Saturday, December 22, 2007

Pittsburgh Art Event Show Exhibit Listings Dec 20-26

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Listings for Thursday, Dec. 20 to Wednesday, Dec. 26

Unless noted, galleries are free and open to the public. Call for hours.

707 Penn Avenue Gallery: Through Dec. 31: "Sonar: Works by Christopher Virgil and Tullis Johnson," interactive exhibit on potential harm to aquatic mammals caused by sonar tests. 707 Penn Ave., Downtown. 412-325-7017.

709 Penn Avenue Gallery: Through Dec. 21: "Theatre by Design: From Sketches to Stage," works by Pittsburgh-area set, costume and lighting designers Annemarie Duggan, Karen Glass, K.J. Gilmer, Don Magone, Edward J. Powers and Julie Allerdice Ray. 709 Penn Ave., Downtown. 412-471-6070.

Alex Fletcher Memorial Art Center: Through Dec. 22: "Yule Like It," show and sale of gift artwork by Greensburg Art Club members, with ornaments by Keystone Carvers. 230 Todd School Road, Hempfield. 724-837-6791.

Andy Warhol Museum: Through March 30: "Ron Mueck at the Andy Warhol," seven sculptures depicting humans. Through Dec. 30: "Georgia O'Keeffe and Andy Warhol," abstract watercolors by nearly blind O'Keeffe in her 90s; "Elusive Signs: Bruce Nauman Works with Light," 16 neon lights and light-room installations; "Andy and Oz: Parallel Visions," photographs, paintings and sculpture by nine Australian artists influenced by Warhol; and "Body/Booty," exhibit on body ornamentation through dress, paint, tattoos, makeup, piercings and scent. $15; $9 for senior citizens; $8 for students and children. 117 Sandusky St., North Side. 412-237-8300.

The Art Loft: Through Jan. 4: "In Print," works by Pittsburgh Print Group artists. 615 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. 414-563-3003.

Artists Image Resource: Through Jan. 13: "11th Annual Projects Exhibition," works by Nick Bubash, Nathan Mould, Jefferson Pinder and other printmakers. 518 Foreland St., North Side. 412-321-8664.

Associated Artists of Butler County Art Center: Through Jan. 2: Annual holiday show and sale of 250-plus works by regional artists; photographs and paintings by Claire "Vimala" Anderson; wood sculpture by Mike Sanderson; photographs by Denise Garrott of re-enactors portraying 18th-century American Indians, sutlers, traders, soldiers, missionaries and craftsmen; and 25th-anniversary exhibit on Butler County Spinners & Weavers Guild. 344 S. Main St., Butler. 724-283-6922.

Blue Horse Cafe: Through Dec. 31: "Mainstay Life Services Resident Art Show," works by residents of Mainstay Life Services group homes for people with developmental disabilities. Sales of works benefit Mainstay Life Services clients. 1535 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412-344-3640.

Borelli-Edwards Galleries: Through Jan. 12: "Mary M. Mazziotti," paintings of food, cowgirls, Pittsburgh landmarks, medieval miniatures and death. 3583 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412-687-2606.

Bost Building: Through March 17: "Steel: Made in Pennsylvania," traveling State Museum of Pennsylvania exhibit of photographer Don Giles' 2005-06 images of abandoned and active Pennsylvania steel mills. 623 E. Eighth Ave., Homestead. 412-464-4020.

BoxHeart Gallery: Through Dec. 31: Holiday sale of works by multiple artists. 4523 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. 412-687-8858.

Bulgarian-Macedonian National Education & Cultural Center: Through March 21: Donated oils, watercolors and limited-edition prints, including lithographs of paintings by Vladimir Dimitrov. 449-451 W. Eighth Ave., West Homestead. 412-461-6188.

