Art & Architecture

 "Flip-flops" by Deb Andrison

Quilling among the art displayed at Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival

Among the festival displays will be Deb Andrison’s quill art, which is created by coiling strips of paper into works of art.

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 This circa 1775 Chinese porcelain 'tobacco leaf' saucer dish, was one of the many items up for auction at Christie's. Its estimated value is $4,000 to 6,000.

Christie's auction of Scaife's estate nets nearly $4 million

The top sellers included $347,000 for a large inlaid cabinet and $102,500 for an 18th-century bookcase.

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 Denny’s Flagship Restaurant - James Wines & SITE - Las Vegas, NV - architecture and interior design - 2012.

Art notes: SITE architect James Wines champions drawing

SITE architectural studio founder and president James Wines presented a case at Carnegie Museum of Art for the hand as well as the computer.

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 The steelworkers sand sculpture is now on display at the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta in Point State Park. The regatta starts Friday.

EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta sand sculpture pays homage to 'Steel City’ past

Weighing 150 tons, the sand sculpture depicts eight steel workers at a mill.

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 Silver-gilt dinner service made by Gorham in 1889 and used by Washington Augustus Roebling, a civil engineer.

Scaife estate items selling briskly at Christie's in New York

Several objects collected by the late newspaper publisher sold for far more than their estimated worth.

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2Do: Cultural events around town for the week of June 28

Lots of music, bird nests and Shakespeare fill up the coming week.

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 Janet McCall.

Newsmaker you should know / Hampton native, nonprofit leader receives creative arts award

Janet McCall has received a YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Tribute to Women Leadership Award.

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 Naomi Sims in 1991

Pittsburgh native Naomi Sims' accomplishments extolled

Kilolo Luckett lectures about the achievements of Homewood’s Naomi Sims, the first African-American supermodel.

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 BEST Indeterminate Façade Building - James Wines & SITE - Houston, TX - Architecture - 1975.

James Wines of SITE to speak at The Carnegie

James Wines, of globally known New York-based architecture and environmental arts firm SITE, will speak Friday at Carnegie Museum of Art.

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Three Rivers Arts fest continues to evolve

A look back at the Three Rivers Arts Festival shows a variety of public art and a new festival bringing together artists and entrepreneurs.

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 This watercolor by Jean-Emile Laboureur (French, 1877-1943) is called "The Locomotive Depot," 1905. From the collection of Sheryl and Bruce Wolf.

Artworks chart Pittsburgh's rise as industrial behemoth

Scenes of rural, industrial Pittsburgh show its evolution from sleepy river town to industrial giant.

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 Tom Lenk stars as several characters in the one-man comedy "Buyer & Cellar" at Pittsburgh Public Theater.

2Do this week, June 21-27: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Comedians, the final shows of PPT’s “Buyer & Cellar,” Chanticleer and art talks are in store this week.

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 David Weiss, an avid woodturner from McCandless, shows a bowl he's made. Mr. Weiss  will manage the tool room at next week's American Association of Woodturners symposium at the David Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown.

Woodturners symposium will draw hundreds of artisans to convention center

As the wood turns, the American Association of Woodturners arrives for its national symposium in Pittsburgh next week.

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 Betty Douglas poses for a portrait at the art studio at her house in Rochester.

Beaver County artist to sing jazz at The Warhol

Betty Douglas loves to paint and sing. Tonight, the artist will be singing jazz standards as part of The Andy Warhol Museum’s Sound Series.

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 Country singer Dierks Bentley will perform at First Niagara  Pavilion Saturday night at 7.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

PSO performing Disney music, a new opera, Imagine Dragons, the Mattress Factory’s Urban Garden Party and Dierks Bentley are on tap.

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 Wood was cut and carved in Korea and then transported to Pittsburgh for the future Korean Nationality Room at the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning.

Carpenters from Seoul constructing Korean Nationality Room at Pitt

The 30th Nationality Room at the Cathedral of Learning will be the Korean Heritage Room, set to be dedicated in November.

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Other Nationality Rooms in the works

Four other Nationality Classrooms are in various planning stages at the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning.

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Art notes: Yale curator to lecture Friday at The Frick

Yale art historian and curator of  “Rolling Hills, Satanic Mills:The British Passion for Landscape” speaks Friday at The Frick.

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 Carnegie “has a stupendous reputation with an amazing history,” Eric Dorfman said.

New leader headed to Carnegie Museum of Natural History

After three years of interim leadership and financial struggles, Eric Dorfman has been named the permanent director of the museum.

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 Laura Victorelli and Kairan Moyle use reclaimed fabric and donated materials in a hands-on "art-making” project at Reuse-A-Pallooza at the Three Rivers Arts Festival.

