A few of the works by local artists on view at 709 Penn Gallery, just a small sample of Pittsburgh's talent that will be on display during the G-20 summit:

Fern, glass by Gary Guydosh (above)

Gary Guydosh's glass works are like something out of a wonderland-- flowers as tall as people, exotic birds, and other forms abstracted from nature. See more on his web site:

The Boy Who Could Fly, sculpture by Vanessa German (above)

Vanessa German is an inspiring performance artist, poet, and visual artist -- another star in our midst here in Pittsburgh.

These works and more are on display in soulpurpose, up now through November 6.

(show postcard image by Susan Constanse)