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Creative Research Exhibition showcases work from summer 2019 fellowships

Brackenridge Fellow Brianna Mims braids hair as part of her performance at the 11th Annual Summer 2019 Creative Research Exhibition.

By Siddhi Shockey, Senior Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

The 11th Annual Summer 2019 Creative Research Exhibition opened this past Thursday. The exhibition presents the works of six artists who pursued summer research opportunities through the University Honors College.

Circles: Till Infinity – The Celebration of Mac Miller’s Posthumous Album

January 20, 2020

Over the weekend, hundreds of fans came to a pop-up in the North Side to celebrate the release of Mac Miller's posthumous album, 'Circles'. See what some had to say about how his music impacted their lives.

Stitches for a cause: making knit work with the Fiber Arts Crew

The Fiber Arts Crew is a tight-knit group of knitters and crocheters across Pitt’s regional campuses working to make 100 blankets for each of the anticipated attendees at The Older Youth Retreat in 2020, an event for foster youth from across Pennsylvania.

By MJ LaRocque, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

What started as one group of people in one small town eight miles outside of Harrisburg, the Fiber Arts Crew is now spread out across the University’s regional campuses.

Pittsburgh painter captures reactions to “Lest We Forget”

Adam Maeroff’s painting “Cloudy with a Chance of Learning” shows a visitor to the “Lest We Forget” exhibition that was on display on the Cathedral of Learning lawn last fall.

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

January 7, 2020

Emily Loeb noticed a man taking photographs as she and two companions walked through the “Lest We Forget” exhibition on the Cathedral of Learning lawn last fall, but she didn’t think much of it.

Mixing mediums with the Creative Arts Ensemble

Mixing mediums with the Creative Arts Ensemble

By Diana Velasquez, Staff Writer

January 6, 2020

Many scholars of fine arts consider themselves to be masters of one discipline, such as music, or painting or poetry. Some Pitt students had the opportunity last semester to take a class that challenged that notion.

From Phipps to the Carnegie Museum of Art: all the culture new to Pitt in 2020

The Phipps Conservatory will have its “Orchid and Tropical Bonsai show: Out of the World” from Jan. 18 to March 8.

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

January 6, 2020

As the spring semester begins and classes resume, finding something to do is a challenge for many in the dreary, often cold and wet weather in the Pittsburgh wintertime.

Balancing finals as a STEM and art double major

Balancing finals as a STEM and art double major

By Hayley Lesh, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

The difference between junior computer science and music performance major Jordan Bender’s dual majors is apparent in his finals. For computer science, he is often presented with a traditional paper and pencil final, while his music classes often evaluate his skills through performances.

Poems from prison: Students share incarcerated voices

Students perform a collaborative poem about the shooting of Antwon Rose written by inside students.

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

The poetry performance was part of an event which packed City of Asylum on Wednesday night, with more than 100 people in attendance.

Center for Creativity gets students out of their artistic comfort zones

Erik Schuckers (right), the Center for Creativity workshop manager, leads Monday’s “Splatter, Blot, & Blow: Painting without Brushes” event.

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Erik Schuckers, the program manager at the Center for Creativity, carefully swirled a paint-dipped string onto a white piece of paper in front of a group of mesmerized students Monday afternoon.

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