Monday, April 8, 2013

Gallery Crawl Features Wide Array of Arts, Venues

Today's date: April 8, 2013
Shaunda Miles / 412-471-1578 /
Diana Roth / 412-471-8717 /

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces

Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District
Friday, April 26, 2013, downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District

Pittsburgh, PA—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the upcoming Gallery Crawl to take place Friday, April 26, 2013, from 5:30-9:00 p.m., in 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.

“There are 36 stops in locations throughout the Cultural District, filled with new exhibits, exciting performances and interesting activities to enjoy. Keep the fun going and stay after the Crawl for free Salsa Friday at Cabaret Theater Square,” comments Darcy Kucenic, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust-Manager of Education and Operations.   To name just a few of the highlights: Memento Mori in Tito & Exchange Way; Community Supported Art, a preview of the new series from the New Hazlett Theater at 937 Liberty Avenue; craft making-origami magnolias with Office of Public Art at Magnolias for Pittsburgh, 7thStreet & Penn Avenue; and Pittsburgh Public Schools All-City Visual Arts and Music Showcase at the Trust Arts Education Center and August Wilson Center.  Night Market IV, sponsored by Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, at the 8th Street & Penn Avenue Parking Lot, will offer food, art vendors, music and dance.

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.

Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District is a production of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Education and Community Engagement Department.  Sponsors for April 2013 Gallery Crawl include Pittsburgh City Paper, WYEP 91.3FM, Table Magazine and Kreider Printing.

The following is a line-up of Gallery Crawl highlights and happenings on Friday, April 26, 2013:

Wood Street Galleries
601 Wood Street
 Momento Mori
Gregory Barsamian
 In a strobe lit room, kinetic sculpture spins rapidly on an armature with imagery based on Barsamian’s dream recordings. At once low-tech and approachable, Barsamian simultaneously floats between the conscious and unconscious worlds in collaboration between artist and perceiver.

812 Liberty Avenue
 Mean Girls
Guest curated by Jill Larson
 Mean Girls examines the reality that bullying among girls in America has become an epidemic in our society. The exhibition is a springboard to gain awareness, encourage dialogue and promote positive social change. This traveling exhibition is partnered with the non-profit organization: Strong Women, Strong Girls, and debuts in Pittsburgh, PA.

Music by DJ Pingting

WYEP Music Station
WYEP Live Remote Broadcast outside of SPACE

Urban League
610 Wood Street
 Celebrating the Urban League in Pittsburgh
To celebrate the Urban League’s 100th Anniversary, artist Leslie Ansley creates vibrant paintings and murals for the Pittsburgh affiliates 95 years of service.

Tito Way
 Memento Mori
A set of billboards reminding the viewer that life can be short and its end unpredictable. The four “obituary” pieces show that the banalities of life continue after death, and poor Bobo is caught in an endless loop from which there is no escape from Mr. Death.

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
Brave New World: Maps of the 19th-century
An exhibit exploring world cartography in the 19th-century through period maps and engravings.

Trust Arts Education Center
805-807 Liberty Avenue

Peirce Studio (Lower Level):
Pittsburgh Public Schools All-City Music Showcase
CAPA and Brashear collaboration: Wearable art fashion show and student musical performances, 5:30pm
CAPA Student Interpreters, 6:30pm
Westinghouse Lighthouse Project Hip Hop and Step Team Show, 7:30pm

3rd & 4th floors:
Pittsburgh Public Schools All-City Visual Arts Showcase
All-City K-12 Visual Arts and Cultures Exhibitions

Harris Theater
809 Liberty Avenue
 Harris Theater Short Films
Regionally made short films shown on a loop: Pierogies by Kristen Lauth-Shaeffer; Oneironauts by Jared McLaughlin; Steel City Sights by Brad Oskowski; Blast Off by Jonathan Gribbin.

Tiny Harris Gallery
eye of the beholder
Heather Springer

Arcade Comedy Theater
811 Liberty Avenue
 Pop in for some laughs at the Arcade Comedy Theater in the Cultural District, featuring Pittsburgh’s best sketch, improvisational and alternative comedy year-round. Time to play!

Catholic Charities Susan Zubik Welcome Center
212 Ninth Street
 Darkroom Mania
During the winter of 2013, students at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild took part in an intensive after-school photography course. Using traditional darkroom processes, they printed on a variety of photographic media, including archival fiber based paper.

Amazing Books
929 Liberty Avenue
 An independent bookstore with an amazing selection of awesome new and used books. Open until 7pm.

937 Liberty Avenue
 2nd floor:
Community Supported Art: See a sneak peak of the homegrown performance artists cultivated for the new series at the New Hazlett Theater

CSA PGH:  Meet the 6 visual artists who will create works to be packaged up and turned into 50 shares for the public.

3rd floor: Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Lobby:
August Wilson X: 10 Years of August Wilson on Stage
Pittsburgh Playwright's Theatre Company displays photos, artifacts and props from the past ten years of performing August Wilson's Century Play Cycle. Monologues from the 10 plays will be performed.

947 Liberty Avenue
 Toonseum presents Cartoon Quickies!
Join us for rapid fire drop in cartooning lessons. Each session is 4 minutes.

August Wilson Center for African American Culture
980 Liberty Avenue

Pittsburgh Public Schools All-City Music Showcase
Featuring the PPS All-City: ESL Student Performances, Elementary Choir, Junior Honors Choir, CRAE Drumming, Dancing & Performing Ensembles, and CRAE Visual Art Exhibit. Begins at 6pm.