Carnegie Museum of Art: Through Jan. 4: "Neapolitan Presepio," elaborate Nativity scene depicted by 100-plus miniature figures handmade from 1700-1830. Through March 31: "Forum 61: Lowry Burgess," paintings by Carnegie Mellon University art professor. Through Jan. 21: "Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 97th Annual Exhibition," 124 pieces by 76 regional artists, and "Popular Salon of the People: 1910-2006," works by 75-plus notable Pittsburgh artists and past participants in AAP's annual shows. Through Jan. 13: "Picturing Childhood: Pictorialist Family Photography, circa 1890-1950," images of middle- and upper-middle-class family life by native Pittsburgh photographers Charles Hart Spencer, Charles H. Breed and Walter Munhall. Through Jan. 27: "On a Grand Scale: The Hall of Architecture at 100," about 150 plaster, architectural casts commissioned by Andrew Carnegie. Through Feb. 20 in Hall of Sculpture: "Untitled (Domestic)," work cast by Rachel Whiteread from staircase in 18th-century home of British naval hero Adm. Lord Nelson. Through Feb. 10: "Designed to Be Lit," candlesticks, candelabras, oil and electric lamps from museum's collection. $10; $7 for senior citizens; $6 for children and students; free for age 2 and younger. 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. 412-622-3131.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History: Ongoing: "Dinosaurs in Their Time," new exhibit of 19 specimens in Mesozoic Era-like settings. Through Jan. 27: "Mongolian Calligraphy by Jalair Dovdon Batbayar," 35 paintings. Through Jan. 8: "Carnaval," videos, photographs and costumes from carnival celebrations around the world. Through Jan. 6: "Luxe Life: Masterpieces of American Jewelry" in new Wertz Gallery: Gems and Jewelry. $10; $7 for senior citizens; $6 for children and students; free for age 2 and younger. 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. 412-622-3131.

Carnegie Science Center: Ongoing: Miniature Railroad & Village with new model of Forbes Field. Through May 31: "Bodies ... The Exhibition," view body's systems in preserved, human specimens at SportsWorks. "Bodies" admission: $22 for nonmembers, $16 for nonmembers ages 3-12; $14 for members, $10 for members ages 3-17. Through June: "From Sea to Shining Sea: 200 Years of Charting America's Coasts," 20 posters commemorating 200th anniversary of original survey of U.S. coasts. Through Jan. 31: "Zap! Surgery Beyond the Cutting Edge," interactive, multimedia exhibit on medical surgical uses of electromagnetic waves, sound waves and lasers. Ongoing: Hubble Space Telescope images, UPMC SportsWorks and USS Requin submarine. $14; $10 for senior citizens and ages 3-12; $5 each Tues. for age 62 and older; free for members. 1 Allegheny Ave., North Shore. 412-237-3400.

Chatham University Art Gallery: Through Dec. 20: "Culture in Context: African Art from the Olkes Collection," artwork from 12 sub-Saharan cultures. Woodland Hall, Chatham University, 106 Woodland Road, Shadyside. 412-365-1106.

Chatham University Art & Design Center: Ongoing: "Jerry Caplan: A Memorial Installation," sculpture, watercolors, drawings and ceramics by late art professor; "Prajna Paramita Parasher: Pierced by the Prism of Shadow," large digital prints; and works by Emma Masley, Henry Koerner, Liana Dragoman, Susana Amundarain and Charles LeClair. Chatham University, 106 Woodland Road, Shadyside. 412-365-1106.

Clay Place: Through Dec. 22: "Scott Cornish: Recent Works." 1 Walnut St., Suite 2, Carnegie. 412-276-3260.

Conney Kimbo Gallery: Ongoing: Jazz memorabilia includes photos, posters, sheet music, Mary Lou Williams' piano and xylophone once owned by Lionel Hampton. Main Floor, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. 412-383-7165.

Digging Pitt Gallery: Through Jan. 12: "The Blogger Show," works by 30 artists. 417 Butler St. (at 45th Street), Lawrenceville. 412-605-0450.

Elan Fine Art Gallery: Through Jan. 4: "Deck the Halls 2007," works by Charles Pitcher, Sarah Beitler, Ron Donoughe, Paul Jay, Jan Jay and Ron Thurston. 427 Broad St., Sewickley. 412-749-0427.

Fe Gallery: Through Feb. 9: "Good on Paper." 4102 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412-860-6028.

Fein Art Gallery: Through Feb. 7: "The Pittsburgh Group: Celebrating Women in the Arts for Over 30 Years," paintings, sculpture and jewelry by 15 artists. 519 E. Ohio St., North Side. 412-321-6816.

Fort Pitt Museum: Ongoing: "Fort Pitt Museum: Keystone of the Frontier," artifacts include war drum, engraved tomahawk, powder horns, pistols, flags and garments of French and Indian War era. $5; $4 for age 60 and older; $2 for ages 6-17. Point State Park, 101 Commonwealth Place, Downtown. 412-281-9284.

