Visual Arts: April Gallery Openings

PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES

CULTURAL DISTRICT GALLERY OPENINGS

APRIL 2017

Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is excited to announce the opening of three gallery exhibitions throughout the Cultural District in April 2017. Both Remembering Pittsburgh at the Lantern Building and Non-Punk Pittsburgh at Space gallery will open on April 7th, with opening receptions from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Communal Resurrection: The Soul of a Community will open on April 21st in both 707 and 709 Penn Galleries. All three exhibitions will be open for the spring quarter Gallery Crawl.  All exhibits are free and open to the public.

About Upcoming April Exhibitions:

Remembering Pittsburgh, photographs by David Aschkenas
April 7 – May 21, 2017
The Lantern Building, 600 Liberty Avenue
Opening reception: April 7, 5:30-10p.m.
Remembering Pittsburgh features photographs taken by David Aschkenas between 1978 and 1982. In 1980, Aschkenas received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to photograph Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods. Recently, he scanned 450 four by five inch black and white negatives from the project and made new prints, many of which have never before been printed.

David Aschkenas has been a photographer for more than 30 years. His work has appeared in publications such as Time, Men’s Health, Good Housekeeping, Stern More, Marie Claire, PC World, Der Spiegel, Pittsburgh Quarterly, among others. Aschkenas’s work is held in numerous collections, including the Carnegie Museum of Arts; The Minneapolis Institute of the Arts; University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks, AK; the Polaroid Corporation; The Howard Heinz Endowment and The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust Foundation. In 2014, Aschkenas’s work, Arena: Remembering the Igloo, was shown in 707 Penn Gallery, portraying a visual record of Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena’s last months in operation and its yearlong demolition process.

Non-Punk Pittsburgh, curated by Dennis Childers and Larry Rippel
April 7 – June 18, 2017
Space Gallery, 812 Liberty Avenue
Opening Reception: April 7, 5:30-10:00p.m.
Non-Punk Pittsburgh presents a retrospective of the music and arts during the fall of the industrial revolution, opening the door for the vibrant arts community Pittsburgh has today. The show focuses on an era in Pittsburgh music history that will resonate with patrons who participated in the live music scene in the 1970s-mid 80s, but presents a relatable depiction of Pittsburgh’s history for all ages.

A series of special events will be held in correlation with this exhibition, including a live DJ by Get Hip record label at the opening on April 7th,  and a Carsickness album release with a live performance by Carsickness at the April 21st Gallery Crawl. Happy Hour Jam Sessions will be held from 6:00p.m.-9:00p.m. every Friday of the exhibition. Additional events will be announced on the Non-Punk Pittsburgh Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NonPunkPittsburgh/.

Photograph, films, arts, music and words by: Kevin Brunelle, Stephanie Beroes, Dennis Childers, Tom Jefferson, Janet (Jan) McGough, Scott Mervis, Karl Mullen, Martha Rial, Larry Rippel, Stacy Weiss, Harriet Stein, Steve Sciulli, Bruce Tovsky, Lorraine Vullo, Bill Wade, Tracy Wuischpard. 

Music and video by: A.T.S., Actual Size, The Five, Cardboards, Carsickness, DaShunts, Dress Up As Natives, Gates of Wrath, No Shelter, Moist

Pumk Posters by: CAPA 6-12 Visual Art Students and YOU

Communal Resurrection: The Soul of a Community, images by Steve Prince
April 21 – June 18, 2017
707 and 709 Penn Galleries, 707-709 Penn Avenue
Opening Reception: April 21 5:30-10:00p.m.
Communal Resurrection chronicles the progression of Black music from the fields to hip-hop. The series reveals how the music became a balm for people whose names, culture, and Gods were under siege through the stultifying system of American capitalism. Each image is laden with symbolism to craft a narrative of resistance, survival, and creativity in the face of hegemony. Communal Resurrection is America’s story of how the community made a way out of no way and transformed the world with a sound that could not be silenced!

Artist Steve A. Prince is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and he currently resides in Meadville, Pennsylvania, where he is an assistant professor of art and artist in residence at Allegheny College. He received his BFA from Xavier University of Louisiana and his MFA in printmaking and sculpture from Michigan State University. He is represented by Eyekons Gallery in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and ZuCot Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, and is the owner of One Fish Studio LLC.

707 Penn Gallery
A project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust  and managed by the Trust’s Education and Community Engagement department, 707 Penn Gallery features exhibits by local and regional artists working in multiple disciplines and is located at 707 Penn Avenue near the intersection of Penn and Seventh Street. Gallery hours are Wed., Thurs. from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Fri., Sat. from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Sun. from 11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information about all gallery exhibitions featured in the Cultural District, please visit www.TrustArts.org.

709 Penn Gallery
A project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust  and managed by the Trust’s Education and Community Engagement department, 709 Penn Gallery features exhibits by local and regional artists working in multiple disciplines and is located at 709 Penn Avenue near the intersection of Penn and Seventh Street. Gallery hours are Wed., Thurs. from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Fri., Sat. from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Sun. from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information about all gallery exhibitions featured in the Cultural District, please visit www.trustarts.org.

Lantern Building
Donated by PNC, the Lantern Building, located at 600 Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh, is a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Gallery hours are Wed., Thurs. from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Fri., Sat. from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sun. from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information about all gallery exhibitions featured in the Cultural District, please visit www.TrustArts.org.

SPACE Gallery
SPACE is located at 812 Liberty Avenue. Gallery Hours: Wed & Thurs: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Fri & Sat: 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The gallery is free and open to the public. SPACE is a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. For more information about all gallery exhibitions featured in the Cultural District, please visit TrustArts.org.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Visual Arts
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is unique in the arts industry for its commitment to providing high-quality, contemporary visual and public art along with a robust performing arts schedule. The Trust owns and operates eight galleries, offering arts exhibits that are free and open to the public. In addition, the Trust showcases the visual arts through its popular Gallery Crawls and festival programming as well as through its outdoor parks that feature award-winning public art.  For more information about all gallery exhibitions featured in the Cultural District, please visit www.TrustArts.org.

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. For more information, visit TrustArts.org.

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