Detroit’s Art Collection is in Danger of being sold off to private buyers in an effort to settle bankruptcy debt. We hope that some last minute efforts will step in and save the day like Eli Broad did for MOCA back in 2008. The good news is that Detroit has publically said they will NOT be selling their collection which might lead the city to some gnarly legal battles.
Meandering through the interwebs we couldn’t help but take note of this blogger, Issyvoo’s article, “Fuck your Fancy Apartment,” a critique of home tours in online publications such as Freude Von Freuden in Berlin. He makes some really interesting points and reminds us over here at Treading Art to never be too staged! On the other hand, Freude Von Freuden is still rolling out a noteworthy operation.
Lastly, The Smithsonian’s Portrait Gallery in DC most recent exhibition American Cool looks like something to check out. Let us not forget Pittsburgh, DC is only a 4 hour drive away. The iconic photographs of American artists should be well worth the drive.
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Weekend Treadings of the cultural nature: some bites and sounds, some artistic expressions and whatever else you add to the mix.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27th
This is an open and weekly class that encourages all - no matter your mobility - to get moving and learn the basics of improvising as a physical instrument of motion.
The Pillow Project @ 214 N Lexington St - Point Breeze
7-9pm // suggested $5 // arrive @ 6:45pm
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28th
What goes better than wine and hors d’oeuvres at an opening celebration of American paintings!?
Frick Art Museum - 7227 Reynolds St -
6-8pm // $10-12
The Office of Public Art has covered Downtown before in their public art walking tours, but not like this! Start at the eye-catching galleries for Erwin Redl’s two floor exhibition and then to KMA’s newly premiered Congregation in Market Square which is unlike anything you’ve seen in PGH.
Wood Street Galleries @ 601 Wood St - Cultural District
7-8pm // $7
If you’re looking to bring some humor and art to your Friday evening then stop by this opening to enjoy new found objects and lithographed metal assemblages and metal collages by artist Robert Villamagna.
Gallery on 43rd St @ 187 43rd St - Lawrenceville
7-10pm // FREE
Support local up and coming musicians as KST’s premier youth steel pan ensemble bring their favorite jazz, classic rock and pop renditions to life.
Kelly Strayhorn Theater @ 5941 Penn Ave - East Liberty
7:30pm // pay what you can
If the weather has got you down then join this Brazilian Carnival party featuring one of New York’s top Brazilian dance bands with PGH favorite Timbeleza.
Roland’s Seafood Grill, 2nd Flr @ 1904 Penn Ave - Strip District
9pm // $15-20
SATURDAY, MARCH 1st
Calling all antique lovers -100 years of American glass and pottery from 1880-1980 takes the stage at this 37 Annual Show and Sale.
The Clarion Hotel @ 300 Tarentum Bridge Rd - New Kensington
10-5pm // $7-5 includes re-entry
Hear MacLachlan speak about his innovative Fellowship 14 application that utilized Google’s “Search by Image” feature alongside Saffron’s, GPAC Director of Communication, feedback on the work.
Silver Eye Center for Photography @ 1015 E Carson St - Southside
2pm // FREE // limited space, RSVP
- Treaders Choice w/ a Treaders Quote -
"Its an event to celebrate the life of my beloved piano… and the short film we created to capture it. Ron Copeland has built us a wall of his custom-designed light boxes that we’ll play a short set in front of, unveiling songs. Local craft beer, snacks, art… it’s going to be a special evening."
Blackbird Studios @ 3583 Butler St - Lawrenceville
6:30-10pm // $15
Netherlands born, world dweller and a Pittsburgh convert, painter Marion Di Quinzio presents hues of nature in a vivid chaos on canvas. Harmonious in nature, interestingly the artist doesn’t pre-sketch her oil works.
The Gallery 4 @ 206 S Highland Ave - Shadyside
7-11pm // FREE
SUNDAY, MARCH 2nd
Check out this one night event where three Pittsburgh artists assemble a monster house with their bone-pendant jewelry, zombie pin-up photography and bleeding walls. Also enjoy performance art, live music and food.
The Night Gallery @ 4936 Harrison St - Lawrenceville
12-9pm // FREE
Calling all Willa Cather fans…this Opera tells the tale of a high school dandy who desires a life outside of gritty Pittsburgh dreamt up during glamorous performances during his ushers job at Carnegie Music Hall. Attend in order to learn how his sudden escape to New York ends…
Pittsburgh Opera @ 2425 Liberty Ave - Strip District
2pm // $40
Do you know of any cultural happenings that weren’t listed this week? Don’t forget you can
submit events to firstname.lastname@example.org.