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Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces Winter Gallery Crawl Lineup, 1/24

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the line-up for its winter Gallery Crawl that takes place Friday, January 24, 2014, from 5:30-9 p.m. The crawl showcases a wide variety of thought provoking art exhibitions in downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. Live bands, DJs, dance, comedy, and participatory activities are also part of the complimentary crawl events.

2014 marks the 10th anniversary of Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District. To mark this special occasion, the Trust is introducingCrawlAfterDark, which features select venues with additional events beginning at 9 p.m. Each of the CrawlAfterDark activities requires admission, ranging from $5-$15.

"We are pleased to introduce CrawlAfterDark, extending hours for certain Cultural District venues participating in the Gallery Crawl and promoting the District as a late-night destination," says Janis Burley Wilson, Vice President of Education and Community Engagement and Director of Jazz Programs for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. "CrawlAfterDark highlights the transformation of the Cultural District, promoting numerous options for late night entertainment, from comedy, music, theatre, clubs, dining, and more."

Gallery Crawl events are free and open to the public. For more information and a map of the Gallery Crawl events, visit or call (412) 456-6666.

Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District is a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Education and Community Engagement Department.

The following is a line-up of the January 24, 2014, Gallery Crawl events:

Venues marked with * remain open until 10 p.m.

All locations are wheelchair accessible unless marked with **.

Wood Street Galleries*

601 Wood Street

Structures of Time and Space

Artist Erwin Redl presents an investigation of reverse engineering that translates virtual reality and 3D computer modeling through large-scale light installations.


812 Liberty Avenue

Behind Our Scenes

Guest curated by Jen Saffron, photographers explore the relationship between two-dimensional form and space through photographic installations and constructions. Participating artists include Nancy Andrews, Leo Hsu, Dennis Marsico, Annie O'Neill, and Barbara Weissberger.

Carnegie Library Button-making

We supply the materials, and you supply the creativity!

Music by Aaron Clark of Humanaut / Honcho

Tito Way

Memento Mori by Mary Mazziotti

A set of billboards reminding the viewer that life can be short and its end unpredictable.

Cell Phone Disco by InformationLab

This surface 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

The 3rd Annual Bad Art Sale

An art show and sale of dozens of thrift store paintings and amateur art, as well as picture frames, mats, art books, and art supplies, all at rock bottom prices!

Trust Arts Education Center

805-807 Liberty Avenue

Peirce Studio

Traveling by Attack Theatre

Attack Theatre's Traveling is a witty contemporary dance performance that tells the story of a traveling salesman, his sample case of curiosities, and the enormous potential of the little things in life. With imaginative use of props, daredevil partnering, and a touch of nostalgia, Traveling transforms small objects into big ideas and physical fun. Performances at 7 and 8 p.m.

Third Floor*

Memory Terrain

From Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2014

This exhibition presents paintings by Mia Tarducci Henry; Cycle Sam by Don Jones; Pittsburgh Past and Future by Matthew Buchholz's Alternate Histories; and Rhapsody in Steel (1959), a film with animation by John Sutherland and re-mastered by Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area.

Arcade Comedy Theater

811 Liberty Avenue

Pop in for some laughs, featuring Pittsburgh's best sketch, improvisational, and alternative comedy year-round. Time to play!

820 Liberty Avenue*

TRANSPOSE, a project of the Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University

From Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2014

The exhibition will open with CHIMERA, an installation of student works. Chimera: A Journal of Art and Literature is a student-produced journal that showcases the best art and literature created by Edinboro's students.

Catholic Charities Susan Zubik Welcome Center

212 Ninth Street

Drawing Portraits and Figures

High school students in the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild Design Arts Studio explore portraiture and figures via graphite, Conte, and charcoal.

937 Liberty Avenue

Second Floor*

Welcoming the Future, Honoring the Present: New and Established AAP Member Works

From Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2014

Established in 1910, the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) is an artist member organization with more than 600 members in the southwestern Pennsylvania region. This exhibition is a salon-style hanging of works by current AAP artists alongside a showcase of 21 New AAP members.

Pittsburgh Playwrights Gallery

Therapy and The Muse

An exhibition by Ernest McCarty features acrylic paintings on wood and canvas, assemblage paintings, and wire sculptures.


947 Liberty Avenue

Wonder Women

One of the largest exhibitions of women in comics ever presented, featuring more than 50 pieces of original art.

August Wilson Center for African American Culture

980 Liberty Avenue

I Think I Can by Terrapin Theatre (Australia)

From the 2014 International Performing Arts for Youth Conference

This interactive installation invites the public to engage and play by becoming temporary residents via a tiny puppet. The piece asks, "What would you like to be today?" engaging participants in an optimistic task of collective storytelling that deals with dynamic notions of residency and responsibility.

Paper Planet by Polyglot Theatre (Australia)

From the 2014 International Performing Arts for Youth Conference

Polyglot Theatre creates an imagined world filled with tall, strange cardboard trees, paper leaves, boulders, ponds, and other mysterious forms that transform the space. Fantastic and unusual animals hang from the branches and sit around the trunks while audience members populate the space with their own creations and rustling paper selves.

Pittsburgh: Reclaim, Renew, Remix

This modular flagship exhibition dedicated to honoring and preserving Black culture in southwestern Pennsylvania uses imagery, film, and oral history narratives to explore communities, cultures, and innovations.


971 Liberty Avenue, second floor gallery: NOT UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE

It Is What It Is

People. Art. Live Music. Drinks. Food.

Sonoma Grille

947 Penn Avenue

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Art Show

Enter the creative world of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. View the diverse work of design, media arts, and fashion alumni and students, and meet the talented designers.

