6PM – 11 PM PITTSBURGH BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT STUDIOS, 4810 PENN AVENUE
Paint some Warhol flowers in your own style, to be placed on abandoned/neglected buildings around town. Bring the kids! Also, from 7 – 9 pm, enjoy traditional Irish music by Sgt. Early’s Dream.Artwork by Dean Cercone, James Shipman, and Bob Ziller
SUNDOWN l CENTER FOR POST NATURAL HISTORY – 4913 PENN
Smithsonian Fellow, Rich Pell gives us a glimpse of his grand mission at the new space where he plans to debut displays and collections of the both natural and unusual kind.
7PM-10PM | MODERNFORMATIONS GALLERY AND PERFORMANCE SPACE – 4919 PENN AVE.
ECHOED FROM EMPTY WALLS: New works by Ron Copeland -and- BURIED BY THE DAISIES: Show runs through April 29th. 412-362-0274 www.modernformations.com
6:00PM–12:00PM | CHEF “J” TROPICAL RESTAURANT & ENVY 4923 Penn Ave.
African/Caribbean/Soul & Vegetarian Cuisine Friday, 6-9PM $9.99 Dinner Special/ Happy Hour & $1.00 off Drink
7:00PM – 12:00 Mid-Night Live Entertainment–Jazz and Reggae
6:30PM-9PM | GARFIELD ARTWORKS, 4931 PENN AVE
KALEIDSCOPE ART. Computer generated visual art by Matt Susko. Also featuring live instrumental hip-hop and glitch music by Steve Chab.
Donation requested. 412-361-2262. www.garfieldartworks.com
7-10 PM IMAGEBOX – 4933 PENN AVE.
DEAD DREAMS, DISTANT FUTURES – A solo exhibition of works by Brandt Dykstra. These paintings represent the fragmented nature of a world that is constantly changing and the people who traverse this evolving landscape.
7 – 10 PM | THE IRMA FREEMAN CENTER FOR IMAGINATION, 5006 PENN AVE.
Opening reception for “Urban Landscapes: paintings by Irma Freeman” and “Antiquated & Future (or Imaginary)
Technologies II: a Group Exhibition.” Dance Party starting at 8:30 pm Friday and Closing night:
5PM-11PM | STUDIO 5013 – 5013 PENN AVE:
OZMA presents Wooden Rainbow, a new collection of musical instruments handcrafted in Pittsburgh with found objects by Jeff Schreckengost. Each instrument is an amalgamation of materials and found objects. www.jschreckengost.wordpress.com
7PM-11PM l MOST WANTED FINE ART -5015 PENN AVE.
Friday- Art by John Lysak and Friends from Edinboro Univ. performances by Dj Chris Nelson and Grand Snafu. Sat- Most Wanted Yoga during the day. Word Circus (poetry with an open mic) hosted by Chatham University; www.mostwantedfineart.com Facebook- jasonsauer5015
9 PM – 11 PM l LAW OFFICE OF RICHARD J. WALTERS
TEACHING LATIN DANCE; includes the classic Tango! 412-712-7771
5PM-MIDNIGHT l ARTica GALLERY HOSTS: SAM SAMLAND – 5110 PENN
DON”T WEAR BLACK TO MY FUNERAL. Grove City University’s Sam Perry curates “An installation that examines the diverse ways we mourn in America”
12PM-11PM |AWESOME BOOKS, 5111 PENN AVENUE. open Friday from Noon till 11 pm., Sat. Noon till 7 pm. Friday night: work on a mosaic of Rachel Carson, the Grand Dame of Green, on the sidewalk outside of Awesome Books. Shop among thousands of awesome books in every topic.
6PM-9PM | ASSEMBLE - 5125 PENN AVE
Grand Opening of Assemble, a community space for art and technology. Solo show titled “For(est) Sale” featuring select work of Will Schlough. Food and drinks Friday night.
6PM-9PM l ECO/TECH 411/ FOOD Truck Convoy l PENN AVE and PACIFIC (corner)
Four Corners of Fun! Includes: David Edwards Power Flower; Eco and Solar Tech Info; Eco Books, information and products; (Hula Hoop) Union, Music with DJ Dreadz; The Walk Mic Spoken Word Reggaton Project and yummy for your tummy.
6PM-10PM | BFG CAFE 5335 PENN AVE. Fab Food + Five Artists: Joe Witzel: Impressionistic pastel landscapes and drawings of various subjects. Joeb Nyler: Mixed media paintings: Cathy L Hartmann: Jewelry designer, uses natural gemstones and hand made glass beads. Susan Wagner: Oil paintings and small bronze sculptures. Ollie Southgate: oil painter.
6 -9 PM | EDGE STUDIO 5411 PENN AVENUE,
Friday Edge hosts The Sam Blancato Blues Band and features a one-woman exhibition for Pittsburgh’s salvage and assemblage artist,Randie Snow. www.randiesnow.com
5 PM - PM l GROW PITTSBURGH – 5492 PENN
Learn about our various programs and learn how to get a better “green” thumb. Check our bio diesel truck!
