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Art, Art and More Art: Sewickley's Fall Gallery Walk is Here

Gallery spaces on the annual walk include International Images, Ltd., Big Bang Comics and Collectibles, and SAI's 'Rebound' in the former Chico's space..

Sewickley's Fall Gallery Walk takes place on Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29 though exhibits are ongoing throughout the month.

Here is a list of galleries to visit on this year's walk:

 

Sewickley Arts Initiative, 419 Beaver St. 

"Rebound: Reconceptualizing Our Notion of the Physical Book." 

An opening reception will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 419 Beaver St., the former Chico's store in Sewickley. Regular exhibit hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1 to Friday, Oct. 6. 

SAI, in partnership with the Sewickley Public Library and in cooperation with the Penguin Bookstore., will present "Rebound," works of art in book form. The exhibit explores the future of the printed book in today's digital age of the e-book, when it takes a tablet, or i-Pad, less than a minute to download an entire novel. Re-bound shows how artists and writers are pushing the boundaries of how people use, create and interact with books.

The exhibit includes books, artwork and ephemera from individual artists, art collectives and presses, including Deep Ink Letterpress of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Book Art Collective, and Space Corners of Pittsburgh.

 

Sewickley Public Library, 500 Thorn St.

Continuing as part of the SAI collaboration, the library has on exhibit books created by members of the Pittsburgh Book Arts Collective. The books fill the display cases at the Sewickley Public Library with more than 70 books featured from 15 different artists.

The Sewickley Public Library exhibit runs through Monday, Oct. 8. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 

 

, 514 Beaver St. 

"A Journey Through Georgia" 

 A free reception takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at International Images, Ltd. on Beaver Street in Sewickley.

The opening exhibit showcases works by eight artists from the Republic of Georgia. Guest artists Dato Shushanja, Vissarion Bakradze and Niniko will be on hand to discuss their works, which will remain at the gallery through the winter season. 

Hours are 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays or by appointment. 

 

Other art exhibits include: 

 

Cuttings, 524 Locust Place

"Fall for Nature" takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. The celebration of art festures paintings by Linda Breen, Cuttings staff creations and Marcy Duff of the Italian Garden Project.

The preview party will include live entertainment and refreshments, a fun-filled evening to kick off the fall season.

 

Big Bang Comics and Collectibles, 437 Broad St.

Open for extended hours on Friday, Sept. 28 Big Bang Comics will be featuring comic art by Patrick Olliffe. The store will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Sweetwater Center for the Arts, 200 Broad St.

"Mavuno First Fruit XVI: Tending Our Mothers' Gardens"

Opening reception is from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, featuring live music by Joy Ike from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Mavuno reception coincides with the Gallery Walk and includes complimentary wine, refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres. 

Village Garden Club will have interpretive arrangements on display in conjunction with the reception. 

Featured artists include Ann Tanksley, LaVerne Kemp, Charlotte Ka, Christine Bethea, Tina Brewer and Leslie Ansley.

 

The Sewickley Cafe, 409 Beaver St. 

Artist Bill Cook is exclusively showing 16 of his paintings at the Sewickley Cafe. His impressionist artwork will be on display for patrons over the next several months.

Cook uses wonderful textures and brilliant jewel tones to bring his works to life. His paintings are inspired by places he has visited, which includes traveling to visit five children--two on the East Coast, two on the West Coast and one in Europe. 

 

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