The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Sylvia Rhor Samneigo, a senior lecturer in the History of Art and Architecture Department and UAG director and curator, leads the ‘Object Lesson: Inuit Sculpture’ event Tuesday evening.

Pitt launches Indigenous Cultural Festival with ‘Object Lesson: Inuit Sculpture’

By Alyssa Machi, Staff Writer September 22, 2022
The University Art Gallery showcased an Inuit sculpture by Johnny Inukpuk at an object lesson event on Tuesday as a part of Pitt’s Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion kick off for its first Indigenous Cultural Festival.
Amarachi Onwuka, a senior molecular biology major and portrait artist, sits outside the Frick Fine Arts building with one of her art pieces.

‘I love seeing people’s reactions’: Student artists don’t just sell commissions for cash

By Grace Hemcher, Senior Staff Writer September 22, 2022
Some student artists at Pitt have ditched traditional part-time jobs and turned to selling their own artwork for some extra cash. Commissioning art is a rewarding side hustle for these artists — but not in the way one might think.
Pitt students selling “freezer pops for people in period poverty,” according to a sign on their booth, at the Pitt Arts Fest on the WPU lawn on Friday.

PittARTS Fest offers students activities, networking opportunities

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor September 11, 2022
PittARTS Fest took place Friday on the WPU lawn, where students enjoyed getting henna tattoos, a caricature artist, free popcorn, t-shirt printing and networking with local arts organizations.
A proposed view of the new Fern Hollow Bridge shown at Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition’s community meeting on Tuesday.

Two local artists propose artwork for Fern Hollow Bridge rebuild

By Jamie Sheppard, Staff Writer September 9, 2022
Following the Fern Hollow Bridge’s collapse in January, the Pittsburgh Creative Corps selected two local artists, John Peña and Carin Mincemoyer, to design public artwork that will enhance Fern Hollow Bridge.
A fall day in Pittsburgh.

Local events to get hype for the fall season

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor September 6, 2022
Fall is here, and Pittsburgh has a seemingly endless stream of upcoming events to celebrate. Here is a compilation of arts and entertainment activities to look forward to in September and October.
People line up for food at A Soulful Taste of the Burgh, an annual soul food and music festival, in Market Square on Saturday.

A Soulful Taste of the Burgh festival returns to support Black-owned businesses

By Shreya Singh, Staff Writer September 5, 2022
More than 50 Black-owned small businesses selling products such as clothing and body butter lined the street this weekend to kick into gear A Soulful Taste of the Burgh, an annual soul food and music festival meant to spotlight local Black business owners.
Pitt associate professor Christopher Nygren of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies program.

Pitt professor wins prestigious award from Renaissance Society of America

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor April 13, 2022
Pitt professor Christopher Nygren’s book, “Titian’s Icons: Charisma, Tradition, and Devotion in the Italian Renaissance,” received the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Prize, the biggest prize for Renaissance scholars in the United States.
A patron visits the “Working Thought” exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Art on Monday.

CMOA ‘Working Thought’ exhibit creates conversation about economic disparity, labor

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer March 15, 2022
The work of 35 contemporary artists is featured in the new “Working Thought” exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Art, which is open until June 26. The exhibit highlights art that explores how economic disparity and labor have shaped American life past and present.
Zach Layhew, a Pittsburgh Glass Center artist-in-residence, works on the shape of a glass bottle.

Pittsburgh Glass Center encourages creativity in experts and novices alike

By Katelyn Kruszewski, Staff Writer March 14, 2022
Pittsburgh Glass Center, located in the City’s Friendship neighborhood, is a nonprofit public-access education center that includes an art gallery, glass studio and creative community center. The center offers classes and workshops, among other opportunities.
Guest speaker Laura Levitt discussed the relationship between art, trauma and healing while presenting her lecture, “The Afterlives of Trauma: Art and Memory.”

Levitt presents ‘Afterlives of Trauma’ lecture, opens for online Klenicki exhibit

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer January 26, 2022
“The Afterlives of Trauma: Art and Memory” by guest speaker Dr. Laura Levitt aired as part of an opening discussion for Pitt’s Center for Bioethics and Health Law’s new virtual exhibit, “Experience, Integration, Expression: The Work of Norman Klenicki.”
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