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Joaquin Navarro’s landscapes are beautiful red flags

Joaquin Navarro’s landscapes are beautiful red flags

The large oil paintings are inspired by nature but contemporized by the use of unnatural color that signals that things may not be what they seem. The solo exhibition continues through Nov. 9 at Christine Frechard Gallery in Lawrenceville.

Artists given wonderful display at Squirrel Hill’s Christine Frechard Gallery

Artists given wonderful display at Squirrel Hill’s Christine Frechard Gallery

With the flurry of fall activity in the Pittsburgh-area visual-arts scene, much of it with an international flair, its heartwarming to find such a well put together showing of works by local artists as “Amazing Artists Pittsburgh,” on display at Squirrel Hill's Christine Frechard Gallery.

Perfect month to showcase painter’s ‘heavenly’ archive of work

Perfect month to showcase painter’s ‘heavenly’ archive of work

It seems fitting that paintings of rich hues and emotions grace the walls of a local gallery during the typically love-filled month of February. On Feb. 14, Squirrel Hill’s Christine Fréchard Gallery will host a Valentine’s Day opening reception for Jewish painter Susan Winicour.

Susan Winicour featured at Frechard Gallery

Susan Winicour featured at Frechard Gallery

The Christine Frechard Art Gallery, Squirrel Hill, is presenting an exhibition of works by Susan Winicour with the goal of elevating appreciation for the achievements of the late Pittsburgh artist who was 74 years old when she died of cancer in 2013.

Pair of Pittsburgh-area artists draw inspiration from surroundings

Pair of Pittsburgh-area artists draw inspiration from surroundings

Vibrant mixed-media paintings by Zivi Aviraz of North Oakland are interspersed at Christine Frechard Gallery in Squirrel Hill with warm sculptures made from natural materials, such as wood and stone, by Pasquale Pristera of Churchill.

A HOME FOR BEAUTY

A HOME FOR BEAUTY

An enclave for arts of all kinds, though most noted for the captivating paintings adorning the front window, the Christine Frechard Gallery hosts artists from around the world.

Galleries survive, hope to thrive

Galleries survive, hope to thrive

“I was ready to go out of business at the end of January,” she says. “I was half packed and out of the door — with sadness, of course — when a Belgian angel passed by. He asked to partner with me. … That happened three days before closing.”