LOCALpittsburgh — Gallery Roundup July 2024


IN THE SUMMER, Art in Pittsburgh moves outside. And starts a party.

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* Fri. July 5, 5 p.m. to late night. Unblurred First Friday Art Crawl is hosted by Bloomfield Garfield Corporation. It’s a monthly art and entertainment stroll spotlighting an eclectic blend of galleries and art retailers along Penn Avenue from Mathilda to Negley in Bloomfield/Garfield — Pittsburgh Glass Center, Silver Eye Photography, Arts & Crafts: Bottanica & Occult Shop, Songbird Artistry, Imagebox, Vault Art Studio, KST Alloy Studios, Center for PostNatural History, Irma Freeman Center for Imagination, Bantha Tea Bar, Pullproof Studios, Bunker Projects, Moss Architects, Springboard Design and more.

* Fri. July 5, 6-9 p.m. Sharpsburg First Friday showcases along the Main Street/North Canal Street Business District hosted by Love, Katie Distilling with Athithi Studios, Ketchup City Creative, Roots of Faith, Megan McGreevy Photography, shuttle rides, live music, food trucks, restaurants and more. 

* Thur. July 11, 4-8 p.m. Is there a world record for most exhibit openings in one night in one gallery? The Manos Gallery in Tarentum is in the running at 4 — Echoes Of Imagination: The Art of Rafi, Mending the Void, Atmospheres and Colorless Pigmentation — with receptions for each from 4-8 p.m. 

* Thur. July 11, 6-10 p.m. Atithi Studios is marking their second birthday with a Festivity of Creativity that showcases their 12 resident artists and live music by Lilly Abreu’s Brazilian Jazz Trio and the energetic beats of DJ Big Phil.

* Fri. July 12, 5-8 p.m. Summer Fridays at the Frick celebrates the closing weekend of the Frick Art Museum’s Vermeer, Monet, Rembrandt exhibit with an outdoor soirée featuring cabaret ensemble Living Dream (Daphne Alderson-vocals, piano; Douglas Levine-piano; John Marcinizyn-guitar, banjo; Paul Thompson-bass).

* Sat. July 13, 12 noon-8 p.m. Northside Music Festival at Allegheny Commons Park hosts Redfishbowl Artist Village and Bus Busking Stage with 100+ vendors, live painting and a busking stage with open busking throughout the day.

* Fri. July 26, 5:30-9 p.m. The Cultural District presents a Downtown Gallery Crawl featuring events at SPACE Gallery, 707 Gallery, 820 Liberty Ave and sonically immersive experiences by the DETOUR collective at Wood Street Galleries. See the full list here.

AND get ready for Lawrenceville Art Crawl and Shadyside Arts Festival in August!

Galleries & Exhibits

707 Penn Gallery. To Aug. 25: Forty Years Later: Revisiting the 1984 Three Rivers Arts Festival. Retrospective of the 25th festival as documented by photographers William Eggleston, Mark Cohen, Len Jenshel, Lynn Johnson, Joel Meyerowitz. 707 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

820 Liberty Gallery. July 26-Dec. 15: On Air: Lenka Clayton and Phillip Andrew Lewis. New work by interdisciplinary artists; opening reception July 26, 5:30-8 p.m. 820 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

Ali Baba Restaurant. To July 31: New work by printmaker/fiber artist Michelle Browne. 404 S. Craig St. Pittsburgh. (412) 682-2829.

“Freedom Dance” by Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Douglas (Art & Soul Café)

Andy Warhol Museum. To Jan. 20, 2025: KAWS + Warhol. New work by sculptor/painter KAWS paired with works by Andy Warhol. 117 Sandusky St. Pittsburgh. (412) 237-8300.

Art & Soul Café. July 1-31: Elizabeth “Betty” Douglas, 1930-2023. An exhibit in memory of visual artist, musician and teacher Elizabeth Douglas. 1125 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 224-2552.

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. To July 26:  You’re Doing It Wrong. New work by painters Blaine Siegel, Andrew Allison, Leah Patgorski, Derek Reese, Barbara Weissberger. 100 43rd St., Unit 107, Pittsburgh. (412) 212-6650.

“Cutting Class” by Danny Devine (Pullproof Studio)

Atithi Studios. To July 29: CCS Grid Show & Fundraiser. New work by Creative Citizen Studios artists Alex Lakin, Erika Johnson, Lauren Braun, Thea Keene, Audra Clayton, Nora Smith, Jovina Vaswani, Masha Solus, Cathy Stewart, Melanie Vera, Katy DeMent, Brent Nakamoto, Sydney Pascarella, Becky Slemmons, Autumn Hyde, Sashaa Phillips. 1020 N. Canal Street, Sharpsburg. (412) 301-5374.

