Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Fall Gallery Crawl Offers Extended Hours, Fun Venues

Media Contacts:
Shaunda Miles, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
(412) 471-1578, Miles@TrustArts.org
Diana Roth, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
(412) 471-8717, Roth@TrustArts.org

Images available: http://TrustArts.org/press
Search Name: September 2013 Gallery Crawl



 Friday, September 27, 2013, 5:30–10 p.m.

Various locations throughout the Cultural District

Pittsburgh, PA—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces its fall gallery crawl takes place Friday, September 27, from 5:30–10 p.m. The crawl showcases 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 crawl events.

This month’s crawl features the opening night of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts (PIFOF)*, a project of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. To mark this occasion, The Rubber Duck, the US debut of artist Florentijn Hofman’s four-story-high rubber duck, launches into the Allegheny River. After being lifted into the river at a marina near the West End Bridge, the duck will be sent on a short voyage, coming to rest by the 6th Street Bridge. The bridge will be closed to traffic to host The Rubber Duck Bridge Party featuring Night Market VI, an outdoor market that brings together some of Pittsburgh’s most creative independent art and food vendors, presented by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Wood Street Galleries, SPACE, and 943 Gallery are also partaking in launch of the PIFOF with US premiere exhibition openings. Wood Street Galleries presents Chicago-based, Austrian artist Kurt Hentschläger’s Hive (2011), a 3D-animated audiovisual installation where gallery visitors confront a swirling mass of amorphous figures, appearing as a collective matter as opposed to individual beings in deep space. SPACE presents Austrian audiovisual media artistic duo Kurt Hentschläger and Ulf Langheinrich’s large-scale installations that fuse sights and sound into one medium, Model 5 (1994) and POL (1998). 943 Gallery presents Kurt Hentschläger’s ZEE (2008), a stroboscopic audiovisual journey that pushes the boundaries of human perception.

September’s Gallery Crawl is part of RADical Days, an annual event celebrating the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) assets with free admission, performances, and activities offered by arts and culture organizations, libraries, and sports facilities, that are funded by RAD. RADical Days run September 21–November 10, 2013.

Gallery Crawl events are free and open to the public. For more information and a map of the Gallery Crawl events, visit www.TrustArts.org or call (412) 456-6666.

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

The following is a line-up of the September 27, 2013, Gallery Crawl events:

Wood Street Galleries
601 Wood Street

2nd floor
Kurt Hentschläger
Part of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts
Hive is a 3D-animated audiovisual installation in which gallery visitors confront a swirling mass of amorphous figures, appearing as collective matter (as opposed to individual beings) in deep space. Choreographed motion, light and sound form an immersive and dynamic figurative landscape without a beginning or an end.

3rd floor
Counter Power
An experiment in underground: party, music, dance, art, clothing and culture.
Live music from Yxu, DJ Slinky, body painting, and more.

812 Liberty Avenue

Granular Synthesis: Model 5 and POL
Kurt Hentschläger and Ulf Langheinrich
Part of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts

Model 5
An unprecedented visual, acoustic and physical experience, Model 5 projects multiple portraits of Japanese artist Akemi Takeya. At once serene and kinetically beautiful, heightened mechanical rhythms manipulate the image to create a sense of schizophrenia, with the body being pulled apart and dissolving in electronic space.

The German word for “pole,” POL is a live, improvised panoramic performance that relies on high intensity light, video and audio projection, subjecting audiences to an astounding flow of stimuli to create a perceptional situation of disorientation and recollection.

Tito Way

Mary Mazziotti: Memento Mori
A set of billboards reminding the viewer that life can be short and its end unpredictable.

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.

Exchange Way at Tito Way

Andrew Hieronymi and Ian Brill
Instabiles is an open-air interactive installation in which passersby can participate by generating through motions a virtual kinetic construction in front of a camera. Instabiles was made possible by a grant from the Penn State Center: Engaging Pittsburgh.

Shaw Galleries
805 Liberty Avenue

Autumnal Wonders
An exhibition featuring Fall-themed landscapes from the 19th- and 20th-centuries.

Trust Arts Education Center
805-807 Liberty Avenue

Peirce Studio
A Fashion Event by Manya Mankiewicz
Each image is dragged out of an anonymous sea, a current of history inscribed by action and account that reveals the travails of material conditions on the brink of collapse. 9 p.m.–12 a.m.

3rd & 4th Floors
DESIGN. Make YOUR Mark in Time!
AIA Pittsburgh Presents Design Pittsburgh 2013, a celebration of excellence in architecture and design, honoring those who create it.  Experience Architects In Action - architectural designers practicing their craft in real-time. Vote for the People's Choice Award!

Harris Theater
809 Liberty Avenue

Pittsburgh Filmmakers presents regional film and photography, featuring short films on a loop by Scott Whiteman, Tim Israel, and Andrew Daub.

Tiny Harris Gallery

A group photography show focusing on triptychs. Featuring works by A. Jason Coleman, Adam Amrhein, Dolores Siple, Elizabeth Raymer Griffin, Ellen Hanna, Gretchen Neidart, Jessica Kalmar, and Julie Gonzalez.

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

Macro Photography
Pittsburgh-area high school students in the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild after-school photography program explore the world of macro photography.

937 Gallery
937 Liberty Avenue

2nd floor
Comprised: Life in the Middle
Ethnocuratorialists Casey Droege and Corey Escoto (Gold Standard) present the evidence of artistic communities finding sustenance in the culturally barren landscape of Middle America.

