Visual Art: September 23, 2016, Gallery Crawl, Cultural District






Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the next Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District, Downtown Pittsburgh, will take place on Friday, September 23, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  CrawlAfterDark events begin at 10:00 p.m. at venues throughout the Cultural District.

For updated information related to this press release, please refer to the Future Tenant exhibit, A Black Man Made This Art, featuring DS Kinsel, curated by Alecia Young.

The Gallery Crawl (now in its 12th year-2016) presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust takes place quarterly and is free and open to the public.  At various locations, attendees will experience thought-provoking works by award-winning local, national and international artists, unique visual art exhibitions, films, live music, comedy and dance performances.  Individuals of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend.

“September is a great time of year for attendees to enjoy an evening in the Cultural District.  The upcoming Gallery Crawl provides us with an opportunity to showcase culturally diverse, exceptional and inspiring visual art and performances.  We invite everyone to see, experience and be inspired by as many of these happenings as possible,” shared Marqui Lyons, Program Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

All of the galleries will feature visual art premieres or works currently on view and free music performances can be enjoyed by attendees at indoor and outdoor locations throughout the Cultural District.  A few more highlights from the September Crawl include Ryoki Ikeda’s exhibit opening at Wood Street Galleries and his CrawlAfterDark performance at the Trust Arts Education Center, performances by Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Park, The Comedy of Errors, a live performance by Global Beats at Katz Plaza, the Night Market and the Re:NEW Festival Juried exhibition at 623 Smithfield Street.

The Re:NEW Festival is a month long-celebration of creative reuse, sustainability and transformation.  Re:NEW events will take place during the Crawl at 623 Smithfield Street, 709 Penn Gallery, Lantern Building and PPG Wintergarden. For more information about the Re:NEW Festival, visit and

For more information and a map of the Gallery Crawl events, visit or call 412-456-6666.

Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District schedule of events for September 23, 2016 include:

Wood Street Galleries
601 Wood Street
Ryoji Ikeda
Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist, Ryoji Ikeda, returns to Wood Street Galleries with the installation ‘data.matrix’ and a special performance work supercodex (live set) at the Trust Arts Education Center, as part of the CrawlAfterDark happenings. 10pm doors, 10:30pm performance $10 at the door.  The exhibit is on view from September 23 through December 31, 2016.

Lantern Building
600 Liberty Avenue
Re:NEW Festival Headquarters
The Re:NEW Festival features exhibits and programs related to creative reuse, sustainability and transformation, and runs through October 9.  Stop by the Re:NEW headquarters at the Lantern Building for a festival map and information, t-shirt and view the art works on exhibit.  For more information about the Re:NEW Festival, visit

812 Liberty Avenue

CSA PGH Small Mall
CSA PGH Small Mall is back and better than ever! Join us for one weekend only at Space, where we will feature some of your favorite CSA PGH artists and a few new friends. These artists will be selling their incredible wares (prints, ceramic objects, clothing, and more) while Small Mall rekindles some of your fondest mall memories with a tasty food court, salon services, and serious mall walkers. So join us for a beer and shop during the Gallery Crawl, or get up early Saturday and throw on those sneaks for a good spin around the Small Mall. Dates/Hours: Friday September, 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

On September 23, enjoy Sounds by DJ COCO BEE and PGH CREPES outside of SPACE.

Port Authority
Making it Simple.
Beginning January 1, 2017, Port Authority is making it faster, simpler and easier to ride by streamlining its boarding and exiting process, eliminating the complex zone system and introducing a number of new, more flexible, fare products. It all starts with a ConnectCard. To learn more, go to or find the Port Authority team, in front of SPACE to take the survey in person during the Crawl. 

Tito Way
(Between 719 Liberty & 801 Liberty Avenue)

Mary Mazziotti | Memento Mori
A set of billboards reminding the viewer that life can be short and its end unpredictable. 

Cell Phone Disco |InformationLab
Experience 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
Kurt Shaw: Homes & Gardens
New paintings by Kurt Shaw featuring garden landscapes.

Trust Arts Education Center
805-807 Liberty Avenue

Peirce Studio
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Park, The Comedy of Errors
Vignette performances: 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks fully celebrates the playful possibilities of live theatre with their fast-paced, vaudeville-inspired, vignettes of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors.  Clowning and silly high-jinks take center stage in one of Shakespeare’s shortest and most accessible plays that is sure to bring a smile to audience members of all ages.

