Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Gallery Crawl Celebrates RADical DAYS


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 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

Parallel Universe

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.

Shaw Galleries

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.

4th floor:

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 for more information about the project.

Harris Theater

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.

CAPA Gallery

111 Ninth Street

Summer Studies

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.

Future Tenant

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.

Katz Plaza

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

Backstage Bar

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.

Verve Wellness

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 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


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