The Artist Residency program at Contemporary Craft (CC) in the Strip has long been an accessible way for the public to see artists in action—carving, creating, and enjoying the process of an evolving artwork or installation. During this past summer, artist-in-residence Ryder Henry has been building a futuristic architectural model landscape inspired by the changing city of Pittsburgh, and he continues his work on the project well into fall. Henry will be in CC’s workspace in the gallery and available to interact with the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., through October 14, 2017. The public is encouraged to visit often to watch as Henry’s project expands.

    Another Contemporary Craft exhibit well worth visiting—anytime from mid-September through mid-November—has to do with metallic and jewelry artistry. “Exhibition in Print: Repair and Renewal” (EiP) is being presented in partnership with the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG). Its purpose is to reveal innovative approaches on how contemporary jewelry and metal objects are conceived, made, and displayed. EiP showcases outstanding metal artworks by over 20 artists and members of SNAG and will be on view from September 8 through November 25, 2017.

    Contemporary Craft is located on one of the liveliest corners of the Strip District, at 2100 Smallman Street (412-261-7003; Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Exhibition and informal, hands-on art activities in the Drop-In Studio are always free to the public.