Today's date: September 7, 2011
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The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District celebrates RADical DAYS
Friday, September 30, 2011
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Fall Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District takes place on Friday, September 30, 2011, from 5:30 - 9 p.m. This dynamic arts open house, celebrating Allegheny Regional Asset District’s RADical Days, showcases a variety of participating venues with cutting-edge art exhibitions, live bands, DJs, performances and hands-on activities.
The 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:
Wood Street Galleries
601 Wood Street
New installations that invite viewer participation by Lawrence Malstaf, Arnold Dreyblatt, Laurent Mignonneau and Christa Sommerer. This exhibition investigates duel technologies that run parallel and never overlap but share a common vision.
Special performance of Shrink, by Lawrence Malstaff at 7:00pm and 8:00pm.
812 Liberty Avenue
In this highly interactive exhibit, twenty local, national and international artists exhibit 17 artworks. The gallery will be filled with over 20,000 free pieces of art, created with the intent that viewers will interact with the artwork by "extracting" a piece, placing the gallery in a constant state of flux, change, and loss.
In this highly interactive exhibit, 20 artists make artworks each containing 1000+ pieces. Viewers will be encouraged to alter the artwork, therefore the gallery will be in a constant state of flux, change, and loss. Guest Curated by Jill Larson.
Music by Broccofeather (Jonathan Chamberlain)
WYEP Music Station
WYEP Live Remote Broadcast outside of SPACE
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.
805 Liberty Avenue
MASK: A Celebration of Ethnographic Arts
An exhibit featuring over two-dozen hand-carved indigenous masks from Mexico, Guatemala, Indonesia and the Ivory Coast of Africa.
Trust Arts Education Center
805-807 Liberty Avenue
Peirce Studio (Lower Level):
Black Violin with Drums 7:30pm to 8:20pm
Two classically trained musicians and their DJ create the ultimate synergy between classical and hip-hop music.
Art Out of the Box Final Exhibition
A one-night-only showcase of the works and documentation from the summer 2011 Art Out of the Box Mobile Studio Project. Please visit artboxpittsburgh.com for more information about the project.
809 Liberty Avenue
Harris Theater Short Films and Photography Show
Pittsburgh Filmmakers presents locally made short films shown on a loop throughout the evening, and the photo show "Latnemirepxe (latent exposure)" by David Burtt Harris
929 Liberty Avenue
Shake it & Make it with Handmade Arcade!
Stations will be set up for visitors to make and take their own crafty creations:
+ Greetings from Pittsburgh! - Handmade Postcards
+ Say you – Say Me! - Personalized Pin-back Buttons
+ ReFab & ReFunk ! – Junk Flowers and Mini Sculptures
937 Liberty Avenue
2nd floor: CANstruction
View entries to the national CANstruction competition designed by teams from local architecture/engineering firms. Cans to be donated to the Pittsburgh food bank at the end of the exhibit. Bring a can to “vote” for your favorite!
943 Liberty Avenue
Path: Installation by Elin Hansdottir
A special maze-like installation incorporating light and space. Held over from “Long are the Days, Short are the Nights,” an exhibit at Wood Street Galleries.
August Wilson Center for African American Culture
980 Liberty Avenue
MLK Community Mural Project - Art over Generations
This new exhibit chronicles some of the recent work by the MLK - Moving the Lives of Kids - Community Mural Project, a program where the production of public art is used to strengthen communities through youth and families.
Also on view: Romare Bearden, the Last Years: Photography by Frank Stewart, selections from the Charles "Teenie" Harris collection, and the permanent exhibit, REMIX.
111 Ninth Street
An exhibition featuring new work produced during the summer by Pittsburgh CAPA high school students.
Urban Pathways K-5 College Charter School
925 Penn Avenue
Urban Pathways K-5 College Charter School Open House
Grand Opening CELEBRATION: Guided tours on the half-hour; Printmaking Workshop; BBQ fundraiser.
Live Music by: Sounds of Steel
Urban Pathways 6-12 Gallery
914 Penn Avenue
Photo and essay exhibition documenting three Urban Pathways educators’ recent experience traveling through Holocaust sites in Poland, including Treblinka, Majdanek and Auschwitz concentration camps.
819 Penn Avenue
Your Place at the Banquet
Focusing on issues of food security in a direct, experiential, and confrontational manner, this show will challenge the audience to examine the fragile structure of the world's food security system and to locate their hierarchical position within it. Curated by Rose Clancy.
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
810 Penn Avenue, Suite 200
Art on the Walls
Celebrate the opening of this bi-annual exhibition for selected Pittsburgh artists.
L’enfant Lofts at 806 Penn
806 Penn Avenue
Tom Mosser has been developing his "Loop Technique" since childhood. He alternates using both hands when creating Loop works which focus on circular motions with an emphasis on vertical lines and strokes.
709 Penn Gallery
709 Penn Avenue
Universal Expressions: Movement in Multiple Dimensions
Painting and Sculptures by Thomas Bigatel and Peter Johnson
707 Penn Gallery
707 Penn Avenue
Veteran artist Harish Saluja’s latest series of abstract expressionist paintings explore his interest in Indian music Raga paintings and Hindu deities.
7th St. and Penn Avenue
First Commonwealth Hospitality Spot: Enjoy refreshments and giveaways courtesy of First Commonwealth, and look for the First Commonwealth Blitz throughout the District!
Live Music by Clinton Clegg and the Backstabbing Good People
655 Penn Avenue
Live music by The Wreckids. 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Arthur Murray Dance Studio**
136 Sixth Street (above Melange Bistro) NOT UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE
Free Dance Lessons and Demos: Tango at 7:30pm. Swing at 8:00pm. Merengue at 8:30pm.
142 Sixth Street, Third Floor
kNOT Dance Company
Rolling performances by kNOT Dance Company, previewing part of its new work, "Destroy.”
ALL INFORMATION AND LOCATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE! Visit www.trustarts.org for updated and more detailed information
Lead Sponsor: First Commonwealth, Other Sponsors: City Paper, WYEP 91.3 FM, Kreider Printing, Table Magazine
All official Gallery Crawl locations will be marked with a Cultural District Stop sidewalk sign.
**All locations are wheelchair accessible unless otherwise noted