Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Gallery Crawl Venues Excite, Entice, Entertain

Today's date: September 6, 2012
Contact: Name, Diana Roth, (412) 471-8717, roth@trust.arts.org

Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District, Friday, September 28, 2012
Cultural District, Downtown Pittsburgh, 5:30 -9:00 p.m.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the upcoming Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District is taking place on Friday September 28, 2012, from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m., downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. 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. Gallery Crawl events are free and open to the public. CONSOL Energy, Inc. is the lead sponsor of the September 2012 Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District. Other sponsors are City Paper, WYEP 91.3FM, Table Magazine and Kreider Printing. For more information visit www.TrustArts.org or call (412) 456-6666.

The following is a line-up of Gallery Crawl highlights and happenings on Friday, September 28, 2012:
Wood Street Galleries 601 Wood Street
The City & the City: Artwork by London Writers
Guest Curator: Justin Hopper
Caroline Bergvall, Rachel Lichtenstein, Tom McCarthy & Rod Dickinson, Iain Sinclair & Chris Petit, Sukhdev Sandhu
For the artists in The City & the City, London, England is both hometown and inspiration. This groundbreaking exhibition brings together visual artwork
by renowned authors of experimental poetry, fiction, history and geography, exploring new ways to combine literature and art in an examination of the
modern city.

SPACE 812 Liberty Avenue
Circles of Commotion and Moving Pauses
181: Brandon Boan, Abby Donovan, Tom Hughes, Jason Rhodes
Construction and assembly of a system of interacting, fundamentally digital elements to create and display dynamic perceptual architectures for an exhibition and documentation in catalog form.
Music by DJ Edgar Um
Urban League 610 Wood Street
Celebrating the Urban League in Pittsburgh
On the occasion of the Urban League Movement’s 100th Anniversary, local artist Leslie Ansley created these vibrant paintings and murals capturing and celebrating the Pittsburgh affiliate’s 90+ years of service.

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
Louis Prang: Animate Creation
Known as the "father of the American Christmas card," Louis Prang (1824-1909) was a master of chromolithography. This exhibition features
selections from his chef-d'oeuvre, "Animate Creation," published in 1898.

Trust Arts Education Center 805-807 Liberty Avenue
Peirce Studio (Lower Level):
Kindred the Family Soul
Philadelphia based R&B, soul and neo soul band. 7:30pm
DJ Nate da Phat Barber spins before and after the show.
Third and Fourth Floors:
Architecture. Experience it!
AIA Pittsburgh presents Design Pittsburgh 2012, a celebration of excellence in architecture and design, featuring an architectural design competition and exhibition.
View all Design Award submissions, including the Young Architects Studio Competition. Vote for the People's Choice Award. Experience young architectural designers practicing their craft in real-time.

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

811 Liberty Avenue
Handmade Arcade presents the DIY Portrait Studio
A team from Handmade Arcade will supply the accessories and backdrops for you to craft a new look and take your own portrait to share with the world.

Catholic Charities Susan Zubik Welcome Center 212 Ninth Street
Park Journeys: Yellowstone
From August 10 – 14, 2012, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild students embarked on a journey to Yellowstone National Park. Students documented their experience through photography, drawing, painting and writing.

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

937 Liberty Avenue
2nd floor: CURRENCY
Jointly curated by Jonathan Chamberlain and Brian Brown
Cara Erskine, Ryan Lammie, Chris Beauregard, Jonathan Chamberlain, Brian Brown, and Martin Swift
A group exhibition addressing current art practice, these new works by Pittsburgh artists will generate new ideas of authorship and authenticity, investigating refined uses of space, and the construction of narrative. This show will look money.
3rd floor: Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Lobby
The Love Exhibit
Original oil paintings by Sherri Randolph
Live Music by The Miles Jackson Trio

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.

Toonseum 947 Liberty Avenue
Cartoons in the Courtyard
Grab some popcorn and a soda and catch your favorite cartoons in the Sprout Fund Comics Courtyard throughout the evening.
The Toonseum will also be offering $1.00 admission during the Crawl, for one last look at two exhibits Pittsburgh as Gotham, and Care Bears: 30 Years of Caring and Hugs.

August Wilson Center for African American Culture 980 Liberty Avenue
The BNY Mellon Gallery, 1st Floor
Pittsburgh: Reclaim, Renew, Remix
This exhibition is dedicated to honoring and preserving Black culture in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Yvonne & Christine Cook and Family Gallery, 1st
This special exhibit by John L. Ford examines the wars that African Americans and Africans fought during the last three centuries.
Actors will perform segments of August Wilson’s work throughout the building. The two-to-three minute monologues will celebrate Wilson's contribution to the arts.

Tonic 971 Liberty Avenue, 2nd floor
Layers By Miller McCormick
Specializing in Graphic Design, Illustration, & Photography....
Plus live music!

