Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Summer Gallery Crawl in Cultural District Features Art, Music, Theater

Today's date: June 28, 2012
Media Contact:  Diana Roth, 412-471-8717 / roth@trustarts.org

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces
Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District
Downtown Pittsburgh

Friday, July 13, 2012, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Pittsburgh, PA- The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Summer Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District takes place on Friday, July 13, 2012, from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.  The Gallery Crawl is an urban showcase featuring a wide variety of thought provoking art exhibitions, live bands, DJs, dance, theater, and more.  Everything from the traditional to the avant garde is on display for art lovers of all ages.

Headliners for the Summer Gallery Crawl are the Occidental Brothers Dance Band from Chicago.  Blending Afrobeat and traditional African guitar style, this band is sure to have people dancing long in to the night.  In addition, DJ Nate da Phat Barber will play during the band breaks, and continue his DJ set after the Crawl so the party can continue in to the night.

Gallery Crawl events are free and open to the public. For more information and a map of the Gallery Crawl events, visit www.trust.arts.org or call 412-456-6666.   The summer Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District is sponsored by First Commonwealth, with support from Kreider Printing.  Media sponsors are Pittsburgh City Paper, WYEP 91.3FM and Table Magazine.

The following is a line-up of Gallery Crawl highlights and happenings on Friday, July 13, 2012:

Wood Street Galleries
601 Wood Street
Light, Matter, Memory
Nicky Assmann, Diane Landry, Yoko Seyama and Macular
Four spectacular installations using light to explore materiality and memory.

812 Liberty Avenue
Jerry Irwin, Photographer
Guest Curator: Dennis Morgan
Jerry Irwin’s photography career includes images of Bikers, Mennonites, Skydivers and Pennsylvania, published in leading magazines including National Geographic, Life, and Sports Illustrated.

Music by DJ Jordan K & djdjw of Friday Nite Club

WYEP Music Station
WYEP Live Remote Broadcast outside of SPACE gallery, 812 Liberty Avenue

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
When Worlds Collide
An exhibit exploring digital assemblage in 21st-century photography.
Trust Arts Education Center
805-807 Liberty Avenue
Peirce Studio (Lower Level):
Performances by Alumni Theater Company and STAYCEE PEARL dance project. 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm.
The mission of the Alumni Theater Company (ATC) is to create work that represents the perspective of young artists growing up in an urban environment. ATC will present a preview of its upcoming production of RENT (July 27-29, New Hazlett Theater)

STAYCEE PEARL dance project (SPdp) presents a fun and interesting collection of short works and excerpts created over two years of dance making. SPdp exists to interpret and mirror culture and community through dance and dance centered multi-media experiences.

Harris Theater
809 Liberty Avenue
Harris Theater Short Films
Pittsburgh Filmmakers presents locally made short films shown on a loop throughout the evening and a photography exhibit in the Tiny Harris Gallery.

Catholic Charities Susan Zubik Welcome Center
212 Ninth Street
Digital Craftsmen
Exploring the influence of digital media on the world of youth art education.
Students at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild utilize computers in their studios, as many of the world's traditional crafts have been forever changed by the advent of the digital age. However, the spirit of the craftsman remains the same.

 937 Liberty Avenue
 3rd floor: Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater (lobby)
Yabe One
An exhibit of 28 original oil paintings depicting African Americans, dating back to 1895, from the collection of Mark Clayton Southers.

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.

947 Liberty Avenue
cityLIVE! Courtyard Series film screening: Please Vote for Me. 8:30pm.
The first cityLIVE! Courtyard Series documentary screening. Snacks will be served!
In Wuhan, a city in central China, director Weijun Chen documents an experiment in democracy at the Evergreen Primary School when a third grade class holds an election to select a Class Monitor.

August Wilson Center for African American Culture
980 Liberty Avenue
Richmond Barthé: His Life in Art
Featuring  a collection of nearly fifty sculptures from the first modern African American sculptor to garner substantial critical success nationally and internationally.

971 Liberty Avenue, 2nd floor Gallery.  (This location is not universally accessible.)
 New Works
An exhibition by Ryan Woodring. Plus live music!

Neighborhood Legal Services Association
928 Penn Avenue
What Do Lawyers Do?
An examination, both serious and light hearted, of the role lawyers play in American society.  Do lawyers help us obtain justice?  Are briefcases mandatory?  What does audi alteram partemmean?  Plus cookies!

Urban Pathways 6-12 Gallery
914 Penn Avenue
Moving UP!      
Summer is sizzling with UPCS student artwork from Manchester Craftsman’s Guild and salsa dance lessons from 6:15pm to 7pm and 8:15pm to 9pm from Holly of Pittsburgh Dance Company. Step UP to it!

