Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Gallery Crawl: Oct. 2 featuring Fred Wesley & the JBs‏
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The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust celebrates RADical Days with free GALLERY CRAWL IN THE CULTURAL DISTRICTFriday, October 2, 2009, 5:30-9 p.m.Free concert in Katz Plaza featuring SOUL POWER w/ Fred Wesley and the JB�s PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Department of Education and Community Engagement, in celebration of the Allegheny Regional Asset District�s �RADical Days,� hosts a free Gallery Crawl on Friday, October 2, 2009, from 5:30-9 p.m. This fall�s program features an exciting array of venues throughout the Cultural District and an eclectic mix of visual art, dance, music and more. All Gallery Crawl events are FREE and open to the public. For more information and a map of the events, please visit or call (412) 456-6666. The Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District is sponsored by First Commonwealth with media support from City Paper and 91.3fm WYEP. GALLERY CRAWL EVENTS Wood Street Galleries601 Wood Street (above the "T")Julien Marie: Matter and Memory U. S. debut of French Installation artist, Julien Marie whose works represent experimental forms of projection, highlighting simultaneously both the simplicity and the complexity of reality. Shaw Galleries805 Liberty Avenue20th Century Master Prints 20th Century Master Prints and exhibit featuring original lithographs, woodblock and pochoir prints by Braque, Chagall, Dali, Miro, Motherwell, Picasso and Rouault SPACE812 Liberty AvenueTransfer Lounge Guest curators: Carolina Loyola-Garcia and Ima Pico A project that involves art professionals from Spain and the United States Transfer Lounge creates a unique opportunity for artists from different parts of the world to actively exchange their views and ideas around issues of mobility and transition. 9pm Locally Toned: Mobile ringtone performance by T. Foley at 6pm and 8pm. Trust InfoDesk and Membership Table outside of SPACE Trust Arts Education Center805-807 Liberty AvenueStaged Readings / Dance Classes Pierce Studio, lower level: Pittsburgh Playworks staged readings: Bread of Angels @ 5:30 PM Stilling the Storm @ 7:45 Movement Room, 2nd floor: Sh�ome On! Artistry of Michael Jackson dance class6:30 pm, 8:00 pm (Wear comfortable clothing. No street shoes or barefeet. Dance shoes or socks only!) Partnership with Dance Alloy Pennsylvania Culinary Institute808 Liberty AvenueCulinary Sculptures Various sugar and tallow sculpture pieces created by PCI faculty. Hot food and beverages prepared by PCI students available for $1. ArtUp @ 820 Liberty820 Liberty AvenueWorkplace Funnies A new exhibit of political cartoons, art, photography, and sculpture Bricolage Space937 Liberty Avenue, 1st floorASMP Object Show: Featuring Rope A Photography Exhibition Featuring The Object Rope, presented by The American Society of Media Photographers After the Crawl: Bricolage's Midnight Radio Series Smackdown, 10 pm ($15) 937 Liberty Avenue, 2nd floorGuitar Society of Fine Art and Handmade Arcade Guitar Society of Fine Art (GSFA) Presents Rumba Flamenco with Jose Oretea, Ricardo Marlow and Guest Flamenco Dancer 6pm to 9pm Get Crafty with Handmade Arcade: Enjoy a sneak preview of Pittsburgh's largest indie craft fair, set for December 12, 2009 at The Hunt Armory Pittsburgh Gospel Choir937 Liberty Avenue, 3rd floorCON/text A collaborative performance of African American merging gospel music, spoken word, hip hop & dance to celebrate, confront and re-interpret the conning of text we believe in, live by, discriminate with and just simply mis/understand. 8:00-9:00pm. Artwork by Vanessa German. August Wilson Center for African American Culture980 Liberty Avenue (enter from main entrance, Liberty at William Penn)Pittsburgh: Reclaim, Renew, Remix An exhibition that not only tells the story of African Americans living in Western Pennsylvania through imagery, film and oral history, but gives visitors their chance to retell it. Salon Christine954 Penn AvenueMixed media Artwork by Amy Epstein (jewelry collection and designer), Anita Buzzy (photography) and Heather George (clay master). Music by DJ Kelli Burns Northside Urban Pathways Gallery914 Penn AvenueFutures Built Here Enjoy inspiring student artwork & performances by Sounds of Steel steelpan band & instrumental band music 901 Penn901 Penn AvenueBranding the Cultural District with Light Students from Carnegie Mellon's School of Drama and the School of Architecture�s Urban Laboratory exhibit the first phase of a semester-long project. CAPA Gallery111 Ninth St. (enter at 9th and Ft. Duquesne)Pittsburgh: Transforming A 6-12 student exhibit visually exploring the history of Pittsburgh and it's transformation from a smoky industrial city to a green energy and technology leader. Future Tenant819 Penn AvenueDividing the Goose A multi-media exploration of fairy tales and folklore. Co-curated by Jeffrey Schreckengost and Lisa Toboz. 709 Penn Gallery709 Penn AvenueSoulpurpose Art in a variety of media by local artists and designers 707 Penn Gallery707 Penn AvenueThe Secret Lives of Stories: New Work by Jen Cooney Looking at how worlds are built and different fanciful creatures interrelate. Jen Cooney takes the viewer past the edges of the page to see the rest of the picture you've always known that's there. The viewer is lead into new, intensely detailed lands. Although somewhat anchored in reality these worlds are bursting forth with fantastic creatures of pure imagination. Jen Cooney invites you to question the delicate balance of worlds where, like our own, everything is connected and guides you through the secret life of stories. Katz Plaza7th and Penn AvenueSOUL POWER w/ Fred Wesley and the JB�s / First Commonwealth Hosp SOUL POWER w/ Fred Wesley and the JB�s Featuring Dwayne Dolphin and /DJ Stephan Broadus Everybody knows that nothing is funkier than James Brown�s band. Fred Wesley, along with saxophonist Maceo Parker and bassist Bootsy Collins, served as the driving force that transformed the Godfather of Soul�s sound from soul to funk. Feel the funk w/Fred Wesley and the new JB�s. First Commonwealth Hospitality Spot Stop by and visit the First Commonwealth stop for free giveaways and hot tea from Starbucks. First Night Ice: Free snow cones when you mention the phrase "So...I'll see you at First Night." Backstage Bar655 Penn AvenueThe Wreckids Live music by The Wreckids (formerly Scotts Roger) Olive or Twist Lounge140 Sixth St, 2nd floor loungEMix and Match A mixture of medias from some of Pittsburgh's untapped talent. Arthur Murray Ballroom Studio136 Sixth St. (above Melange Bistro)Free Dance Classes Celebrating our 80th year in Downtown Pittsburgh with free dance classes and demonstrations by our staff. 7:00 - Salsa, 7:30 Argentine Tango, 8 Cha Cha, 8:30 Swing This location is not universally accessible Throughout the DistrictThe Pillow Project The Pillow Project will be presenting a live, interactive-projection performance of everyday, organic actions "captured" in focused light OTHER INFORMATIONAvoid traffic and parking, and bike on down! Bike parking at various parking garages, or visit for public transportation information Text CRAWL to SMASH (76274) to receive exlusive offers and more! All locations are wheelchair accessible unless otherwise noted. ALL INFORMATION AND LOCATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE! Visit for updated and more detailed informationLead Sponsor: First Commonwealth, Other Sponsors: City Paper, 91.3fm WYEP This Gallery Crawl is a special activity of the Allegheny Regional Asset District's free RADical Days. Visit for more information.

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