CDCP and Creative Citizen Studios are proud to present Wild Things, a juried exhibit examining the natural world.
Juried by Carolyn Pierotti, artist and curator, the exhibit will showcase a range of 2D and 3D work.
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 29th, 2019, 6:00 – 8:30 PM.
The show will be up Saturday, June 29th, 2019 through Saturday, July 27th, 2019.
Gallery hours are Friday 2:00 - 7:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 PM.
CDCP Project Space
317 South Trenton Avenue
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
From the depths of the oceans to the skies above, we are surrounded by the wonders of nature. Our relationship with the environment is a complex and intimate one which has connected us since the beginning of time. She gives us the gift of water, air, plant life, and the animals around us.
We, the human race, have admired nature, cultivated its resources, created unnatural spaces to enclose it, worshipped it, and unfortunately in some cases destroyed it. The relationship that our civilization has with nature is a turbulent one, to say the least. This exhibition is not just a literal interpretation but an extraordinary study of the way thirty artists celebrate, deconstruct, embellish, and challenge how we interact with nature on a daily basis. Wild Things combines the work of Creative Citizen Studios along with artists from our region.
Featuring: Aimee Bungard, Amber Epps, Ann Rosenthal, Brian Willingham-McClain, Centa Schumacher, Derek Peel, Ellen Chisdes Neuberg, Faron Thompson, Grace Magyar, Jami Johnson, Jessica Heberle, Karen Antonelli, Karen Kaighin, Karen Lue, Katie Stone, Larry Brandstetter, Maria Mangano, Matthew Carroll, Meghan Boyd, Michael McGeary, Mick Fisher, Molly Mykich, Nathan Shaulis, Rachel Rearick, Robyn McKee, Sam Thorp, Sarah Jacobs, Shelby Solomon, William Taylor, and Zoe Welsh
Wild Things will mark the opening of CDCP Project Space, formerly Percolate Gallery. In addition, Small Mall, also run by CDCP and located on Butler Street in Lawrenceville, will arrange rotating pop-up shops featuring work from local artists.
Please contact Eriko Hattori with any questions by emailing Eriko (at) caseydroege.com.
ABOUT THE CURATOR:
Carolyn Pierotti is the owner of Purple Room Fine Art Consulting LLC where she is a curator, consultant, and artist. Carolyn is also the former Director of Percolate Gallery where she curated multiple exhibitions and programming. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Society of Artists as their Vice President and Exhibitions Chair. Carolyn has mentored within the Art Department at Carlow University, where she still sits on their Advisory Council for Innovative Learning and the Humanities. She is a practicing and exhibiting artist in the Pittsburgh area, where she also resides and has a studio space in the Manchester, North Side section of the city. Her work has been exhibited in multiple galleries, and is held in multiple private collections. Carolyn is graduate of Carlow University where she received her BA with a specialization in painting - magna cum laude.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Casey Droege Cultural Productions (CDCP) creates relevant and accessible art experiences that connect Pittsburgh’s creative community to a national arts conversation, encourage the growth of a local arts economy, and build a diverse arts audience.
Creative Citizen Studios seeks to build bridges between the arts and disabilities communities. CCS holds weekly professional visual arts classes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and creates opportunities for adult artists with developmental and intellectual disabilities to produce, exhibit, and sell their work. In this exhibit, we seek to use quality visual art to bring people of all abilities together.