Pittsburgh Cultural Trust sets spring Gallery Crawl
The annual spring Gallery Crawl in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District is set for 5:30-10 p.m. April 26.
The free event encompasses 21 venues and more than 30 events. A complete schedule is available TrustArts.org/Crawl.
The Gallery Crawl has been a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for 15 years with quarterly iterations celebrating the constant evolution of art and creatives in the city. Nearly 30,000 visitors enjoy this open house in Pittsburgh’s renowned Cultural District, free and open to the public since 2004.
The Gallery Crawl is founded in community partnerships with Cultural District neighbors, artists, and organizations throughout the city.
“We continue to see this event bring people together from all around the region and beyond for an evening of inspiration, exploration, and shared experiences,” says Terri Bell, vice president of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
The Spring Gallery Crawl highlights include:
Locher + Locher
SPACE and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents LOCHER + LOCHER, an exhibition of over 80 works and hours of unseen VHS videos from siblings Brandon Locher and Olivia Locher. The Lochers were born in Johnstown. Olivia has had her colorful studio photographs that are confrontational and often hilarious while raising a more serious point about politics and social conventions featured in Vogue, BuzzFeed, Glamour, among others. Brandon’s monochromatic drawings are a striking contrast with each display being a unique approach and convolution in their intricacies.
Wood Street Galleries
“The artworks in Invisible Man involve the audience through active and implied participation. They invite our bodies to move through environments and installations, completing the incomplete and transforming the abstract into concrete form and experience,” says Murray Horne, curator. The exhibition features work from Jacob Kirkegaard, Laurent Mignonneau & Christa Sommerer, Pascal Dombis, RobotLab, Samuel Bianchini and United Visual Artists.
We Are All Related
Pittsburgh photographer Andrea London presents compelling messages of relatedness and connectivity in her new exhibition. “We Are All Related” is a multimedia exhibition that celebrates the commonalities we all share. London pairs her striking black and white portraits of Western Pennsylvania residents with subjects’ stories, including text narratives and audiovisual recordings. “We Are All Related” strives to bring viewers together by helping us to see that no matter our race, religion, birthplace, gender identity, age or ability, we all belong to the circle of a shared emotional humanity.
707 Penn Gallery
Surprising, playful and provocative, the exhibition will highlight a unique selection of non-objective works by Group A Members. Using color, shape, size, scale, and, in some cases, the process itself, the featured artists share a language — both deeply personal and universal—grounded in the abstract.
Trust Arts Education Center
All-City Visual Arts Showcase and Alt-City Performances
Students from Pittsburgh Public Schools have created original works of art, and then exhibit and perform those works in arts disciplines that typically are referred to as an alternative or “on the fringe.”
SURPRISE! It’s Your Birthday
It’s Future Tenant’s 15th birthday and “crawlers” are welcome to join the celebration. Future Tenant has put a spin on classic birthday party games and traditions and invites guests to take part in commemorating its past exhibitions while looking towards the gallery’s future.
Eight Pittsburgh-based artists have gathered the cutoff and scrap materials leftover from their various projects. The resulting exhibition elevates these materials from their usual place on the studio floor to the gallery environment. This material waste embodies the separation between an unfinished piece and a work of art.
Forbidden Fruit is an evening of classic exploitation films from the 1930s and ’40s, many of which actually played at the Harris Theater when it was known as the Art Cinema. In their time, these films brazenly depicted many subjects that were taboo in mainstream Hollywood films (primarily sex, drugs and childbirth). Sometimes vulgar by design and technically poor in execution, these films still can surprise the viewer with moments of emotional resonance and a wonder at the disregard for standard film conventions.
The first outdoor Night Market of 2019 is in Market Square with music from Mr. Smalls Theatre. Artist talks will be ongoing during the event as an opportunity for artists to connect with the community.