Along with the events and performances taking place throughout Pittsburgh, remember that there are gallery crawls taking place, in two art-rich neighborhoods.
The Geek Art/Green Innovators (GA/GI) festival returns in April, enlivening the monthly Unblurred event along Penn Avenue. Now in its third year, the festival celebrates and explores the intersection between art, technology and eco practices.
With dozens of original illustrations on exhibit, as well as a selection of books, Draw Me a Story explores a century in the history of children’s book illustration.
I am looking forward to touring the cultural landscape in Pittsburgh next month. From the cozy reading room at the Carnegie Library to the stages of the Cultural District, our purveyors of the arts are populating that landscape with local talent and national touring groups.
Over the past ten years, there have been several Pittsburgh area exhibits of Teenie Harris’s photographs, ranging from adorning the walls of lobbies and libraries, to galleries in the Cultural District. The August Wilson Center has a continuing exhibit, where Harris’s photographs can be viewed any time.
There are several great options for art lovers in Pittsburgh during February. If you like a little variety in your art diet, step around town to take in a lecture, attend an opening, or just while away an afternoon.
Valentine’s Day is the pivotal holiday for couples, a day set aside to demonstrate, through gift and action, the love you feel for the most significant person in your life.
Laurie Trok has assembled her studio, tucked under the eaves of a small rowhouse, with a narrow window providing the only natural light.
If you don’t have the time (or talent) to whip up delicious desserts and pastries for the holidays, you may want to visit one of these local bakeries!
When holiday schedules wind down next month, it’ll be time to get back to the other events that feed your mind. With so many museums, dance and theater companies, and an active writers’ community, there is always something to satisfy your cultural itch.
Looking for a memorable, unique gift? Something extraordinary and beautifully made? Give the gift of art!
Whether you like to read, hear, discuss or write, Pittsburgh has a lot to offer on the reading and writing scene!
Ron Donoughe, who has been painting Pittsburgh landscapes throughout his career, has loosely organized a local group of Plein Air painters.
Pittsburgh boasts several outlets for the comics aficionado, including The Toonseum and The Copacetic Comics Company, who are teaming up again this year for PIX: The Pittsburgh Indy Comics Expo.
Want to build your mental muscles up a bit? Drawing from life, or figure drawing, no matter what your skill level, can help you hone your observation skills.