The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Summer Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District takes place on Friday, July 13, 2012, from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. The Gallery Crawl is an urban showcase featuring a wide variety of thought provoking art exhibitions, live bands, DJs, dance, theater, and more. Everything from the traditional to the avant garde is on display for art lovers of all ages.
Headliners for the Summer Gallery Crawl are the Occidental Brothers Dance Band from Chicago. Blending Afrobeat and traditional African guitar style, this band is sure to have people dancing long in to the night. In addition, DJ Nate da Phat Barber will play during the band breaks, and continue his DJ set after the Crawl so the party can continue in to the night.
Gallery Crawl events are free and open to the public. For more information and a map of the Gallery Crawl events, visit www.trust.arts.org or call 412-456-6666. The summer Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District is sponsored by First Commonwealth, with support from Kreider Printing. Media sponsors are Pittsburgh City Paper, WYEP 91.3FM and Table Magazine.
The following is a line-up of Gallery Crawl highlights and happenings on Friday, July 13, 2012:
Wood Street Galleries
601 Wood Street
Light, Matter, Memory
Nicky Assmann, Diane Landry, Yoko Seyama and Macular
Four spectacular installations using light to explore materiality and memory.
812 Liberty Avenue
Jerry Irwin, Photographer
Guest Curator: Dennis Morgan
Jerry Irwin's photography career includes images of Bikers, Mennonites, Skydivers and Pennsylvania, published in leading magazines including National Geographic, Life, and Sports Illustrated.
Music by DJ Jordan K & djdjw of Friday Nite Club
WYEP Music Station
WYEP Live Remote Broadcast outside of SPACE gallery, 812 Liberty Avenue
Tito and Exchange Way
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.
805 Liberty Avenue
When Worlds Collide
An exhibit exploring digital assemblage in 21st-century photography.
Trust Arts Education Center
805-807 Liberty Avenue
Peirce Studio (Lower Level):
Performances by Alumni Theater Company andSTAYCEE PEARL dance project. 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm.
The mission of the Alumni Theater Company (ATC) is to create work that represents the perspective of young artists growing up in an urban environment. ATC will present a preview of its upcoming production of RENT (July 27-29, New Hazlett Theater)
STAYCEE PEARL dance project (SPdp) presents a fun and interesting collection of short works and excerpts created over two years of dance making. SPdp exists to interpret and mirror culture and community through dance and dance centered multi-media experiences.
809 Liberty Avenue
Harris Theater Short Films
Pittsburgh Filmmakers presents locally made short films shown on a loop throughout the evening and a photography exhibit in the Tiny Harris Gallery.
Catholic Charities Susan Zubik Welcome Center
212 Ninth Street
Exploring the influence of digital media on the world of youth art education.
Students at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild utilize computers in their studios, as many of the world's traditional crafts have been forever changed by the advent of the digital age. However, the spirit of the craftsman remains the same.
937 Liberty Avenue
3rd floor: Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater (lobby)
An exhibit of 28 original oil paintings depicting African Americans, dating back to 1895, from the collection of Mark Clayton Southers.
943 Liberty Avenue
Path: Installation by Elin Hansdottir
A special maze-like installation incorporating light and space. Held over from "Long are the Days, Short are the Nights," an exhibit at Wood Street Galleries.
947 Liberty Avenue
cityLIVE! Courtyard Series film screening: Please Vote for Me. 8:30pm.
The first cityLIVE! Courtyard Series documentary screening. Snacks will be served!
In Wuhan, a city in central China, director Weijun Chen documents an experiment in democracy at the Evergreen Primary School when a third grade class holds an election to select a Class Monitor.
August Wilson Center for African American Culture
980 Liberty Avenue
Richmond Barthé: His Life in Art
Featuring a collection of nearly fifty sculptures from the first modern African American sculptor to garner substantial critical success nationally and internationally.