Future Tenant
819 Penn Avenue
 The Image Obsessed: Documentationings from Under the Starless and Bible Black Roof of 312 Barnesby Michael Benedetti.

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
810 Penn Avenue, Suite 200
Art on the Walls
Digital and mixed media artist, Gwyn Rohrer, focuses her work on the feminine and female struggles through the use of the human body, landscapes, sewing, embroidery, and fabric patterns.

Bend Yoga
808 Penn Avenue, 2nd floor
Hoop-Dance Yoga Class. 6pm to 6:30pm, 7pm to 7:30pm, 8pm to 8:30pm.
Come dance with a blend yoga, dance, and hoola-hooping into one unforgettable experience. Watch or participate, it's up to you! Local artists' work will also be displayed.

709 Penn Gallery
709 Penn Avenue
Brian Brown: New Paintings
The artist proudly affirms that there is no required reading for any work appearing in this exhibition.

707 Penn Gallery
707 Penn Avenue
Commission for Treasonous Strategies
Shaun Slifer and Tesar Freeman

Katz Plaza, Theater Square
7th Street and Penn Avenue
Live Music by Occidental Brothers Dance Band International. 6:15pm to 9pm.
Hailing from Chicago, OBDBI's high-energy AFROBEAT rhythms have made them favorites of music critics and devotees around the world.

With DJ Nate da Phat Barber at 5:30pm and spinning until after the Crawl.  The After Crawl DJ Set at Katz features Nate da Phat Barber with special guest, Sean Jones.

First Commonwealth Hospitality Spot: Stop by for cool drinks and hot prizes.

Highmark First Night® Ice: Free icy treats when you say “Highmark First Night Ice Is Nice.”

Backstage Bar
655 Penn Avenue
Live Music by Broken Fences. 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Verve Wellness
142 Sixth Street, Third Floor
kNOT Dance
Hang out with Pittsburgh's original aerial dance theatre company for some high flying fun. Performances at 8pm & 9pm.

Braddock’s American Brasserie & Renaissance Hotel
107 Sixth Street
Braddock's Live Performance
Live music by Carol Blaze.

Painting Studio in the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel Lobby
Discover your inner artist as the hotel lobby transforms into a painting studio! Participate in a group painting class with the owners of Paint Monkey and watch Andy Warhol's "Flowers" come to life.

Project Pop Up: Night Market
917-919 Liberty Avenue
Project Pop Up: Night Market will bring together some of Pittsburgh’s most creative independent vendors, artists, and chefs, to an outdoor Downtown parking lot, from 8pm to 1am.

Awesome Books
929 Liberty Avenue
Part of Project PopUp: Downtown
An independent bookstore offering new and used books of high quality.

The Steel Curtain
1035 Penn Avenue
Part of Project PopUp: Downtown
The greatest defensive line of all time comes alive in this installation.

131 Seventh Street
Part of Project PopUp: Downtown
Society for the Advancement of Miniature Curiosa
A gallery, toy theater parlor, performance space, and workshop that seeks to spark the resurgence of curiosity and wonderment in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Symbiotic Collusion

A modern music initiative presenting visual and musical art concepts through installation, education, and performance.

Boutique 208
208 Sixth Street
Part of Project PopUp: Downtown
A retail boutique featuring handmade wares from local artisans.

Robot Repairs
210 Sixth Street
Part of Project PopUp: Downtown
Is your robot experiencing technical difficulties? Consider visiting this place for a potential fix.

Dream Cream Ice Cream Parlor
539 Liberty Avenue
Part of Project PopUp: Downtown
More than just a great place for a scoop. A portion of designated flavor sales will be contributed to causes in exchange for community service of the recipient, aka “the dreamer.”

ALL INFORMATION AND LOCATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE!  Visit www.trustarts.org for updated and more detailed information.

All official Gallery Crawl locations will be marked with a Cultural District Stop sidewalk sign.

TEXT “CRAWL” TO SMASH (76274) to receive special exclusive offers and more!

**All locations are wheelchair accessible unless otherwise noted


Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh 2012
presented by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Date: Friday, July 13, 2012
Tme: 9:00 p.m. to Midnight
Location: 119 Sixth Street, downtown Pittsburgh
Tickets:  $40-$125

Come by plane, train or automobile to the bash of the summer complete with food, drinks, live bands and dancing.

For information, visit www.trustarts.org/cosmo or call 412-456-6666.  Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh is sponsored by UPMC.

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