Frick Art & Historical Center: Through Feb. 3: "From J.P. Morgan to Henry Clay Frick," furniture, bronzes, porcelains and other decorative items collected by famed financier and industrialist. 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze. 412-371-0600.

Gallerie Chiz: Through Jan. 5: "Off-the-Wall, Take-It-Home-for-the-Holidays Show." 5831 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside. 412-441-6005.

Gallery on 43rd Street: Through Dec. 31: "Ten Years of Courageous Nonsense," works on paper by Mark Gualtieri and T.K. Mundok. 187 43rd St., Lawrenceville. 412-683-6488.

Hillman Library: Through Dec. 21: "Great Crested Flycatcher," life-size, engraved and hand-colored print (circa 1832) by Robert Havell of original watercolor by J.J. Audubon. Ground floor of Hillman Library, Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, Oakland. 412-648-3330.

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts: Through Dec. 21: Gouache paintings -- small landscapes -- by Thomas Paquette; annual exhibit of Hoyt Artists' Association, with adjacent artists' market; "Sweet Sixteen: A Memorial Tribute to Linda Fruhwald"; and "Annual Senior Exhibition." 124 E. Leasure Ave., New Castle. 724-652-2882.

Humble Beginnings Art Gallery & Studio: Ongoing: Show and sale of landscapes, seascapes, wildlife paintings, wildlife drawings and other works by Ralph Johns. 4121 Main St., Bloomfield. 412-683-9003.

Indiana County Historical Museum: Through Jan. 11: "Fourth Annual Indiana County Artists Show." Through March 31: "Rainbow Diamond Glass Exhibit," locally made glassware by Indiana Glass Co., Northwood Glass, Dugan Glass and Diamond Glassware Co. 621 Wayne Ave., Indiana, Indiana County. 724-463-9600.

John Edward Gallery of Fine Arts: Through Dec. 30: Acrylic monotypes by Alison Newman that depict abstract shapes formed by trees and foliage. Gallery is at Schmidt's Springhouse Antiques, Route 66 at Pfeffer Road, Washington Township (Export area), Westmoreland County. 724-325-2577.

Keystone Cafe: Through Dec. 31: Show and sale of works in varied media by 20-plus artists. 416 Clay Ave., Jeannette. 412-638-5263.

Latrobe Art Center: Through Jan. 5: "Home for the Holidays," exhibit of holiday-theme works in varied media by gallery members. Through Jan. 12: "Feel the Frost," show and sale of works in varied media by gallery members. 819 Ligonier St., Latrobe. 724-537-7011.

MCG @ 800 Penn Avenue Gallery: Through Jan. 6: "Decode 2," works created in workshop with sound and textile artist Christy Matson. 800 Penn Ave., Downtown. 412-322-1773, ext. 378.

Macy's: Through Dec. 31: Works by eight area portrait artists: Rick Antolic, David C. Barker, Robert Daley, Yvonne Kozlina, Peggy Leonard, Kit Paulsen, Mark Kay Richardson and Christine Swann. Ninth Floor, Macy's Fifth Avenue and Smithfield Street, Downtown. 412-915-8954.

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild: Through Jan 6: "Decode," works by sound and textile artist Christy Matson, with installation by Jason Van Anden. 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester section of North Side. 412-322-1773.

Manderino Gallery of Fine Arts: Through Jan. 10: "A Magic Web: The Tropical Forest of Barro Colorado Island," traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibit of 40 large-format color photos by Christian Ziegler. Third Floor, Manderino Library, California University of Pennsylvania, 250 University Ave., California, Washington County. 724-938-5840.

Maridon Museum: Ongoing: More than 100 antique Meissen porcelain figures include 15-member monkey band, Chinese and Japanese art, and art nouveau porcelain pieces from collection of Mary Hulton Phillips. $4; $3 for senior citizens and students. 322 N. McKean St., Butler. 724-282-0123.

Mattress Factory: Through Jan. 20: "India: New Installations, Part II," works by Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Hema Upadhyay and Anita Dube of Raqs Media Collective of New Delhi. $10; $5 for students; free for members. Ongoing: "House Poem," hand-calligraphed work on facade of 408 Sampsonia Way refuge of Chinese poet Huang Xiang. $8; $5 for senior citizens and students. 500 Sampsonia Way, North Side. 412-231-3169.

