LOCALpittsburgh Gallery Roundup — June 2022


ENTIRELY IN-PERSON, ENTIRELY ADMISSION-FREE — the 63rd Annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival runs June 3-12 in the Downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District and features over 200 artists and craftspeople spanning a multitude of media, from wooden percussion instruments (Louson Drums), digital Pop Art (Dose Creative) and encaustic painting (Tony Landolina) to metalsmithing (Collarbone Jewelry), ceramics (Three Rivers Clay Works) and traditional oil painting (Anne Heisey Fine Art). Plus live music, dance, theater, gallery exhibitions, public art, creative activities, more.

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LOOKING FOR MORE of a neighborhood vibe? Fri. June 3 from 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.

While you’re in the Bloomfield/Garfield environs, check out Garfield Night Market at Bloomfield Garfield Community Center, 113 N. Pacific from 5-10 p.m. featuring DJ Femi, Shade Cobain, TFG Empire, Art by Odie, Kingpen Creations, Comfortable Soaks, Karlie’s Creations … painting, chalk for the kids, music, live artists.

“Industry City” by Susan Wagner (BFG Café)

707 Gallery. June 3-Aug. 7: Little Girl Urn, solo exhibition by multimedia artist Shori Sims. 707 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

820 Liberty Avenue. To June 12: Simply Devine, a Retrospective of Danny Devine. Tributes from 40 artists in memory of the late Danny Devine, graffitist, muralist, photographer, painter, with sales donated to Danny Devine Foundation. 820 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

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.

Assemble. June 3 (6-10 p.m.): Hack the Future. The installation Instability created by Assemble’s high school Hack the Future artists use artistic/technological media to address social issues. 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. June 18-July 23: Drawn from Experience: A Retrospective of Works by Mary Culbertson-Stark; opening reception June 18, 5-7 p.m. 100 43rd St. Pittsburgh (412) 361-1370.

(l-r) “It Will Be Dark Soon” by Natalie Moffitt; “Bird” by Kara ZuZu (Associated Artists of Pittsburgh)

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. On permanent exhibit: August Wilson, The Writer’s Landscape. 980 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 339-1011.

BFG Café. June 3 (6-8 p.m.): Industry City; abstract 3-dimensional paintings by Susan Wagner. 5335 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 661-2345.

BoxHeart Gallery. June 8-July 8: Without Interrupting the System. Andrew Ooi, painting and sculpture; reception July 9, 1-2 p.m. 4523 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 687-8858.

Brew House Association. June 3-Aug. 20: Fiberart International 2022. 45 artists explore relationships between innovative textile art from around the world; opening reception June 3, 5:30-8 p.m. 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 June 12: Future Vision: Women of Visions. To June 26: Working Thought, 35 contemporary artists explore how economic disparity and labor have shaped American life past and present. 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.

(l-r) “Endless Tides” by Roly Castelliny; “Lotus Lobster Firework Series” by Brian Michael Reed (Christine Frechard Gallery)

Christine Frechard Gallery. To June 22: Roly Catelliny & Brian Michael Reed. Serendipitous painting and pictorial anthropology. 5126 Butler St. Pittsburgh. (412) 407-9319.

Concept Art Gallery. To June 4: Steel Skies: Views of New York City and Pittsburgh. Paintings by Douglas Cooper. 1031 S. Braddock Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 242-9200.

Contemporary Craft. To June 4: what it is. Solo exhibit by Jamie Boyle. June 3-Aug. 20: Fiberart International 2022. 45 artists explore relationships between innovative textile art from around the world; opening reception June 3, 5:30-8 p.m. 5645 Butler St. Pittsburgh. (412) 261-7003.

Energy Innovation Center. June 18-July 9 (opening June 18, 12-3 p.m., 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. June 3-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.

“Selfportrait with Tiger at LiPo” by Tony Havrilla (UnSmoke Systems Artspace)

Heinz History Center. May 21-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. June 3, closing reception (7-9 p.m.): The Magical World of Roman Golla, celebration of Polish-American Outsider Artist Roman Golla. 5006 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh. (412) 924-0634.

