LOCALpittsburgh’s Gallery Roundup – March 2022

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THIS MONTH’S Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn (Friday, Mar. 4, 6-10 pm) spotlights an eclectic blend of galleries and art retailers along Penn Avenue in the Bloomfield/Garfield neighborhoods — 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 many more.

The featured Unblurred exhibit at Assemble Pittsburgh (4824 Penn Ave., a community space for arts and technology) is the work of Pittsburgh photographer-painter-sculptor-educator Nola Mims exploring identity as a psychological and aesthetic concept.

Nola Mims: (l-r) “Water Fight” (digital print); “Habeas Corpus” (plaster, tumeric, flower petals, pollen), Assemble Pittsburgh

707 Gallery. To May 15: BRAIN BONE BLOOD, solo exhibition of new paintings by BOOM Concepts co-founder DS Kinsel, a collection of artifacts exploring abstracted anatomy, jujuism and the amalgamation of identities expressed in diptychs, triptychs, quadriptychs. Opening reception/artist talk Feb. 18, 5-8 p.m. 707 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

820 Liberty Avenue. Mar. 2-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; opening reception Mar. 4, 6-9 p.m. 820 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

937 Gallery. To Apr. 10: The Border Is a Weapon/La Frontera es un Arma, work by Maritza Bautista, Angel Cabrales, Juan de Dios Mora, Daniela Madrigal, José Villalobos. 937 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. To Apr. 2: Featured Artists Exhibit (Shori Sims, Derek Reese, Dan Droz, Eriko Hattori, Tina Williams Brewer, Saige Baxter, Sarah Tancred, Centa Schumacher, Sandra Moore, Ignacio Lopez, Lizzee Solomon, Gadi Leshem). 100 43rd St. Pittsburgh (412) 361-1370.

August Wilson African American Cultural Center. Mar. 4-29: Garrett Bradley: American Rhapsody, three new films (America, AKA, Alone). To Mar. 20: Who Are You? (W.A.Y.) portraits and abstracts by Cue Perry. To Mar. 31: Danny Simmons: Selected Works. 980 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 339-1011.

BoxHeart Gallery. To Mar. 4: Heather Heitzenrater: Imaginarium. Mar. 16-Apr. 15: Kyle Anger: Terrain; opening reception Mar. 19: 5-7 p.m. 4523 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 687-8858.

Brew House Association. To Mar. 12: Progeny of Change: Contemporary Art by Pittsburgh’s Women of Color. 20 artists featured in a 40th Anniversary Exhibition presented by Women of Visions, Inc. Mar. 31-May 14: Distillery XII Exhibition, new works by artists in the Distillery Artists-in-Residence Program (Jessica Alpern Brown, Tara Fay Coleman, Juliandra Jones, Darrin Milliner, Samira Mendoza, Lizzee Solomon, Zeal Eva). 711 South 21st St. Pittsburgh. (412) 212-6650. 

Eva Funderburgh: “Sky Guardian Moon” (wood-fired porcelain and stoneware, soda-fired porcelain, luster, sterling silver chain), Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild

Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 622-3131.

Christine Frechard Gallery. To Mar. 30: Cigarettes, Snakes & Hieroglyphics (Jesse Best) and Killer Rabbit (Duhamel Xolot). 5126 Butler St. Pittsburgh. (412) 407-9319.

Contemporary Craft. To Mar. 19: Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art featuring objects and installtions using clay, ceramics, plants, sculpture, collage from Gavin Benjamin/Jason Forck, George Bowes, Joan Goswell, Holly Hanessian /Michael Diaz, Stephanie Herr, Amos Kennedy, Jr., Anna Metcalfe, Jeff Schmucki/Wendy DesChene, Patty Kennedy Zafred, Xena Ni/Mollie Ruskin. To Apr. 4: Cities of Steel Cities of Rust, works by Allegheny Metals Collective and Baltimore Jewelry Center Peer Group. 5645 Butler St. Pittsburgh. (412) 261-7003. (At CC’s BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery) To Apr. 4: American Portraits: The Family Farm by fiber artist Patty Kennedy-Zafred. 500 Grant St. Pittsburgh.

Heikeem Johnson (Vault Art Studio)

Cranberry Artists Network. Mar. 4-Apr. 14: A View from Above or Below, Spring members show; opening reception Mar. 9, 6-8 p.m. Cranberry Township Municipal Building. 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. (724) 728-4658.

