Posts Tagged 'Arts'

Primary Art Report

In his contribution to the project, Rick at Pittsburgh Art and Gallery Info highlights the Pittsburgh Art scene…

The obvious art gallery magnates like the Mattress Factory, the Andy Warhol Musuem, the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and the Silver Eye Center for Photography continue to place Pittsburgh in the national and international spotlights.

…what’s gone on lately…

Pittsburgh experienced a truly amazing phenomenon with hundreds of art exhibits for the NCECA Ceramics Convention which brought over 5,000 members and collectors to the city… Pittsburgh was immersed in ceramic art and many local exhibits went on for the month.

…and what’s upcoming:

On the immediate horizon of events we have one of Pittsburgh’s newer art galleries, the Green Building Gallery, hosting an Obama Art Auction Fundraiser this Sunday, April 20 which brings together many Pittsburgh artists and their work to raise money for Barack Obama.

Pittsburgh’s arts scene on the whole is truly outstanding:

I find myself wanting to endlessly write about all the art events and developments happening here in Pittsburgh and in truth there are so many events it’s hard to get a handle on everything, another testament to this region’s arts scene.

Click over to Pittsburgh Art and Gallery Info to read the full post.

That’s My Neighborhood!

Today, on All Things Considered, NPR aired a story about a Primary debate-watching party going on in my neighborhood of Lawrenceville.

Lawrenceville was described as:

A neighborhood on the edge of downtown, where generations of steelworkers raise their families.  Some of their children still live here, along with newcomers who like the low rent and the short commute.

That sounds pretty accurate to me.  Mark me down as a newcomer who likes the affordable housing and the central location, but I also live in Lawrenceville because of the budding arts community, the thriving business districts, the waterfront trails, and the unique neighborhood flavor.

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