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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.

937 Liberty Avenue
2nd floor:
Six x Ate: Sound, Time, Space
SIX x ATE features the work of local artists who have participated in an ongoing dinner and lecture series of the same name.

3rd floor: Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Lobby:
Twinning Photography
The first of a series of exhibitions trying to twin one hundred Africans with their African American lookalikes.

947 Liberty Avenue
Visit the new StarKist Charlie's Hall of Legends. This new exhibition presents original pieces from the ToonSeum Permanent Collection, featuring some of the world's most iconic cartoon characters.

August Wilson Center for African American Culture
980 Liberty Avenue
Glamazonia by Mario Epanya
This glorious showcase of beauty features over 30 images of Black women from contemporary full color photography to vintage black-and-white images, celebrating the beauty and diversity of the Diaspora.

The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936
This stirring exhibition, on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and presented in collaboration with the Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, explores the courage and triumph of athletes who boycotted, participated in, or were barred from the Games.

Pittsburgh: Reclaim, Renew, Remix
Our core exhibition dedicated to honoring and preserving Black culture in Southwestern Pennsylvania. This modular exhibit uses imagery, film and oral history narratives to explore communities, cultures, and innovations

971 Liberty Avenue, 2nd floor Gallery. NOT UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE
Work from artist Keith Schmiedline
Live music by Dylan Reynolds.

Urban Pathways 6-12 Gallery
914 Penn Avenue
The Heart is Lonely...
Student artwork based on the works of Jacob Lawrence; plus Ceramics & Photography.
Poetry Slam at 6pm & 7:30pm, plus the Sounds of Steel steel pan band

111 Ninth St.
Future Memories, Future Myths
Works by CAPA Visual Arts students, curated by Rafael Abreu-Canedo

Abby McGeehan, Assan Jackson, Brianne McKaine and Adam Linn, Elan Kandel, Libby Musacchio, Maddi Johnson, Miller Goughneour, Miller Schulman, Ron Turner, Sara Gaitens, Stacey Thomas, Todd Koger, Tyler Sing interpreting the world around them, navigating the past and the present, these young and talented minds are not satisfied with the one-size-fits-all culture that is being handed down to them.

Future Tenant
819 Penn Avenue
Best of Arbor Aid with Tree Pittsburgh
A best-of collection of works created from reclaimed and urban wood that focuses on the theme of Story/Legacy.

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
810 Penn Avenue, Suite 200
Art on the Walls
Steel-Life II: photo assemblages
Fran Gialamas
Archival-flash-backs of men and women steel workers-their neighborhoods, homes and the mills. The work reflects the steel
industry in its heyday. Found images seduce the viewer's eye and memory. The past is layered with the present in counterpoint to create a quiet industrial beauty.

Bend Yoga
808 Penn Avenue, 2nd floor
Join Bend Yoga for free yoga at 7:00pm. Pre-registration is recommended by emailing

709 Penn Gallery
709 Penn Avenue
Fabrizio Gerbino
New works by the Italian-born artist, now well-known for his paintings, drawings, and installations inspired by the post-industrial landscape of Pittsburgh, where he has lived for nearly a decade.

707 Penn Gallery
707 Penn Avenue
Craig Freeman: Cartoon Nihilism
Explores themes of nihilism, depression, and suicide through the cartoon world.

131 Seventh Street
Symbiotic Collusion
Part of Project PopUp: Downtown
AC/VC: Appalachians in Charge of Visual Culture
Derek Reese

Project Pop Up: Night Market 3
Once again bringing together some of Pittsburgh's most creative independent vendors, artists, and desserts to an indoor market.

Katz Plaza
7th St. and Penn Avenue
Steel Town Fire: Pittsburgh's premier Fire Art performance wows the crowd with dancing and intricate moves on poi, snakes, swords and other burning props. 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30pm.

Backstage Bar
655 Penn Avenue
Symphony of Colours
Kim Freithaler, June Kielty, Nadya Lapets and Vickie Schilling

Live Music by Jason Kendall Duo

Dream Cream Ice Cream Parlor
539 Liberty Avenue
Part of Project PopUp: Downtown
More than just a great place for a scoop. A portion of designated flavor sales will be contributed to causes in exchange for community service of the recipient, aka "the dreamer."

Robot Repairs
210 Sixth Street
Part of Project PopUp: Downtown
Is your robot experiencing technical difficulties? Consider visiting this place for a potential fix.

Boutique 208
208 Sixth Street
Part of Project PopUp: Downtown
A retail boutique featuring handmade wares from local artisans.

Arthur Murray Dance Studio**
136 Sixth Street (above Melange Bistro) NOT UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE

Free Dance Lessons and Demos:
Swing at 7:30pm. Bachata at 8pm. Salsa at 8:30pm.

ALL INFORMATION AND LOCATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE! Visit for updated and more detailed information. All official Gallery Crawl locations will be marked with a Cultural District Stop sidewalk sign. TEXT "CRAWL" TO SMASH (76274) to receive special exclusive offers and more!

**All locations are wheelchair accessible unless otherwise noted

Pictured: 709 Penn Gallery exhibits

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