Friday, September 10, 2010

Fall Gallery Crawl Lights up the Cultural District


Contact: Veronica Corpuz, 412-471-6082


Featuring East Coast Premiere of “Longplayer” at Wood Street Galleries, Festival of Lights and Middle Eastern dance in Katz Plaza

Part of the 10-day celebration of RADical Days

Friday, October 1, 2010, 5:30-9 pm

PITTSBURGH, PA: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and its Department of Education and Community Engagement light up the Cultural District with its free and festive Gallery Crawl and Festival of Lights on Friday, October 1, 2010, from 5:30 – 9 p.m. This exhilarating arts open house showcases an array of activities throughout the Cultural District with the trademark, eclectic mix of visual art, dance, music and more. The Gallery Crawl is part of the 10-day celebration of the Allegheny Regional Asset District’s RADical Days.

Spotlight events include the Eastern United States premiere of “Longplayer” as part of the Audio Space exhibit at Wood Street Galleries, the opening of the Festival of Lights at various locations throughout the District and an outdoor performance of Middle Eastern music, spoken word and bellydance jam in Katz Plaza.

All Gallery Crawl events are free and open to the public. For more information and a map of the Gallery Crawl events, 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.

After the Crawl, visitors are welcome to attend the world premiere of “Shortplayer” featuring a live performance by co-founder of the Pogues Jem Finer, Mark Fromm, Ben Opie, Roger Dannenberg, Brandon Masterman and Roger Day. Admission at the door is $10, $8 for students.


Wood Street Galleries
601 Wood Street
Audio Space
Sound Installations including Jem Finer and David Rokeby.

Shortplayer @ 9:30 pm
London-based artist Jem Finer leads a group of Pittsburgh’s finest musicians in the world premiere of “Shortplayer,” a new live-performance composition based on the principles of his world-renowned work Longplayer. Admission: $10, $8 for students

812 Liberty Avenue
Paper Politics

A major collection of contemporary politically and socially engaged printmaking, curated by Josh MacPhee and coordinated by Mary Tremonte. Music by DJ Mary Mack

Pick up your copy of the 2010 Pittsburgh Gallery Guide outside of SPACE

Trust Arts Education Center
805-807 Liberty Avenue
Lower Level (Peirce Studio): Quantum Crumple Amnesia. The Pillow Project presents an ongoing multimedia dance installation every half hour about forever re-exploring the same idea we don’t ever remember ever having.

2nd floor
Move to the Groove with Dance Alloy
6:30 pm Creative Movement for Beginners
7 pm Modern Movement for Adults
7:30 pm Hip Hop for Everyone

Harris Theater
809 Liberty Avenue

Short films and photography by local artists 5:30-8, Multi-projector film performance by Brian Dean Richmond, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Artist of the Year 2010 at 8:30.

Shaw Galleries
805 Liberty Avenue

It’s a Warholian World: Warhol Photos, Prints and Posters

An exhibit featuring vintage photographs of Andy Warhol, along with posthumous prints and vintage posters.

707 Penn Gallery
707 Penn Avenue


Eric Stern, Dan Waber, Holland Williams and Glenn Wonsettler present the multifaceted nature of text through a variety of mediums. Curated by Kate Little.

709 Penn Gallery
709 Penn Avenue

Nature in Glass

Gary Guydosh interprets nature through glass. Flowers and other nature-inspired pieces are sculpted larger than life to create a landscape of fragile beauty.

Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts
808 Liberty Avenue
Culinary Sculptures

Various sugar and tallow sculpture pieces created by PCI faculty. Hot food and beverages prepared by PCI students available for $1-$1.50

937 Liberty Avenue

Bricolage Space – 1st floor: Attack Theatre’s Game Night & the Seven-Minute Dance Series. Featuring games, dance, art, and drinks beginning at 7:30 pm. Voted one of the best places to meet singles and the best place to play four square with professional dancers.

2nd floor

New experimental work by a collective of 6 artists consists of various parallel pieces to be executed simultaneously in Helsinki and in Pittsburgh and displayed in an ever-evolving show. The project demonstrates methods for drawing connections between the two kindred cities; multi-media works are infused with elements of swift information gathering, selective observation, and debatable deduction.

Pittsburgh Gospel – 3rd floor
Drag Gospel @ 8 pm

See and hear live performers impersonating some of gospels greatest female artists such as Mahalia Jackson, Shirley Caesar, Yolanda Adams and Tramaine Hawkins – Hosted by Nikki Danielle.

945 Liberty

In Pictopia: An Alan Moore and Don Simpson Masterpiece

Featuring the original art from the entire story, this is the first time this work has been seen in over 20 years! It is a must see for any fan of comics.

Bruno Building
945 Liberty

Instant Urbanism: Creating catalysts for the development of downtown

Students from CMU’s School of Drama’s Lighting Design course and the School of Architecture Urban Laboratory downtown studio explore ways to envision a vibrant visual identity for downtown Pittsburgh

971 Liberty (2nd floor gallery space)It Is What It Is…

People, art, music, drinks, food

August Wilson Center for African American Culture
980 Liberty Avenue

In My Father’s House / Performing Arts Exchange

See three new exhibits and also feel free to sit in on the Performing Arts Exchange conference where hundreds of artists, presenters, agents and managers who are passionate about the future of performing arts both on and off the stage

Wrecking Crew Media
209 9th St Suite L100

Click Click / Blow Your Mind / 3 of this Centuries Shooting Stars

An exhibition of contemporary photography

Salon Christine
942 Penn Avenue
Crimson Crossover

Work by 5 local dynamic artists at their finest, including internationally award-winning photographer, Joanne Bartone

Future Tenant
819 Penn Avenue
Eat Me

Curated by Jill Larson, this exhibit contains art that is made from food, exploring themes of desire and need. Also featuring body painting by Rebecca Rose.

Northside Urban Pathways Gallery
914 Penn Avenue
Bridges: A Charter School Collaboration

Northside Urban Pathways and Manchester Academic Charter Schools narrate Pittsburgh’s artistic history and bridge communities through peace and art. Music by Sounds of Steel Steelpan Band, plus other special guests

CAPA Gallery
111 Ninth St.

Uncommon Ground

An exhibition of artwork by Pittsburgh CAPA visual art department students in grades 6-12. Featured work includes sculpture, painting, textiles, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, digital media and photography.

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
810 Penn Avenue, Suite 200

Art on the Walls: Work by Pittsburgh-based artists in GPAC’s first-ever exhibition. Come enjoy light refreshments, see the art, and meet the artist(s) up close and personal.

Backstage Bar
655 Penn Avenue

Live music by Brett Williams Jazz from 5:30-7:30

Katz Plaza
7th St. and Penn Avenue
First Commonwealth Hospitality Spot

Free hot chocolate, coffee and cookies courtesy of First Commonwealth

Moquette Volante

Theatrical Middle Eastern dance company featuring dance, music, and spoken word: Performances 5:45 and 7:15; Belly dance lesson / jam at 6:45; Fire-eating by Morgiana at 8pm

Arthur Murray Dance Studio
136 Sixth Street
Free Dance Lessons

7:30 – Cha Cha, 8:00 – Tango, 8:30 – Swing

Throughout the District
Pittsburgh Festival of Lights

Be inspired and awed during the fourth annual Pittsburgh Festival Lights as buildings throughout the Cultural District become outdoor canvasses for some of the world’s best lighting designers. October 1 – 17, dusk to midnight.

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