LOCALpittsburgh — Gallery Roundup August 2022

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August = Arts Parties!

* Fri. Aug. 5 from 6-10 p.m. Along Penn Avenue in Bloomfield/Garfield, Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn offers a monthly art and entertainment stroll spotlighting an eclectic blend of galleries and art retailers including 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.

* Fri. Aug. 5 from 4:30-8 p.m. Welcome to Deutschtown presents First Freitag along East Ohio Street from Cedar Avenue to East Street featuring vendors, community groups, artists.

* Sat. Aug. 6 from 5-10 p.m. Market Square is the location for Moonrise Maker Market (sponsored by Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and Handmade Arcade) featuring 30 talented local makers, artists, crafters. And, of course, music by DJ Matt Buchholz and In Bed by Ten Dance Party.

Moonrise Maker Market – Aug. 6, 2022

* Fri. Aug. 12 from 5:30-11 p.m. The Mattress Factory at 516 Sampsonia Way on Pittsburgh’s Northside hosts ZODIAC: Garden Party, a 21+ fundraiser featuring tarot readings, art auction, food and drink, musical entertainment with Clara Kent, Good Sport, DJ Jellyfish, Bjordan, Steel City Kitty.

* Sat. Aug. 13 from 5-10 p.m. The annual Barrel & Flow Festival features food, music and a varied assortment of artists (Black Girl Absolute, Bobbie Bonita Art, Marlena Jones Illustration, Marlon Gist Art, RLJ Designs, Secret Saks, Clean & Classy Candle Co.) at 2865 Railroad Street in the Strip District.

* Sun. Aug. 14 from 1-5 p.m. Mattress Factory open-air art festivities continue with Community Garden Party, a free all-ages event with free admission to the museum, music, numerous hands-on immersive art experiences including tarot readings with Sarah Mary Ellis, jewelry and accessory-making with Tooth and Bone Jewlery, free real (and/or temp) astrology-themed tattoos from Maria Laine, activities from the Northside’s new Moonshot Museum, pop-up record sale from the Government Center, DJ sets from Formosa and Wavy Bunch Sound.

“Neighbors” by Yelena Lamm (Christine Frechard Gallery)

Galleries & Exhibits

707 Gallery. To Aug. 7: Little Girl Urn, solo exhibition by multimedia artist Shori Sims; virtual Artist Talk on Aug. 5, 6 p.m. 707 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

820 Liberty Avenue. To Sept. 12: Traveling Show. Multi-media artist Renee Piechocki recounts recent international travels. 820 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

Ali Baba Restaurant. To Aug. 31: 14 new paintings by Turkish artist Bengü Çetinkale. 404 S. Craig St. Pittsburgh. (412) 682-2829.

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.

Art & Soul Café. Aug. 27, 3-7 p.m.: Art Pros Exhibition. New work by painters Marlon Gist, Keith Pizza Smith, Natiq Jalil, Irene Sparks. 1125 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 610-4228.

Assemble. Aug. 5 (6-10 p.m.): Fusion. Alex Gariépy creates mixed media inspired by songs. 4824 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 661-6111.

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. To Sept. 1: New Member Exhibition. 100 43rd St. Pittsburgh (412) 361-1370. To Oct. 1: Running Out of Time. Sheila Cuellar-Shaffer and Sharon Massey (opening reception Aug. 14, 3-5 p.m.) at Touchstone Center for Crafts, 1049 Wharton Furnace RD, Farmington, PA. (724) 329-1370.

“4 Lydia” by Ryder Henry (Double Dog Studios)

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. To Sept. 25: Shani Crowe Presents: Red, Black, and Green. To Oct. 2: Amber Robles-Gordon: The Architect and The Oracle. On permanent exhibit: August Wilson, The Writer’s Landscape. 980 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 339-1011.

BoxHeart Gallery. Aug. 10-Sept. 16: Shape Maker. Paintings and ceramics by Nichole Gronvold Roller; reception Aug. 13, 5-7 p.m. 4523 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 687-8858.

Brew House Association. To Aug. 20: Fiberart International 2022. 45 artists explore relationships between innovative textile art from around the world. 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 Aug. 7: Gordon Parks in Pittsburgh, 1944/1946. To Sept. 6: Cauleen Smith: Pandemic Diaries. 4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 622-3131. 

Christine Frechard Gallery. To Aug. 31: Hearts. A Healing Arts exhibit with paintings by Yelena Lamm, Svetlana Trofimova, Gadi Leshem, Lorrie Anne Gariboldi-Minicozzi, Ola Rondiak, Joe Witzel; opening reception Aug. 6, 5-8 p.m. 5126 Butler St. Pittsburgh. (412) 407-9319.

