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Senti Art Event Brings Awareness To Powerful Cause

Art wields may weapons to address a myriad of  social issues, political leanings, and everything in between. Today, a very visceral cause was addressed at Senti, a Restaurant and Wine Bar in Lawrenceville, as the works of Traute Ishida, a polarizing figure in the art community with a career spanning 60 years, were displayed. Ishida, a native of Germany, suffers from an auto-immune disease called Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, an ailment that sidelined her from creating art for some 20…

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Six x Ate’s “Fiat Lux” Creates A Real Moment For Art Dialogue

Six x Ate, an organization providing a dinner/lecture series for a wide variety of art and food enthusiasts, kicked-off their season with Fiat Lux, a hybrid showcase that welcomed six art presenters, two of which were high school students, who spoke about the creative fields within the region and abroad. The event was held at the Manchester Craftmen’s Guild, a school offering urban students the opportunity to create art in all mediums out of a world-class facility. Six x…

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Celebrating MLK, Words, and Activism at “Poetry Unplugged”

  There is little doubt that Martin Luther King was one of the greatest orators of his or any generation. As we celebrate his legacy this January, it was fitting that the power of words were on display at the August Wilson Center this past Friday for their Poetry Unplugged event. The atmosphere was club-like: DJs, dim lights, and drinks all contributed to an upbeat mood; however, the reality of what was being celebrated was never in the background….

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‘The Gift of Art’ Exhibit Takes Pittsburgh on A Fantastic Voyage

100 years ago, Friends of Art, an organization dedicated to sharing art with the community, started purchasing art for the public school system in an effort to provide a creative palette for students and faculty to enjoy. And now, as the organization celebrates a century of creative revitalization, they welcomed guests to The Heinz History Center for a night of historic pieces that are indicative of Pittsburgh’s rich culture over the years. A wide variety of works from artists…

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#LOCALartIS

#LOCALartIS our initiative to highlight artists of all kinds and show the people of Pittsburgh that art is, in fact, everywhere in our city. You don’t have to hold a brush to be an artist, creativity is shown in everything we do. Chef’s, painters, musicians, and everyone in between shares their art with the world, and we want to celebrate their passion. We will highlight 3 new artists every week. If there’s someone you would like to see featured…

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Maranie Rae’s Exhibition Opening, A Smashing Success.

Pittsburgh photo journalist, Maranie Rae, opened her solo show, Syria, Jordan, Iraq: Displacement. Resilience. Hope. Friday evening at Unsmoke Systems Artspace in Braddock. A place often known as one of the forgotten towns of Pittsburgh, Braddock served as the perfect metaphoric catalyst for Rae’s show. The exhibit was designed to shine light on the thousands of citizens in the Middle East who are displaced and dehumanized as a result of unrelenting armed conflict in the region. As peace continues…

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