August Wilson African American Cultural Center. To July 7: Abeduu Adekai: Proverb Boxes for a Life Well Traveled. New installations by Ghanaian sculptor Jacob Tetteh-Ashong. To July 7:  Xippi, Heritage, and Metamorphosis: Voices in West African Art. New work by 14 artists from Western Africa. July 25-Jan. 12, 2025: Collections in Black: A Celebration of Black Comic Books Culture. Exhibition by filmmaker Phillip; opening reception July 26, 6-8 p.m. On permanent exhibit:  August Wilson, The Writer’s Landscape. 980 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 339-1011.

Borelli Cellars. To July 5:  Portraits of Plants and People. New work by Jannick Wildberg. 1500 Washington Rd. Mt. Lebanon. (412) 670-2868.

“View Along the Allegheny Near Aspinwall, PA (Tracks Along the River)” by William Coventry Wall (Westmoreland Museum of American Art)

Bottom Feeder Books. July 6-27:  Folded and Gathered: Recent Collages by John Gall. New work by designer John Gall; opening reception July 6, 6-8 p.m. 415 Gettysburg St. Pittsburgh. (412) 231-9577.

BoxHeart Gallery. To July 24: Carolyn Reed Barritt: Life is Elsewhere. New work by painter Carolyn Reed Barritt; opening reception June 8, 5-7 p.m. 4523 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 687-8858. 

Brew House Arts. July 18-Sept. 7:  And Also Wide: Artists/Mothers Lines. New work by Flock Artist Collective members Eileen Alcalde, Sandra Bacchi, Aimee Bungard, Sophia Cardillo, Naomi Chambers, Masha Geht, Carrie Smith Libman, Megan Lindsey, Christine Lorenz, Michele Randall, Megan Shope, Janet Watkins, Courtney Williams, Alisha Wormsley, Alecia Dawn Young, Stephanie Zito; opening reception July 1, 6-8 p.m 711 S. 21st St. Pittsburgh. (412) 212-6650.

“Red Shoes No. 1” by Michael Swan (Latrobe Art Center)

Bunker Projects. To July 5: My Subject. New work by illustrator Paul Peng. To July 5: (F)utility and Utility. New work by collage artist Cole Modell. 5106 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh.

Carnegie Museum of Art. To July 21:  Everlasting Plastics. Site-specific installations by Xavi L. Aguirre, Simon Anton, Ang Li, Norman Teague, Lauren Yeager. To Sept. 22:  LAND STITCHES WATER SKY. New work in glass and steel by Marie Watt. To Jan. 12, 2025: Widening the Lens: Photography, Ecology, and the Contemporary Landscape. New work by photographers A.K. Burns, Chanell Stone, Cyprien Gaillard, David O. Alekhuogie, David Hartt, Dionne Lee, Edra Soto, Erin Jane Nelson, Fazal Sheikh, Justine Kurland, Lucy Raven, Mark Armijo McKnight, Melissa Catanese, Raven Chacon, Sam Contis, Sky Hopinka, Tomás Saraceno, Victoria Sambunaris, Xaviera Simmons. To Jan. 26, 2025: Pittsburgh Satellite Reef. Installation created by Pittsburgh-area artists as part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim and The Institute For Figuring. 4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 622-3131.

Tattoo design by Abby Rose (Sweetwater Center for the Arts)

Contemporary Craft. July 12-Aug. 31: Shadow Imprints. New work by jeweler/metalsmith/sculptor Jason Stein. To Aug. 24:  Hereafter. New work by artists Sue Amendolara, Kimberlyn Bloise, Dan Brockett, Cheryl Capezzuti, Thomas Kieran Doyle, Meryl Engler, Sharon Massey, Zach Mellman-Carsey, Jada Patterson, Lucas Pointon, Katie Rearick, Kate Strachan, Hee Joo Yang. 5645 Butler St. Pittsburgh. (412) 261-7003.

CURIO.  To Aug. 3: Expressions of Joy. New work by painter Susan Walker. 113 North Main Street, Zelienople. (724) 473-0223.

