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Pitt professor captures pandemic through a camera lens

Ivette Spradlin, a professor of photography at Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University, has spent her quarantine taking portraits of Pittsburgers outside their family homes.

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer

June 2, 2020

Ivette Spradlin’s Instagram page is filled to the brim with images of people in masks posed in front of colorful and creative-looking homes, their gaze fixed on the photographer who takes their picture from at least 6 feet away.

Carnegie Museum of Art debuts online exhibition series with ‘Lake Valley’

Carnegie Museum of Art debuts online exhibition series with ‘Lake Valley’

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

May 26, 2020

Disorienting sounds play as overlapping cut-out shapes slowly fill the screen, creating the mesmerizing landscapes of artist Rachel Rose’s “Lake Valley.”

‘Writing the Pandemic’ with the Center for Creativity

Nancy Kirkwood, an assistant at Pitt’s Center for Creativity, led participants in a virtual writing workshop on Friday afternoon.

By Anna Ligorio, Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

Pitt employees, undergraduates and graduate students who recently encountered pandemic-induced writer’s block needed to look no further than their laptop screens for some inspiration on Friday.

New museum studies major proposed

Pitt students often intern at the Carnegie Art Museum and other Pittsburgh art museums, but the museums are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Anna Ligorio, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

Students interested in the museum world can currently complete a museum studies minor through the history of art and architecture department, but the department is now working on a new major option.

Studio arts department holds digital senior exhibition

Senior studio arts major Azize Altay Harvey has had to figure out ways to finish art projects at home while learning remotely.

By Maggie Young, Contributing Editor

April 14, 2020

Azize Altay Harvey, a senior studio arts major, couldn't get her supplies out of the Frick Fine Arts Building before it closed.

C4C contest accepting submissions for educational art about COVID-19

Members of the Pitt community are invited to submit art from any medium designed as a creative response to the public health discussions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Image via Center for Creativity.

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

April 7, 2020

Pitt’s Center for Creativity organized the Creative Innovations to COVID-19 contest, which calls for members of the Pitt community to flex their creative muscles to educate others on the virus

Pop into the newest place on campus for student art at the Pop Art Den

The Pop Art Den was founded by the College of Business Administration as part of a class and became a full-fledged space for student internships and for student artists to sell their work.

By Delilah Bourque and Beatrice McDermott, The Pitt News Staff

March 5, 2020

Pop into the University Store and you’ll see Pitt’s newly established Pop Art Den — a pop-up shop that sells more than just pop art.

Pittsburgh artists reflect on femininity and female bodies in two new exhibits

The oil paintings of Mary Ethel McAuley, a Pittsburgh journalist and artist, are on display in the Frick Fine Arts building.

By Nadiya Greaser, For The Pitt News

February 18, 2020

The oil paintings were part of an exhibit on Mary Ethel McAuley, a Pittsburgh journalist and artist, and the quilted skirt was part of an accompanying exhibit called Three Artists (Three Women). The exhibits will be on display in the University Art Gallery until March 28.

Pitt professor Barbara Weissberger creates new life in “Mother” art exhibit

Barbara Weissberger’s artwork in her “Mother” exhibit mimics the human form using bizarre fabric shapes.

By Beatrice McDermott, For The Pitt News

February 11, 2020

An array of disembodied, floating eyeballs watched from above as people of all ages cradled squishy, handmade fabric intestines in their arms at the Silver Eye Center for Photography in Bloomfield Friday night.

The ‘Art’ of Storytelling: Pitt students find their voice by combining art and social media businesses

Cecilia Kahle, left, and Sarah McLaughlin, right, sell embroidered works and cross stitches on Instagram.

By Emma Maurice, Senior Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

For some Pitt students, a love of crafting, art and storytelling has manifested itself into a small business that generates them more than some extra cash — it’s helping them connect with their families and build lasting friendships.

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