Carolyn Pierotti, current Vice President of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, and the owner of Purple Room Fine Art, an art consulting business, will be the new manager of Percolate Art Space in Wilkinsburg beginning in January, 2017. Artist Bob Ziller, also a Wilkinsburg resident, who had been invited to manage the gallery in April, 2016 by former director Moshe Sherman, is happy to pass the torch to Pierotti, an enthusiastic supporter of local artists.
Ziller, who is now focusing on several public art projects, says that Pierotti, who he had previously featured in a three-person show, contacted him while looking for a venue for a Women & Sexism in the Arts exhibit which she is curating. It occurred to Ziller that he should simply ask Pierotti to run the gallery, unaware that she had been actively seeking a permanent gallery space for her business.
Says Ziller, “Carolyn is a perfect fit here, she’s a strong advocate for the arts, and she’s been immersed in the arts community both as an artist and as an arts administrator. I’m really looking forward to the shows that she’ll put together. It’s an ideal situation for all involved, it’s a pleasure to place the gallery in such capable hands.”
Pierotti said, “I am thrilled with this opportunity and look forward to bringing quality exhibitions and programming to the community.”
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