LOCALpittsburgh — Gallery Roundup May 2024


The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, returns to downtown Pittsburgh May 31-June 9. Open 12-8 p.m. daily, the Artist Market features 300+ booths selling fine art and fine crafts.

There are special exhibits at 707 Penn Gallery, 820 Liberty Gallery, 937 Liberty Gallery, SPACE, Anthropology of Motherhood: Culture of Care at Byham Theate, art demos by Union Project, PA Floral Academy, Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Andy Warhol Museum and a large-scale public art project, A Sudden Gust of Wind, by Lenka Clayton and Phillip Andrew Lewis with 200 sculptures installed within branches of over 90 trees throughout the Cultural District — watch for Community Flying Days involving free kites.

Check this list of artists and this list of performers.

National musical performers include Pokey LaFarge, Los Lonely Boys, Martha Redbone Roots Project, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Nicole Zuraitis, Ozomatli, Say She She, Doom Flamingo, Ben Folds, Sugarhill Gang & the Furious Five.

The full list of local performers will be announced soon — currently included are Ashley Marina, Trinity Wiseman, Justin Fabus, The Flow, School of Rock Pittsburgh House Band.

Galleries & Exhibits

707 Penn Gallery. May 31-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. To June 9: Life is Nice but Odd and Strange at the Same Time. 100+ new works by VaultArt Studio artists Kim Bond, Wendy Davis, Darian Johnson, Haikeem Johnson, Maggie Kambic, Lee Kennedy, Edith Sullivan, Charlie Wallace, Charmette Young, Tarira Bundrige, Tafara Bundrige, Sarah Harris, Kahyll Holyfield, Lauren McCoy, Herman Schuler, Sean Regis Traynor. 820 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

937 Liberty Gallery. To June 2: Where Did Your Christ Come From? New work by painter/muralist Wavy Wednesday. 937 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

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

“Co-dependent” and “Shining Star” by Michelle Browne (Ali Baba Restaurant)

Andy Warhol Museum. May 18-Jan. 20, 2025: KAWS + Warhol. New work by sculptor/painter KAWS paired with works by Andy Warhol.117 Sandusky St. Pittsburgh. (412) 237-8300.

Assemble. May 3-30: Parvaneh Torkamani: Resident Persian Goes Mandalas and Mahnaz Liaghat: Flowers of Life in Watercolor. New work by two Persian-born painters now living in Pittsburgh; opening reception May 3, 7-9 p.m. 4824 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 661-6111.

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. To May 17:  Featured Artists Exhibition. New work by Lauren Braun, Nancy McNary Smith, Sandra Bacchi, Cheryl Capezzuti, Ulric Joseph, Ben Schonberger, Ling-lin Ku, Jessica Alpern Brown, Lisa Bergant Koi, Paul Roden, Molly Davis, La Vispera. 100 43rd St., Unit 107, Pittsburgh. (412) 212-6650.

Atithi Studios. To May 10: Unbearable Lightness. New work by painter Jacki Temple. 1020 N. Canal Street, Sharpsburg. (412) 301-5374.

“HOS B-SIDES Remixed No. 22 Aruba” by Gavin Benjamin (The Portal)

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

Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts. To May 5: Contemporary Interpretations of Ancient Folklore & Mythology. New work by photographer Dennis Keyes. 539 Main St. Harmony. (724) 452-0539.

Bottom Feeder Books. May 4-31:  Two Open Mouths: A Solo Exhibition. New work by photographer Karen Lue; opening reception May 4, 2-4 p.m. 415 Gettysburg St. Pittsburgh. (412) 231-9577.

Brew House Arts. May 9-June 22:  Getting the Spirit. New work by Brew House artists-in-residence are Imani Batts, Armanis Fuentes, Finn Dugan, Joshua Challen Ice, Evangeline Mensah-Agyekum, Sophie Thompson, Caroline Yoo; opening reception May 9, 6-8:30 p.m. 711 S. 21st St. Pittsburgh. (412) 212-6650.

“Southside Slopes” by Michel Demetria Tsouris (Spinning Plate Gallery)

Carnegie Museum of Art. To May 12:  Imprinting in Their Time: Japanese Printmakers, 1912–2022. 90 classic prints drawn from the museum’s extensive collection. To July 21:  Everlasting Plastics. Site-specific installations by Xavi L. Aguirre, Simon Anton, Ang Li, Norman Teague, Lauren Yeager. 4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 622-3131.

