhibit: "DIY: A Revolution in Handicrafts" features the work of more than a dozen contemporary artists working in a range of media and stretches from the SCC's main galleries through its alternative exhibition space EAT: An Art Space About Food, and its store and studio. The exhibition runs through March 26, 2011.
Stephanie Liner uses fabrics and upholstery techniques to create works that are part sculpture, part performance. Shannon Sharpe decodes their startling messages about what it means to be female in today's society.