Tuesday, May 17, 2016



Touchstone Center for Crafts’ annual Spring Fundraiser is being held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 and features Scott Blasey, lead singer for the Pittsburgh-based band, The Clarks.  Blasey’s lively career has given him the opportunity to appear on the Letterman show, and he has opened for rock icons Neil Young and the Beach Boys. His shows feature Clarks classics, original work, timeless covers, and interesting stories.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Borelli-Edwards Gallery, 3583 Butler Street in Pittsburgh, and include an auction of art and crafts donated by Touchstone’s talented instructors and artists.
Touchstone’s chef, Meryl Elliott, formerly of Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, will prepare the food, and the event will feature a selection of beer, wine and soft drinks. Tickets are $100 or $250 for two VIP tickets. To purchase tickets, phone 724-329-1370.

May kicks off the season at Toucshstone Center for Crafts and as students and resident artists arrive on campus, it is the perfect time to think about scholarships! Proceeds from "An Evening with Scott Blasey" benefit Touchstone's Scholarship Fund

If you aren't near Pittsburgh, you can still help us raise much needed funds for our scholarships by visiting the Touchstone website www.touchstonecrafts.org and making a donation.

Touchstone is a unique three-seasons craft school in the beautiful Laurel Highlands, only 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1972 as Pioneer Crafts Council, Toucstone's original mission was to foster interest in the preservation of traditional mountain crafts.

Today, this unique craft school has expanded to include contemporary and experimental techniques in addition to traditional and historic methods in disciplines such as blacksmithing, ceramics, metals, textiles, glass, oil and watercolor painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.  

As Pennsylvania's only residential craft school, Touchstone offers both beginners and seasoned artists more than one hundred week-long and weekend courses taught by some of North America's finest artists and artisans

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