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2012 Summer Guide

click to enlarge Abstract Colors, an exhibit of paintings by Annette Poitau, at Box Heart Gallery Aug. 21-Sept. 22
  • Abstract Colors, an exhibit of paintings by Annette Poitau, at Box Heart Gallery Aug. 21-Sept. 22

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Gay & Lesbian Community Center. Expanding Dreams: Experimental Photography & Visual Stories by Anna Bender & The Queer Collective, through May 24. 

Gallerie Chiz. Human Behavior (paintings by Brian Fencl, mixed-media sculptures by Daria Pigg and paintings by Valetta), through May 26.

Garfield Artworks. YOU = LOVE (installation related to T. Klinkhamer's children's book), through May 26.

Boulevard Gallery. A Pittsburgh Tribute (group show), through May 26.

The Gallery 4. The Hunter-Fischer Gathering (collaborative works by Matt Hunter and Gabrielle Fischer), through May 26.

Toonseum. Will Eisner's New York (touring show featuring the legendary creator of The Spirit), through May 27. Also: The Zany Dzigns of Diana Z (work by Pittsburgh-native illustrator Diana Zourelias-Noro). 

Mattress Factory. Factory Installed (group show), through May 27. Gestures: Intimate Friction (group show), through Nov. 30. 

Sen. John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center. Exhibits on the region's history to contemporary times, including a sports museum, ongoing. Plus: Angels of Mercy: Sisters in Healthcare in Western Pennsylvania, through May 28; America's Best Weekly: A Century of the Pittsburgh Courier, through June 3; Stars & Stripes: An American Story (flag history), through June 17; and The Stories that Touch Our Lives: Images from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, through June 30.

Christine Frechard Gallery. Annette Poitau (painting), through June 1.

Morgan Contemporary Glass. Teapots! (sixth invitational), through June 2.

Unsmoke Artspace. (Voice of rational being), featuring the multi-genre work of Aaron Meyers and Justin Sorensen, through June 3.

Gallery Sim. 89, The Neighborhoods of Pittsburgh (group show), through June 10.

Associated Artists of Butler County. Annual Spring Show & Sale and Blow Your Mind Exhibit, both through June 15. 

Fein Art Gallery. Waterworks 2012 Members Annual Exhibition, through June 15. 

Sweetwater Center for the Arts. Student Art Competition, through June 15.

Be Galleries. Cynthia F. Cooley: Steps and Steel (paintings), through June 16.

North Hills Art Center. 2012 Regional Show, juried by Alexander Patho, through June 16.

709 Penn Gallery. Girls 'n' Guns: Rachel Neiborg and Ine Mulder (Dutch photographers), through June 17.

Space Gallery. Global Navigators (group show by Dutch artists), through June 17.

Wood Street Galleries. Global Navigators (group show by Dutch artists), through June 17.

707 Penn Gallery. Global Navigators (works by Guido van der Weve), through June 17.

Greensburg Art Center. ReMEMBER When? (Greensburg Art Club members exhibition), through June 22.

Future Tenant. 4 – 0 = 4: Paintings, Drawings and Device by Gabe Felice, through June 24.

American Jewish Museum. Isaac Bashevis Singer and His Artists (illustrations by 14 artists who illustrated Singer's stories), through June 25. Fabric of Life: Wall Hangings (textiles created by members of Kishorit, an Israeli establishment that supports those with physical, emotional and mental challenges), through July 27.

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Native Pennsylvania, A Wildflower Walk, through June 29.

August Wilson Center for African American Culture. Strength in the Struggle: Civil Rights (documentary photography) and Josh Gibson: Negro League Legend (photographic timeline), both through June 30. 

The Gallery on 43rd Street. The Tree Show: Pastels by Diane Grguras, through June 30.

click to enlarge Native Pennsylvania, A Wildflower Walk, at the Hunt Institute for Botalical Documentation through June 29.
  • Native Pennsylvania, A Wildflower Walk, at the Hunt Institute for Botalical Documentation through June 29.