Memorial Park Presbyterian Church, Huston Room: Through Dec. 31: "North Hills Artists Paint Europe," watercolors by Joanne Baxter, Sandy Crocker, Rocco Prologo, Joan Scheuring and Nancy Smith. 8800 Peebles Road, McCandless. 412-364-9492.

Mendelson Gallery: Through Jan. 12: "Old Friends, New Work," works by David Lewis, Robert C. Brandegee and Steve Mendelson. 5874 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside. 412-361-8664.

Michael Berger Gallery: Through Jan. 12: "Small But Mighty," paintings by Cheonae Kim. 415 Gettysburg St., Point Breeze. 412-441-4282.

Modern Formations Gallery: Through Jan. 25: "New Soil Experiments: Works by Jairan Sadeghi." 4919 Penn Ave., Garfield. 412-362-0274.

Monroeville Public Library Gallery Space: Through Dec. 29: "Immaterial," ceramic works by John Dorinsky. 4000 Gateway Campus Blvd., Monroeville. 412-372-0500.

Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery: Through Jan. 19: "Teapots! 2nd Invitational," teapots in glass, ceramic, fiber, wood and mixed media. 5833 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside. 412-441-5200.

North Hills Art Center: Through Dec. 31: "2008 Holiday Gift Sale," handmade works include jewelry, pottery, paintings, florals, scarves, metal works and cards. 3432 Babcock Blvd., Ross. 412-364-3622.

Paul Stewart Museum: Ongoing: Geological specimens include rocks, minerals, fossils, gems, meteors, dinosaur fossils, petrified woods and locally unearthed mastodon tooth. Waynesburg University, 51 W. College St., Waynesburg. 724-852-3214.

Penn Avenue & Seventh Street Parklet: Ongoing: "Magnolias for Pittsburgh," installation by sculptor Tony Tasset features 22-foot reproduction flowering trees. Parklet at Seventh Street and Penn Avenue, Downtown. 412-471-6082.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: Through Feb. 24: "Chihuly at Phipps: Gardens and Glass," flamboyant, monumental glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly; and "Garden Railroad," 25- by 50-foot layout with model freight, ore and passenger trains, cattle ranch, animated prairie dogs, rock formations, adobe buildings and miniature Mesa Verde National Park. Daytime admission (9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily): $12.50; $11.50 for students and senior citizens; $7.50 for ages 2-18; free for younger children and members. Evening admission (6-10 p.m. daily): $15; $7.50 for members. Reservations recommended. Schenley Park Drive, Oakland. 412-622-6914.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts: Through Jan. 27: "Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Members Show," "Aqueous Open International" (Pittsburgh Watercolor Society), "A Tryst With Glass" (Craftsmen's Guild of Pittsburgh) and "A Variation of Unknown Medical Significance" by Sandy Kessler Kaminski. Fifth and Shady avenues, Shadyside. 412-361-0455.

Pittsburgh Filmmakers Galleries: Through Dec. 21: "Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Members Show." 7477 Melwood Ave., Oakland. 412-681-5449.

Pittsburgh Glass Center: Through March 30: "Recollections," works by Michael Rogers and Richard Hirsch. 5472 Penn Ave., Garfield. 412-365-2145.

Pittsburgh International Airport: Ongoing: "Pittsburgh Mosaics," 4- by 13-foot glass mosaics by Daviea Davis, on facing walls of airport's landside people movers (automated trains). Routes 60 and 576, Findlay. 412-365-2145.

Regina Gouger Miller Gallery: Through Dec. 21: Works by Patricia Maurides, Michelle Stitzlein and Julie Stunden. Purnell Center for the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. 412-268-3877.

Renaissance Gallery: Through Dec. 31: "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year." 428 Washington Ave., Carnegie. 412-279-0411.

Schoolhouse Arts Center: Through Dec. 28: "New Beginnings," paintings, note cards, silk scarves and other works by South Arts members. 2600 South Park Road, Bethel Park. 412-835-9010.

