Carnegie International 2013 artist Dinh Q. Le will wrap the exhibition's extensive artist programming with a discussion of art, war and image beginning at 6:30 p.m. today at Carnegie Museum of Art. He will be joined by Daniel Lieberfeld, associate professor, Duquesne University, and Philip Nash, Vietnam historian and associate professor of history at Penn State Shenango.
Mr. Le was born in 1968 in Vietnam and fled as a child with his family to the United States during the Vietnam War. He was educated at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and at the School of Visual Arts at New York University, from which he earned a master's degree in fine art. He relocated to Saigon when he was 25.
His International work, "Light and Belief: Sketches of Life From the Vietnam War," is an installation of 100 drawings and paintings made by Vietnamese artist-soldiers on the war's front lines. The accompanying 35-minute documentary film comprises interviews with surviving artists, their reflections upon the war experience and artwork made vivid by select animation that adds aesthetic sensibility.
Mr. Le will also discuss a follow-up companion project to his International piece, which focuses on the legacy of non-communist artists. International co-curator Dan Byers will moderate. The talk is free. The International continues through March 16 (412-622-3131 or www.cmoa.org).
Warhol free hours
Admission to The Andy Warhol Museum, North Side, will be free from 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays in March courtesy of UPMC Health Plan. The evenings will offer a cash bar and DJ Shawn Watson presenting an all-vinyl set of funk, punk, reggae and rock. (412-237-8300 or www.warhol.org.)
Amanda Gross show
The fiber artist who spearheaded the massive public art project on the Warhol Bridge last year is showing artworks she's "created since the deceleration of Knit the Bridge." The opening reception for "HiberNation: New Works and Weavings by Amanda K. Gross" will be held 6-9 p.m. Friday at PULSE Pittsburgh, 5151 Penn Ave., Garfield (free and public).
Paintings by former Pittsburgh Steeler Baron Batch will be exhibited at Gallerie Chiz, 5831 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside, Saturday through April 26. An artists reception will be held 5:30-8 p.m. with music by Jessy Wills and John Loverti. Mr. Batch joined the Steelers in 2011, tore his ACL and was released in 2013. The exhibition, "Rejuvenate," also includes works by Terry Wise. Admission is free. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 412-441-6005 or www.galleriechiz.com.
An artists walk-through will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. March 15, the closing day of the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh "Edge-to-Edge" exhibition at Borelli Edwards Galleries, 3583 Butler St., Lawrenceville. The show juror was Meredith Re' Grimsley, associate professor of fabric design, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Columbia County. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 412-687-2606 or www.begalleries.com.
Post-Gazette art critic Mary Thomas: email@example.com or 412-263-1925.