Emerald City Pittsburgh. To Mar. 31: March Art Viewings, Mon.-Thur 10 a.m.-2 p.m. curated by BLAQK House Collections. 213 Smithfield St. Pittsburgh. (412) 652-9364.

Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh. Mar. 16 (1:00-2:30 p.m.): Online lecture with textile artist Cynthia Lockhart. P.O. Box 9211, Pittsburgh PA 15224. fiberartspgh@gmail.com.

Kelly-Strayhorn Theater. Mar. 4-5, 7 p.m. Limb Loss? Their Loss!: The Untold Stories of the Limb Difference Community, exhibition and performance by Christina Kenney. 5941 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh.(412) 363-3000.

Latrobe Art Center. Mar. 30-Apr. 26: Outside the Lines: An Exhibition of Paintings by Shelley Poli. 819 Ligonier St. Latrobe. (724) 537-7011.

Lohr Gallery. To Apr. 2: photographs by W. Randy Rice. 725 Wood St. Wilkinsburg. (412) 727-7855.

Shelley Poli: “2020…2021” (Latrobe Art Center)

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild. To Mar. 11: Celestial Beasts, new work by ceramicist/sculptor Eva Funderburgh; opening reception/artist talk Mar. 3, 6-8 p.m. 1815 Metropolitan St. Pittsburgh. (412) 322-1773.

Manos Gallery. Mar. 5, noon-5 p.m.: A Box Art Story, celebrating the art of Jim Jenkins. 320 E. 5th Ave. Tarentum. (484) 529-1597.

Mattress Factory. Current: Installations by Njaimah Njie (Did You Get Everything?), Naomi Chambers (Black Community Survival Conference Tea Party Ice Cream Social Moonlit Cinema), Gavin Benjamin (Living in Eden), Justin Emmanuel Dumas (Good/Bones), Harrison Kinnane Smith (Sed Valorem), Dennis Maher (A Second Home). 516 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh. (412) 231-3169.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Mar. 18 (opening reception, 6-8 p.m): Those Who Teach. 36 past and present PCA artist/teachers. 1047 Shady Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 361-0873.

Pittsburgh Glass Center. To May 22: Full Spectrum: Visionaries Elevating Art, Craft, and Design features new work by 18 Pittsburgh glass artists. 5472 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 365-2145.

Fran Ledonio: “Global Patterns” (digital print and acrylic on rice paper), SPACE

Robert Morris University Media Arts Gallery. To Mar. 7: Interaction Now with Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. Wheatley Center, 6001 University Blvd. Moon Township.

Silver Eye Center For Photography. To Apr. 23: Mouse Trap (Patricia Voulgaris, Whitney Hubbs); opening reception Mar. 3, 6 p.m. 4808 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 431-1810.

SPACE. Mar. 16-May 15: Deaf Brown American Mom, An Exhibit by Fran Ledonio. 70+ works spanning silk prints, photographs, 3D prints, digital fabricated pieces, acrylic paintings. 812 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 325-7723.

Thoughtrobbers Gallery. Mar. 5 (opening reception, 6-10 p.m): The Splitta Show, paintings by Splitta Jones. 438 S. Main St. Pittsburgh. (702) 854-0507.

Vault Art Studio. Mar. 1: Solo exhibit by Heikeem Johnson. 5100 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 404-2895.

W. Randy Rice (Lohr Gallery)

Vestige Concept Gallery. To Mar. 20: Stripped Down. Group show celebrating the human form, sexuality, body positivity (Natalie Obermaier, Akintayo Akintobi, Ben DiNino, Annick Duvivier, Jack Puglisi, Troy Bunch, Mattie Sterling, Trevor Coopersmith). 5417 Butler St. Pittsburgh. (412) 532-8969.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art. To Apr. 24: Cultivation: Journey of the Work, quilter Tina Williams Brewer. To May 8: Declaration & Resistance, figurative paintings and story quilts by Stephen Towns. 221 N. Main St. Greensburg. (724) 837-1500.

Wood Street Galleries. To Mar. 13: Matthew Schreiber | New Work. Laser and video sculptures by multimedia artist Matthew Schreiber. 601 Wood St. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

Zynka Gallery. Mar. 5-Apr. 30: WOOD WORKS, multimedia inspired by wood (Christopher Boring, Nate Lucas, Carin Mincemoyer, Jonathan Shapiro); opening reception Mar. 5, 5-8 pm. 904 Main St. Sharpsburg. (412) 952-7370.

“WOOD WORKS” exhibit (ZYNKA Gallery)