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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.

Pitt alum Theresa Baughman showcases work from Arctic Circle expedition

Theresa Baughman’s expedition to the Arctic culminated in the creation of several pieces of art, which are currently featured at Late Space in Garfield for the entire month of November.

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

An electrifying blue light shines on the entryway of Late Space, a quaint art gallery on Penn Avenue in Garfield. Within, visitors peruse the abstract line drawings and photographs of glaciers and Arctic waters hanging on the walls. Miscellaneous works of art, like an iceberg sculpture and audio recordings, are scattered around the room.

Pitt community gathers to share their six-word stories

The Open Door Project hosted Six Word Stories: an Interactive Exhibit Monday, where visitors were asked to write about themselves in only six words.

By Maggie Young, Contributing Editor

November 7, 2019

About 15 people gathered Monday afternoon in the Amy E. Knapp room on the ground floor of Hillman Library for Six Word Stories: an Interactive Exhibit.

George A. Romero Collection brings the dead to life

Visitors at Living with the Dead: A Party Celebrating the George A. Romero Archival receive makeup courtesy of ScareHouse.

By Sinead McDevitt, For the Pitt News

October 24, 2019

The undead strolled through the dimly lit first floor of the Hillman Library Wednesday night — past the grave of Nicholas Kramer, which Barbara (Judith O’Dea) clung to in after the first zombie attack in the 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead.”

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