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!


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.


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.


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.


Casey Droege Cultural Productions (CDCP) 
Project Space Attendant Position  
Location: 317 S. Trenton Ave., Pittsburgh 
Hours: Part time (up to 20 hours a week), Fridays and weekends required. 
Starting Rate: $10/hr 

Casey Droege Cultural Productions is an artist-run/woman-owned business dedicated to building the Pittsburgh arts community by offering accessible, quality art experiences that connect the local and the global, encourage the growth of a local arts economy, and build a diverse arts audience. 

Position Description: 

CDCP is seeking an attendant for the CDCP Project Space beginning July 2019. The position will be 15 hours a week, Friday through Sunday, with the possibility for additional shifts at our Small Mall location. We are looking for candidates who will help to create a warm and welcoming art space. Some contemporary art knowledge is appreciated along with an interest and involvement with community engagement. Additionally, excellent time management and communication skills are necessary, and the ability to work independently. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:  

  • Support events and programming in the space. 

  • Learn basic biographical information about the artists and their work.  

  • Day to day administrative tasks as assigned  

  • Operate the cash register and provide accurate change to cash-paying customers 

  • Show customers the locations of items they are looking for and suggest complementary items when appropriate 

  • Greet customers when they walk through the door and ask if they need assistance 

  • Stay attuned to visitor experience and create a welcoming environment; actively engage with visitors to answer questions and provide additional information about CDCP or the work in the space. 

  • Pay attention to shoppers on the floor and notify management of any possible shoplifting activity 

  • Restock shelves when needed to ensure optimum availability of products 

  • Ensure the space is ready to receive visitors, with basic cleanup and organization. 


 Knowledge and Skills Required:  

  • Strong interpersonal skills. You will interact with both the public and artists on a regular basis and should feel very comfortable talking with people.  

  • Hard-working, responsible, punctual, flexible to last-minute changes, disciplined and self-motivated, able to take direction and learn new skills. 

  • Able to work independently 

  • Demonstrated accuracy and strong attention to detail. 

  • Ability to move and lift artworks up to 40 lbs. 

  • Excellent verbal communication skills 

  • Extremely self-motivated and responsible 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite 

  • Experience with Square Point-of-Sale is a plus 


To apply: 

Please submit a one-page letter of interest and resume with the subject line "CDCP Project Space Position" via email to The application deadline is June 20, 2019. No phone calls, please.