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts. American Impressionist John L. Lloyd (work by the Pennsylvania-born painter); also, exhibits by Brian Ferrell (sculptural furniture) and Samuel Fee (photographic collection), all through June 30.

943 Liberty Avenue. Path: Installation by Elin Hansdottir (maze-like installation), through June.

Clay Place at Standard. Ohio Potters … Today (curated by Chris Powell), through June.

Society for Contemporary Craft. Transformation 8: Contemporary Works in Small Metals (group show), through June 30.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Warhol's Dogs and Cats Series, through June 30. M is for Museum, through Aug. 30. Lord of the Crane Flies and Population Impact, both ongoing. Plus Dinosaurs in Their Time, Hall of Architecture and other permanent exhibits.

Filmmakers Galleries. New Works, New Problems (mixed-media group show), through July 1.

Gallery on Baum. Re:Production: Original Artwork from Children's Storybooks and Memorabilia, through July 13. 

Silver Eye Center for Photography. Fellowship 12 Exhibitions (work by Akihiko Miyoshi and Isa Leshko), through July 17.

Carnegie Museum of Art. Duncan Campbell (documentary film), through July 8. Henri Matisse: The Thousand and One Nights, through July 15. Impressionism in a New Light: From Monet to Stieglitz, through Aug. 26. Hand Made: Contemporary Craft in Ceramic, Glass, and Wood, ongoing. Past Meets Present: Decorative Arts and Design at Carnegie Museum of Art, ongoing. Plus permanent exhibits.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. 2012: End of Time (Pittsburgh Print Group, juried by John Caperton); Lenses and Filters: A View Through the Needle's Eye (Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc., juried by Susan Brandeis); TONE IT UP! (Pittsburgh Society of Artists, juried by Greg Harrison); Recreation/Renewal/Rebirth (Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors); and short videos by Pittsburgh Filmmakers members, all through July 22.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art. 2012 Westmoreland Juried Biennial (work by 101 regional artists, juried by Florida-based curator Kerry Oliver-Smith), through July 22.

International Images. Sunflower Series (mixed-media work by Hawkeye) and work by photojournalist David Biernersser, ongoing.

Phipps Conservatory. Botanical gardens. Temporary and seasonal exhibits include: Butterfly Forest, through Sept. 3; Summer Flower Show: Fountains of Youth, through Sept. 30; Tropical Forest India, ongoing; and the new Center for Sustainable Landscapes, ongoing.

Society for Contemporary Craft Satellite Gallery. Pittsburgh Studio Glass (work by Drew Hine, Jon Sirockman, Theo Keller and Bill Zarvis), through Sept. 30.

Center for Postnatural History. New storefront museum and research center exploring the interplay between nature, culture and technology (as in genetically modified corn), ongoing. 

Fort Pitt Museum. Exhibits on colonial history in the region, ongoing. Plus Summer Saturdays at the Fort, featuring re-enactors and demonstrations, June 9, July 14 and Aug. 11.

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village. Exhibits on local prehistoric societies including a famed archaeological site, plus a 16th-century American Indian village and colonial-era village. 

Photo Antiquities. The history of photography in images and equipment. Plus preservation and educational exhibits, including Shantytown: The Ed Salamony Photographs (Pittsburgh's Depression-era shantytowns), ongoing.

The Andy Warhol Museum. I Just Want to Watch (Warhol's film, TV and video work), ongoing.

Carnegie Science Center. Highmark Sports Works, Omnimax Theater, Buhl Digital Planetarium, Roboworld and other permanent and ongoing exhibits, shows and activities.

June

Three Rivers Arts Festival. Artists Market, Juried Visual Art Exhibition, live music and more, June 1-10.

Red Door Space. Naked in Pittsburgh 2012, the annual show by Outlaw Artisans, June 1-16 (South Side). www.outlawartisans.com

Unsmoke Artspace. Work by Ashley Andrykovich, month of June.

Gallerie Chiz. Inspired by Nature (benches and tables by John Eastman, handmade paper by Choon-hyang Yun and Jeong-han Yun), June 1-30.

Irma Freeman Center for Imagination. James Shipman: A 30-Year Retrospective of Wall Work opens June 1.

