LOCALpittsburgh — Gallery Roundup March 2023


THE ARTIST STUDIOS in the Sign Creators building at 345 Cherry Street, West Homestead, are closing this month, and longtime tenants Jennifer Rempel, Robert Qualters and Abby Franzen-Sheehan are bidding their farewell with a 2-day art sale on Sat. Mar. 4 and Sun. Mar. 5 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

The trio promise “wonderful art, pleasant conversation, a glass of wine or other beverage … and a cookie!” Parking is free on Cherry Street or in the lower lot behind the building.

10 miles to the west, Radiant Hall has added 20 new artist studios to its McKees Rocks location at 734 Thompson Avenue; together with sites in Lawrenceville and Homewood, Radiant Hall provides over 100 studio spaces plus an array of career development services ranging from aid in applying for grants and creating a website and c.v. to financial planning, legal and business advice, photo documentation and more. For studio availability information contact Marina Balko at marina@radianthall.org.

Looking for shared or individual studio space around Pittsburgh? Check the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Studio Space Directory for updates.

Jennifer Rempel with her 6’ x 6’ portrait of Robert Qualters (a collaboration with photographer Mark Perrott)
“The Shadow of Night” by Robert Qualters, oil on canvas, 54” x 68”
“Forest of Yearning” by Abby Franzen-Sheehan

* Galleries & Exhibits *

707 Penn Gallery. Mar. 10-June 11: in spite of me, here you are. New work by painter, sculptor, videographer Steve Alexis. 707 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

820 Liberty Gallery. To Apr. 30: Exploration of COLOR 2.0:  A Retrospective of Works by Jo-Ann Bates. New work by printmaker and arts educator Jo-Ann Bates. 820 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

937 Liberty Gallery. Mar. 31-May 14: And The Lord Spoke: Photographs by Jacob Pesci. New Work by photographer and former U.S. Navy combat medic Jacob Pesci; opening reception Mar. 31, 7-9 p.m. 937 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

Andy Warhol Museum. To Mar. 20: Andy Warhol’s Social Network: Interview, Television and Portraits examines intersections between Warhol’s longest running project, Interview magazine; his ventures in television with his original series Fashion, Warhol TV, and Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes; his portrait commissions of the 1970s and ’80s. 117 Sandusky St. Pittsburgh. (412) 237-8300.

“Canvas Stories” by Breydon Prioleau (Assemble)

Assemble. Mar. 3 (6-10 p.m.): Canvas Stories. New work by digital artist Breydon Prioleau. 4824 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 661-6111.

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. Mar. 4-Apr. 15: 2022-2023 Featured Artists Exhibition. New work by 12 artists from AAP; opening reception Mar. 4, 4-6 p.m. 100 43rd St. Pittsburgh (412) 361-1370.

Atithi Studios. Mar. 10-Apr. 16: Beth Fisher: The Good Folk. Whimsical character illustrations born from the grief of the pandemic; opening reception Mar. 10, 6-9 p.m., artist talk at 7 p.m. 1020 N. Canal Street, Sharpsburg. (412) 301-5374.

August Wilson African American Cultural Center. To Apr. 2:  The Hope of Radiance. New work by Nigerian-American painter Imo Nse Imeh. To Mar. 26:  Travelin’ Mercies – Transits. New work by photographer Seed Lynn. On permanent exhibit:  August Wilson, The Writer’s Landscape. 980 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 339-1011.

“Epic of the Horse II” by Belgin Yücelen (BoxHeart Gallery)

BoxHeart Gallery. Mar. 8-Apr. 14: Light Weight. New work by Mary Barensfeld, Clara Fialho, Joshua Hogan, Stephanie Martin, Belgin Yücelen; opening reception Mar. 11, 5-7 p.m. 4523 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 687-8858.

Brew House Association. To Apr. 1: Lay Bare, Curated by Zeal Eva. New work by Black Girl Absolute, Karlissia Council, Ivory Eddins, Juliandra Jones (PBJ Customs), Evangeline Mensah-Agyekum, Bekezela Mguni, Jameelah Platt, Rell Rushin. 711 S. 21st St. Pittsburgh. (412) 212-6650.

Carlow University Art Gallery. To Mar. 31: Eternal Repair. Sculpture, kinetic, light-based installation art by Joshua Challen Ice. University Commons, 2nd floor, 3333 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 578-6000.

“New Beginnings” by Juliandra Jones (Brew House Association)

Carnegie Museum of Art. To Apr. 2:  58th Carnegie International: Is it morning for you yet?. Historical works from the collections of international institutions, estates, and artists alongside new commissions and recent works by contemporary artists. 4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 622-3131.

Concept Art Gallery. To Mar. 11: Kevin O’Toole: Drawings. New work by sculptor/illutrator Kevin O’Toole. 1031 S. Braddock Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 242-9200.

Contemporary Craft. To Mar. 18; Transformation 11: Contemporary Works in Glass. 17 contemporary glass artists. 5645 Butler St. Pittsburgh. (412) 261-7003.

Cranberry Artists Network. Mar. 3-Apr. 20: Simply Spring. Opening reception Mar. 8, 6-8 p.m. Cranberry Township Municipal Building. 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. (724) 728-4658.

“Above and Below the Surface” by Lisa Rasmussen (Pittsburgh Botanic Garden)

Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh. Mar. 11-Apr. 7: Member Spotlight Exhibition at North Hills Art Center, 3432 Babcock Blvd. Pittsburgh; opening reception Mar. 11, 7-9 p.m. P.O. Box 9211, Pittsburgh PA 15224. fiberartspgh@gmail.com.

The Frick Art Museum. To June 30: Reckoning: Grief and Light. Multisensory sculpture by Vanessa German exploring grief, love, and social healing. 7227 Reynolds St. Pittsburgh (412) 371-0600.

