Art & Architecture


 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 ...

2 days 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.

3 days 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.

3 days 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.

4 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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 ...

2 weeks ago


 From the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Mary Weidner "Dust Bowl Carnies on Divan," Ink & Gouache Collage on Paper.

Associated Artists Annual at Westmoreland is a respectable reflection of regional art

The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh’s annual exhibition is a visually dynamic representation of contemporary art being made in our region.

3 weeks ago


Art Notes: 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial opens second part at Glass Center

Part two of the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial will open with a public reception Friday at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.

3 weeks ago


National outdoor art show to hit billboards

"Art Everywhere US" is billed as the world's largest outdoor art show and it's about to hit America's streets and public places.

3 weeks ago


 Bill Paxton holds a dried bunch of wild grapes during a search for wildflowers in April 2012.

Phipps Garden Center showcases botanic art

Naturalist Bill Paxton depicts not just the anatomy but a bit of the soul of plants in exhibition at Phipps Garden Center in Shadyside.

4 weeks ago


Warhol Museum, artist Robert Qualters, among 2014 Governor's Awardees

Andy Warhol Museum, artist Robert Qualters and arts advocate Myron Hay Tomb will receive Governor’s Awards for the Arts in September.

4 weeks ago


Superior Motors hosts sculpture workshop in Braddock

This Saturday afternoon, July 26, Pittsburgh street artist/​sculptor Tim Kaulen will bring a Mobile Sculpture Workshop to 1215 Braddock Ave.

1 month ago



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