Pittsburgh Glass Center. 10 Years of Bottles and Bobs: A Survey (new work by Australian artist Nick Mount), June 1-July 15.

ModernFormations Gallery. Nostalgia Melancholia (artwork by Ashley Andrykovitch and Crystala Armagost), June 1-July 20. 

DV8 Espresso Bar and Gallery. Transformations (photography by Michelle Lenhart, and paintings by Michael Bova), June 1-July 30.

Garfield Artworks. Inaugural event for creative collective Monalloh Foundry, featuring visual art, live music, video and more, June 2.

Showcase Noir: African American Artist and Designer Market. Works for sale by emerging and established artists and designers, from paintings to jewelry, June 2 and 3 (corner of Eighth Street and Penn, Downtown). 412-456-6666

The Gallery 4. New Works by Miller McCormick, opens June 2.

Artists Image Resource. New work by AIR resident artists Tresa Varner and Abby Franzen-Sheehan, and new quilt work by Tina Brewer, opens June 2.

Boulevard Gallery. Painter of Memories (works by Linda Barnicott) opens June 2.

Christine Frechard Gallery. Summer Exhibit, featuring Dean Cercone (painting), Nanette Hatzes (painting), David Pasafiume (dolls) and Dorie Sheridan (shadow boxes), opens June 2.

Brew House Space 101. New Drawings by Lindsey Landfried (abstracts) opens June 2.

Box Heart Gallery. Chapter 12 (12th annual anniversary exhibition), a group show, June 6-23.

Galerie Werner. Beauty and the Beast: Figures & Faces in Pittsburgh's Industrial Landscape (contemporary group show), June 7-Sept. 1.

Clay Place at Standard. Northern Indiana Ceramic Artists (curated by Justin Rothshank) opens June 8.

Morgan Contemporary Glass. Celebrating Glass opens June 8.

Carnegie Museum of Art. Architecture Explorations, June 11-Aug. 10.

Father Ryan Arts Center. Bill Spolar gallery show, June 15-27.

Wildcard. Adventures in Anachronism, a Photographic Salon by Jeffrey Krsul, June 15-Aug. 1.

Frick Art & Historical Center. Three Centuries of Printmaking, featuring prints from the permanent collection and the prints of Jacques Callot, June 16-Sept. 2.

Carnegie Science Center. Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World (with displays, live performances and "The World's Largest Guitar"), June 16-Sept. 30. 

Wildcard. Art & Trunk Show with Laura Berger and Courtney Fischer, June 21 only.

Associated Artists of Butler County. The Photography Show, June 22-July 27.

707 Penn Gallery. Commission for Treasonous Strategies (revisionist American history), June 22-Aug. 19.

709 Penn Gallery. Brian Browne: New Paintings, June 22-Aug. 19.

The Andy Warhol Museum. Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein (first comprehensive survey of the groundbreaking painter's work), June 23-Sept. 9. Also: Factory Direct: Pittsburgh (new work by 14 established artists following residencies in local factories), June 24-Sept. 9.

Box Heart Gallery. God's Appointment Book (abstract paintings by David Nelson), June 26-July 21.

Future Tenant. Michael Benedetti: The Image Obsessed: Documentationings from Under the Starless and Bible Black Roof of 315 Barnes (2-D works), June 29-July 14.

Fe Gallery. R.O.U.S. / Robots of Unusual Size (work by Toby Atticus Fraley, The Reverend Daisher Rocket, Adam Shrekhise and Richard Upchurch), June 29-July 28.

Sen. John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center. The Story of Negro League Baseball: We Are the Ship, June 29-Aug. 26.

click to enlarge Art by exhibit juror Cynthia Shaffer is part of In the Belly of the Beast, at Sweetwater Center for the Arts, June 30-July 28.
  • Art by exhibit juror Cynthia Shaffer is part of In the Belly of the Beast, at Sweetwater Center for the Arts, June 30-July 28.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts. In the Belly of the Beast (nature-themed exhibit juried by Cynthia Shaffer), June 30-July 28.

July

Unsmoke Artspace. Beautiful Possibility Tour, month of July.