Irma Freeman Center for Imagination. To Mar. 3: Elusive Ground by Abira Ali and Every Day Dream by Dennis Childers. Closing reception Mar. 3, 7-9 p.m. with live music by Standing Wave. 5006 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh. (412) 924-0634.

(l) “Life’s Bounty” by Leslie Ansley (Sweetwater Center for the Arts); (r) Jewelry by Alyssa Sineni Truckenbrod (Ketchup City Creative)

Kelly-Strayhorn Theater. To May 27:  Neighbor to Neighbor. New work in text, collage, portrait, dynamic pattern, abstract mapping styles by Takara Canty, Sophia Fang, atiya jones, Maggie Negrete, Jameelah Platt, Danielle Robinson. 5941 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 363-3000.

Ketchup City Creative. Mar. 17-19. Anime and Illustration Show curated by @moondropflowerart. Mar. 30-Apr. 9: Body & Space: Two-person Show with Alyssa Truckenbrod and Bernie Wilke. 612 Main St. Sharpsburg. (412) 593-4386.

Lohr Gallery. To Apr. 1:  Bahirah. New work by Wilkinsburg artist Bahirah. 725 Wood St. Wilkinsburg. (412) 727-7855.

Manos Gallery. Mar. 4, 2-6 p.m.: Abstraction for the Unconventional. New work by 24 artists. 320 E. 5th Ave. Tarentum. (484) 529-1597.

“Brake: 12 Aluminum Panels” by April Friges (Silver Eye Photography Center)

Mattress Factory. Three exhibits open Mar. 3 at Monterey Annex, 1414 Monterey St. Pittsburgh:  The Museum Collects Itself by Lenka Clayton & Phillip Andrew Lewis; Do this while I wait by Lydia Rosenberg; As Seen From the Surface by Katie Bullock; opening reception Mar. 3, 6-8 p.m. To Fall 2023: HalfDream: Another Room. New solo exhibit by Hong Kong and US-based artist Doreen Chan in which users around the world can describe their dreams, add them to a database which matches common dreams of participants and connect to “dreammates”. 516 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh. (412) 231-3169.

Ohringer Arts Building. Mar. 4, 6-10 p.m.: Live Life, capture moments: A Visual Arts Gallery by Patrick Hogan. New work by Patrick Hogan. 640 Braddock Ave. Braddock. (412) 271-2787.

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Mar. 16-June 25: Watercolor Works from the Garden. The 2-year collaborative project between the PBG and the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society features the works of 22 artists using various styles and techniques in water-based media; opening reception Mar. 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 799 Pinkerton Run Road, Pittsburgh. (412) 444-4464.

Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media. To Mar. 4:  Trying To Relate. New work by ceramicist Kimberlyn Bloise. 1047 Shady Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 361-0873.

Pittsburgh Glass Center. To July 30: Undefined. New work by top 3 finalists (MiNHi England, John Moran, John Sharvin) from Season 3 of the Netflix series Blown Away. 5472 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 365-2145.

“Strata” by Kimberlyn Bloise (Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media)

Redfishbowl Studios. Mar. 25-Apr. 1 (7-11 p.m. each night): Synesthesia. Interactive art installation showcasing the five senses curated by Brendan Donovan. 4327 Butler St. #200, Pittsburgh. (724) 681-8965.

Robert Morris University Media Arts Gallery.  To Mar. 17: Balanced Response. 26 Associated Artists of Pittsburgh artists share new work on current world themes. 6001 University Blvd, Wheatley Center, Moon Township PA. (412) 397-3000.

Silver Eye Center For Photography. Mar. 2-Apr. 22: April Friges: In Absolute Space and Nicole Czapinski: always arriving; opening reception Mar. 2, 6-9 p.m. 4808 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 431-1810.

SPACE. To May 14: #notwhite collective 2016-2022. Retro/prospective exhibition of the past/current, individual/collaborative works by 13 Pittsburgh women artists. 812 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 325-7723.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts. To Mar. 3: Student Instructor Exhibition 2023. Exhibition highlighting the work of Sweetwater’s students and instructor in jewelry, painting, ceramics. 200 Broad St. Sewickley. (412) 741-4405.

“more like air” by Nicole Czapinski (Silver Eye Photography Center)

University Art Gallery. To Mar. 3: One Place to Another. Photography, sculpture, painting, video, installation, light by Cheyenne Degiglio, Hannah Jones, August Korb, Derek Michael LaBar, Lu, Eli Savage, Lucy Zhang. Frick Fine Arts Building, 650 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh. (412) 648-2400.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art. To May 14:  Gavin Benjamin: Break Down and Let It All Out. New photography by multimedia artist Gavin Benjamin. To May 28: Action/Abstraction Redefined: Modern Native Art, 1945-1975. 52 paintings, sculptures, works on paper by 32 artists in the first major traveling exhibition to explore the innovation and experimentation of modern Native American art. To June 18:  Forest of Symbols. Artists from the 19th-century European Symbolism movement. 221 N. Main St. Greensburg. (724) 837-1500.

Wood Street Galleries. To Mar. 19:  Intensional Particle Installation (Adapted Version) and Mold 1 Installation. Optical choreography installations by Hiroaki Umeda. 601 Wood St. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

ZYNKA Gallery. To Mar. 19: Calm, Cool… New painting/mixed media by Mary Dorfner Hay, Kathleen Mulcahy, Brian Peters, Travis K. Schwab. Mar. 25-May 14: Radiant Organon. New work by painter Chris McGinnis; opening reception Mar. 25, 5-8 p.m.  904 Main St. Sharpsburg. (412) 952-7370.

“Pacific Silent” by Anna Bogh (Manos Gallery)