Art events to look out for, September edition

For this post we’ll be highlighting some arts events in September that we’re excited for. If you’re looking for a show to see, scroll below and mark your calendars for some amazing exhibits!

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Wanna know what we’re up to when we’re not hard at work? Find out at Fringe Benefits, the CDCP staff show, opening Saturday September 21st! Fringe Benefits will feature work by Candace Opper, Corrine Jasmin, Eriko Hattori, and Nicole Czapinski; curated by none other than Casey Droege. The show will take place at the CDCP Project Space on 317 S. Trenton Ave. Click here for more info.

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PULLPROOF Studios is hosting Mirror, Mirror a group show curated by Small Mall artist Christina Lee and Emma Vescio. The work in the exhibit explores the tension between high art and low-brow aesthetics through the female/non-binary lens, while highlighting the voices of visual storytellers who are underrepresented by the art world and the world at large. With Mirror, Mirror, Christina and Emma are rethinking what belongs on gallery walls by exhibiting work that is usually seen as unconventional for a gallery setting. Mirror, Mirror also features drawings by CDCP staff member Eriko Hattori. Pullproof is open by appointment only, however a closing reception for the show will take place at the end of the month. Read more about Mirror, Mirror in this month’s Pittsburgh City Paper.

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The closing reception for Small Mall artist Stephen Grebinski’s Peaceable Kingdom is coming up on Sept. 25th. Curated by Emma Vescio, Peaceable Kingdom invites viewers to Grebinski’s utopia to sit, stare, bask, and question the works that have been presented to them. Grandiose rooms and architecture come to life within every drawing, painting, or collage. Inspired by the lost spaces of interior design manuals and archival videos, Grebinski finds solace in his reinterpretations of individualism and societal expectations. Reclaiming the rooms not meant to be sat in. The houses that are overlooked, bulldozed, forgotten. The painting that is redone over and over again. These spaces are equal, abstracted, and beautiful throughout Peaceable Kingdom. The show and closing reception will be at The Union Hall. Find out more here.

Announcing the 2019 Season of SIX x ATE 2019!

Join us for the 8th season of SIX x ATE, Pittsburgh’s roving dinner/lecture series. Tickets for SIX x ATE: South and season passes are on sale now.

2019 logos by Christina Lee.
Our Design Sponsor is Dutchess and the Queen.

We’d like to thank our 2019 sponsors 84 Lumber, Brew House Lofts and TREK Development Group, Chatham University, Revive Marketing Group, and The Westmoreland Museum of American Art. We’re thankful to partnerships with the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Beauty Shoppe, and the Brew House Association. Additional support provided by ASCEND, City Theatre Company, and YOU - our audience!

Building a Local Art Collection? Our Favorite Reason to Celebrate!

CDCP recently had the pleasure of working with Mr. Bill Benter to fill his new offices with artworks. We are thrilled to have placed nearly 70 artworks by 19 contemporary Pittsburgh-based artists in Mr. Benter's downtown space.

Guests raise a glass to support local artists!

Guests raise a glass to support local artists!

We'd love to connect you or your business with local artists and designers. Learn more about our experience with Art Acquisitions & Commissions.

CDCP led tours through the space - many with artist cameos like this tour featuring Mia Tarducci (at far left) and Clayton Merrell (at far right).

CDCP led tours through the space - many with artist cameos like this tour featuring Mia Tarducci (at far left) and Clayton Merrell (at far right).

Mia Tarducci connects with guests over paintings.

Mia Tarducci connects with guests over paintings.

Artist Crystal Latimer between two of her paintings.

Artist Crystal Latimer between two of her paintings.

Nicole Ryan with one of her many oil paintings now in the Benter Collection.

Nicole Ryan with one of her many oil paintings now in the Benter Collection.

Artist, Nicholas Volpe, with his custom-crafted table made from an artifact from Bill's personal collection.

Artist, Nicholas Volpe, with his custom-crafted table made from an artifact from Bill's personal collection.

At right, Casey Droege with the microphone joined by host, Bill Benter.

At right, Casey Droege with the microphone joined by host, Bill Benter.

Mia Tarducci with a number of works entitled  Floor Series.

Mia Tarducci with a number of works entitled Floor Series.

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The CDCP Team: Casey Droege, Leah Mackin, and Johanna Lasner, with special guest team member, a lovely floral arrangement!

The CDCP Team: Casey Droege, Leah Mackin, and Johanna Lasner, with special guest team member, a lovely floral arrangement!

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Benter Collection Artist Ramon Riley, at center, in front of his artwork.

Benter Collection Artist Ramon Riley, at center, in front of his artwork.

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Thank you to Bill Benter for his commitment to supporting the Pittsburgh Arts economy - and of course to the Pittsburgh artists for creating a breadth of works that give us all reason to celebrate!

August Residency

We are working with Radiant Hall to complete our curatorial residencies for 2017. This month we welcome Patrick Gantert and Rachel Schmidhofer. Patrick is an artist, curator, writer and producer living and working in Minneapolis and Rachel is an artist and curator in Brooklyn. During their overlapping residencies, they will work with local curator and artists Adam Welch to meet with area artists and participate in a panel discussion at CDCP Gallery on August 19th.