LOCALpittsburgh — Gallery Roundup July 2022


SUMMER IN Pittsburgh means lots of Outdoor Art Happenings. 

Fri. July 1, 6-10 p.m. Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn is a monthly art and entertainment stroll spotlighting an eclectic blend of galleries and art retailers along Penn Avenue in Bloomfield/Garfield — Pittsburgh Glass Center, Silver Eye Photography, BFG Café, Arts & Crafts: Bottanica & Occult Shop, Songbird Artistry, Imagebox, Vault Art Studio, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Center for PostNatural History, Irma Freeman Center for Imagination and more.

Sat. July 9, 2-9 p.m. Lawrenceville Art Crawl … all along Butler Street, 35th to 52nd Streets … 200+ artists, 75+ performers, 45+ crawl stops.

Sat. July 9, 12-6 p.m. Carnegie Arts Walk features galleries, bands, food trucks, Honus Wagner Museum, glass blowing demonstrations by Pittsburgh Glass Center, a new mural by Laura Jean McLaughlin (plus 200 community members) and a chance to visit St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Church and view the astonishing fresco paintings by Carnegie resident and master icongrapher Michael Kapeluck, with donations accepted to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.

Fri. July 22, 5:30-10 p.m. Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl through the heart of downtown.

Sat. July 23, 3-8 p.m. Artsy Fartsy Market & Art Show at Thoughtrobbers Gallery, 438 S. Main St. in Pittsburgh’s West End, combines outdoor art market and indoor group art show featuring 36 local artists, 12 art vendors, 1 food truck.


707 Gallery. To Aug. 7: Little Girl Urn, solo exhibition by multimedia artist Shori Sims. 707 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666. 

820 Liberty Avenue. July 1-Sept. 12 (opening reception July 8, 6:30-8 p.m.): Traveling Show. Multi-media artist Renee Piechocki recounts recent international travels. 820 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

Ali Baba Restaurant. To Aug. 31: 14 new paintings by Turkish artist Bengü Çetinkale. 404 S. Craig St. Pittsburgh. (412) 682-2829.

Andy Warhol Museum. To Aug. 15: Paola Pivi: I Want It All. Works by Italian-born, Alaska-based sculptor/collagist including a piece with 250 pairs of shoes inspired by Andy Warhol’s early advertising art and Diamond Dust Shoes, Work Boots, Beatle Boots, The Shoe Series screenprints. 117 Sandusky St. Pittsburgh. (412) 237-8300.

“Cosmic Night” – Bengu Cetinkale (Ali Baba Restaurant)

Assemble. July 1 (6-10 p.m.): The Garden of Peace: Prelude. Mixed media artist Marlon Ezywider. 4824 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 661-6111.

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. To July 23: Turning the Corner: Works by Natalie Moffitt & Kara Zuzu at Touchstone Center for Crafts, 1049 Wharton Furnace RD, Farmington, PA. (724) 329-1370. To July 23: Drawn from Experience: A Retrospective of Works by Mary Culbertson-Stark. 100 43rd St. Pittsburgh (412) 361-1370.

August Wilson African American Cultural Center. To Aug. 28: Li Harris and Alisha B Wormsley: D.R.E.A.M. = A Way to AFRAM, multimedia exhibit; Select Works on Paper, prints, collage, paintings by Tara Fay Coleman, Robert Hodge, Dail Chambers, DS Kinsel, Bekezela Mguni, Quaishawn Whitlock. To Sept. 25: Shani Crowe Presents: Red, Black, and Green. To Oct. 2: Amber Robles-Gordon: The Architect and The Oracle. On permanent exhibit: August Wilson, The Writer’s Landscape. 980 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 339-1011.

“The Male, The Architect, The Protector (Outer Circle) The Universe (inner circle)” – Amber Robles-Gordon (August Wilson African American Cultural Center)

BFG Café. To July 31: Solo Exhibit; illustrations by architect/musician Mimi Jong. 5335 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 661-2345.

BoxHeart Gallery. To July 9: Without Interrupting the System. Andrew Ooi, painting and sculpture; closing reception July 9, 1-2 p.m. 4523 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 687-8858.