“Shape Maker” by Nichole Gronvold Roller (BoxHeart Gallery)

Concept Art Gallery. Aug. 31-Sept. 10: Concept at 50. Works by 41 artists; opening reception Aug. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 5-Sept. 30: Vanessa German: News of the Day. New sculptures, wall works, prints made during a residency with Brandywine Workshop; opening reception Aug. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 5-Sept. 30: Trevor King: Notions; opening reception Aug. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.1031 S. Braddock Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 242-9200.

Contemporary Craft. To Aug. 20: Fiberart International 2022. 45 artists explore relationships between innovative textile art from around the world. 5645 Butler St. Pittsburgh. (412) 261-7003.

Cranberry Artists Network. To Aug. 25: Martinis with Monet. Cranberry Township Municipal Building. 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. (724) 728-4658.

Double Dog Studios. Aug. 13-Sept. 3: Futuristic Landscapes, New works by sculptor/painter Ryder Henry; opening reception Aug. 13, 6-9 p.m. 317 Second Ave. Carnegie, PA. (412) 343-5584.

Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh. To Aug. 20: Fiberart International 2022. 45 artists explore relationships between innovative textile art from around the world. P.O. Box 9211, Pittsburgh PA 15224.

The Frick Art Museum. To Sept. 18: Romare Bearden: Artist as Activist and Visionary. 7227 Reynolds St. Pittsburgh (412) 371-0600.

“Listening 2020” by Yeonsoo Kim (Sweetwater Center for the Arts)

Heinz History Center. To 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. To Sept. 2: PROCESS: Batista, Dugas, Turri. New paintings by Kenneth Batista, James Dugas, Scott Turri; reception Aug. 5, 7-9 p.m. 5006 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh. (412) 924-0634.

Johno’s Art Studio. To Aug. 31: Art-A-Thon, new works by painters Johno Prascak, Maria Desimone Prascak, jeweler Joanie DeSimone. 1705 Arlington Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 481-4208.

Manos Gallery. To Aug. 27: Allegheny Valley League of Artists: New Beginnings. Opening reception Aug. 6, noon-5 p.m. 320 E. 5th Ave. Tarentum. (484) 529-1597.

Mattress Factory. To Dec. 30: Shrine, features new works by Naomi Chambers, Renee Cox, Mary Martin, LaKeisha Wolf, Alisha B. Wormsley, sarah huny young. 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.

from “News of the Day” exhibit by Vanessa German (Concept Art Gallery)

Merrick Art Gallery. To. Sept. 11: Merrick Masters 2022 Biennial Juried Show; reception Aug. 28, 1-4 p.m. 1100 5th Ave. New Brighton. (724) 728-4658.

Phipps Conservatory. To Sept. 25: Summer Flower Show: Monet in Bloom. One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh. (412) 622-6914.

Pittsburgh Creative Corps Gallery. To Aug. 6: Dream of a Black Planet, solo exhibition by multimedia artist Shori Sims; virtual Artist Talk on Aug. 5, 6 p.m. Backyard at 8th St. & Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

Pittsburgh Glass Center. To 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.

Silver Eye Center For Photography. To Aug. 6: (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.

Spinning Plate Gallery. To Aug. 31: STRETCH. Paintings and mixed media by Norman Brown, Lynne Feinberg, Connie Merriman, Michel Demetria Tsouris, Bob Ziller; opening reception Aug. 5, 5-8 p.m. 5821 Baum Blvd. Pittsburgh. (412) 592-6418.

“Bound by Blight” by Nathan Van Patter (UnSmoke Systems Artspace)

Sweetwater Center for the Arts. Aug. 6-Sept. 2: Depicted in the Mud. Invited and juried artists display ceramic works; opening reception Aug. 6, 6-9 p.m. 200 Broad St. Sewickley. (412) 741-4405.

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

UnSmoke Systems Artspace. Aug. 6-28: Bound by Blight. Nathan Van Patter depicts North Braddock and Braddock with wood, plumbers glue, caulk, acrylic paint; opening reception Aug. 6, 6-9 p.m. 1137 Braddock Ave. Braddock, PA.

VaultArt Studio. July 1 (7-10 p.m.): Squared Circle. New paintings on wrestling by Darian Johnson, Kahyll Holyfield, Lee Kennedy, Sean Regis Traynor, 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 Nov. 20: Supply and Demand. Performative, light, sound installations by Ian Brill. 601 Wood St. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

Zynka Gallery. To Aug. 28: Gavin Benjamin & Hans Neleman: Headspace. 904 Main St. Sharpsburg. (412) 952-7370.

“Small World” by Shori Sims (Pittsburgh Creative Corps Gallery)