Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Gallery Crawl Ignites the Cultural District



Veronica Corpuz
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
(412) 471-6082

Cultural District springs into action with Gallery Crawl

Friday, April 29, 2011

5:30 - 9pm

Presented by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

PITTSBURGH, PA: The Cultural District springs into action as The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Gallery Crawl fills the theaters, galleries and streets of Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. The free and art-and-fun-filled Gallery Crawl takes place on Friday, April 29, from 5:30 - 9 p.m. The arts open house showcases an eclectic mix of visual art, dance, music and more in 22 venues throughout the Cultural District.

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

The following is a line-up of Gallery Crawl highlights and happenings:


April 29, 2011 5:30-9 pm

Presented by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Wood Street Galleries

601 Wood Street

Hysterical Machines: Bill Vorn

Montreal-based artist Bill Vorn creates installations involving robotics and motion control, sound, lighting, video and cybernetic process that evoke human qualities in structures that are nothing more than articulated metal structures.


812 Liberty Avenue

STRAIGHT OUTTA CompUSA: Conversations on the Picturesque

See Jesse Hulcher having the time of his iLife as he tries to find a use for the Internet

Music by DJ DZ

WYEP Music Station

WYEP Live Remote Broadcast outside of SPACE

Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts

808 Liberty Avenue

Culinary Sculptures

Tito and Exchange Way

Cell Phone Disco

A surface that visualizes the electromagnetic field of an active mobile phone. Several thousand lights illuminate when you make or receive a phone call in the vicinity of the installation.

Shaw Galleries

805 Liberty Avenue

Beauty-Strength-Reflection: Five Perspectives on the Female Form: paintings focused on feminine form and style by five local female artists.

Trust Arts Education Center

805-807 Liberty Avenue

Lower Level (Peirce Studio):

The TypewriterGirls Poetry Cabaret

Audience interactive, collage-work theatre formed from poetry, performance art, typewriter games, improv comedy, dancing, and a little magic.

3rd floor:

Homo Dignitas: Reviving a Departed Essence (Carlow University)

Artists' perilous fight to restore and maintain human dignity before the concept is as lifeless as the Latin language.

Pittsburgh’s Rising

Exhibition showcasing Pittsburgh’s upcoming collegiate artists. Enjoy refreshments while viewing the latest works by the area’s fine-art, architecture and design students.

4th floor:

60/40 Series presents: Outspoken, a benefit for BikePGH

An art show and sale featuring local artists, benefiting Bike Pittsburgh. Preview at sixtyfortyseries.com

Harris Theater

809 Liberty Avenue

In the Theater: Short films by local filmmakers

Tiny Harris Gallery: Photography by Sue Abramson and Kevin Clark

Above the Marquee: Silhouettes by Mike Bonello

Shaw Galleries

805 Liberty Avenue

BEAUTY - STRENGTH - REFLECTION: Five Perspectives on the Female Form

An exhibit of paintings that focus on feminine form and style by five women artists from Pittsburgh.

707 Penn Gallery

707 Penn Avenue

Conversations on the Picturesque: Work by Katherine Young

Drawings of patterned feminine portraits in lush flora.

709 Penn Gallery

709 Penn Avenue

Paper Streets: Solo exhibit by Bovey Lee

Using cut paper as her medium, Lee’s installations explore resolute themes such as the geography's influence on life in the region

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 a donation.

937 Liberty Avenue

1st floor – Bricolage:

Bricolage presents The Awkward Dinner Party

An interactive experiment in social performance and fine dining (5:30-7:30).

2nd floor


Herman Pearl - PearlArts: movement and sound. A space of otherworldly, haunting, immersive sound . Continuously renewing and ever-changing sound-scapes derived from readings of the names of Iraqi civilian war casualties.


945 Liberty

Brenda Starr, Reporter: The Art of Dale Messick

The ToonSeum celebrates legendary cartoonist Dale Messick and the retirement of her greatest creation, Brenda Starr, Reporter, after 70 years of publication


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

Various Exhibitions: Voices: African American and Latina Women in Pennsylvania Share Their Stories of Success (new exhibition), In My Father's House; Sculptures by Thaddeus G. Mosley; Pittsburgh: Reclaim, Renew, Remix; Bridging the Blood: Your Blood Line is Mine

Northside Urban Pathways Gallery

914 Penn Avenue

Reinterpreting African Arts

Student artwork reflecting themes and symbols of Ancient and Modern African Arts. Sounds of Steel steelpan band play throughout the night with special guests including the UP Stomp Team at 6:30 pm

907 Penn Avenue

Bon Voyage

Looking In Looking Out (LILO) presents a painting and photography exhibition based on the theme of goodbye/farewell/bon voyage.

Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12 Gallery

111 Ninth St.


A curated collection of senior artwork

Future Tenant

819 Penn Avenue

URBANIC III: expanding the microcosm

Group Show co-curated by Kyle Ethan Fischer and Nicole Capozzi of Mox Box Consulting

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

810 Penn Avenue, Suite 200

Art on the Walls

Featuring the stunning black and white photography of artist Brian Sesack. Enjoy light refreshments and meet the artists.

Backstage Bar

655 Penn Avenue

Live music by Pittsburgh’s only all-female jazz ensemble, Cool Breeze 5:30-7:30

Katz Plaza

7th St. and Penn Avenue

First Commonwealth Hospitality Spot

Stop by our hospitality station for free drinks and snacks. We’ll also have chances to win baskets and Starbucks cards!

Live samba music and dance by Timbeleza

Arthur Murray Dance Studio**

136 Sixth Street

Free Dance Classes and Demonstrations!

Get started dancing tonight! 7:30 Swing, 8:00 Tango, 8:30 Merengue

Verve Wellness

142 6th St., 3rd floor

Bare Bones Dance Series

Stripped down to the bare essentials in an warm intimate venue, kNOTDance reviews works from the past 3 years at this Bare Bones presentation. Stop in, Why kNOT?

**All locations are wheelchair accessible unless otherwise noted

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