About Our Gallery

Our gallery opens for every first Friday gallery crawl along the Penn Avenue Arts District. Each first Friday of the month, called Unblurred, Assemble features an artist, maker, technologist, academic department, or student. The work is in the space from the first Friday to the last Friday of the month.  For more information on upcoming shows and workshops, visit our calendar.

May Unblurred

May 3-31

Opening Night: Friday, May 3 from 6-10pm

Hudson Rush searches for a true home through poetry and visual art. Follow her journey through worry of past mistakes and fear of the future, forever struggling to stay in the present moment. Hudson admits, “I am not here.” Are you?

Pittsburgh-based multidisciplinary artist Hudson Rush works in a number of mediums, though not as numerous as the areas in which she’s resided. From DuBois to State College, California, Charleroi, Swisshelm Park, Beechview, Plum, Wilkinsburg, Troy Hill and Green Tree, Hudson continues the journey through poetry, performance, photography and film. As Mattress Factory’s Education Outreach Coordinator, Hudson finds her most peaceful moments helping youth create art. When left to her own devices, she continues the search for a way to remain present in a hectic mind and an even more hectic world.

June Unblurred

June 7-28

Opening Night: Friday, June 7 from 6-10pm

Sharrell Rushin’s multimedia art exhibition, Don’t Forget Your Kitchens, is an ode to Black American hair culture. This month-long show will feature mixed media art that presents iconic aspects of Black American hair culture in the form of Pop Art.

Born and raised in the east end of Pittsburgh, before it was the cool place to be– Rell’s youth was spent as a classically trained singer, studying voice from grades 6-12 at both at Rogers and CAPA, a Pittsburgh high school for the creative and performing arts. Long before her dreams of being an opera star, she took interest in fashion design, honing her sewing skills by creating fashions for her extensive collection of Barbie dolls. However, she did not take interest in drawing and painting until her senior year of high school while preparing her portfolio for art and design colleges.


Past Shows