The WCDC is working with Casey Droege Cultural Productions to transform the workshop space in our newly renovated headquarters located in the historic Lohr Building into a gallery-level display space for local, Wilkinsburg artists. The Art All Over program was launched in 2020 A partnership with the Sleeping Octopus Artist Initiative (SOAI). The initiative will celebrate and promote the many accomplished artists who live in the Wilkinsburg area.
In order to respect social distancing, the WCDC is embracing technology and social media to allow the public to enjoy local art in new ways. From the comfort of your home you can experience the exhibits through photos and a virtual artist talks and tours online. You can also visit the show in person with the artist.
W. Randy Rice
works on display February 12th – April 2nd, 2022
In-person Gallery Hours:
Saturdays 12:00pm to 5:00pm
at the Lohr Gallery
725 Wood Street, Wilkinsburg PA 15221
February 17th, 6pm
Join us for an exhibit of W. Randy Rice’s abstract photographs, open every Saturday from 12pm – 5pm at the Lohr Gallery from February 12th to April 2nd. A virtual artist talk will take place on February 17th.
W. Randy Rice wanted to move to Pittsburgh when he first visited a friend at CMU in 1983. In 2012, he moved from the rustic wilds of Clarion, PA to a home in Point Breeze. The shapes and colors of the city inspired him as he explored it, and inspired him to do the work you see here.
In 2014, he joined his life-partner, Denise, and their best dog, Cooper (Coopah), in establishing their home in Wilkinsburg. In addition to his unique takes on the city, he enjoys creating imagery from things as mundane as random items on the desk of his home office to the flowers that he and Denise enjoy in their gardens and the regular fires they build on weekend evenings.
Randy is a proud ambassador of Wilkinsburg. What it has been. And what it is becoming.
Past Artists & Shows
All Unsaved Changes Will Be Lost by Centa Schumacher – Displayed November 6th, 2021 – January 22nd, 2022
Works by Kelly Malone – Displayed August 28th – October 16th, 2021
A Scrappy Quilt Show by Ada S. Cyrus – Displayed May 1st – June 26th, 2021
Travelogue by Tom Norulak – Displayed November 14th, 2020 – March 13th, 2021
Daybreak by Zoë Welsh – Displayed August 15th – November 7th, 2020
Creations by John Burt Sanders. Displayed June 30th – August 8th, 2020. Read Sanders’ full feature on the WCDC’s blog HERE.