FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
SUMMER GALLERY CRAWL IN THE CULTURAL DISTRICT
Presented by UPMC and UMPC Health Plan
FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2019 |
CULTURAL DISTRICT, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA
PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the free summer Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District will take place on Friday, July 12, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. featuring over 20 Crawl stops at various indoor and outdoor locations and public art places. Everyone is welcome to spend a summer evening in Pittsburgh’s world renowned Cultural District and enjoy free visual art exhibition openings, live music, art-focused activities, and more! Visit:
The Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District is a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The summer Gallery Crawl is presented by UPMC and UPMC Health Plan. or call 412-456-6666 for more information.
“The summer Crawl is a great opportunity for people of all ages to explore the Cultural District through immersive activities during this arts-focused community open house,” remarks Sarah Gilmer, Program Manager of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. “This quarterly event is made possible by the dedicated support of our Cultural District neighbors and local artists who are instrumental in creating a unique evening with many one-of-a-kind offerings, pop-up exhibitions, world premiere artwork, and gallery happenings exclusively programmed for the Gallery Crawl.”
Crawl After Dark begins at 10:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) offering Salsa Friday at the Greer Cabaret Theater, plus the ticketed event FOOTWORK After Dark presented by UPMC and UPMC Health Plan starts at 9:00 p.m. to midnight, in the Trust Arts Education Center, Peirce Studio, 805 Liberty Avenue. The event ($25, over age 21+) includes a Pittsburgh Cultural Trust one year Partners Membership, 1 drink + bites, cash bar, all within an immersive dance party space! FOOTWORK After Dark is designed by LUXE Creative.
Summer Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District Events
Wood Street Galleries (New exhibit opening, and DJ music) (July 12 through August 25)
MYTHOLOGIES, works by Guillaume Marmin
The work of Guillaume Marmin is part of a revival of visual creation that avoids traditional forms of narration and scenic supports. He is looking for a common language between image and sound—a synesthetic alphabet made of rhythms, contrasts, and refined figures in motion. Guillaume Marmin is a French visual artist who received his training at the University of Lyon II and ARFIS.
Timée (2nd Floor) Artist Guillaume Marmin and musician Philippe Gordiani were drawn to one of Plato’s theories, which suggested that each planet had its own tone based on its unique orbital revolution. In effect, the entire solar system would compose a perfect musical score. Timée is Marmin and Gordiani’s attempt to recreate Plato’s vision in installation form. It is formed in a dark space with a wall that is perforated with a pattern of 300 holes. Light shines through each of them via a video projector placed in the rear and, as the space fills with smoke, shapes are formed within a stunning cosmic void.
Anger & Hope (3rd Floor) Anger & Hope is a reference to the Greek myth of Pandora's box out of which escaped these two recurring emotions of our everyday lives. The aim of the device is to give physical form to sound frequencies, rendered in three dimensions through luminous flux. Images and sounds merge into one medium, with shifting contours, which appears to be alive and tangible.
937 Gallery (New exhibit opening)
What We Don’t Talk About
Life cannot exist without death. Even stars—from the massive supergiant to the cool white dwarf—die. Despite this, in many Western cultures, death is what we don’t talk about, its inevitability the constant hum we try to ignore. Until we can’t. Art can examine the comforts and constraints of ritual practices, and it can allow for humor—laughter—making space for a catharsis that is greater than tears. This exhibition intends to reveal the range of possibilities.
Trust Arts Education Center, 805 Liberty Avenue
Third Floor: The Art Trap: Paint Night
Create your own masterpiece in a painting session with instruction by local artists from BOOM Concepts or participate in painting a community canvas. Jam to the beats of your favorite rap, trap, and R&B hits! Painting sessions are offered on a first come first served basis at 6 – 7 p.m. and 8 – 9 p.m.
Fourth Floor: American Society of Media Photographers plus music by DJ Inception
There are many things that make a great city; food, jobs, landscape, buildings, or possibly a sports team. For us, we believe that what makes Pittsburgh so great is the people. “Burghers” is a photography project by Pittsburgh ASMP that celebrates what it means to be a citizen of this region. Whether they are working, playing, studying, putting out folding chairs for a parking spot, eating a hoagie, or cheering on the “Stillers”, we are glad to call these people our neighbors.
Peirce Studio: Crawl After Dark event
Ticketed event (cost: $25)
9pm-Midnight, ages 21+
FOOTWORK After Dark presented by UPMC and UMPC Health Plan
This ticketed event includes 1 drink + bites, and dancing to music.
707 Penn Gallery (exhibition, plus live music by SPEED PLANS)
Darkest Dark - Charcoal Drawings by Oreen Cohen (May 18-July 14, 2019)
“Darkest Dark” is an ongoing series of large scale charcoal works on paper built up with residual marks from aggressive automatic drawing. For the Crawl, the exhibition will include drawing fiery motivated by live lo-fi punk music by SPEED PLANS.
