Art & Architecture


 The patterns and shapes in Blane Siegel's Biennial exhibit were inspired by meditation.

Let's talk about art: Blaine Siegel

Blaine Siegel, one of the artists featured in the Pittsburgh Biennial, gets inspiration from the geometric shapes of Pittsburgh.

about 18 hours ago


2Do this week, Aug. 31-Sept. 6: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Comedian Sommore, Craftmen’s Guild Fair in the Park, Shakespeare in the Parks and Donnie Rankin.

2 days ago


New gift shop at Carnegie Museum of Art opens next Saturday

Carnegie Museum of Art to open new gift shop that will provide a new shopping experience.

3 days ago


 One stop on the Digital Sanctuaries tour is the Alphabet Reading Garden, an artist-designed garden that is a project of City of Asylum Pittsburgh. The Garden is paved with custom-made bricks that are inscribed with hand-written alphabet letters in numerous character systems.

Cybertainment: City of Asylum app and website look at North Side

City of Asylum’s Digital Sanctuaries app and website looks at parts of North Side in a novel way. Streamy Awards ceremony set for Sept. 7.

4 days ago


 The Masonic Hall, left, which borders the Garden Theater on Pittsburgh's North Side.

URA drops developer for North Side's Masonic Hall

Developer Wayne Zukin had been named to do a series of buildings around the Garden Theater, but now he only has the theater to redevelop.

5 days ago


 Shadyside ... The Art Festival on Walnut Street runs Saturday and Sunday. The work of Santa Fe sculptor Lorenzo Ortega is among the artwork.

Weekend Hot List, Aug. 21-24

Shadyside ... The Art Festival on Walnut Street, Oddball Comedy Festival, Run Around the (Regent) Square, Pittsburgh New Works Festival ...

1 week ago


 Studio A.M. co-owners Baron Batch, left, and John Malecki trade jokes in their studio in Homestead.

Two former Steelers pour energy into new goals, new game with Homestead art studio

At the end of their football careers last summer, Baron Batch and John Malecki are now teammates in Studio A.M.

1 week ago


 Alexandre Arrechea, Seagram, 2013.

Artist Alexandre Arrechea will speak, lead tour, in Pittsburgh

Alexandre Arrechea, the Cuban-born artist whose sculptures are temporarily installed Downtown, will give an artist talk and tour next week.

1 week ago


 Self Portrait by Julia Parra using a process called scanogram.

Let's talk about art: Alternative photo processes

Alternative photo processes available on smartphones are reviving interest in historic photography techniques.

2 weeks ago


 Andy Warhol

500 films Andy Warhol made will be scanned, digitized

MPC, an Oscar-winning special effects company, will digitize Andy Warhol’s films from the 1960s and ’70s for free.

2 weeks ago


 Nicole Aquillano, the Society for Contemporary Craft's 2014 summer artist-in-residence, etches a design into a ceramic mug before applying glaze to the design.

Engineer-turned-artist gives hometown touch to porcelain objects

Boston-based artist Nicole Aquillano, has returned to Pittsburgh to work on a porcelain projects decorated with the city‘‍s architecture.

2 weeks ago


 The Philadelphia Inquirer's public health reporter Don Sapatkin is shown in the newsroom of The Philadelphia Inquirer at the Elverson Building in the first of three photos by Will Steacy. The photographs are from Mr. Steacy's "Deadline" project, which is a 5-year examination of the Philadelphia Inquirer newsroom that began to document its switch to digital and broadened to document the "harsh realities facing the newspaper industry."

Art notes: Declining Philadelphia Inquirer has consequences beyond its walls

Will Steacy’s “Deadline” project documents the decline of The Philadelphia Inquirer and newspapers in general.

2 weeks ago


 Glass artist John Sharvin sweeps the gallery at Pittsburgh Glass Center in Garfield Friday ahead of the opening of the Pittsburgh Biennial Glass Exhibition. In the foreground stand figures designed by Vanessa German, an artist who uses mostly found items.

Artists stretch themselves and forge new ideas at Pittsburgh Glass Center

Painters, installation artists and others collaborate with glass artists to create Pittsburgh Glass Center’s inaugural Biennial exhibition.

3 weeks ago


 Kyle Schalow, right, and others, build a Rx Epidermic Memorial out of empty prescription drug bottles in Homecoming Park in Springfield Township, Ohio.

Empty pill bottles signify pain of addiction

The installation Downtown will pay tribute to those who are suffering or recovering from prescription drug abuse and addiction.

4 weeks ago


 Vanessa German is one of the non-glass artists who have worked with glass artists as part of Pittsburgh Glass Center's Idea Furnace.

Let’s Talk About Art: Community-building through glass

As Pittsburgh continues to be recognized for creativity, the Pittsburgh Glass Center has become a vital part of a community-building effort.

4 weeks ago


 Thomas Sweterlitsch will speak about his Pittsburgh novel "Tomorrow and Tomorrow" on Thursday.

2Do this week, Aug. 3-9: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh writer Thomas Sweterlitsch will discuss his novel “Tomorrow and Tomorrow”  Thursday;  Digital Sanctuaries at City of Asylum ...

1 month ago



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