Pittsburgh Playwrights Gallery
Therapy and The Muse
Ernest McCarty
An exhibition of acrylic paintings on wood and canvas, assemblage paintings, and wire sculptures.

943 Gallery
943 Liberty Avenue

Kurt Hentschläger
Part of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts
Exhilarating as well as meditative, the pulsing, stroboscopic audiovisual journey that is ZEE pushes the boundaries of human perception.
Due to intense strobe effects, this exhibition is restricted to 18+ (R18)

August Wilson Center for African American Culture
980 Liberty Avenue

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

971 Liberty Avenue, 2nd floor Gallery.  NOT UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE.

Steel City Steam Punks
A variety of photography from Pennsic
Live Music by Stranger Convention

Cultural’s Elite Salon and Barbershop
954 Penn Avenue

Black in America
Original oil paintings by Sherri Randolph
Live Music by The Miles Jackson Band

Urban Pathways 6-12 Gallery
914 Penn Avenue

New UPCS student artwork and photography, accompanied by the always entertaining Sounds of Steel drum band with a special guest.

111 Ninth Street

Summer Work
An exhibition of work produced over the summer by Pittsburgh CAPA Visual Art Students at Touchstone Center for Crafts and Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Art Program.

Future Tenant
819 Penn Avenue

Sneak peak of The Dutchman
The product of Fifth Wall Theater's Trespass Residency, take part in this theatrical exploration of how people interact when presented with challenging situations, whether real or manufactured. 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

8th Street & Penn Avenue

Art Car Round Up
Mobile Masterpieces include That Car #3 created by Greg Phelps, Melanie Harris’s Tiki Car, Clarke Bedford’s award-winning Vanadu, and Jason Sauer with Pittsburgh Art Car.

709 Penn Gallery
709 Penn Avenue

Proud to be an American?
Bea Chiappelli
In her new series, Pittsburgh photographer Bea Chiappelli explores the meaning of patriotism from diverse perspectives.

707 Penn Gallery
707 Penn Avenue

Holdup in the Hood
Francis Crisafio
A series of photographic images that incorporate drawings, recycled photographs and print media to address issues of self-identity, race, class and gender that come with the realization of making one’s mark.

Umoja African Arts Company
707 Penn Avenue, 2nd floor

Join Umoja African Arts Company in celebrating 25 years of service, with food, drinks, and Congolese African Drum & Dance Performances.

Katz Plaza
7th Street and Penn Avenue

Music by DJ SMI

Design and create your own button with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: We supply the materials, you supply the creativity!

Propel Pittsburgh Commission, Action Shots: Get your Pittsburgh-themed photo taken, and receive a free, customizable Pittsburgh postcard. Featuring the work of Jen Cooney and other local artists.

Backstage Bar
655 Penn Avenue

Predator or Prey
Victoria Jon
An exploration of the dominant and submissive roles we assume.

Live Music by Mike Why: One Man Band Without the Band. 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Gateway Center T Station
Stanwix Street

Be inspired by Romare Bearden’s ceramic tile mural, Pittsburgh Recollections, and then illustrate your own Pittsburgh memories. The Office of Public Art will have drawing supplies at the Gateway Center T station for you to create postcards to mail or take home.

PNC Legacy Project
600 Liberty Avenue

Celebrate Pittsburgh with the NOW & THEN FEATURE.  Explore 12 downtown sites via touchscreen, and see the city's evolution in pictures over the past 200 years.

Boutique 208
208 Sixth Street

Featuring handmade items made by local artists, unique art, and live acoustic music.

kNOT Dance at Verve Wellness
142 Sixth Street, 3rd floor

kNOT Dance presents Shift to Coda
Pittsburgh’s aerial dance company explores the transitional state and the terminus it implies as we move from summer into autumn. 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 p.m.

Arthur Murray Dance Studio**
136 Sixth Street (above Melange Bistro) NOT UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE.

Free Dance Lessons and Demos
Cha Cha 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, from the restaurant known for its signature pierogies. Attendees will enjoy making their own pierogie creation.

The Rubber Duck Bridge Party featuring Night Market VI
Roberto Clemente Bridge

The world famous giant rubber duck is making its US debut in Pittsburgh with a bridge party to welcome it! Join Mikey and Big Bob from 96.1 Kiss FM’s Morning Freak Show as the world’s spotlight turns to Pittsburgh and the arrival of the four-story floating The Rubber Duck Project, launching the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts, a project of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

The Rubber Duck Bridge Party features Night Market VI, presented by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, an outdoor market that brings together some of Pittsburgh’s most creative independent art and food vendors.

ALL INFORMATION AND LOCATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Visit www.TrustArts.org/Crawl for updated and more detailed information.

Sponsors: City Paper, WYEP 91.3 FM, Kreider Printing

CAR FREE FRIDAYS Walk, bike, bus or carpool to the Gallery Crawl and celebrate another
Car Free Friday with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Port Authority, and BikePGH.

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.

*Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts (PIFOF), a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is a city-wide, 16-day performing and visual arts festival featuring exclusive US and World premieres by highly-acclaimed international artists and contemporary performing arts companies. Festival events are presented in association with other Pittsburgh cultural organizations and offer intimate experiences for audiences at various traditional and non-traditional performance venues within the downtown Cultural District and throughout the city.

**All locations are wheelchair accessible unless otherwise noted.

About The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.

Photos Courtesy of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

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