_ _ _ _ _ _ Curated by: Brett Yasko (May 31 - August 4, 2019)
An exhibition of 1,921 photographs never been seen before — even by the photographers who took them. Brett Yasko asked 87 Pittsburgh artists to each shoot a roll of 35mm film and return it back to him, undeveloped. What he asked to be documented is between him and each of them. Just like you, the artists saw the results of their work once the entered the gallery.
Agnes R. Katz Plaza
The Flow Band (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Enjoy music and dancing to Pittsburgh’s The Flow Band, a Reggae dance band that fuses the sounds of Neo Soul Rhythms over Tropical World beats.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Friends: Join the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh at their table for a fun activity, and to learn about the library's collections and services. The Carnegie Library's Friends group will also be selling great, used books with a focus on Art!
Arcade Comedy Theater
Improve Comedy Shows: Stop by Arcade Comedy Theater for family-friendly improv comedy shows every half-hour during the Crawl! Each show features a handful of games and scenes inspired by your ideas.
August Wilson African American Cultural Center
Artmaking with Women of Visions, Inc. (New exhibit opening)
Women of Visions, Inc. based in Pittsburgh, is the oldest, active African-American women artist collective in the U.S. Seventeen Women of Visions artists will have on display a diverse range of works from sculpture, quilts and textile pieces, painting, mixed media, and installation art. There are a few participatory works that engage visitors: playing a card game, writing, and making art.
Seats of Power (April 27-July 21, 2019)
Seats of Power exhibition pays tribute to prominent and unsung heroes, mentors, and sources of inspiration that echo stories of the past, present, and future. Seats of Power honors those who saw teachable moments in the lives of Women of Visions, Inc. artists and helped to shape their character and their art.
Race and Revolution: Still Separate - Still Unequal (April 27-July 21, 2019)
The exhibition examines the ongoing racial and economic disparity in the U.S. public school system.
Homeward Bound is a new mini exhibition by Pittsburgh based artist Danny Devine. It features new prints as well as books from City Slicker Press
Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Downtown
Works by local artist Fred Benson.
Crazy Mocha, 801 Liberty Avenue
SMS Art Studio
Live mural drawing by Scott Saloney. Scott Saloney is a muralist, portrait artist, illustrator, tattoo designer, and designer of homemade wooden frames. A lot of his mural draft work is done inside of the Crazy Mocha! Stop in to watch Scott's live mural drawing.
Emmanuel Fine Art Photography Gallery
Come interact with one of Pittsburgh's premiere painters. You can view his work and get tips about painting, all while surrounded by stunning outdoor photography.
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
We are Here: Asian Pacific Islander American Artists in Pittsburgh
Although Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APIA) have been present in Pittsburgh since the 1870s and represent an ever-growing community in the city and in the country at-large, APIA’s continue to struggle for representation. This exhibition aims to provide visibility for this community: for the first time in Pittsburgh’s history, every exhibiting artist in We Are Here identifies as APIA.
High and Low Art: A poster gallery of The Harris Theater's fantastic film history.
Neighborhood Legal Services
Affordable Housing? Who, What, Where, Why, When, and How?
Small Mall Wall
love, Pittsburgh is happy to partner with Lawrenceville's Small Mall, by showcasing local artists. Stop by and see who is featured in this quarterly rotating Small Mall Wall.
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership presents the Night Market, Market Square.
AcoustiCafe Songwriters at the Night Market.
Omni William Penn Hotel
Jen Joyce, art therapist
Stop by Wigle Whiskey's Tasting Room in the Omni William Penn Hotel for photography and art by Jen Joyce.
Agnes R. Katz Plaza
Allegheny Riverfront Park
Art Bicycle Racks
Cell Phone Disco
24 by Tony Duff
24 is a showcase of new works by Pittsburgh based contemporary photographer Tony Duff. His highly conceptual imagery consists of manipulated extremities, and bold pops of color, which he leaves the viewer to interpret the meaning behind. He considers his works subjective, and shies away from contextualizing any given image.
Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue
Backstage Bar: Yoko Suzuki Trio. Yoko Suzuki is an alto saxophonist working in Pittsburgh and New York City. Rotating exhibitions throughout the year feature artwork by local artists.
Greer Cabaret Theater: Salsa Friday ($5); part of Crawl After Dark events.
Tito Way (between 803 Liberty Avenue and 804 Penn Avenue)
Food trucks will be selling a variety of options from desserts to snacks, and light supper fare!
Welcome Pittsburgh Information Center
KLoRebel Art is the 100% hand-drawn and handcrafted work of native Pittsburgh artist Kirsten Lowe-Rebel. With a strong connection to time and place, Kirsten reimagines her architectural illustration into pieces you can use, wear and gift. Her product line is grounded in the architecture of her hometown of Pittsburgh, though she continues to add to her stock of skylines, urban landscapes and landmarks as she travels to new destinations.
Since 2004, the quarterly Gallery Crawls, a production of 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 Pittsburgh 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. TrustArts.org/Crawl
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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