Brew House Association. To Aug. 20: Fiberart International 2022. 45 artists explore relationships between innovative textile art from around the world. 711 South 21st St. Pittsburgh. (412) 212-6650.

Carlow University Art Gallery. Through Oct. 2022: “To Hear It With Our Eyes”: Activist Voices in the International Poetry Forum (1966-1974). Poetry and spoken word performances of influential 1960s/70s International Poetry Forum (IPF) writers and how their activist-informed creative practices contributed to social change. University Commons, 2nd floor, 3333 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 578-6000.

Carnegie Museum of Art. To July 17: Locally Sourced, new work by regional artists and makers of functional goods and furnishings. To July 24: Zoe Zenghelis: Fields, Fragments, Fictions. To Aug. 7: Gordon Parks in Pittsburgh, 1944/1946. To Sept. 6: Cauleen Smith: Pandemic Diaries. 4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 622-3131.

Christine Frechard Gallery. To July 27: Plan of Attack: Noah Emhurt. 5126 Butler St. Pittsburgh. (412) 407-9319.

Concept Art Gallery. To July 30: Clayton Merrell: Ecstatic Landscapes. 1031 S. Braddock Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 242-9200.

“Beast” – Marlon Ezywider (Assemble)

Contemporary Craft. To Aug. 20: Fiberart International 2022. 45 artists explore relationships between innovative textile art from around the world. 5645 Butler St. Pittsburgh. (412) 261-7003.

Cranberry Artists Network. July 13-Aug. 25: Martinis with Monet; opening reception July 13, 7-9 p.m. Cranberry Township Municipal Building. 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. (724) 728-4658.

Double Dog Studios. July 9: Pup Up!, outside exhibit just for the dogs. 317 Second Ave. Carnegie, PA. (412) 343-5584.

Energy Innovation Center. To July 8 (closing reception July 8, 6-10 p.m.): Really Big Faces features 80 6×5-foot tall canvas portraits by painter Tom Mosser celebrating a diverse array of Pittsburghers from William Strickland Jr., Maria Caruso and Adam Crowley to Gisele Barreto Fetterman, Dr. Emily Wheeler, Gabriela Ortiz and more. 1435 Bedford Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 802-0988.

Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh. To Aug. 20: Fiberart International 2022. 45 artists explore relationships between innovative textile art from around the world. P.O. Box 9211, Pittsburgh PA 15224. fiberartspgh@gmail.com

The Frick Art Museum. To July 10: SLAY: Artemisia Gentileschi & Kehinde Wiley. To Sept. 18: Romare Bearden: Artist as Activist and Visionary. 7227 Reynolds St. Pittsburgh (412) 371-0600.

“Thirdwish” – Noah Emhurt (Christine Frechard Gallery)

Heinz History Center. To Jan. 8, 2023:   Pittsburgh’s John Kane: The Life & Art of an American Workman. 37 original works of art by Scottish-born Pittsburgh painter John Kane. 1212 Smallman St. Pittsburgh. (412) 454-6000.

Irma Freeman Center for Imagination. To Sept. 2: opening reception July 1, 7-9 p.m.): PROCESS: Batista, Dugas, Turri. New paintings by Kenneth Batista, James Dugas, Scott Turri. 5006 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh. (412) 924-0634.

James Gallery. To July 15: reFORMED. Interior and exterior sculpture by Dan Droz, Andrew Hayes, Jeremy Holmes, Brad Howe, Kevin O’Toole, Caroline Ramersdorfer, Melinda Rosenberg, Richard Taylor, Urban Tree, John Van Alstine, Whyte Schulze. 413 S. Main St. Pittsburgh. (412) 922-9800.

Johno’s Art Studio. To July 31: Art-A-Thon, new works by painters Johno Prascak, Maria Desimone Prascak, jeweler Joanie DeSimone. 1705 Arlington Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 481-4208.