Third Floor & Fourth Floor
Design Pittsburgh 2016
AIA Exhibition Opening
Join AIA Pittsburgh to celebrate the places and the people who inspire, shape, build and Design Pittsburgh!  View the works of talented architects, designers, photographers, and the like. This year’s exhibition features a Design Awards Competition, the Young Architects Studio Competition, and highlights of the past, present, and future of architecture and design.

Harris Theater
809 Liberty Avenue
5:30 – 9:00 (Free)
Local short films with love for John Waters. Featured works by Meagan Koleck and Alistair McQueen. Some films may contain adult themes or content of a sexual nature and may not be appropriate for ages 17 and under.

Arcade Comedy Theater
811 Liberty Avenue
Live Improv comedy every half hour!
Every half hour catch a brand new improv show at the Cultural District’s award-winning comedy theater! Members of the Arcade Comedy Theater will be presenting 15-minute improv shows featuring games and scenes inspired by audience suggestions. No two shows are the same!

Catholic Charities Susan Zubik Welcome Center
212 Ninth Street
Yellowstone Revisited
Photography from MCG Youth & Arts high-school students who visited Yellowstone National Park.

PPG Wintergarden
1 PPG Place
(Between Third & Fourth Avenues, Pittsburgh PA 15222)
Drap-Art, based in Barcelona, showcases accomplished international artists who create provocative and compelling art from reused materials. Having exhibited across multiple continents for 15 years, Drap-Art will host its North American premiere at the Re:NEW Festival in Pittsburgh, September 2016.

623 Smithfield
623 Smithfield Street

Fall Night Market
The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership presents our Fall Night Market as part of the Re:NEW Festival. Visit 623 Smithfield Street to check out some of Pittsburgh’s most creative independent vendors using upcycled/recycled/reused materials in the spirit of the Re:NEW Festival. Stop by from 5:30 to 11:00 p.m. and enjoy food, adult beverages, music, games and more!

Re:NEW Festival Juried Exhibition
This exhibit features works by 21 artists from Southwestern PA that incorporate creative reuse or themes of sustainability or transformation. The artworks in the exhibit were selected by jurors  Eric Crosby, Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Carnegie Museum of Art; DS Kinsel, Artist / Co-Founder of BOOM Concepts; and Kilolo Luckett, Art Historian + Cultural Producer. Showing through October 9, 2016.  For more information about the Re:NEW Festival, visit

937 Liberty Gallery
937 Liberty Avenue
In Uganda, A School to Call Home
Martha Rial
Martha Rial’s photographs depict the efforts by two extraordinary individuals Medi Bugembe and Victoria Nalongo Namusisi to empower children living in poverty through education in Uganda. Victoria Nalongo Namusisi adopted Medi Bugembe and saved him from a life in the streets. Medi is now giving back, running The Great Kings and Queens Children’s Center, which harbors more than 400 students. He has turned his own pain into a positive outcome, helping to empower children living in extreme poverty. On view September 23 through November 13, 2016.

August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Avenue

First Floor, BNY Mellon Gallery
From MLK to March: Civil Rights in Comics and Cartoons
Presented by the ToonSeum
In 1958, Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story was published. This little-known comic book recounted the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-56 and served as a primer in the principles of non-violent resistance. Though we have come to see iconic black and white photographs as representing landmark moments in the civil rights movement, cartoons and comic books also played an important role in bringing attention to and building support for civil rights activism.

This exhibition, presented by the ToonSeum, highlights the little-known comic books and editorial cartoons of the civil rights era, including work by Herblock of the Washington Post, Sam Milai of the Pittsburgh Courier and the MLK comic book. It also examines the legacy of these early cartoons and comics on contemporary political cartooning and graphic novels. The exhibit will include work from March (2013-16), a graphic novel trilogy that recounts the life and social activism of Rep. John Lewis and is inspiring a new generation to practice non-violence in the pursuit of racial justice.  On view September 23 through November 30, 2016. For more information about ToonSeum, visit

First Floor, 1839 Gallery
Curated by Emmai Alaquiva
OpticVoices is an engaging and interactive photography exhibit that captures the life of the Black Lives Matter Movement in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  This exhibit seized moments of individuals of diverse backgrounds that united for one cause: to be heard. OpticVoices aims to provide the public with a more authentic and true narrative of black people through the lens of captivating and thought provoking imagery.  On view September 23 through December 31, 2016.

