to May 18

Transformation Generation

AMP'd students will be curating the exhibit, and selected work will be part of the “Transformation Generation” show at Future Tenant Gallery, up from May 14-18 during the Pittsburgh International Children's Festival. An open reception with student performances will also be on May 17 from 6-9pm.

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to Apr 27

Drunk Tank

An hour long performance of "Drunk Tank", performed and filmed on April 26th, 27th, and 28th at the Future Tenant. The original work was written and directed by Ryan Carson. The inaugural cast featured Luke Ryan Halferty, Nik Duggan, Zach Petrovich, Samantha Smith, Corwin Stoddard, and Christopher Williams. The live music was song by Jon Rohlf. The show was managed by Tal Kroser, Allie York, and Felicia Cooper. Sound was mixed by Trevor Hallinan and lighting was controlled by Luke Shannon. The film was Edited and Directed by Kyle Rawlinson and featured Elias Kurlfink, Adam Balenciaga, Kyle Rawlinson, and John Rockovich on camera operation.

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4:00 PM16:00

Knit the Bridge: Unraveled

Future Tenant and the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh are teaming up to host a roundtable discussion exploring the community impact and public perception of the Knit the Bridge project, as well as the role of fiber arts in contemporary society. Dubbed Knit the Bridge, Unraveled, the event is free and open to the public. Attendees will have the chance to meet some of the artists and volunteers behind the undertaking, learn about the project’s immediate and future impacts on greater Pittsburgh and view a new window installation created at the Downtown art space. The installation features a documentary about Knit the Bridge, a map demonstrating the project’s regional volunteer efforts and original yarn panels.

Amanda Gross, lead artist for Knit the Bridge and 2013 Fiberart International outreach coordinator, will moderate the discussion. Roundtable participants include Knit the Bridge volunteers Lisa Hoitsma, Amy Rustic and Judy Manion, as well as several community outreach organizers from Knit the Bridge and the Fiberarts Guild. The event includes complimentary Straub beer, Jack’s cider and or Johnnie Ryan soda.

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6:30 PM18:30

Art is Your Future Tenant

FT's yearly fundraiser was held at East Liberty Place North on April 4, 2014. We had over 170 in attendance and raised $4,700 for 2014-2015 programming.

The theme of this year’s fundraiser, Art is Your Future Tenant, speaks to the concept of urban redevelopment through the arts. We seek to promote the idea by hosting an interactive and entertainment-filled art party at a local space waiting to be developed, showing the community the great potential art brings to a vacant space.

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6:30 PM18:30

Gallery Crawl: Radium Girls & Producer Jakeisrain and the C Street Brass

Although German Dada artist Hannah Höch was active half a world away as the Radium Girls were painting watch dials, Höch was creating rebellious collages that pointed out the stark difference between reality and the media’s projected images of women. To celebrate her work, visitors are invited to “Make Your Own Radium Girl” using Hannah Höch’s collage method and materials provided.

Live music is provided by Producer Jakeisrain and the C Street Brass.

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to Jan 12

Shame of the City

Shame of the City: Deconstructing and Reconstructing Comic Book Narratives ran from December 13, 2013 - January 12, 2014 at Future Tenant. The exhibition was curated by artist, Joseph Lupo and featured 23 regional and national artists.


Using this comic as source material,, 23 nationally recognized artists were invited to create new work inspired by the original comic. Each artist was assigned one page and was given a hi-resolution digital copy. The artists in this exhibition have a wide range of working methods. Some make comics for a living, some make comic inspired artwork, and some are interested in collage. There was essentially one stipulation regarding the creation of the work. Although the artists were free to interpret this challenge however they best saw fit, the final image needed to include the “spirit or essence” of the original imagery. The results created a traditional two-dimensional exhibition of 23 unique works of art hung in the sequence of the page numbers each artist was given. 

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