Concept Art Gallery. To May 4:  Spring For Abstraction. New work by painters Zoe Welsh, Clayton Merrell, Michael Kessler, Kim Beck, James Siena, Natalie Moffitt, Ronald Romano, Michael Morrill, Caroline Kent, Trevor King, Seuil Chung, Glenn Ligon, Ignacio Arteta. 1031 S. Braddock Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 242-9200.

Contemporary Craft. To May 4:  Oneness. New work by sculptor Brie Ruais. To June 28: Make Yourself Comfortable. New work by Vicki Branagan. May 31-Aug. 24: Hereafter. New work by 13 artists on concepts of individual and communal loss; opening reception May 31, 5:30-8 p.m. 5645 Butler St. Pittsburgh. (412) 261-7003.

CURIO.  To June 15: Galactic Funk. New work by painter Jason Shorr. 113 North Main Street, Zelienople. (724) 473-0223.

(l-r) New work by Mahnaz Liaghat; Parvaneh Torkamani (Assemble)

Double Dog Studios. To May 25: James P. Nelson: Works on Paper & Canvas. New work by painter James P. Nelson. 317 Second Ave. Carnegie. (412) 343-5584.

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.

Gallery Closed. To May 31:  Exhibition Copy. New work by videomaker Roman Ondak. 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.

(l-r) “Uatcha”, “Ahi”, “Miau” by Rainbow Serpent (Pittsburgh Glass Center)

Irma Freeman Center for Imagination. May 3-31: Communication Beyond Words. New work by Creative Citizen Studios art collective; opening reception May 3, 5-9 p.m. 5006 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 924-0634.

Jeffrey Smith Salon. To May 25:  Spring Is in the Art. New work by painter Jannick Wildberg. 5806 Bryant St, Pittsburgh. (412) 441-1440.

John A. Hermann Memorial Art Museum. May 5-June 30:  Measure Twice, Cut Once. New work by furniture maker Mark Collins including tobogggan tables, organ-pipe clocks, re-visioned mannequins. 318 Lincoln Ave. Bellvue. (412) 761-8008.

“Spring Gardens, Highland Park” by Lewis V. Pell (Ketchup City Creative)

Kelly-Strayhorn Theater. To June 8:  Abolitionist Expressions. Work from the Let’s Get Free permanent collection featuring art made by people in prison as well as artists in solidarity from outside of prison. 5941 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 363-3000.

Ketchup City Creative. May 3-19:  Bridges and Light. New work by painter Lewis V. Pell; opening reception May 3, 6-9 p.m. May 24-June 2:  Projectart 2024 Exhibition Pittsburgh. New work by Dutana Dago, Nikki Kurt, Teresa Audet, Liseth Amaya, Sparklezilla; opening reception May 24, 5-8 p.m. 612 Main St. Sharpsburg. (412) 593-4386.

KST Alloy Studios. May 3-4: unstitch. Local artist Anna King Skeels combines fiber art and movement. 5530 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 363-3000.

(l-r) “Still Life with Gramophone and Records” by Ben Benn; “Billie Holiday and Count Basie, television studio, NYC, 1957” by Milt Hinton (Westmoreland Museum of American Art)

Latrobe Art Center. To May 31: Spring 2024 Members Exhibition. 819 Ligonier St. Latrobe. (724) 537-7011.

Lohr Gallery. To May 25:  Lizzee Solomon. New work by mixed media artist Lizzee Solomon. 725 Wood St. Wilkinsburg. (412) 727-7855.

Manos Gallery. May 2-31: Hidden Realms: Artistic Discoveries. New work local artists; opening reception May 2, 4-8 p.m. May 2-31: Subterranean Spaces. New work by painter benny blindspots; opening reception May 2, 4-8 p.m. 320 E. 5th Ave. Tarentum. (484) 529-1597.

“Galactic Funk” by Jason Shorr (CURIO)

Mattress Factory. At 516 Sampsonia Way. May 18: TRONS. New work by Ghanaian artist Akwasi Bediako Afrane; opening May 17, 6-8 p.m. To May 19:  As Below, So Above. Artist-in-residence Shohei Katayama explores the space between light and dark, life and death, beauty and danger, nature and man. 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 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.

Miller ICA. To May 11: Resonance. CMU Senior Exhibit 2024 featuring 35 graduating artists. Carnegie Mellon University Purnell Center for the Arts, 5000 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 268-3618.

