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Art Buzz Tour Features Local Crafters, Painters & More

Upcoming event in Regent Square and beyond.

A math teacher turned roofer turned jewelry maker will open her studio as a part of the Art Buzz holiday tour and sale, which will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 10 and 11.

Art Buzz is a collaboration of art groups from around the city. The tour will feature the work of more than a dozen artists at sites located in Swissvale, Regent Square, Squirrel Hill and Penn Hills. It will include photography, ceramics, mosaic and textile art, mixed media and sculpture.

will participate in the tour from her classroom and studio space at the  at 7604 Charleston Ave. in Swissvale. Scheftic uses silver, bronze, copper and steel in her jewelry, which is sometimes accented with gemstones and pearls. She opened her studio in October 2010 after working on TV trays in her home.

Before opening her studio, Scheftic taught a wide range of math classes, including college-level courses for engineers and architects. But she also kept her hand in the arts, and once went to England with friends studying medieval pottery techniques. There, she helped restore the roof of an old building needed for their study.

Today, she offers classes as well as private and semi-private lessons as requested. “I also hold ‘open studio’ time when (for a small fee) folks can come in and use my tools to work on projects of their own.”

will feature a smorgasbord of their work, including paintings, wall hangings, pottery, and mixed media at 7105 McClure Ave. in Swissvale.

will feature pottery, jewelry and fiber art at 206 Biddle Ave. and Glenn Greene will showcase his stained glass at 635 South Braddock Ave. Both sites are in Regent Square.

Other stops along the Art Buzz tour include the Brickpitt Ceramic Studio, 102 Purity Road in Penn Hills. Stevo Sadvary, 5800 Alderson Street, will feature fiber and mosaic art and  Pittsburgh native Steve Boksenbaum will showcase his oil paintings at his studio, 2635 Murray Ave. Both sites are in Squirrel Hill.

All tour participants are invited to drop off a donation for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Donated items can be taken to any of the artist sites and will be delivered to the food bank.

For more information on Art Buzz, visit http://www.stevosphere.com/artbuzz/index.html

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