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.
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.
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.
Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 622-3131.
- To Mar. 6: Sharif Bey: Excavations.
- 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 some of the region’s most talented artists and makers of functional goods and furnishings.
- To July 24: Zoe Zenghelis: Fields, Fragments, Fictions.
- To Sept. 6: Cauleen Smith: Pandemic Diaries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.