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#LOCALartIS: Max Nungesser

Max Nungesser is a self-taught artist currently enrolled in Penn State University. Nungesser’s work is vibrant, viable, and socially conscious, especially considering his early years in the art world. Some of his paintings touch on the current political climate, with a walking-dead portrait of our current commander-in-chief. In other news, a pair of buddy skeletons taking a smoke break speaks to our inherent desire to fight change, no matter how much it kills us. Nungesser’s catalogue also travels down…

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Seth Ledonne: How To Get Back

Seth Ledonne opened his solo show, “How to Get Back” at The Mine Factory this past week to a packed house of art lovers. His work, simplistic in nature, roots into various elements of the human psyche with his narrative catalogue of creations. As you peruse the industrial atmosphere of the space, it can throw even the most seasoned art enthusiast for a loop. What seems to be just painted words, transforms into a standoff of wills, searching for…

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#LOCALartIS: Vernon. Churchfield. Morrow.

August Vernon: Painter. Visual Monarch. Five Guys Enthusiast. August Vernon spends most of his time traveling across the country producing paintings for a wide variety of clients. His work is well-known in the Pittsburgh area, displayed in restaurants like Sonoma, Pirata, and Nola to name a few. His gripping visuals have delighted professional athletes, and even royalty. And despite all the success of his work, and the extremely high demand, Vernon remains grounded in the fact that he would…

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#LOCALartIS: Renae.Buchholz.Garcia.

Ely Renae: Cosplayer.Fabricator. Super Nerd. Don’t let the nerdiness fool you, Ely Renae got skills. A recent college graduate, Renae took up cosplaying about 3 years ago and used her talents in sculpture, metal-smithing, painting, and digital media to create costumes. For those of you who don’t know, cosplaying (Costume Play) is the art of recreating your favorite comic or gaming characters. The enormous detail and time that goes into each build is mind-boggling, but Renae takes it all…

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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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Zach Brown’s ‘Born-Again Pagan’

Zach Brown welcomed a dark art session as he featured his latest works for his “Born Again Pagan” show The Mine Factory. Brown’s works elicit an unnerving and essential paradigm shift in the air. Brown’s inspirations come from his deeply religious upbringing and a fascinating fear of death. Stillness is a constant in his work, forcing the eye of the mind to exercise its demons. It can be an uncomfortable journey peering into the image of a goat littered…

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#LOCALartIS: Frederick. Muldoon. Hilty.

James Frederick, Art Staple Immersed in the art scene for over 40 years, James Frederick’s discerning and eclectic tastes resonate with his curating of original and enthusiastic artists, and interactive showings. Part of the revitalization of Pittsburgh’s West End, Frederick houses local and international talent through his art gallery, and offers a bevy of other services for clients. Visit James Gallery Online John Muldoon, Artist Known for his vibrant style, John Muldoon is quickly becoming a sought after artist…

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#LOCALartIS Durty. Pierotti. Beauford.

Durty Art A spray paint artist from Plum borough, he’s become well-known in the community for his “banksy-esque” distopian imagery. A lover of hip-hop, Durty is embroiled into the scene, producing work for the likes KRS-1 and Rakim. As he continues to push the envelope, his work becomes a statement against the status quo. Carolyn Pierotti An artist, educator, and curator, Carolyn Pierotti is drilled into every facet of the art scene. As an educator, she shapes future artists,…

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