The Frick Art Museum. To July 14:  Vermeer, Monet, Rembrandt: Forging the Frick Collections in Pittsburgh & New York. Featured are 36 pieces from the Frick Collection in New York City. 7227 Reynolds St. Pittsburgh. (412) 371-0600.

“Doubting Thomas” by Xavier Scott Marshall (Silver Eye Center for Photography)

Gallery Closed. To July 31:  Party Room. New installations by Roula Partheniou. 1733 Lowrie St. Pittsburgh.

Heinz History Center. To Oct. 6:  A Woman’s Place: How Women Shaped Pittsburgh. Filling 9,000 square feet with more than 300 artifacts and photos, this exhibit spotlights women’s contributions to Pittsburgh’s culture, politics, business, science, education, religion and sports. 1212 Smallman St. Pittsburgh. (412) 454-6000.

Irma Freeman Center for Imagination. July 5-Aug. 2: Uncovering Human Perception: William Karaffa & Jaime Bird. New work by painter William Karaffa and photographer Jame Bird; opening reception July 5, 7-10 p.m. 5006 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 924-0634.

“Meatspace” by John Burt Sanders (ZYNKA Gallery)

Ketchup City Creative. July 12-20:  BROKEN. New work by painter Bob Freyer; opening reception July 12, 6:30-10 p.m. July 26-Aug. 5: Kidlit Art Show. An exhibit celebrating Pittsburgh children’s book illustrators, hosted by the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators; opening reception July 26, 7-10 p.m. 612 Main St. Sharpsburg. (412) 593-4386.

Latrobe Art Center. To July 6: Annual Open Show. New work by 79 southwestern Pennsylvania painters. 819 Ligonier St. Latrobe. (724) 537-7011.

Lohr Gallery. To Oct. 12:  Olga Mendhall. New work by Russian-born painter Olga Mendenhall; opening reception July 6, noon-3 p.m. 725 Wood St. Wilkinsburg. (412) 727-7855.

“Light that keeps me warm” by Olga Mendenhall (Lohr Gallery)

Manos Gallery. July 6-Aug. 3: Echoes Of Imagination: The Art of Rafi. New work by painter Rafi Perez; opening reception July 11, 4-8 p.m. July 6-Aug. 3: Mending the Void. New work by painter Darryl Audia Jr.; opening reception July 11, 4-8 p.m. July 6-Aug. 3: Atmospheres. New work by painter Morton Brown; opening reception July 11, 4-8 p.m. July 6-Aug. 3: Colorless Pigmentation. New work by Eric Schatz, Ashlynne Berkebile, Nina Kissell, Ashley Coniglio, Trish Housman, Claudia Davis, Wally Sommer, Lynda Kirby, Larry Brandstetter, Lisa Coombs, Linda Roos, Deborah Tobin, James Tobin, James Powell, Jane Armstrong, Hanasu; opening reception July 11, 4-8 p.m. 320 E. 5th Ave. Tarentum. (484) 529-1597.

Mattress Factory. At 516 Sampsonia Way. To Sept. 1:  Assume the Risk by Delhi, India installation artist Asim Waqif. To Dec. 29: Andrea Peña. New solo exhibit by sculptor/choreographer Andrea Peña. To June 29, 2025: D²NA – TC24: Visions of the Past. New work by Ghanaian artist Akwasi Bediako Afrane. To Jan. 4, 2026: State of the Sky. New two-year exhibition by artist-in-residence Luke Stettner featuring collaborations with Mac Carbonell, Chris Domenick, Michelle Franco, Nicholas Kawa, Calista Lyon, Bryan Ortiz, Suzanne Silver, Ed Steck, Mike Stickrod. At 1414 Monterrey St. To Mar. 30, 2025:  the blood is the water. New work by Ivorian-American interdisciplinary artist Marvin Touré. Deep, Deep Woods. New work by Chilean-born Catalina Schliebener Muñoz. How to Get to Make Believe. New work by Isla Hansen. 516 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh. (412) 231-3169.

(l) “Mending the Void” by Darryl Audia, Jr. (r) “Maybe I’m Born With It” by Rafi Perez (Manos Gallery)

Pedantic Apartment. July 5 (6 p.m.). Closing open house of the Pedantic Summer 2024 Cohort, a month-long cross-disciplinary program co-hosted by Headwater Media and Casey Droege Cultural Productions featuring visual artist Arinitwe Peter, writer K E Garland, curator Maritza Bautista as they explore the city of Pittsburgh and its creative communities. 5530 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 363-3000.