Arts festival closes its annual mix of entertainment, shopping and eating

The annual festival drew thousands of people Downtown during its 10-day run that featured music, food and lots of artwork and activities.

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 The McGinley House as seen from the McCully log house.

Monroeville historic homes offer peek into frontier life

Free tours of Monroeville historic homes show frontier progress over the generations.

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 Laura Jean McLaughlin at the Oakley Street steps in the South Side Slopes.

Mosaic tiles planned to spruce up stairs in Spring Hill, South Side Slopes

Three grassroots plans to beautify city steps with art projects emerge as the city begins its first comprehensive survey of public steps.

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 "We come in all colors," Tamara Natalie Madden said.

Artist's portraits give insights to life in Jamaica

Jamaican-born artist Tamara Natalie Madden emphasizes the humanity -- and nobility -- of the island nation’s residents in exhibition.

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2Do this week, Jun 14-20: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Jesse Andrews, author of the New York Times best-selling novel “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” appears at Writers LIVE @ CLP — MAIN.

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 Rebecca Zhou, a student from Oakland, releases negative energy into the Black Rock Energy Absorber, a 25-foot sculpture imbued with the magical power to expunge negative energy by Rudy Shepherd. Black Rock is at Point State Park during the Three Rivers Arts Festival Saturday.

5 things we love...about the Arts Festival

What’s to love Downtown as the Three Rivers Arts Festival wraps up this weekend? Plenty!

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 Over the past week, the silent dogs of Fernando Orellana's "€˜Confluence"€™ have drawn the attention of visitors crossing the Portal Bridge at the Three Rivers Arts Festival, many of whom stop to capture the scene on their iPhones.

Three Rivers Arts Festival piece depicts 'Confluence' of history

Sitting under the Portal Bridge, “Confluence” makes use of the space it occupies by putting 60 beds on each side of the pedestrian bridge.

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Tracking the art: Guide to exhibitions and installations at the Three Rivers Arts Festival

A guide to the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival's visual work.

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 Kelli Connell, "Head to Head," 2008.

Art notes: Photo exhibit offers perspectives on personal relationships

“A World Imagined” by photographers Kelli Connell and Sara Macel explores the emotional and psychological terrain of personal relationships.

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 Mayor Bill Peduto's administration issues an order to guide improvements and renovations at more than 300 city buildings.

Plan pushed for ailing Pittsburgh buildings

Mayor Bill Peduto released his long-awaited plan for renovations and improvements in about 300 buildings owned by the city of Pittsburgh.

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Let's talk about art: Brett Kashmere

Brett Kashmere, a Canadian-born writer and filmmaker, and now Pittsburgh local, is an investigator of the culture surrounding sports.

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Weather moves PSO's Three Rivers Arts Festival performance to Heinz Hall

The free concert will start as scheduled at 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 6:30.

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 In her office overseen by a portrait of Andrew Carnegie, Jo Ellen Parker is the 10th President and CEO of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

Carnegie Museums president at center of controversy over Sweet Briar College closure

From 2009 to 2014, Jo Ellen Parker led the school, which is closing in fiscal distress. Critics and supporters are debating her legacy.

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  Max Leake.

2do this week, Jun 7-13: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

“Music for Midsummer Nights,” a new art exhibit at Westmoreland @rt 30, and a performance by Max Leake on tap this week.

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 A view of the interior of the Hunt Armory.

Residents asked for views on future of Hunt Armory

A meeting has been scheduled for Monday to discuss the historic Shadyside structure.

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 Laurel Jay Carpenter of New York describes the creation process to Naeha Dixit of North Point Breeze at the Lost & Found Factory at the Three Rivers Arts Festival. The public art space, by M. Michelle Illuminato, asks people to provide a description of an item they've lost so that the team of artists can re-create it for them.

Lost & Found Factory revives missing objects as public art at Three Rivers Arts Festival

The Lost & Found Factory gives people a chance to commission their own art and recover something that they’ve lost.

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Art in Action this weekend at Washington Park

Enjoy pottery, photography, or jewelry? Find these and more at this year’s Art in Action, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Sunday.

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 "Confluence" by Fernando Orellana will be installed along the Portal Bridge in Point State Park.

At the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, public art is food for thought

Four public artworks will spur conversation, united under the theme “Unseen/Unheard.”

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Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival artists

Where to find the visual art.

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 Anna Marie Sninsky

Obituary: Anna Maire Sninksy / Leader in local art scene with intelligence, toughness

Former artist and executive director of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh dies at 83.

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A guide to Pittsburgh's 2015 Three Rivers Arts Festival

Art, music and dance all play an integral role in Pittsburgh’s annual festival. Read about the highlights, see the schedule and view a map.

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