One of the great things of living in Westsylvania is the vigor of our regional art community–we hit the city last night for the spring edition of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District “Gallery Crawl,” a seasonal festival of open galleries and performances downtown, all open to the public and free of charge. You wander around, in and and of the venues, and take in work from artists ranging from polished professionals to school kids. And maybe you have yourself an orgiastic beef brisket sandwich to start out the night.
We were lucky enough to briefly meet a young artist named Cody Baker, who was presiding over his first show last night. This impressive kid has the stuff–his images–to which my clumsy screen grab above do not give justice–were the work that most resonated with me from the evening–and to think, I very nearly skipped the very crowded space. I’m glad that I didn’t.