Second Floor, Claude Worthington Benedum Gallery
In collaboration with Cirque du Soleil Theatrical and Tony Award winning Costume Designer, Paul Tazewell, FashionAFRICANA presents the world premiere of the Costumes of the Wiz Live!, a multi-media costume exhibition featuring the work of Paul Tazewell from the NBC television broadcast, Wiz Live!  The one-time only exhibition will be held at the August Wilson Center from September 23 through November 30, 2016.  For information on the opening gala and other special programming, visit

Urban Pathways K-5 Charter School
925 Penn Avenue
In celebration of Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial, Urban Pathways K-5 College Charter School will display original artwork in an array of mediums to reflect historical possibilities.

Urban Pathways 6-12 Gallery
914 Penn Avenue
Enjoy student artwork and performance!
The Sounds of Steel return to entertain all with vibrant steel pan music.

Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School
111 Ninth Street
Expressions By Sagar Kamath
‘Expressions’ hopes to inspire the viewers to think of all the possibilities and stories that are created when students are enriched with an arts education and are able to display their artwork to create a more unique space. The artwork is a collaborative effort between Pittsburgh CAPA Creative Writing and Visual Arts students of the class of 2016. The show was part of  ‘to be determined,’ an outdoor urban gallery on a stretch of the river front trail under the Ft. Duquesne Bridge, meant to inspire and ignite discussion presented by Riverlife.

Future Tenant
819 Penn Avenue
A Black Man Made This Art
Featuring DS Kinsel, curated by Alecia Young
“A black man made this art” explores oppressive vocabulary and the role of the oppressed in claiming ownership of culturally offensive language.  Rooted in the spirit of agitational propaganda, artist DS Kinsel presents a mixed media, text based show focusing on the action of re-appropriating racially charged epithets and traditional imagery of Americana.  Challenging, provocative, vivid typography, and images of confronted patriotism are expressed through digital and physical media. On view from September 9 through October 23, 2016. Reception on September 23.

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
810 Penn Avenue, Suite #600
Art on the Walls at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
Re-purpose, reshape, reimagine, reconfigure, recycle, reuse, regenerate, renew.  Featuring multimedia visual art by artists Christine Bethea, Blaine Siegel, Christina Springer and Suzanne Trenner-Werdner. On view from July, 2016 through December, 2016.

804 Penn Avenue
City Street Nostalgia
A collaborative window installation by Matt Spahr and Danny Devine.

Water Cube
Parklet, Penn Avenue at 8th Street
The Water Cube is an artist-designed water fountain that dispenses both still and sparkling water. Located at the parklet of the 8th Street block of Penn Avenue, this new permanent installation opened during the 2016 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival and adds to the functional public art work presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust throughout the Cultural District. The Water Cube was designed through a collaboration of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and GBBN Architects / EdgeStudio with generous support by Colcom Foundation.

709 Penn Gallery
709 Penn Avenue
Works in Sculpture by Jacqueline Metheny
Part of the Re:NEW Festival Jacqueline Metheny creates artworks constructed from salvaged fabric, thread, yarn, and wire, exploring mass and assembly inspired by various systems in mathematics, microbiology, and genetics. Discarded clothes, towels, sheets, and other textiles are torn into strips or broken down for their thread or yarn, then built into solid sculptural forms, massing the material into a single work of art or components and modular systems that can be reassembled with endless possibilities. On view through October 9.

707 Penn Gallery
707 Penn Avenue
Waxing & Waiting
Brandon Boan
An exhibition made up of solidified observations and endless conclusions –Waxing – Waiting is a collection of works considering a history of synthetic forms.  On view from September 23 through November 6, 2016.

Agnes R. Katz Plaza
Corner of 7th Street & Penn Avenue

Global Beats
Carla Leininger
Global Beats offers both traditional and underground hot blends of world dance and lounge rhythms–a constant fusion of the best with the best.

Master Magician Seth Neustein
Master Magician Seth Neustein is a Pittsburgh, PA native who has used his unique brand of family-friendly magic, showmanship, and performance art to energize, wow, and inspire international audiences of all ages.  He has performed for royalty, major sports teams, Fortune 500 companies, and to sold-out concert hall and theater productions.  Seth specializes in customizing his magic to the theme of an event, and has prepared something special for the guests of the Gallery Crawl.  Stop by Katz Plaza and prepare to laugh and be amazed by Seth’s highly participative close-up magic show where you will be pulled into a world where the magic will happen in your very own hands!

