Unblurred Gallery Crawl always happens the First Friday of every month along Penn Avenue in Garfield, Bloomfield, Friendship and East Liberty. The Friday May 2 , 2008 schedule is below. ( current schedules can always be found here , every unblurred is worth checking out!) . Most art venues open at 7pm but check the schedule as some venues open earlier and many close at 10pm. Brillobox in Bloomfield is a good place to start and end the night with a good beer. Pittsburgh art gallery directory: http://www.pghgalleries.com/ and
The zip code for Garfield in case you want to get directions online is 15224. You can look out for Garfield Artworks as a recognizable landmark when coming on Penn Ave from Downtown/ Strip District/ Bloomfield - address is 4931 Penn Ave and it's on your left. Right next to Garfield Artworks is Imagebox Gallery, Metamorphose, and Modernformations Gallery and you can pick up a schedule to go from there. If coming from East Liberty/ Highland Park just hop onto Penn Ave and you'll find Pittsburgh Glass Center on your left and you can check the schedule to see the other venues here .
Friday, May 2
6PM-9PM PITTSBURGH GLASS CENTER - 5472 PENN AVE.GLASS & STEEL: ART TRANSCENDS INDUSTRY Opening Reception, plus Live Demo by Ben Edols. As Pittsburgh celebrates its 250th anniversary, PGC salutes the city’s industrial past and creative future in its newest exhibition that showcases artwork created by 31 artists from Southwestern Pennsylvania. Each work of art incorporates Pittsburgh’s industrial roots – glass and steel. Plus, PGC will have a special glass blowing demonstration from 7 to 8 pm by world-renowned Australian glass artist Ben Edols. For more information, call 412-365-2145 ext. 201. http://www.pittsburghglasscenter.org/.
6PM-9PM TUNNEL GALLERY - 5515 PENN AVE.A. M. LILLY - KINETIC SCULPTURE Presenting the work of Boston kinetic sculptor Anne Lilly, whose stainless steel sculptures, through precise engineering and machining, move with an unexpected grace much more organic and sublime than mechanical.
6PM-9PM ENVY - 4923 PENN AVE.MENU TASTING-AFRICAN AND CARIBBEAN FUSION Join Chef Joanne Freeman unveils her latest innovations in the culinary arts. For more info call Joanne at 412.894.8981.
6PM-10PM MOST WANTED FINE ART - 5015 PENN AVE.PITTSBURGH PRESSES New releases from Pittsburgh publishing companies featuring local, national, and international authors. Runs through June 1. More info: http://www.most-wantedfineart.com/
6PM-11PM STUDIO 5013 - 5013 PENN AVE.KYLE ETHAN FISCHER Stop by the windows of Studio 5013 and enjoy the new mixed media works by Kyle Ethan Fischer.
7PM-10PM GARFIELD ARTWORKS - 4931 PENN AVE.MATT SUSKO'S FIRST ART SHOW This up-and-coming young artist from Washington, PA is a student at CCACin art education, and will display his latest paintings, ceramics and drawings. He's into a little bit of everything. Live performances by Stephen Chabassol and Wolverines (ambient rock). Donation requested. 412-361-2262. http://www.garfieldartworks.com/
7PM-10PM MODERNFORMATIONS GALLERY & PERFORMANCE SPACE - 4919 PENN AVE.A SPACE OF RESIGNATION: THE ARTWORK OF JAMIE ADAMS, BRETT DAVIS, AND ROB KATKOWSKI "A Space of Resignation" will display a cross section of the discordance utilized by Brett Davis, Jamie Adams, and Robert Katkowski in their respective images. These three artists employ an ambiguity of specific elements in paint. The results vary from lulling introspection to quiet malevolence. It is work that calls for the viewer to resign himself to the strange and palpable space, the uncertain surface, and the inchoate relationships between figures. Show runs to the 30th. 412.362.0274 http://www.modernformations.com/
7PM-10PM IMAGEBOX - 4933 PENN AVE.PAINTINGS BY BRANT DYKSTRA This particular series of works deals with the figure, the spaces they occupy, and the various forms they take. Everything from portraiture, to outline are presented in numerous situations and environments. Some figures fade and become part of the background, while others confront the viewer and the area they occupy, all leading to a sense of discomfort and humor. www.imagebox.com. 412-441-0930.
8PM-11PM ATTACK THEATRE - 4805 PENN AVE.ATTACK THEATRE’S GAME NIGHT AND THE SEVEN-MINUTE DANCE SERIES Join Attack Theatre for some good old-fashioned schoolyard fun and games: Four-Square, backgammon, 3-D tic-tac-toe, vintage Atari games, darts and Connect Four. Between games, enjoy seven minutes of something. Everyone is welcome, donations suggested. Sponsored in part by UPMC. www.attacktheatre.com 412.441.8444.
Like what's posted on this blog and the website http://www.pghgalleries.com/ ? This is a volunteer effort so donations of any size are welcome which can be made via paypal here . Also at that link anyone interested in purchasing banner space, which includes placement on this blog and websites, can sign up there. Banner design included. Thanks! Rick Byerly
Pittsburgh art events: http://www.pittsburghgalleries.blogspot.com/
Photography from rick byerly: http://www.uniquetake.com/
Pittsburgh art gallery directory: http://www.pghgalleries.com/