Pittsburgh art to be showcased in London
Pittsburgh artists are being showcased across the pond.
“Pittsburgh Art on the Bank” opens Sunday and runs through June 9 in London’s South Bank neighborhood.
The exhibition will include tapestry pieces, digital installations, visual poems on acrylic, canvas oil paintings and archived photography from a dozen Pittsburgh artists.
The exhibit was curated by a panel of Pittsburgh arts administrators and sponsored by the Pittsburgh International Travel Cooperative, headed by VisitPittsburgh and Pittsburgh International Airport. The cooperative is using the show to highlight the British Airways year-round nonstop flight from Heathrow to Pittsburgh.
The trans-Atlantic flights started April 2 and operate Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Friday and Saturdays. Flights will eventually become daily. Pittsburgh has not had a direct flight to London since 2004, when U.S. Airways ended flights to London’s Gatwick Airport. British Airways last flew out of Pittsburgh on Oct. 31, 1999.
The airport authority will pay British Airways $3 million, split $1.5 million a year for two years. The money comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
There will be a series of free silk-screening sessions to learn about Andy Warhol’s signature technique during the week-long exhibit and lectures and conversations with one of the artists and Donald Warhola, Andy Warhol’s nephew, according to VisitPittsburgh.
Regional artists were identified through a committee of members from the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, the Office of Public Art and Pittsburgh International Airport Arts and Culture Department. All selected artists are paid a fee for use of their artwork, and all reproduction and installation costs are covered.
Throughout the exhibition, visitors will have the opportunity to win a five-night trip for two to Pittsburgh and admission to a selection of the city’s top galleries and museums. To enter, visitors must share a selfie with their favorite piece of art on Instagram using the hashtag #PITartonthebank
Alisha Wormsley – “There Are Black People In The Future,” 2015
Bill Shannon – “The Conversation” – An Excerpt from Bill Shannon’s “Touch Update”
Crystal Latimer – “Untitled with Parrots (The First Voyage),” 2019
Ed Piskor – “Flash on the wheels of steel,” 2013
Felix De La Concha – “At the Foot of the Falls,” 2006
Mia Tarducci – “A Time in Space,” 2017
Peter Paul Rubens – Portrait of Charlotte-Marguerite de Montmorency, Princess of Conde, c.1609
Teenie Harris – Photograph
Terry Boyd – “A Dreamless Sleep. Forever, and Ever,” 2018
Thad Mosley – Sculptures
Tina Williams Brewer – “Tributaries of Genius”
Yona Harvey – “All. Right. With. Me,” 2019
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, [email protected] or via Twitter .