FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Today's date: October 11, 2012
Contact: Veronica Corpuz, Director of Special Projects
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust / 412-471-602
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, and World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh invite you to be a part of the ONE YOUNG WORLD WELCOME EXCHANGE
Friday, October 19, 2012 - 8 to 11 p.m.
Special Night Haunts Live event takes place Saturday, October 20.
Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, and World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh invite local residents to welcome more than 1,200 One Young World attendees from around the world to the heart of the Cultural District. One Young World is the premier international forum for the world’s emerging leaders to address global issues ranging from education and sustainable development to the role of government and global business.
On Friday, October 19, from 8 to 11 p.m., Pittsburghers have an opportunity to engage directly with these young minds, to serve as ambassadors of our region and to advance the reputation of Pittsburgh as a model city for transformation and growth. This Welcome Exchange is set in the Cultural Trust’s galleries and spaces throughout the Cultural District. In addition to the Cultural Trust, PDP and World Affairs Council, participating ambassador organizations include: Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Pittsburgh Technology Council and Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project. For a map of events and information, visit www.trustarts.org or call 412-456-6666.
One Young World visitors and local residents are also welcome to attend a special event on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at 10 p.m. following the Pittsburgh Dance Council performance of Akram Khan. Night Haunts Live: A Journey through the London Night will be performed live and in the dark by writer SUKHDEV SANDHU and sound artist SCANNER. Admission is $5 to the Peirce Studio at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Arts Education Center at 805-807 Liberty Avenue. Visitwww.woodstreetgalleries.org for more info.
ONE YOUNG WORLD WELCOME EXCHANGE
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 Soy Sos and refreshments. Hosted by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
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. Installation by artist collective Information Lab (NL).
Bocce Court & Food Trucks | Penn Avenue and Tito Way/Ninth Street
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
Challenge members of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership to a game of Bocce and purchase late-night snacks to feed the conversation.
Harris Theater | 809 Liberty Avenue
Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival
Stud Life (Director, Campbell X - UK)
Young love, friendship, and life's choices are at the heart of this 2012 British film about two best friends, a black lesbian, and a cute white gay boy whose idyllic world is upended by the arrival of a beautiful young woman.
Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait Of James Dean (Director, Matthew Mishory – USA)
Breathtaking views of the arid landscape and lush gardens at poolside cocktail parties create a dreamy atmosphere. This sumptuous 2012 film provides a look at the life of iconic actor James Dean (1931-1955) just before he becomes famous.
937 Liberty Avenue
• 1st floor lobby | Bricolage
What makes a great leader? Listening is a key characteristic of great leadership. Enter our silent space and contribute by writing your thoughts on our walls, doors and floors. Admission is at least one word. Come read what's written. Write something of your own. Make your mark.
• 2nd floor | 937 Gallery
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.
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
Monster Engines and Care Bears: 30 Years of Caring and Hugs!
Toonseum will be offering a special $1.00 admission to one of the country’s top collections of original cartoon art.
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... "a collaboration fueled by connection."
Backstage Bar & Cabaret at Theater Square| 655 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh City and Landscapes | Watercolors by David T. Soden
Join Jeff Shirley for Salsa Friday in the Cabaret. Free dance lesson from 10:00 - 10:30 pm, music follows by rotating DJs until 1:30 am. OYW attendees are admitted free with conference ID.
Fairmont Hotel| 510 Market Street
Jazz at Andy’s
Jazz vocalist Tania Grubbs performs from 8 p.m. to midnight in the elegant setting of the Fairmont lobby.
Katz Plaza | 7th St. and Penn Avenue
• Join a FREE walking tour of galleries and public art with Cultural Trust guides. Tours will depart at 8:30 p.m.
• Kiyla Kitty & her Kinetic Krew. An eclectic mix of hoola hoop manipulations, belly dance, and flamey fiery fun all set to the tribal percussive beats of Rich Ermlick.
SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, October 20, 2012 @ 10 p.m.
Peirce Studio | 805-807 Liberty Avenue
Night Haunts Live: A Journey through the London Night
Performed live and in the dark by writer SUKHDEV SANDHU and sound artist SCANNER. Admission $5.
PROJECT POP UP: DOWNTOWN LOCATIONS
• Awesome Books | 929 Liberty Avenue
An independent bookstore offering new and used books of high quality.
• The Steel Curtain | 1035 Penn Avenue
The greatest defensive line of all time comes alive in this installation.
• Society for the Advancement of Miniature Curiosa | 131 Seventh Street
A gallery, toy theater parlor, performance space, and workshop that seeks to spark the resurgence of curiosity and wonderment in Downtown Pittsburgh.
• Robot Repairs | 210 Sixth Street
Is your robot experiencing technical difficulties? Consider visiting this place for a potential fix.
About One Young World
Pittsburgh is preparing to host nearly over 1,200 young leaders in their 20s from around the world for the 2012 One Young World Summit – taking place Oct. 18-21. The four-day Summit will serve as a platform for delegates, supported by high-profile counselors, to address and identify solutions to the same issues that world leaders tackle every day – including global business and health, education and sustainable development, unemployment, the role of government versus global business, leadership and governance and social business.