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Local events to enjoy during the spring semester

Local events to enjoy during the spring semester

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor January 25, 2023
Spring semester is in full swing, and winter is well underway, but Pittsburgh is still bustling with plenty of upcoming events. Here is a compilation of arts and entertainment activities to look forward to in February and March.
Alphabet City bookstore on North Avenue in the North Side.

City of Asylum presents ‘Klenicki Meets Monk’ exhibit, concert to address mental health and intergenerational trauma

By Nicholas Simila, Staff Writer January 23, 2023
City of Asylum hosted a concert on Sunday featuring jazz music of the late Thelonious Monk accompanied by the abstract paintings of Norman Klenicki in an exhibit titled “Music, Visual Art, & Mental Health: Klenicki Meets Monk.”
Contemporary Craft, an art gallery in Lawrenceville that is hosting a new exhibition, “Transformation 11: Contemporary Works in Glass.”

Contemporary Craft exhibit brings internationally recognized glass artists together

By Anoushka Parnerkar, Staff Writer January 18, 2023
Contemporary Craft, an art gallery in Lawrenceville, is using glass to push barriers in art. The gallery’s most recent exhibition, Transformation 11: Contemporary Works in Glass, features 17 international glass artists who are taking a modern approach to the age-old craft.
A family ice skates during Winterfest at The Frick on Jan. 15.

Winterfest at The Frick offers art, winter activities

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer January 17, 2023
Winterfest at The Frick is an outdoor family friendly event featuring activities such as skating, live performances, guided art making, carriage rides and more. Winterfest is a two-weekend event taking place Jan. 14-16 and Jan. 21-22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Mattress Factory’s “HalfDream: Another Room” exhibit by artist Doreen Chan.

Mattress Factory’s ‘HalfDream: Another Room’ exhibit conveys dreams, human commonality

By Gabriella Garvin, Staff Writer December 8, 2022
“HalfDream: Another Room” launched at The Mattress Factory this past Friday. Composed of multimedia displays made from wood, acrylic and resin, each piece of the exhibit mirrors the recurring dreams everyday people experience.
Holiday lights in Schenley Plaza.

‘Glowland’ fills Schenley Plaza with giant seesaws, produces motion-based art

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor December 1, 2022
Oakland Business Improvement District is gearing up for the winter season with a new art-based community project, Glowland. Glowland is a month-long winter festival that features a series of light-based art installations, yard games and live music until Dec. 18.
Phipps Conservatory decorated for its Winter Flower Show and Light Garden.

Phipps Conservatory creates ‘arctic adventure’ for annual winter flower show and light garden

By Maya Valletta, Staff Writer November 29, 2022
Phipps Conservatory’s Winter Flower Show and Light Garden includes 15 acres of lights and plants. This year’s theme is arctic adventure. Many rooms have topiary winter animals which are made of natural materials such as dry grasses and mosses.
A Pitt student browses through a clothing rack.

Local vintage resellers take over social media

By Maya Valletta, Staff Writer November 10, 2022
With the pop-up market season coming to a close, vintage resellers are increasingly using social media to spread the word about their handpicked collection of stylish, uncommon pieces.
Kameron Langston, program coordinator of the Office of Veterans Services, stands near papier-mâché masks made by student veterans in the McCarl Center in Posvar Hall on Monday.

Pitt veterans paint masks, share stories to spotlight mental health

By Patrick Swain, Senior Staff Writer November 9, 2022
To celebrate this year’s Veterans Week at Pitt, the Office of Veteran Services led “Pitt Warriors: Our Stories,” an art exhibition that showcases the lives of student veterans and bolsters conversations surrounding veterans’ mental health.
A Pitt student models in Friday’s Fall Fashion and Food Truck Fest in the William Pitt Union Plaza.

Pitt’s first fall fashion and food truck fest benefits United Way

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor November 7, 2022
Pitt’s first Fall Fashion and Food Truck Fest took place Friday, with student models, multi-ethnic food trucks and student DJs from WPTS radio station.
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