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“Swooning” over art: Contemporary Craft to open to the public

Artist Swoon’s exhibit at Contemporary Craft, “The Heart Lives Through the Hands.”

By Annabelle Walter, For The Pitt News

September 2, 2020

Art is something that has the ability to bring people together. Artist Swoon’s exhibit at Contemporary Craft, “The Heart Lives Through the Hands,” does this quite literally, bringing living people in close contact with surreal human figures.

Let’s Get Free art contest raises awareness for women sentenced to life without parole

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

August 26, 2020

The Let’s Get Free art contest hopes to raise awareness of the plight of these prisoners through several pieces by artists both inside and out of prison.

‘More motivated than ever’: Pittsburgh tattoo shops persevere through pandemic

Pittsburgh tattoo artists are navigating the world of socially distanced tattooing and attempting to ensure safety for their clients while coping with the pandemic themselves.

By Lucas DiBlasi, Staff Writer

August 17, 2020

Despite a faltering economy, many artists said they’ve seen a surprising spike in business, a welcome problem that has nevertheless created difficulties in safely keeping up with demand.

Fall programming unclear for Center for Creativity

Pitt’s Center for Creativity is currently working to determine if and how its spaces will operate in the fall.

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer

July 22, 2020

Erik Schuckers, the Center’s manager of communications and programming, said the C4C is currently working to determine if and how their spaces will operate in the fall.

Exploring women and Warhol in new Warhol Museum exhibit

The first new exhibit since the Warhol’s reopening, “Femme Touch,” debuted June 29 at the museum’s North Shore location and will run until next January.

By Lucas DiBlasi, For The Pitt News

July 14, 2020

“Femme Touch” is an exploration of the women and femmes — feminine-aligned queer people — who Andy Warhol frequently associated with and made the subject of his art, according to the Warhol’s chief curator, José Carlos Diaz.

Artist collective combines art and activism

Redfishbowl Studios in Lawrenceville

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

July 8, 2020

Redfishbowl and its collaborating artists are leading other initiatives to raise money for Pittsburgh organizations dedicated to bailing out protestors and supporting Black and trans people.

Carnegie Museums to reopen amid pandemic uncertainty

The Carnegie Museums will reopen to their members on June 26 and the general public on June 29.

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

June 16, 2020

The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh will reopen later this month after a three-month closure, and visitors may have to treat each other like priceless works of art.

Poetry Partnership elevates voices of Black poets

The final community reading of the Poetry Partnership of Pittsburgh streamed last Wednesday.

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer

June 16, 2020

The reading featured 10 poets reading their work — Joss Green, Diarra Imani, Dani Janae, Medina Jackson, Maria Kent, Joy KMT, Crystal Massie, Tresa Murphy Green, Christina Springer and Jahqwahn Watson. Much of the subject matter revolved around themes of womanhood, motherhood, Black ancestry and what it means to be Black today in the United States.

Local bookstores offer anti-racist books for all ages

The City of Asylum and White Whale bookstores created anti-racist booklists that contain books that discuss race, culture and what it’s like being black in America.

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer

June 9, 2020

To help educate adults and children on racism, Pittsburgh’s City of Asylum and White Whale bookstores have created anti-racist booklists with books that discuss race, culture and what it’s like to be black in America.

Three Rivers Arts Festival brings Pittsburghers together digitally

The Three Rivers Art Festival will occur entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Kaitlyn Nuebel, For The Pitt News

June 9, 2020

Now in its 61st year, the Three Rivers Arts Festival normally brings about 500,000 people to the Cultural District, Gateway Center and Point State Park. But this year’s festival looks a little different from what most Pittsburghers have seen in the past.

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