FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
WINTER GALLERY CRAWL IN THE CULTURAL DISTRICT
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019
FEATURING NEW VISUAL ART EXHIBITIONS, LIVE MUSIC, DANCE, COMEDY & MORE!
PITTSBURGH— The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the upcoming Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District will take place on Friday, January 25, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Crawl After Dark events begin at 10:00 p.m. at various locations in the Cultural District. A complete schedule is available at . The Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District is a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
The Gallery Crawl is FREE and open to all ages, and 2019 marks the Cultural Trust’s 15th year presenting four Crawls annually. The event is well-known for bringing artists and Crawl attendees together to share in an evening filled with one of a kind visual arts experiences, engaging activities, performances, and more! Community partnerships with Cultural District neighbors and organizations throughout the city are an essential component to the long time success and popularity of the Gallery Crawls. Our partners bring an abundance of new artistic and cultural opportunities that make each Crawl unique and special. Over 15 locales and businesses will be welcoming attendees as they explore the many exceptional locally and globally-inspired offerings.
“The Gallery Crawls have always represented a sharing of community through artistic cultural exchange and immersive events. We are thrilled to invite everyone to join us on January 25th to continue growing this tradition in the spirit of the arts,” comments Terri Bell, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Highlights of the January 25th Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District
Wood Street Galleries
Refik Anadol was born in Istanbul, Turkey and currently lives in Los Angeles. He is a lecturer and visiting researcher in UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts. His work explores the space among digital and physical entities by creating a hybrid relationship between architecture and media arts with machine intelligence. Anadol invites the viewers to visualize alternative realities by presenting the possibility of re-defining the functionalities of both interior and exterior architectural formations. Anadol’s work suggests that all spaces and facades have potentials to be utilized as his canvas.
Multi-artist exhibition, Ten Futures finds its theme perched between the science fiction genre and the futures unfolding around us in real time. Through drawings, photographs, video, sculptures, garments, short stories, and a video game, the artists in the exhibition daydream, fear for, and build their own imagined worlds.
The exhibition DanceFilm is a survey of contemporary dance for screen work by international artists and a tribute to a few pioneers. Guest curated by Carolina Loyola-Garcia, also includes programs by REDIV (Iberoamerican Network of Dancevideo) and IMARP (Imagens Em Movimento a Céu Aberto Ribeirão Preto). The work addresses themes including visibility within borders, social justice, the aging body, love, the body in space, and the creative impulse, among others.
707 Penn Gallery
Casey Droege/Support Group
Support Group is an exhibition of new work from artist and cultural producer Casey Droege. As a starting point, Droege interviewed a group of women artists in their 70’s and 80’s before diving in to explore questions around the ideas of support and sustenance. What does it mean to operate outside of traditional support structures and resources? How do you build a career while creating your own scaffolding along the way? What are methodologies, inspirations, and activations for practicing support? This work functions as a gesture of reinforcement, an experiment in underpinning, and a dysfunctional crack at corroboration.
Trust Arts Education Center
High School Musical Showcase, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Preview the next generation of performers in the Cultural District as talented students from high schools throughout Allegheny County perform excerpts from their upcoming high school musical productions.
Come chill out and get in the glow in the Trust Arts Education Glow Gallery. The Gallery features innovative black light art pieces, a glowing graffiti wall where participants can add their own tag, and a mesmerizing star orb chandelier
Radiant Hall Studio Artists
Radiant Hall based in Lawrenceville since 2012 is a non-profit providing affordable studio space to 70 local artists in Homewood, Lawrenceville, and the North Side. Check out this special exhibition of their work.
New 2D and 3D Work by Visual Art Students, Grades 6-12
August Wilson Center
Familiar Boundaries Infinite Possibilities
This group exhibition of contemporary works will feature regional, national and international artists. This exhibition will draw from themes that question society’s obsession with tradition, policing, consumption, and indulgence. The featured artists create spaces of joy, safety, healing, and care for humanity and the environment. Featured artist include Peju Alatise, Shikeith, Lizania Cruz, Vaughn Spann, Tsedaye Makonnen, Tajh Rust, Martha Jackson Jarvis, Stephen Towns, Kevin Snipes, Njena Surae Jarvis, Tunde Wey, and Nakeya Brown. On display through March 24, 2019.
Crawl After Dark (begins at 10:00 p.m.)
Silent Disco featuring DJ Big Phill, DJ Femi, and DJ Holly Hood
Dance to the beat of DJ Big Phill, DJ Femi, and DJ HollyHood at the Silent Disco party. Silent Disco lets you choose who to jam to with a simple flick of a switch. The blue, red, or green light on each headset shows which DJ other party goers are listening to. Sway along to the same song as your friends or tap into your own tune – the possibilities are endless.
About the Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District
Since 2004, the quarterly Gallery Crawls, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, have brought nearly 30,000 annual visitors in and around the community to be part of this immersive artistic ‘open house’ experience for Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.
The Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District serves as a medium to promote inclusion and diversity through collaborative partnerships, and welcomes everyone in the community, and visitors alike, to participate in a showcase of immersive artistic experiences. The Cultural Trust is committed to developing partnerships with local businesses, artists and nonprofits who facilitate a dynamic atmosphere for communal artistic expression. Each business partner has creative choice over the content displayed in their space during the Gallery Crawl. Visual art galleries owned by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust including Wood Street Galleries, SPACE, 707 Penn Gallery and 937 Liberty feature exhibition openings during each Crawl by local, regional, national and international artists, as well as throughout the year.
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 Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.
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