You can travel up the Penn Avenue arts corridor, but how well do Penn Avenue-based arts travel? Find out at tomorrow night’s opening reception for #OpenOnPenn
, a group show featuring work by some 50 artists from the district, at the Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling, W.Va.
The exhibit was organized by Nina Sauer of Most Wanted Fine Art
, the long-running gallery whose storefront on Penn shut down last year (thought Most Wanted remains active as a programmer).
The show honors the history of the arts corridor, co-founded in 1998 by the Bloomfield-Garfield Corp., the community-development group that co-curated the show with Most Wanted. Included are newspapers, photographs and other historical items.
Participating artists working in a wide range of styles include such names as Alisha Wormsley, Alison Zapata, Bekezela Mguni, Bob Ziller, Carolyn Pierotti, Chris Ivey, Danielle Robinson, D.S. Kinsel, GEMS & CHU, Jason Sauer, J.R. Holtz, Julie Mallis, Laura Jean McLaughlin, Marcel Lamont Walker, Matt Spahr, the late MFONE, Nina Marie Barbuto, Njaimeh Njie, Oreen Cohen, Rashad Jamal, Sam Thorp, Ryder Henry and Susan Wagner. (That's Jason Sauer, Nina's spouse, in one of his customized vehicles, on the exhibit poster at right.)
The free opening reception runs 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Stifel Fine Arts Center
is located at 1330 National Road, in Wheeling, just over an hour southwest of Pittsburgh.
The show is up until the end of October, with gallery hours from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays.