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SPACE Gallery, located at 812 Liberty Ave., hosted an exhibit called John Riegert, made up of 250 different portrayals of the namesake.
Brooke Bryant looks at one of the pieces at John Riegert. She liked it because “the captions are so simple, [just] different snapshots of random things.”
Some of Riegert’s work are was also on display at SPACE in a window display.
John Riegert at SPACE Gallery
John Riegert at SPACE Gallery
John Riegert at SPACE Gallery
John Riegert at SPACE Gallery
John Riegert at SPACE Gallery
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A gallery goer observes Boite Noîre by Martin Messier at the Wood Street Gallery.
The piece projects light through a transparent prism and lets the resulting pattern fill the room.
An observer stares into the red void of Pêle-Mêle, by Olivier Ratsi, at the Wood Street Gallery.
he Trust Art Education Center had a display of works done by members of The American Society of Media Photographers.
Bill Weiner looks at a piece by Elliot Cramer. Meant as a parody of commercial photography, Cramer took pictures of unwrapped fast-food items and used them in promotional situations.
Andy Scott is a graphic artist at ColorPerfect Printing, a company on Penn Avenue. Here is displays some of his work in a window exhibit. He loves Pittsburgh’s art scene because “people here are a little rough.”
Scott also edits and draws comic books that he self publishes. The stories are from local writers. “It’s been my passion for the past five years,” Scott says.
The August Wilson Center had a gallery of Vanessa German’s work on display.
Darrell Brock looks on at one of German’s pieces. This is his first time at the August Wilson Center but not his first Gallery Crawl.
August Wilson Center
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August Wilson Center
Brock liked this piece the most because “the contrast between her very elegant robe and the background, the urban landscape, the concrete transforms [it]...into a far-away place.”
Captions from the artist were scrawled on the wall in pencil next to the pieces.
“I’ve known too many men who’ve forgotten how to cry.” — caption beneath piece.
Tonic hosted an assembly of Redfishbowl artists, who, when finished painting outside, brought their works indoors.
Tonic also hosted live music by the local band Buffalo Rose, who performed a soulful rendition of “Mercedes Benz” by Janis Joplin that enlivened the crowd.
Buffalo Rose at Tonic
Arcade Comedy Theatre put on free live performance of standup comedy throughout the evening, modeled off of “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”
A troupe member rubs Roscoe, his pet chihuahua.
Arcade Comedy Theatre
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“I practice crying by watching the first ten minutes of ‘Up’” — members of Arcade Comedy Theatre, playing off a theme given to them by the audience.
Arcade Comedy Theatre
The band The Commonheart perform for crawl attendees at Katz Plaza.
The Commonheart
The Commonheart
The band had a total of ten members, including three backup singers and brass.
The Commonheart
Francie King, 11, plays an upscale version of “Jenga” at Pigdaracde, hosted by the Pittsburgh International Game Developers Association.
The gallery also included video games, designed by the association, that could be played by any of the attendees.
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SPACE Gallery, located at 812 Liberty Ave., hosted an exhibit called John Riegert, made up of 250 different portrayals of the namesake.

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