Ohringer Arts Building. May 25 (2-6 p.m.):  Cue Perry:  Pop Up Art Exhibition. Past and present works by painter Cue Parry. 640 Braddock Ave. Braddock. (412) 271-2787.

(l-r)”How to Get to Make Believe” by Isla Hansen; “Deep, Deep Woods” by Catalina Schliebener Muñoz (Mattress Factory)

Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media. May 4 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.):  Spring Artists’ Market 2024. Art fair featuring 37 artists. 1047 Shady Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 361-0873.

Pittsburgh Glass Center. May 3-July 28: Myth-Science of the Gatekeepers. New work by Black LGBTQ arts collective Rainbow Serpent featuring Marques Redd and Mikael Owunna; opening reception May 3, 6-9 p.m. includes African drumming, virtual reality cinema, dance, poetry, art performances, glassblowing demonstrations. 5472 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 365-2145.

By magnvm0pus (Redfishbowl Studios)

Redfishbowl Studios. May 11 (7 p.m.-midnight): Dreams & Nightmares. New work by 40+ Redfishbowl Studio Artists exploring dreams and nightmares; live music by Taylor Stein, 1000z of Beez, Zinnia’s Garden. 4327 Butler St. #200, Pittsburgh. (724) 681-8965.

Silver Eye Center For Photography. May 2-Aug. 3: Fellowship 24. New work by Rachael Banks, William Camargo, Anthony Francis, Vikesh Kapoor, Xavier Scott Marshall, Anna Rotty; opening reception May 2, 6-8 p.m. 4808 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 431-1810.

“Stray Man” by Roman Ondak (Gallery Closed)

SPACE. May 31-Aug. 11: 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.

Spinning Plate Gallery. May 3-31: 4123 – Paint Shutter Word. New work by Jaime Bird, John Bond, Tyler Gedman, Don Henderson, Kent Noble, Todd Sherman, Michel Demetria Tsouris, Suzanne Werder, Don Bertschman, Leslie Mcilroy; opening reception May 3, 6-9 p.m. 5821 Baum Blvd. Pittsburgh. (412) 592-6418.

St. Vincent College Verostko Center for the Arts.  To May 8:  Evolve. New work by St. Vincent College seniors Donovan Baxter, Lilly Chabala, Caitlin Cole, Alex Colecchia, Cameron Dimeo, Jakob Gmuer, Jacklyn Koehler, Monique Koehler, Kieran Rapp, Lauren Turkovich. 300 Fraser Purchase Rd. Latrobe. (724) 805-2107.

(l-r) “Isley Brothers” by Charlie Wallace; “Rainbow” by Lauren McCoy (VaultArt Studios)

StopWatch Gallery & Studio. To May 25: Epidemic. New work by printmakers Adam DelMarcelle and Dr. Eric Avery addressing the opioid epidemic. 323 South Main St. Greensburg. (724) 708-2034.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts. May 3-June 21: Folklore: Myths, Legends, and Other Tales from the Crypt. Multi-media exhibition features works inspired by folklore, tall tales, myths; opening reception May 3, 5-8 p.m. 200 Broad St. Sewickley. (412) 741-4405.

The Portal. May 1-May 31. Gavin Benjamin: At The Portal. New work by painter Gavin Benjamin; opening reception May 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.with live music from the Rick Gallagher Trio. 6425 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh.

Thoughtrobbers Gallery. May 19 (4-9 p.m): Big Art Pop-Up 2. Annual outdoor art market and indoor group art show featuring 30 local artists. Oaklander Hotel, 5130 Bigelow Blvd. Pittsburgh.

“Before Immigration, 1969” by Vikesh Kapoor (Silver Eye Center for Photography)

Tomayko Foundation. To May 31:  Today. Work by 31 artists on the theme of “today”, co-presented by the National Association of Women Artists. 5173 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 550-0119.

VaultArt Studio. May 3-31: “I Like It Here Better!”. New work by painters Charlie Wallace and Lauren McCoy; opening reception May 3, 7-9 p.m. 5100 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 404-2895.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art. May 1-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 Sept. 8:  65 Artists, 65 Years: An Anniversary Exhibition. 65 artists from the museum’s collection. 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 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 June 1: Let Forever Be. New work by painters Justus Cotterill, Dylan Critchfield-Sales, Andrew Fish, Paul Mullins. 904 Main St. Sharpsburg. (412) 952-7370.

“Re+Prise, Everlasting Plastics” by Norman Teague (Carnegie Museum of Art)
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