Inhale Pittsburgh
100 7th Street (first floor of The Encore on 7th)
Join us at the studio to do some yoga with us. We’ll be offering two 30-minute classes at 6:30pm & 7:30pm. All levels are welcome, all outfits are welcome. Just come practice with us. You can also stop in anytime from 5:30 to 10 p.m. to sip a refreshing beverage or shop the local goods in our Inhale Pittsburgh boutique, like yoga gear, jewelry, mala beads, tees, tanks and Yogis Chocolate.

Backstage Bar
Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue
Tony DePaolis
Tony DePaolis has quickly become one of the most in-demand bassists in Pittsburgh. His supple, solid playing and working knowledge of many different styles of music has led to an intense schedule of performances in the area and in other regions in the U.S. Tony hails from a musical family that has been active in the local music scene since the mid-60s, and has enjoyed the great advantages of being a musical “trunk baby.”

Wading in Internal Landscapes
Paintings by Jessica Heberle

Braddock’s American Brasserie
107 Sixth Street
The Art of Gnocchi Making
6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Demonstrations with Braddock’s Executive Chef Jason Shaffer. Learn how to make potato gnocchi at home. Visit,

142 6th Street
bombyx collective presents Kinetic Potential
Performances at 8:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Energy commits. It is motion in one direction. What does it take to change the trajectory? How much higher and faster can we fly when our trajectories align? Bombyx plays with the power inherent to partnering to see what we can do when bodies move together and when they clash.

CrawlAfterDark Happenings Beginning at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2016

Trust Arts Education Center
Peirce Studio, 805-807 Liberty Avenue
Ryoji Ikeda supercodex (live set)
Cost: $10 at the door 10pm doors open, performance at 10:30pm (No admittance after performance begins.)
Audiovisual live performance by Ryoji Ikeda.

Also, Ryoji Ikeda’s installation, data.matrix, is on view at Wood Street Galleries from September 23 through December 31, 2016.

Harris Theater
809 Liberty Avenue
Multiple Maniacs (1970)
Admission: $8 general / $7 students and seniors
9:30 show time
Embrace the hate generation! Before PINK FLAMINGOS and HAIRSPRAY, there was MULTIPLE MANIACS. Oozing with loveable meanness and faux-documentary grit, this is the movie that set John Waters and his Dreamland players on the path to smothering the planet with filth. Lady Divine (Divine) and her lover, Mr. David (David Lochary), run a traveling freak show called the Cavalcade of Perversion. Housewives, businessmen, and suburban swingers are lured from their ranch homes to this pit of perversion, only to be robbed, humiliated, and murdered by Lady Divine and her gang of drug fiends! Taking inspiration from H.G. Lewis (BLOOD FEAST), Russ Meyer (FASTER PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL!), and Charles Manson’s posse of degenerates, MULTIPLE MANIACS is referred to by Waters in his book SHOCK VALUE as, “still my favorite of all of my films.” Join us for this brand new restoration and find out why.

Arcade Comedy Theater
811 Liberty Avenue
Cost: $5 at the door 10:00 p.m.
Join Carnegie Museum of Art and Arcade Comedy Theater after the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl for #CRAWLSPACE, an improv comedy show based on art and social media.  First, Arcade’s hilariously talented improv team create short-form improvised comedy using random tweets about art, the Gallery Crawl, and Downtown Pittsburgh. Then, CMOA offers up works of art from its 30,000-plus collection to serve as fodder. Featuring voice-dubbing of characters from famous paintings, quick vignettes driven by scenic landscapes, and faux curator lectures, #CRAWLSPACE is the perfect way to round out your evening of downtown culture.

Get in on the fun by tagging your tweets and Instagram posts with #CrawlSpace when visiting the museum, hanging out downtown, or daydreaming about Van Gogh’s missing ear. Your posts might become part of the performance.

August Henry’s City Saloon
946 Penn Avenue
Karaoke with Rock ‘n Ray the DJ and YOU 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
Accessibility The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is committed to making our performances and facilities available to all of our guests.  All locations participating in the Gallery Crawl are wheelchair accessible unless otherwise noted.  For more information, visit or call 412-456-6666.

All Gallery Crawl locations are wheelchair accessible unless otherwise noted.

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.

All official Gallery Crawl locations will be marked with a Cultural District Stop sidewalk sign.

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The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust thanks the following sponsors: City Paper, WYEP 91.3 FM and Kreider Printing.   All information and locations are subject to change.  For updates and information, visit

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 Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit

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