SOLO Exhibits
SOLO Exhibits features individual exhibitions of fiber art, printmaking, painting and sculpture by Leslie Ansley, Jo-Anne Bates and Tina Brewer.
Glamazonia by Mario Epanya
This glorious showcase of Beauty features over 30 images of Black women from contemporary full color photography to vintage black-and-white images, celebrating the beauty and diversity of the Diaspora.

Pittsburgh: Reclaim, Renew, Remix
Our core exhibition dedicated to honoring and preserving Black culture in Southwestern Pennsylvania. This modular exhibit uses imagery, film and oral history narratives to explore communities, cultures, and innovations

971 Liberty Avenue, 2nd floor Gallery.  NOT UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE
 Works by D.Hopper and Justice Coughenour from Modern Pop Art
Live Music by Shay and Bryan William Kinney

August Henry’s City Saloon
946 Penn Avenue
 Magic by Peter Corbett
Be prepared to be wowed!

Urban Pathways K-5 Dance Studio
925 Penn Avenue
 Free Dance Lessons by Pittsburgh Dance Center’s Holly: Merengue at 6:30pm & Salsa at 7:30pm. Freestyle dance between and after the lessons.

Urban Pathways 6-12 Gallery
914 Penn Avenue
Wild Life
Proudly presenting student artwork, photography & three dimensional design. Music by the Sounds of Steel steel pan band, 6:15pm & 7:45pm

Pilates Sol
900 Penn
 Pilates as Art in Motion
Stop by at 6pm & 7pm to play this interactive game. Match the exercise that is being demonstrated in the studio to the professional photographs displayed on the street front window. Winners receive a free private Pilates session!

111 Ninth St.
 Push-pinned Prints and Drawings
An exhibition of screen prints, relief prints, blotted line prints, printouts, conceptual drawings and formal portrait studies by Pittsburgh CAPA Visual Art Students in grades 6-12.

Future Tenant
819 Penn Avenue
Guest curated by Kristen Kovak, featuring artwork by Phil Hessler and Natalia Gonzalez Requena
The show provides an opportunity to see the raw materials of industry poetically displaced in space and time.

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
810 Penn Avenue, Suite 200
 carbon first, then light
Ivette Spradlin
 A photography survey of three projects, from Habana, Cuba to Philadelphia, aptly binds this exploration of the artist’s past, alongside an attempt to illuminate the invisible inhabitants and mysterious everyday objects that surround us.

Bend Yoga
808 Penn Avenue, 2nd floor
 Guided meditation, 6:30pm to 7pm. Please register at
Poetry reading with Tarun Reddy from his haiku book Bru-ku, 7:30pm to 8pm, with signing afterwards.

8th Street & Penn Avenue Parking Lot
 Night Market IV
 An expanded collection of Pittsburgh’s most creative independent food and art vendors – combined with music and dance in a parking lot on Penn Avenue. 7pm to 11pm.

709 Penn Gallery
709 Penn Avenue
Cast of Characters
Curated by Cindy Lisica and Vicky Clark.
Dramatis personae, fictional figures who tell a story, reveal insights while helping us to make sense of our world and our place in it.

707 Penn Gallery
707 Penn Avenue
 Adult Arcade
Marc Burgess                                                      
This new media installation will be composed of a variety of organically textured paintings, large geometric sculptures, robotic lasers and disorienting soundscapes.

Magnolias for Pittsburgh
7th St. and Penn Avenue
 Learn how Tony Tasset created this sculpture installation and craft your own (origami) magnolias withthe Office of Public Art.
Katz Plaza
7th St. and Penn Avenue

Live Music by JD Eicher & the Goodnights

Button-making with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: We supply the materials, you supply the creativity!

Backstage Bar
655 Penn Avenue

 Places & Faces
Recent works by Joyce Werwie Perry
The texture and contrast of color in the paintings is achieved through the rapid application and detraction of oil with knives.

Live Music by Elevations.  5:30pm to 7:30pm

kNOT Dance at Verve Wellness
142 Sixth Street, Third floor

Creating Your Own Perspective
kNot Dance explores the diversity of individual perspectives from the lofty heights of the aerial silks to the baser human emotions that bubble from below. 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Arthur Murray Dance Studio**
136 Sixth Street (above Melange Bistro) NOT UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE
 Free Dance Lessons and Demos:
Merengue at 7:30pm. Bachata at 8pm. Salsa at 8:30pm.

Braddock’s American Brasserie
107 Sixth Street
 The Art of Pierogie Making
Join Chef de Cuisine, Brian Volmrich, as he demonstrates how to create a pierogie. Attendees will enjoy making their own pierogie creation. Learn from the restaurant that is known for their signature pierogies.

Boutique 208
208 Sixth Street
 Meet several of the local artists creating art and artisan products for this all local, all handmade boutique.

Robot Repairs
210 Sixth Street
 Is your robot experiencing technical difficulties? Consider visiting this place for a potential fix.

PNC Legacy Project
600 Liberty Avenue
An interactive exhibit that showcases Pittsburgh’s transformation and reflects PNC’s dedication to revitalizing the city.
NEW ORAL HISTORIES:  Hear Dan Bylsma, Arnold Palmer, Art Rooney, Joe Grushecky, George Benson.

Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue
Salsa Friday
Free Admission to Salsa Friday at the Cabaret at Theater Square with DJ Jeff Shirey of Salsa Pittsburgh from 10pm to 1:30am.  Get your Salsa! Bachata! and Cha Cha Cha on!

ALL INFORMATION AND LOCATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE!  Visit for updated and more detailed information

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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