Friday, June 28, 2013

Summer Gallery Crawl Schedule Announced

Media Contacts:

Shaunda Miles, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
(412) 471-1578,

Diana Roth, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
(412) 471-8717,


Friday, July 12, 2013

PITTSBURGH, PA: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced the date and time for its July Gallery Crawl today.  On Friday, July 12, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., the crawl will showcase a wide variety of thought provoking art exhibitions in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.  Live bands, DJs, dance, comedy, and participatory activities are also part of the complimentary happenings during the crawl.

 “Visitors can enjoy spending their summer evening in the Cultural District with over 30 event stops during the Gallery Crawl. Catch a free ride around the District on a Green Gears Pedicab!  A few highlights include new exhibit openings at Wood Street Galleries, SPACE, 707 and 709 Penn Galleries.  Music is a big part of the evening as well,” comments Darcy Kucenic, Director of Highmark First Night Pittsburgh & Manager of Education and Operations with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Performing at Katz Plaza, The Amigos Band, hailing from New York City, blends unique harmonies from bluegrass to jazz to create their collaborative American music.  In 2013, the Amigos were chosen to serve as American Cultural Ambassadors for the American Music Abroad program by the U.S. Department of State.  Touring the U.S. for the first time, Muzička will perform traditional Czech folk music, outdoors at 8th Street and Penn Avenue.  Flo Wilson and the Old School Band will have gallery crawl patrons dancing at the August Wilson Center.

After the Crawl, participants can attend one of these two ticketed events being produced by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust on that same evening, Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh at the Byham and Ryoji Ikeda’s test pattern-live set at the Trust Arts Education Center.

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 the July 2013 Gallery Crawl include lead sponsor First Commonwealth, Pittsburgh City Paper, WYEP 91.3FM and Kreider Printing.

Photo by Joey Kennedy

The following is a line-up of Gallery Crawl events happening on Friday, July 12, 2013:

601 Wood Street
2nd floor:
Ryoji Ikeda: data.tron | An audiovisual installation where each single pixel of visual image is calculated by mathematical principles, and composed from a combination of mathematics and the vast sea of data present in the world. Images are projected onto a large screen, heightening and intensifying the viewer’s perception and immersion.
3rd floor:
Title Town Soul & Funk Party | TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party's resident DJ Gordy G. spinning rare and underground soul, boogie, electro-funk and disco grooves.

812 Liberty Avenue
Crowdsourced | Guest curator: Robert Raczka
Participating artists: Renee Ickes, Tom Sarver, Barbara Weissberger, Gabe Felice, William Kofmehl III, Lori Hepner, Shaun Slifer, Maritza Mosquera, Corey Escoto, Casey Droege, Paul Zelevansky, and Kim Beck.  Artists each create a large drawing directly on the walls of the gallery, which will be open to the public to both observe and suggest input into the artistic process. Music by DJ hi-top wrangler
WYEP Music Station | Live Remote Broadcast outside of SPACE

Between Liberty Avenue & Penn Avenue | Perpendicular to Exchange Way
Mary Mazziotti: 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 | The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust invites you to go behind-the-scenes with this free, self-guided, cell phone audio tour of the Cultural District.  Learn historical and fun facts about theaters, galleries, and properties throughout these 14 blocks that now serve as a national model for urban revitalization utilizing the arts as a catalyst.
InformationLab | 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.

805 Liberty Avenue
Buffon: Argonaut of Our Natural World | An exhibition exploring the widespread influence of French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist, and encyclopedic author, Georges Louis Leclerc (1707-88), otherwise known as Count de Buffon. On display will be several selections from his magnum opus, Histoire Naturelle.

809 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh Filmmakers presents regionally made short films on a loop.
Tiny Harris Gallery | Tryps | A group photography show focusing on triptychs.

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!

212 Ninth Street
Inspirations – an exhibition of cell phone images  | Students of Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild curated and managed the entire process of this exhibition from developing a theme, creating a Call for Artists, managing submissions and designing an online exhibition of the submitted images.

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


2nd floor:
Gold Standard presents: 15 Minutes of Shame
Artists Mary Smull from Philadelphia, Lizzy De Vita from Pittsburgh, and Brette Gabel from Toronto will present participatory and performative karaoke works throughout the night with the help of you, the viewer. Come show off your pipes or just watch.  Curated by Gold Standard (Casey Droege and Corey Escoto).

980 Liberty Avenue        
Live Music by Flo Wilson & the Old School Band
Handmade Arcade | Join Handmade Arcade in celebrating a Decade of DIY. Grab a postcard with a "crafty" image outlined and color it in. Keep -- or send to a pal! Also, color and make a button!
The Art of Elizabeth Catlett from the Collection of Samella Lewis | Features more than 30 works: sculptures, drawings abd graphics by Catlett; three works by her husband, artist Francisco Mora, and artwork by her former student and friend, Dr. Samella Lewis.

Still Feel Like Goin’ On | Thirty photographs by students, depicting African American community heroes.
Call & Response | Paintings celebrating visual and performing arts by August Wilson Fellow Mariana Adele Vassar.

Pittsburgh: Reclaim, Renew, Remix | Flagship 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
Live Music by Brittany Morganrose
Breathe, Fly, and Think | A collection of new and favorite works by Photographer Crystal Marie Acker designed to stimulate your sense of freedom, relief, adventure, and nostalgia.

946 Penn Avenue
Magic by Peter Corbett | Be prepared to be wowed!

928 Penn Avenue
So You Think THAT’S Fair? | We all think we know what’s fair—but is your idea the same as hers?  Explore the symbols, the characters and the legal cases that have defined and changed American ideas about fairness and equality. Plus cookies!!

Photo Courtesy of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

914 Penn Avenue
Live Music by: Sounds of Steel Junior
Middle School Regional Art Exhibition | Featuring middle school students’ artwork from Urban Pathways Charter Schools, St. Edmund’s Academy, Propel East, Falk Laboratory School and Manchester Academic Charter School.

819 Penn Avenue
I N V E N T O R Y: The Orgone Archive, Pittsburgh 13 (2002-2013) | Showcasing a decade’s worth of promotion and propaganda in the form of posters, stickers and bits of paper created by The Orgone Archive for its cinema outings. Orgone is a motion picture archive and screening outfit based in Pittsburgh.

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.

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