Sen. John Heinz History Center: Through Feb. 10: "Pittsburgh Steelers 75th Season Celebration: Treasures from the Pro Football Hall of Fame," artifacts include Vietnam veteran Rocky Bleier's Purple Heart medal and Three Rivers Stadium turf from game featuring Franco Harris' "Immaculate Reception"; "Pittsburgh Recast," 50-plus depictions of famous Pittsburghers and city's 250-year history; and "The Darkest Month," centennial exhibit of images and artifacts from deadliest month in U.S. mining history. Ongoing: "Clash of Empires: The British, French & Indian War, 1754-63," items include life-size figures, Robert Griffing paintings and 26-foot birch canoe; "Glass: Shattering Notions" explores Pittsburgh's glassmaking history; "Points in Time: Building a Life in Western Pennsylvania, 1750-Today"; "Journey to Freedom: Underground Railroad"; and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. $9; $7 for age 62 and older; $5 for students and ages 6-18; free for age 5 and younger, and members. 1212 Smallman St., Strip District. 412-454-6000.

Silver Eye Center for Photography: Through Feb. 2: "Proof," photographs by Fellowship 2007 Award winner Caleb Charland depict art and science through everyday objects; and photographs by Barry Banner and Rita Maas. 1015 E. Carson St., South Side. 412-431-1810.

Soldiers & Sailors National Military Museum & Memorial: Through Sept. 29: "Lincoln's Pittsburgh Address," furnishings from Monongahela House where President-elect Lincoln stayed Feb. 14, 1861, en route to inauguration. $5 for age 14 and older; $3 for ages 6-13 and age 60 and older. 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland. 412-621-4253.

South Bank Galleries: Through Dec. 31: Lithographs, etchings and drawings by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali and Marc Chagall. 1300 E. Carson St., South Side. 412-488-6688.

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art: Exhibits at multiple sites.

• Altoona: Through March 9: "Judith Consel Vipond: The Magnificent and Macabre," 27 mixed-media paintings. Through Jan. 7: "Antique Dolls: A Holiday Celebration." Through Jan. 27: "Face of India: Photography by Donald M. Robinson." Brett Building, 1210 11th Ave., Altoona. 814-946-4464.

• Johnstown: Through Feb. 3: "Nicholas Unkovic Steuben Glass Collection," 80 crystal sculptures made from 1940-80. Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, 450 Schoolhouse Road (University of Pittsburgh), Johnstown. 814-269-7234.

• Ligonier: Through Feb. 24: "Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Annual Regional Juried Exhibition," 71 works. Boucher Lane and Route 711 South, Ligonier. 724-238-6015.

• Loretto: Through Feb. 10: "Chuck Olson: Visual Histories," 100-plus paintings by fine arts department chairman. St. Francis University, 117 Evergreen Drive, Loretto, Cambria County. 814-472-3920.

SPACE: Through Dec. 31: "New Works from Utopia: Paintings by Australian Aboriginal Artists." 812 Liberty Ave., Downtown. 412-325-7723.

Third Street Gallery: Ongoing: Oils, pastels, watercolors, jewelry and pottery by Philip Salvato and other area artists. 220 Third St., Carnegie. 412-276-5233.

The Tom Museum: Through Dec. 31: Exhibit of artist-made books. 410 Sampsonia Way, North Side. 412-657-7513.

ToonSeum Gallery: Through Dec. 31: "From Illustration to Animation: Picture Books Come Alive through the Art of Animation," 600-plus cartoon-art items range from production notes to finished cels. Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children's Way, Allegheny Square, North Side. 412-586-6023.

Westmoreland County Courthouse: Through Jan. 28: "2007 History Through Art," 60 works depicting historical Southwestern Pennsylvania. Sponsored by Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts and Westmoreland County Courthouse Centennial Committee. Lobby of Westmoreland County Courthouse, 2 N. Main St., Greensburg. 724-834-3934.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art: Through Jan. 13: "Let's Play: The Holiday Toy and Train Exhibition," antique and modern toys and trains include four G-gauge trains set in Western Pennsylvania landscape with Grandview Ship Hotel, Coffee Pot Diner in Bedford, Greensburg Train Station and George Westinghouse Bridge. $5; free for age 12 and younger. 221 N. Main St., Greensburg. 724-837-1500.

Wood Street Galleries: Through Dec. 31: "Workin' Down Under," artwork by Australian video and installation artists Philip Brophy, John Gillies, Christian Thompson, John Tonkin and Dennis Beaubois. 601 Wood St., Downtown. 412-471-5605.

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