Gallery Crawl Downtown Friday Night

Got a sneak preview Thursday afternoon. Was at a meeting with the Penn State professors and preservice teachers ( I learned that student teacher is no longer the correct term!)

We were surrounded by terrific art created by Pittsburgh Public School students from all over the city!

The Pittsburgh Public Schools All City Art Show is in the Cultural Trust Gallery – 807 Liberty Avenue.

Click this link from the Post-Gazette to get all the Gallery Crawl  information and locations (5:30-9:00) and be sure to stop in and see the student artwork.

I loved the arc of shoes created by Mr.Kyle Kline’s art classes at Pittsburgh University Prep. Each one an original design. Painted on cardboard (which could not have been easy to cut out)


In the next block, I was too late to pop into the ToonSeum but  captured a glimpse of the Golden Book Art Exhibit through the front window. I saw some familiar titles as I peered through the glass and look forward to seeing them in person tomorrow.



The Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 years of GoldenBook Exhibit will be up until June 30th.

The ToonSeum is located at 945 Liberty Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh.









Do you have a favorite Golden Book you remember from childhood?


Mine would be Mickey Mouse Picnic and Santa’s Toy Shop (adapted from a 1932 Disney animated short) 


I also loved the Tiny Golden Book series, especially The Naughty Little Guest by Dorothy Kunhardt and illustrated by Garth Williams.  I had a Giant Golden Book of Christmas I liked, too, and can remember my mother reading me Granny Glittens and Her Amazing Mittens Story by Getrude Crampton.


20140424-233347.jpgWent across the street to capture the facade of the ToonSeum.











ToonSeum Hours of Operation 










Self- Portrait in the window of the August Wilson Center.

13 thoughts on “Gallery Crawl Downtown Friday Night

  1. I do not have a fav golden book – but I do love the arc of shoes – and I have to show my boys this – how very cool. nice post…. 🙂

  2. Great shots as usual Ruth and the arc of shoes sure is beautiful and very creatively done! I love it.
    Oh, I will grab up all those books and have fun reading them again. 😀
    Thanks for sharing hon and have a great weekend. ♥ Hugs ♥

  3. I love the fact that someone has made a MUSEUM out of all the things we used to love as kids! Ruth, fantastic photos!

  4. Love the golden books and still have a few. Sadly my 3G Gallery is just outside the “Cultural District” and is not on the crawl map.

  5. Love the front of the Toonseum, especially the large figures on the right. Whoever came up with the idea for an arc of shoes has a great future ahead. Another great shot of your reflection, Ruth. You’ve got me looking for you now in every reflection you capture, kinda like Where’s Waldo. 🙂

    • Thanks John. The large figures are sculpted by James Simon. I should go back and add that info.
      I appreciate your looking and commenting. Waldo does slip into the reflection scenes, something akin to Hitchcock?
      The Arc of Shoes is even better in person!
      Glad you stopped by the blog today, John.

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