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. To Sept. 15: David Rogers’ Big Bugs + Pollinators. Installations by ceramicist-glassblower-woodworker David Rogers. 799 Pinkerton Run Rd. Pittsburgh. (412) 444-4464.

Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media. To Aug. 25: 4th Annual Member & Student Exhibition. New work by PCAM students and members. 1047 Shady Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 361-0873.

Pittsburgh Glass Center. To July 28: Myth-Science of the Gatekeepers. New work by Black LGBTQ arts collective Rainbow Serpent featuring Marques Redd and Mikael Owunna. 5472 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 365-2145.

“The Modern Human” by William Karaffa (Irma Freeman Center for the Imagination)

Pullproof Studio. July 5-31: Danny Devine: This Magic Moment. Retrospective on the late multimedia artist Danny Devine; opening reception July 5, 6-9 p.m. 5112 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh.

Silver Eye Center For Photography. To Aug. 3: Fellowship 24. New work by Rachael Banks, William Camargo, Anthony Francis, Vikesh Kapoor, Xavier Scott Marshall, Anna Rotty. 4808 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 431-1810.

SPACE. To Aug. 25: Furry Friends. Works by 19 artists celebrating the diverse ways animals enrich our lives featuring Trinity Rollins, Fabrizio Gerbino, Jean Plough Shaw, Sandy Kessler Kaminski, Mike Saoud, Cheryl Capezzuti, Don Strange, Olivia Locher, Jeff DiStefano, AJ Evans, Eli Kessler, Amy Short, Alan Byrne, Mary Aston-Richards, Evelyn Dunbar, Jennifer Kelly, Yelena Lamm, Lizz Ford, Tessa Moeller. 812 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 325-7723.

“Lincoln-Lemington, 2024” by Jaime Bird (Irma Freeman Center for the Imagination)

Spinning Plate Gallery. July 1-28: The Human Figure Extrapolated. New work by illustrator Rick Claraval on the future of human evolution; opening reception July 6, 6-9 p.m. 5821 Baum Blvd. Pittsburgh. (412) 592-6418.

StopWatch Gallery & Studio. To July 5: Chrysalis / Cocoon: Collective Spells for Transmogrification. New work by printmaker Vee Adams. 323 South Main St. Greensburg. (724) 708-2034.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts. July 12-Sept. 6: Skin Deep: A Tattoo Works Exhibition. Works by local and regional tattoo artists Mark Albert Barbera, Eric Galluzzo-Torres, Abby Rose, Hillary Evans, Marisa Rae Matthews, Corey Lim, Ashley Karpa, Jessi Cramer in American traditional, fine line, Japanese, more; opening reception July 12, 5-8 p.m with a FLASH tattoo special by artists Eric Galluzzo-Torres and Abby Rose. 200 Broad St. Sewickley. (412) 741-4405.

(l) “Holding On” by Marian Grata (r) “La Boca” by Alexis McMichael (Latrobe Art Center)

UnSmoke Systems Artspace. July 20-Aug. 31:  Uncovered. New work by painter Ange Gagnon; opening reception July 20, 6-9 p.m. 1137 Braddock Ave. Braddock.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art. To Sept. 8:  65 Artists, 65 Years: An Anniversary Exhibition. 65 artists from the museum’s collection. To Sept. 22: Breaking Ground: Landscape and Labor in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Selections from the Westmoreland’s permanent collection that explore the profound impact of landscape and local industry on the collective identity of Southwestern Pennsylvania. To Dec. 31: The Westmoreland Collects. Newly acquired works by the museum. To Dec. 31:  Creating Common Memory. Exhibition of works from the Museum’s permanent collection featuring Native Americans. To Mar. 30, 2025: All the Right Notes. Artworks and objects inspired by the ethereality of music including a newly acquired suite of Milt Hinton jazz photographs on view for the first time. To Nov. 9, 2025:  George Hetzel and Scalp Level. Artwork by George Hetzel (1826-1899) and his students from the Scalp Level School. 221 N. Main St. Greensburg. (724) 837-1500.

ZYNKA Gallery. To July 20: Common Wealth. New work by painter Ashley Cecil. July 27-Sept. 7:  Dark Mode. New work by painter John Burt Sanders; opening reception July 27, 5-8 p.m. 904 Main St. Sharpsburg. (412) 952-7370.

(l) “The Winds Of September” by Stacey Pydynkowski (r) “Bodie Island Lighthouse” by Mary Beth Pointz (Latrobe Art Center)