Cultural District Downtown Pittsburgh Gallery Crawl Set for Today


The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the upcoming Gallery Crawl to take place today, January 25, 2013, from 5:30-9:00 p.m., in downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. 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.

The evening will kick off with Miguel Chevalier's Power Pixels, two self-generative video installations located in Wood Street Galleries. Chevalier is an internationally known artist and an innovator of digital arts whose work is sure to excite the masses. The night will also mark the premiere of the Arcade Comedy Theater at 811 Liberty Avenue. The Comedy Club will feature improvisation jams and comedy performances within a newly renovated 60-seat performance space. In addition, the Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra (E.L.C.O.) will play music in the Trust Arts Education Center from Beck's brand-new only-available-as-sheet-music album, Song Reader, along with their energetic and contemporary sound. This is the first time the E.L.C.O. will be performing at the Gallery Crawl.

"We are excited to present our interpretation of the music," said Heidi Matthews, Co-founder and Operations Director of E.L.C.O. "The E.L.C.O. does a great job at presenting a fresh perspective to older songs and giving a new twist to pop pieces."

Gallery Crawl events are free and open to the public. CONSOL Energy Inc. is the lead sponsor of the January 2013 Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District. Other sponsors include Pittsburgh City Paper, WYEP 91.3FM, Table Magazine and Kreider Printing. For more information and a map of the Gallery Crawl events, visit or call (412) 456-6666.

The following is a line-up of Gallery Crawl highlights and happenings on Friday, January 25, 2013:

Wood Street Galleries
601 Wood Street

Power Pixels 2013
Miguel Chevalier
Two new self-generative video installations including the world premiere of his latest work, "Digital-Archi" (Meta Cities).

812 Liberty Avenue
Romper Room
Guest curated by Ladyboy
Jen Cooney, Jae Ruberto, Jacob Ciocci, Matt Barton, Thad Kellstadt, Jim Lingo, and Ladyboy

Romper Room - blanket forts, cubby holes, night lights, clubhouses, burnouts, hippies, hangouts in the woods, glow sticks, sweet jams, jam jigglers, schralping, cosmic cats, impossibles, glitches, munchies, diamonds, sasquatch, joy rides, cocoons, etc.

Music by DJ Dave Zak

Human Touch Project
The Human Touch Project is the newest body of sculptural work currently under development by artist Phoenix Savage. Human Touch is a participatory project translating the aesthetics of physical and ethereal human connectivity.

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.

Shaw Galleries
805 Liberty Avenue
2nd Annual Bad Art Sale!
Bad art, picture frames, mats, art books, gently used art supplies...All at rock bottom prices!

Trust Arts Education Center
805-807 Liberty Avenue
Peirce Studio (Lower Level):
CONSOL Energy Hot Spot: Re-energize with this Pittsburgh-based producer of coal and natural gas.

Continuum Dance Theater
Excerpts of THE MOVEMENT. Created by Sarah Parker, THE MOVEMENT exposes the duality between versions of ones' self; revealing an autobiographical examination of the distinction between public lives and what lies beneath. 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
Third Floor:
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
Showcasing AAP's members' work

Fourth Floor:
Pittsburgh Print Group
Exhibit examining the end of time
Carnegie Library
Button-making: We supply the materials, you supply the creativity!

Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra (E.L.C.O.)
Music from Beck's brand-new, only-available-as-sheet-music album, Song Reader, as well as high-energy, rhythmically charged interpretations from their contemporary alt-classical repertoire. 6:15pm, 7:15pm, 8:15pm

Harris Theater
809 Liberty Avenue
Harris Theater Short Films
Official selections from the 2012 Three Rivers Film Festival competitive shorts program. All Filmmakers are regional artists.

Tiny Harris Gallery
Loren Kantor
Original prints from carved woodcuts & linocuts inspired by classic films.

811 Liberty Avenue
Arcade Comedy
Be among the first to visit the brand new Arcade Comedy Theater in the Cultural District, which will feature Pittsburgh's best improvisational, sketch and alternative comedy year-round! Pop-up games, performances and mini-workshops will be held throughout the evening. Time to Play!

Catholic Charities Susan Zubik Welcome Center
212 Ninth Street
Creative Reuse
During the fall of 2012, students at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild took part in a unique after-school art course, creating art from materials supplied by the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse.

Awesome Books
929 Liberty Avenue
Part of Project PopUp: Downtown

Moon Calling, an exhibition of paintings by Richard Rappaport
A gifted portraitist, Rappaport's images work their emotional force on the subjective sensibility of the viewer.