Associated Artists of Butler County. Science Fiction Show, July 6-27.

Gallerie Chiz. Work by Ron Bayuzick (mixed-media sculpture) and Joe Young (paintings), July 6-28.

The Gallery 4. Strange Wonderland: New Works by Nat Chamberlain, July 7-28.

Brew House Space 101. Featured Artist Exhibition Series (artist TBD), July 7-Aug. 25.

Hoyt Institute of Fine Art. History of Animation (works from Pittsburgh's Toonseum); also, Humanimals, Gayle Marie Weitz's cabinets in the shape of carved and painted human-sized figures, both July 10-Aug. 24.

Gallery Crawl. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's quarterly free showcase of galleries and performance venues, July 13 only.

Clay Place at Standard. Ceramic Artists of Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY (curated by Jeff Schwarz), opens July 13.

Greensburg Art Center. Work by Maura Koehler Keeny, July 13-Aug. 24.

August Wilson Center for African American Culture. Richmond Barthé: His Life in Art (50 works by the pioneering African-American sculptor), July 13-Sept. 15.

Gallery Sim. In His Presence: Celebrating Houses of Worship, July 20-Aug. 26.

click to enlarge Work by Alice Simpson in Humor in Craft at the Society for Contemporary Craft. - PHOTO COURTESY OF D. JAMES DEE
  • Photo courtesy of D. James Dee
  • Work by Alice Simpson in Humor in Craft at the Society for Contemporary Craft.

Society for Contemporary Craft.

in Craft (group show) and Work by Dan Krueger (reconfigured vintage agricultural and transportation toys), both July 20-Oct. 27.

Fe Gallery. A Midsummer Night's Party, July 21 only.

Box Heart Gallery. The Living Rose Window (printmaking on paper and glass by Keith Garubba), July 24-Aug. 18.

Silver Eye Center for Photography. Members Juried Exhibition, July 27-Sept. 8.

Carnegie Museum of Art. Natural History (art from the museum's collection exploring artists' engagement with nature, landscape and the built environment), July 28-Oct. 14.

August

Unsmoke Artspace. Work by Heather White, month of August.

DV8 Espresso Bar and Gallery. New Paintings by Mark Barill, August and September.

Associated Artists of Butler County. Annual Nature & Wildlife Show, Aug. 3-31.

Wildcard. M.L. Walker's Hero Corp International (local comics art), Aug. 3-Sept. 15.

ModernFormations Gallery. Winners of "Winter in Frame" juried show: Stephen Haynes, Lauren Toohey and Kristin Turcsanyi, Aug. 3-31.

Gallerie Chiz. Work by Mitzi Hall (mosaics), Aug. 3-Sept. 1.

click to enlarge Work by Mel Bochner in Natural History, at the Carnegie Museum of Art, July 28-Oct. 14.
  • Work by Mel Bochner in Natural History, at the Carnegie Museum of Art, July 28-Oct. 14.

Pittsburgh Glass Center. American Idols (new work by John Moran), Aug. 3-Nov. 10.

The Gallery 4. Deep Cuts: A Paper Cutting Show by Ted Bolha, opens Aug. 4.

Carnegie Museum of Art. Whistler and Rebellion in the Art World (paintings, prints and drawings from the collection), Aug. 4-Dec. 9.

Clay Place at Standard. Ceramic Artists of the Craftsmen's Guild of Pittsburgh, opens Aug. 10.

Fe Gallery. Veteran Expressions (art by those who have experienced war, curated by Jared Boyer), Aug. 10-Sept. 1.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Artist of the Year Show: Charlee Brodsky, and Emerging Artist of the Year Vanessa German, both Aug. 10-Oct. 28.

Box Heart Gallery. Abstract Colors (paintings by Annette Poitau), Aug. 21-Sept. 22.

Associated Artists of Butler County. Fabulous '50s Exhibit, Aug. 31-Sept. 14.

707 Penn Gallery. Work by Erika Osborne, Aug. 31-Sept. 30.

709 Penn Gallery. Rob Larsen: Roller Derby, Aug. 31-Sept. 20.

September

Unsmoke Artspace. Work by Anna Mikolay, month of September.

