This is to let you know that the next Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl is Friday April 29, 2011. That is a live link and gives the map and list of events and locations.
If you have never done a Gallery Crawl before, it happens only 4x a year, is concentrated into a couple of blocks on Liberty and Penn Ave downtown, and is full of both permanent and temporary 1 night only attractions, is free, and is well attended. 2D and 3D art, film, performance, music, poetry….
This time, instead of just attending it, I am involved as an exhibiting artist and will be present at the site with my work. The theme of the one night show I am in is bicycle related and it is called Outspoken. It benefits Bike Pittsburgh as well as the participating artists.
Bike Pittsburgh is a member based organization that works to protect cyclist’s rights and promote the vision of making Pittsburgh a safer and more enjoyable place to live and to ride. The work they do is at the heart of urban environmentalism – raising awareness about oil dependency, pollution, congestion, safe streets, good urban design, and public health. They are partnering with local stakeholders to improve our streets, bridges, and trails in order to make riding to work, shopping, and exercising by bicycle safe and fun for everyone in Pittsburgh.
The site of the art exhibit Outspoken is on the top floor- 4th floor 805/807 Liberty Ave. This address in next door to Harris Theater and across from Space Gallery. There are a bunch of other things going on the building as well. And that is only one building hosting lots of cool things that night.
Hope to see you there! I will be exhibiting 4 framed watercolors on the theme of cycling. In addition I will have a table of greeting cards of my work especially related to cycling themes.
Oh that’s right, I will also be doing some product testing…my latest work, consisting of altered images of my photographs of the Pittsburgh home where Andy Warhol grew up is newly available as cards. I just delivered a group of 4 views of Wahol’s home to the Warhol Museum Shop. These cards will also be available that night. I am trying to gauge which views are more interesting to people. The project these images of Warhol’s home came out of is my Homage to Famous Pittsburgers- an ongoing art project of mine.
Here is a link of how a bicycle trip could be made linking homes of these famous Pittsburgers in one ride: August Wilson’s home, Andy Warhol’s home and Rachel Carson’s home. This ride would be at your own risk. I have not done this whole ride at one time myself. The way I mapped it you need at car at the end.