“Unfolding Spring” – Melinda Rosenberg (James Gallery)

Mattress Factory. To Dec. 30: Shrine, features new works by Naomi Chambers, Renee Cox, Mary Martin, LaKeisha Wolf, Alisha B. Wormsley, sarah huny young. Current: Pop-Aganda: Revolution & Iconography, Russia & US, installations by Liz Cohen, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Lera Lerner, Bekezela Mguni, Emily Newman, Veronika Rudyeva-Ryazantseva, Untitled, Galina Syanda Yaptik. 516 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh. 412-231-3169.

Phipps Conservatory. To Sept. 25: Summer Flower Show: Monet in Bloom. One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh. (412) 622-6914.

Pittsburgh Glass Center. To Aug. 7: Aspire 2: A Retrospective of Young Talent, features new work by 24 glass artists from PGC’s Apprenticeship Program. 5472 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 365-2145.

Redfishbowl Studios. SHELTER. 26 artists exhibit works revolving around the presence, lack, loss of shelter. 4327 Butler St. #200, Pittsburgh. (724) 681-8965.

Silver Eye Center For Photography. To Aug. 6: (or, when i die i want to die peacefully), Karen Lue; Fellowship 22, Carla Liesching, Eva Alcántara, Jake Reinhart, Steph Foster, Jenna Garrett, Dylan Everett. 4808 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 431-1810.

SPACE. To July 31: Juried Visual Art Exhibition: ___alachian [ah-LATCH-en]. New art by regional artists explore the many cultures, communities, identities and topographies of Appalachia. 812 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 325-7723.

“Future Models Standing All Together” – Wendy Davis (VaultArt Studio)

Sweetwater Center for the Arts. To July 22: Standing with Ukraine. Artwork by artists of Ukrainian descent. Exhibiting artists include: Alex Hodowanec, Brenda Zelinsky Musta, Helen Bunting-Hart, Debra Tobin, Katya Greco, Tracey Sally, Olena Abakumova, Natalie Turicik and Iryna Kurylas. 200 Broad St. Sewickley. (412) 741-4405.

Thoughtrobbers Gallery. July 23 (3-8 p.m): Artsy Fartsy Market & Art Show. Annual outdoor art market and indoor group art show featuring 36 local artists, 12 art vendors, 1 food truck. 438 S. Main St. Pittsburgh. (702) 854-0507.

Union Project. Fridays/Saturdays in July: Open Studio for ceramics – registration. 801 N. Negley Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 363-4550.

UnSmoke Systems Artspace. July 9-30: Bag Lunch. Group show featuring 8 non-Texan artists recently or currently residing in Texas (Aishwarya Arumbakkam, Bee Gray, Helen Jones, Emma Rossoff, Anthony Rundblade, Joy Scanlon, Brendan Shea, Anna Teiche); opening reception July 9, 6-9 p.m. 1137 Braddock Ave. Braddock, PA. unsmoke@gmail.com

VaultArt Studio. July 1 (7-10 p.m.): Future Past: Five Years at VaultArt Studio. Unveiling of a new mural and aintings by Maggie Kambic, Kim Bond, Darian Johnson, Sarah Harris, Sean Regis Traynor, Heikeem Johnson, Charlie Wallace, Wendy Davis, Charmette Young, others. 5100 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 404-2895.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art. To Sept. 25: Alone Together: Encounters in American Realism. Early 20th-century magic realist and American scene paintings from the collection of Jason Schoen featuring 29 artists including Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, Mary Henderson, Colleen Browning, Wynn Chamberlain, Opal Ecker DeRuvo. To Sept. 25: Knowing and Naming: Abstraction Beyond Reality, 9 artists from 19th-century American West painter Albert Bierstadt to contemporary Pittsburgh sculptor Thaddeus G. Mosley. To Sept. 25: Shelter in Place, new work by painter Scott Turri. 221 N. Main St. Greensburg. (724) 837-1500.

Zynka Gallery. To July 3: FACES, paintings by Natalie Westbrook. July 9-Aug. 28: Gavin Benjamin & Hans Neleman: Headspace (opening reception July 9, 5-8 pm). 904 Main St. Sharpsburg. (412) 952-7370.