6PM-10PM | THE TEEREX GUERRILLA RETAIL HEADQUARTERS – 5440 PENN AVE:
Irrationally affordable selection of unique, hand-printed tees by local designers to clean out our studio for newbies; Bodacious Bites trucks in loads of eats w/ yummy vegan and vegetarian selections; local craft beer from East End Brewing Company. DJs Jenny Jihad and MC Sean set the mood.
6PM–9:30 | PITTSBURGH GLASS CENTER – 5472 PENN AVE.
Hot Jam + Eco Tech Fashion Show. Heat defying acts of art, plus “TENacity” a local glass art exhibition. Start the evening off with Mike, John & Johnson and their eclectic mix of guitar and tabla. PGC and hosting Cello Fury and the Eco/Tech Fashion Show “Fuzion!” More info @ 412-365-2145 ext. 201.
6PM-10 PM l GLASS LOFTS X-TREME EXPO -5491 PENN
A tossed salad of some the ‘Burgh’s most amazing projects and people; boutique size art exhibitions. Special guests: “A Taste of Chemistry” with Prof. Das and CMU students; The Quality of Life Technology Center, Mostly Mod design and the GAGIpanorama Project with David Bear.
THE YOGA HIVE, LOCATED IN THE GLASS LOFTS, will hold all regularly schedule . If the weather is lovely, you may find some of us playing around in the front lawn. Please join us for a down-dog or ask us to teach you how to do a headstand. We love to play around and look forward to being your neighborhood yoga studio. Namaste, Yinz!”
5 PM – 8 PM l SALON D – 5506 PENN
Art by JR Holtz and FREE eyebrow arching, @ one of Penn Ave’s best!
Meet owner, Latisha Jordan 412-361-1628
6:30PM l INTERNATIONAL LINT PROJECT 5511 PENN
The M & G Laundry hosts artist, Cheryl Capezutti. Come make your own creations with recycled laundry lint and meet with Pittsburgh’s ground-breaking lint artist and puppeteer
6:30PM | DANCE ALLOY – 5530 PENN AVE:
THE CITRUS SERIES. Founded by Alloy’s own company member Jasmine Hearn, this is an Improv Jam and Informal Showcase that creates a safe environment to dance, sing, play instruments, or just watch—Reservations/Questions? Please contact Dance Alloy Theater, 412.363.4321 or visit www.dancealloy.org Doors open@ 6: 30PM;Jam starts@7PM
GA/GI Saturday, April 2 (two locations)
10 AM-5 PM l Union Project Open House- 801 N. Negley
GA/GI for KIDS! “Birds, Trees and Robots” @ Union Project 10 AM-1 PMAn Eco/Technology Playdate for kids and families
@ Penn Avenue Arts District (Penn between Negley and Mathilda)
1PM-4PM l Glass LOFTS 5491 Penn
I (re) Made It SMART indie crafts fair
Art Exhibitions; SpeakLife Concert; Special Guest : NACL (Salt of The Earth)
Coldwell Banker LOFTS OPEN HOUSE
1PM-5PM l Pittsburgh Glass Center 5472 Penn
MOST WANTED FINE ART/YOGA -5015 PENN AVE
Most Wanted Yoga during the day. 7PM/ Word Circus (poetry with an open mic) hosted by Chatham Univ. www.most-wantedfineart.com
6PM – 9:30PM | MODERNFORMATIONS GALLERY & PERFORMANCE SPACE – 4919 PENN.
PARTY WITH THE POETS: THE RELEASE OF SPARED. Please join us for an evening of verse, refreshments, and books. All are welcome! www.modernformations.com
ASSEMBLE - 5125 PENN AVE Dance party Saturday night 10 PM featuring GUSTO & TINA.
YOGA HIVE: 5491 PENN AVE., Check out our regularly scheduled Yoga Classes. Stop by and pick up a brochure.
STUDIO 5013 – 5013 PENN AVE: Eco Window Display
AWESOME BOOKS, 5111 PENN AVENUE. Hundreds of titles!
ARTIca Gallery, Sam Samland Don’t Wear Black to My Funeral
8 PM l IRMA FREEMAN CENTER
From D.C., the Cassettes. ”Anachronistic multi-instrumentalist vagabonds” with cajun accordion, theremin, tabla, steel guitar and other sounds. Doors open at 7.Show starts at 8pm. http://www.irmafreeman.com http://www.myspace.com/thecassettes
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The Pittsburgh Art Blog features selected pittsburgh artists and upcoming exhibits with photos from the artists and galleries. since the major press outlets do not go beyond a directory listing of exhibits, blogs are needed to promote pittsburgh artists and their work. the blog also calls attention to the inferiority complex of pittsburgh art and how it's perpetuated by the major players in town. Started on August 20,2007. pittsburgh area galleries and art venues are listed at the sister site www.PghGalleries.com.
the blog and website are volunteer projects from fine art photographer and pittsburgh artist advocate rick byerly.