Ed Parrish Jr. : Sculptor. Metal Purist. Man’s Man.
ED Parrish Jr. is rooted in the old school ways of metal arts. A staunch advocate to keep metal arts alive, he’s organized several metal-friendly events, live pours, and other activities over the years. He’s not only an advocate, but an artist and curator. His pieces are hauntingly approachable. For as rigid as the material he works with, Parrish creates a warm and inviting end product. His work is currently on display at The Irma Freeman Center For Imagination, under the moniker, Rust Belt Blondes.
(Photo by Douglas Duerring Photography)
Nate Broadus: Community Advocate. Comic Book Creator. Jarhead.
Nate Broadus is not your typical chap. After finishing his tour as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps, Broadus dedicated himself to a life of community integration and working with youth. From basketball coaching to mentoring, Broadus uses his intrinsic leadership skills to instill core values into the people of tomorrow. And when he’s not doing his community thing, Broadus is a comic book publisher. He recently launched Police State, a story touching on corruption within, well, everything. Check out his site here.
Julie Kahlbaugh: Photographer. Painter. Sugar Enthusiast.
Julie Kahlbaugh is a professional photographer offering her unique eye to the world of fashion, food, and general subjects across Pittsburgh, and the US. As Photo Director for LOCALpittsburgh Magazine, she takes stunning images of city scapes, local fare, models, and loads more. She stays busy with other projects that include portrait photography, painting, and eating anything with chocolate on it. Visit her site.