Urban Pathways 6-12 Gallery

914 Penn Avenue

Start Anew!
Featuring a student photography and two-dimensional art exhibition, Sounds of Steel steel-pan band performances throughout the evening, and craft activities for all.

CAPA Gallery

111 Ninth Street

Places to Go and People to See

Portraits, landscapes, and ceramic works by Pittsburgh CAPA's 11th and 12th grade visual artists are presented. Students demonstrate how to throw a bowl on the pottery wheel. The bowls will be donated to the Empty Bowl Project, which raises funds to support Just Harvest and The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Future Tenant

819 Penn Avenue

Radium Girls

Although German Dada artist Hannah Höch was active half a world away as the Radium Girls were painting watch dials, Höch was creating rebellious collages that pointed out the stark difference between reality and the media's projected images of women. To celebrate her work, visitors are invited to "Make Your Own Radium Girl" using Hannah Höch's collage method and materials provided.

Live music is provided by Producer Jakeisrain and the C Street Brass.

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

810 Penn Avenue, seventh floor

Reflective Locations
An Art on the Walls exhibition curated by D.S. Kinsel, Reflective Locations features the work of artists capturing a place that reflects their personal identity. All of the artists chosen for this exhibition are black males, giving the audience the opportunity to experience varied reflections of modern black masculinity.

709 Penn Gallery*

709 Penn Avenue

Artist Terry Boyd, through mixed media drawings, presents an interpretation of life and death, with imagery originally depicted by the skies, seas, grounds, and characters described in J.M. Barrie's stories, such as Peter Pan.

707 Penn Gallery*

707 Penn Avenue

Arena: Remembering the Igloo

The only photographer licensed by the Sports and Exhibition Authority to catalogue the Arena's demolition process, David Aschkenas chronicles the last weeks of the Civic Arena's operation and its demise.

131 Seventh Street*

Night Market VII

Join the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership for Night Market VII. This indoor version of Downtown's favorite pop-up market will feature curated vendors of unique, handcrafted arts and crafts.

Katz Plaza

Seventh Street & Penn Avenue

Steel Town Fire

Pittsburgh's premier fire art performance wows crowds with dancing and intricate moves on poi, snakes, swords, and other burning props. Shows at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m.

Backstage Bar

655 Penn Avenue

Waves: Perceptions of Light and Sound

Artist Kara Ruth Snyder presents abstract acrylic and mixed media paintings.

Live music by Paul Tabachnek.

PNC Legacy Project

600 Liberty Avenue

The PNC Legacy Project is celebrating Black History Month. Oral histories include Tony Award winner Billy Porter, Pittsburgh Courier Publisher Rod Doss, Olympic champion Swin Cash, civil rights advocate Alma Speed Fox, and trumpet player Sean Jones.

Dream Cream Ice Cream

539 Liberty Avenue

As the sole benefiting Dreamer for the month of January, the CLO Academy performs musical selections from past and upcoming productions. Dream Cream sells ice cream, pastries, Dreamshakes, & Dreamsteam (hot chocolate and hot cider). Performances by theCLO Academy at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m.

Boutique 208*

208 Sixth Street

Live music by Jon Dull of the Hoffman Road Band and Brandon Yusko.

Arthur Murray Dance Studio**

136 Sixth Street (above Melange Bistro): NOT UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE

Free Dance Lessons and Demos: Bachata at 7 p.m., Rumba at 7:30 p.m., and Salsa at 8 p.m.

Renaissance Hotel

107 Sixth Street

The Lonely Robot Returns

Artist Toby Atticus Fraley brings back the Lonely Robot from his previous Cultural District installation. The robot and his friends appear in a swanky room window display at street level.

Braddock's American Brasserie

107 Sixth Street

Chef Jason creates deconstructed plates pleasantly familiar to the taste but intriguingly disguised to the eye. Get up-close-and-personal to his mysterious creations and try to figure out what classic dish it could be. The winner who correctly solves the "plating puzzle" receives a complimentary gift card to dine at Braddock's.


Wood Street Galleries, third floor, 601 Wood Street

The Freya String Quartet: Electric

10 p.m., $15 / $8 students & seniors

FSQ plugs in its instruments for an amplified concert. Work by Steve Reich, Ingram Marshall, and Sean Neukom. Special Guest: Symbiotic Collusion Orchestra.

Trust Arts Education Center, Peirce Studio, 805-807 Liberty Avenue

FRENDZ: An evening of Pittsburgh-created music

10 p.m., $5, cash bar

Avant-rock band Host Skull, The Gotobeds, and Meeting of Important People's Josh Verbanets. Host Skull was recently included on NPR's World Cafe.

Arcade Comedy Theater, 811 Liberty Avenue

After the Crawl Comedy Show

10 p.m., $10 / $5 for students

A mix of local stand-up comedians and some of the Arcade's best improv comedy troupes. BYOB.

Toonseum, 947 Liberty Avenue

Kartoon Karaoke

9 p.m., $5, ages 21+

Sing along to music from classic animations in this first ever cartoon-themed karaoke party.

Enigma Lounge, 130 7th St

Global Beats

9 p.m., $5

Guest DJ Dave "7up" Sanchez spins globally influenced house and electronica with two percussionists, plus a live light show via LED screens.

CAR FREE FRIDAYS Walk, bike, bus, or carpool to the Gallery Crawl and celebrate another Car Free Friday with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Port Authority, and BikePGH.

Gallery Crawl sponsors include City Paper, WYEP 91.3 FM, and Kreider Printing.

ALL INFORMATION AND LOCATIONS ARE 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.

About The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

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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