Johno’s Art Studio. June 3-12 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.): Art-A-Thon, new works by painters Johno Prascak, Maria Desimone Prascak, jeweler Joanie DeSimone. 1705 Arlington Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 481-4208.

Kelly-Strayhorn Theater. Through June: Marking this Moment: Pittsburgh Artists in 2020, exhibition by Lyam B. Gabel, Jason Méndez, sarah huny young. 5941 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 363-3000.

Ketchup City Creative. June 3-5: small and off the wall Group A show. June 10-12: PGH RAW, a collection of street and urban photography. June 18: PGH Ceramics Collective Pop Up. June 23-26: Pittsburgh Collage Collective Show: Visual Stories. 612 Main St. Sharpsburg. (412) 593-4386. Exhibit runs May 3-10 at Duquesne University’s Les Idées Gallery, 301 Duquesne Union, 1000 Locust St. Pittsburgh.

Lohr Gallery. To June 11: Rell, paintings and fiberwork by Rell Rushin. 725 Wood St. Wilkinsburg. (412) 727-7855.

“Hand Holding Flowers” by Rell Rushin (Lohr Gallery)

Manos Gallery. June 4, 11 a.m-5 p.m. “Be You” Art Equality Exhibit, featuring 31 mixed-media artists celebrating LGBTQI Pride Month. 320 E. 5th Ave. Tarentum. (484) 529-1597.

Mattress Factory. June 17-Dec. 30: Shrine, features new works by Naomi Chambers, Renee Cox, Mary Martin, LaKeisha Wolf, Alisha B. Wormsley, sarah huny young; June 17, 6-8 p.m. Shrine Community Block Party. 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.

Merrick Art Gallery. To June 11: Four Questions: Regional Sculpture Exhibition; reception May 22, 1-3 p.m. 1100 5th Ave. New Brighton. (724) 728-4658.

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. To June 25: Ashley Cecil: Now You See Me. Paintings and sculptural works of flora, fauna, humans and themes of wonder and loss in the natural world. 799 Pinkerton Run Road, Pittsburgh. (412) 444-4464.

Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media. June 24, 6-8 p.m. Opening Reception: 2nd Annual Member & Student Exhibition. 1047 Shady Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 361-0873.

“Aspire 2: A Retrospective of Young Talent” (Pittsburgh Glass Center)

Pittsburgh Glass Center. June 3-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 June 30: Pixy Liao Experimental Relationship, new work by Brooklyn-based photographer Pixy Liao; Ina Jang Radiator Theatre, painted paper works by Ina Jang; Isabella Convertino: Pressure, Bursts of Light, and Flailing, photography by Isabella Convertino. To Aug. 6: 安詳 (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. June 3-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.

“Rainbow Club” by Kim Bond (VaultArt Studio)

Sweetwater Center for the Arts. June 13-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; opening reception June 18, 6-9 p.m. 200 Broad St. Sewickley. (412) 741-4405.

Thoughtrobbers Gallery. June 11 (6-10 p.m): Narf City, premiere of several new Narf City comics and accompanying collection of paintings, prints, illustrations. 438 S. Main St. Pittsburgh. (702) 854-0507.

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

Preparation for “Really Big Faces” exhibit by Tom Mosser at Energy Innovation Center

UnSmoke Systems Artspace. June 3: Notes from the River Nadir. New paintings by Tony Havrilla; opening reception June 3, 5-8 p.m. 1137 Braddock Ave. Braddock, PA. unsmoke@gmail.com

VaultArt Studio. June 3 (7-10 p.m.): She’s Pretty: She Shops At Kmart! Paintings by Maggie Kambic, Kim Bond, Darian Johnson, Sean Regis Traynor, Heikeem Johnson, 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.

Wood Street Galleries. To June 26: Cinzia Campolese | New Work. Installations, sculptures, videos, prints by Italian-born, Montreal-based artist Cinzia Campolese. 601 Wood St. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

Zynka Gallery. To July 3: FACES, paintings by Natalie Westbrook. 904 Main St. Sharpsburg. (412) 952-7370.

“Narf City” by Evolfran x Franssim (Thoughtrobbers Gallery)