Small Mall Window Display!!!

Join us at The Small Mall in Lawrenceville on Thursday, October 10th from 6-8 for the opening reception of John Peña’s “Word Balloon Window Display.” Peña will be discussing his newest “Flat Word Balloons” which will be available for sale in multiple sizes with a variety of sayings. During the reception, Peña will give a brief chat on his process for making the work displayed in our windows. 

Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to the public.  

5300 Butler St.
View the work exhibited through 10/21. 

Daily Geology Book Release Party
Saturday, October 20th, 7 – 9pm
at Copacetic Comics in Pittsburgh, PA

Join Copacetic Comics in celebrating the release of John Peña’s fourth annual collection of his long running series of narrative drawings, “Daily Geology 2017.” Peña digs through the strata of each of his days to find the most telling moments and concisely presents it in a pithy drawing that doubles as a single panel comic strip. This hefty tome collects all of his drawings from 2017. For more information visit: &

The Copacetic Comics Company in Polish Hill, 3138 Dobson St, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 – Call (412) 251-5451 for more info.

FB Event Page (HERE)
Daily Geology Store (HERE)

WESA Covered the Launch of “Larimer Stories.”

Artist Talk with special guest Kota

I’ll be giving an artist talk at The Lantern (600 Liberty Ave.) on Thursday, August 10th @ 6:00pm. Kota (our Husky) will be there to field questions about the drawings and sculptures on display. Hope to see you there. Here’s a MAP.

My solo exhibition at The Lantern Gallery in Downtown Pittsburgh opens Friday, July 7th from 5:30-10:00pm. There will be a new installation of my word balloons as well as Daily Geology drawings and books available. Hope to see you there. To view my studio process leading up to the event check out my Instagram feed @johnpenastudio.