The Gallery 4. New Works by Chris Savido, opens Sept. 1.

Associated Artists of Butler County. Slippery Rock University Faculty Exhibit, Sept. 7-28.

ModernFormations Gallery. Works by Ron Copeland, Sept. 7-28.

Mattress Factory. Feminist and … (group show of work by seven women artists, curated by Hilary Robinson), Sept. 7-June 7, 2013.





Index

707 Penn Gallery. Downtown, 412-325-7017.

709 Penn Gallery. Downtown, 412-281-8723.

943 Liberty Avenue. Downtown, 412-456-6666

American Jewish Museum. Squirrel Hill, 412-521-8010.

The Andy Warhol Museum. North Side, 412-237-8300.

Artists Image Resource. North Side, 412-321-8664.

Associated Artists of Butler County. Butler, 724-283-6922.

August Wilson Center for African American Culture. Downtown, 412-258-2700.

Be Galleries. Lawrenceville, 412-687-2606.

Boulevard Gallery. Verona, 412-721-0943.

Box Heart Gallery. Bloomfield, 412-687-8858.

Brew House Space 101. South Side, 412-381-7767.

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History. Oakland, 412-622-3131.

Carnegie Science Center. North Side, 412-237-3400.

Center for Postnatural History. Garfield, www.postnatural.org.

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. North Side, 412-322-5058

Christine Frechard Gallery. Squirrel Hill, 412-421-8888. 

Clay Place at Standard. Carnegie, 412-489-5240.

DV8 Espresso Bar & Gallery. Greensburg, 724-219-0804. 

Father Ryan Arts Center. McKees Rocks, 412-771-3052. 

Fe Gallery. Lawrenceville, 412-860-6028.

Fein Art Gallery. North Side, 412-321-6816.

Filmmakers Galleries. North Oakland, 412-681-5449.

Fort Pitt Museum. Downtown, 412-281-9284.

Frick Art & Historical Center. Point Breeze, 412-371-0600.

Future Tenant. Downtown, 412-325-7037.

Galerie Werner. Shadyside, 412-716-1390.

Gallerie Chiz. Shadyside, 412-441-6005.

The Gallery 4. Shadyside, 412-363-5050.

Gallery on 43rd Street. Lawrenceville, 412-683-6488.

Gallery on Baum. North Oakland, 412-621-2286.

Gallery Sim. South Side, 412-586-4531.

Garfield Artworks. Garfield, 412-361-2262.

Gay & Lesbian Community Center. Downtown, 412-422-0114.

Greensburg Art Center. Greensburg, 724-837-6791.

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts. New Castle, 724-652-2882.

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Oakland, 412-268-2434.

International Images. Sewickley, 412-741-3036. 

Irma Freeman Center for Imagination. Bloomfield, 412-924-0634.

Mattress Factory. North Side, 412-231-3169.

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village. Avella, 724-587-3412.

ModernFormations Gallery. Garfield, 412-362-0274.

Morgan Contemporary Glass. Shadyside, 412-441-5200.

North Hills Art Center. Ross Township, 412-364-3622.

Photo Antiquities. North Side, 412-231-7881.

Phipps Conservatory. Oakland, 412-622-6914.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Shadyside, 412-361-0873.

Pittsburgh Glass Center. Friendship, 412-365-2145.

Sen. John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center. Strip District, 412-454-6000.

Silver Eye Center for Photography. South Side, 412-431-1810.

Society for Contemporary Craft. Strip District, 412-261-7003.

Society for Contemporary Craft Satellite Gallery. Downtown, 412-261-7003.

Space Gallery. Downtown, 412-325-7723.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts. Sewickley, 412-741-4405.

Three Rivers Arts Festival. Downtown, 412-281-8723.

Toonseum. Downtown, 412-232-0199.

UnSmoke Artspace. Braddock, www.unsmokeartspace.com.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Greensburg, 724-837-1500.

WildCard. Lawrenceville, 412-224-2651.

Wood Street Galleries. Downtown, 412-471-5605.

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