Cultural’s Elite Salon and Barbershop 954 Penn Avenue
Art of 954
Art of 954 will feature up and coming artists whose work is passionate, abstract and daring.

Urban Pathways K-5 Gallery 925 Penn Ave
Salsa! Holly from Pittsburgh Dance Center gives free salsa dance lessons from 6:30 – 7:15pm and 7:45 – 8:30pm; ending with an open dance session from 8:30 –
9:00 pm. During breaks, drop by the Scholastic Book Fair to support UPCS.

Urban Pathways 6-12 Gallery 914 Penn Avenue
Back to School Art Celebration
Be wowed by the student artwork of UPCS students from kindergarten through 12th grade, with a new addition: student artist market! Witness the triumphant
return of Sounds of Steel Steel Pan Band 6:00pm – 7:00 pm and 7:45 pm -8:30 pm.

CAPA 111 Ninth St.
CAPA Partners
Exhibiting Artists: Norman Brown, Mary Collins, Abigail Franzen-Sheehan, Ian Green, Robert Huckestein, Holly Pultz, and Julie Stunden
CAPA announces a new partnership with eight professional artists, donating their time and talents to work with visual art students in grades 6-12.

Future Tenant 819 Penn Avenue
A Matter of Convenience
Guest curators: Rose Clancy and Maria Mangano.
Artists create both large-scale installations and 2D works addressing the commercial food system, biological systems, local economies, and local actions that relate to our concerns about access to healthy foods.

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council 810 Penn Avenue, Suite 200
Art on the Walls featuring Gwyn Rohrer
Stop in for food, drinks, and the thought-provoking work of Gwyn Rohrer!
Join the war against boring office space by exploring what happens when you put Art on the Walls.
Public Art Expedition
Go on a Public Art Expedition with the Office of Public Art. Pick up expedition cards and find public art based on clues to get the card stamped at
each destination. Once each piece of art has been found, participants bring their card back to GPAC to receive a prize and the title of Public Art Explorer!

Bend Yoga 808 Penn Avenue, 2nd floor
Join Bend Yoga for live music and free yoga. Two half hour classes will be led by Lynn Rescigno, beginning at 6:30 and 7:30pm. Pre-registration is required by emailing mcallan@bendyoga.com.

709 Penn Gallery 709 Penn Avenue
Derby: Rob Larson
A collection of portrait photography by Rob Larson showcasing the sport of roller derby and its players.

707 Penn Gallery 707 Penn Avenue
Imprinting Place Erika Osbourne
Imprinting Place... "a collaboration fueled by connection."

Katz Plaza 7th St. and Penn Avenue
Live Music by The Glenn Strother Project
CONSOL Energy Hot Spot: Re-energize
with this Pittsburgh-based producer of coal and natural gas.
Arts Passport: With a FREE ArtsPassport card, students get tickets to Broadway shows, dance performances, and concerts at discounted prices. Come by, sign up, and get a FREE GIFT!
Backstage Bar 655 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh City and Landscapes
Watercolors by David T. Soden
Live Music by Mark Dignam. 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

PNC Legacy Project 600 Liberty Avenue
Celebrating its 160-year commitment to Pittsburgh, PNC opened the PNC Legacy Project, a multimedia exhibit that showcases the region's transformation and reflects PNC's
dedication to revitalizing the city.

Verve Wellness 142 Sixth Street, Third Floor
kNOT Dance
In the air, on the ground, or up on the big screen, love will find a way to fly. Stop in and see kNOT Dance take love to new heights. Performances at 7, 8, 9pm.

Arthur Murray Dance Studio** 136 Sixth Street (above Melange Bistro)
Free Dance Lessons and Demos:
Swing at 7:30pm.
Cha Cha at 8pm.
Salsa at 8:30pm.

Braddock’s American Brasserie & Renaissance Hotel 107 Sixth Street
A Stage of Music at Braddock's American Brasserie.

Join Braddock's for a night of local music and fun! Enjoy the sounds of music and great food & drink neighboring a painting class in the Renaissance lobby.

Live Painting Studio in the Renaissance Pittsburgh Lobby
Discover your inner artist and watch Andy Warhol's "Flowers" come to life in a group painting class with the owners of Paint Monkey, a BYOB painting studio in Lawrenceville.


STREB: Forces
Byham Theater, 8pm,
Tickets: $19-$48
Presented by the Pittsburgh Dance Council
Hot off the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, STREB arrives in Pittsburgh for two nights only! Don't miss their daredevil feats of extreme athleticism for a thrilling, heart stopping ride - gravity be damned. For $5 off per ticket Friday night, use code CRAWL.

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.

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

Symbiotic Collusion 131 Seventh Street
Part of Project PopUp: Downtown
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.”

Visit www.trustarts.org for updated and more detailed information

Lead sponsor: CONSOL Energy, Inc.
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.
TEXT “CRAWL” TO SMASH (76274) to receive special exclusive offers and more!
**All locations are wheelchair accessible unless otherwise noted

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