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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Holiday lights in Schenley Plaza.

‘Glowland’ fills Schenley Plaza with giant seesaws, produces motion-based art

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor December 1, 2022
Oakland Business Improvement District is gearing up for the winter season with a new art-based community project, Glowland. Glowland is a month-long winter festival that features a series of light-based art installations, yard games and live music until Dec. 18.
Kameron Langston, program coordinator of the Office of Veterans Services, stands near papier-mâché masks made by student veterans in the McCarl Center in Posvar Hall on Monday.

Pitt veterans paint masks, share stories to spotlight mental health

By Patrick Swain, Senior Staff Writer November 9, 2022
To celebrate this year’s Veterans Week at Pitt, the Office of Veteran Services led “Pitt Warriors: Our Stories,” an art exhibition that showcases the lives of student veterans and bolsters conversations surrounding veterans’ mental health.
An art exhibit to fundraise for hurricane Fiona relief in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic held in Frick Fine Arts on Wednesday.

‘Art has power, students have power’: Puerto Rican students fundraise for Hurricane Fiona relief at art exhibition

By Renee Dubaich, Staff Writer October 2, 2022
Student-made drawings, paintings, photography and more filled the cloister in the Frick Fine Arts Building Friday night. Three Pitt students organized the exhibition to fundraise following the disastrous effects of Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico.
The main entrance to the Carnegie Museum of Art on Forbes Avenue on Friday during the opening of the Carnegie International.

‘Is it morning for you yet?’: The 58th Carnegie International presents historical, recent works from global artists

By Aoqin Yan, Staff Writer September 25, 2022
When it comes to greetings in the Mayan Kaqchikel culture, people prefer the expression “Is it morning for you yet?” instead of “good morning.” As the title of the 58th Carnegie International, it represents the idea that all humans are related.
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.
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.
Opinion | Art doesn’t have to be miserable to be good

Opinion | Art doesn’t have to be miserable to be good

By Anna Fischer, For The Pitt News September 27, 2021
No matter how many different emotions we have, humans are perpetually drawn to sad art. But art doesn’t have to be miserable to be good, folks.
Opinion | You don’t need to be a critic to value art

Opinion | You don’t need to be a critic to value art

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Columnist June 22, 2021
Everyone deserves a chance to appreciate resonant art without the aura of mystery that art museums often shroud themselves in, and museums should be doing everything they can to cultivate a non-elitist, welcoming experience.
Argyle Studio held its grand opening last Thursday, offering Oakland a unique space for artistic retail. The pop-up shop represents the diversity of the Oakland community through a variety of products, including the creative work of over 30 local artists and vendors.

Local Pittsburgh artist studio opens on Forbes Avenue

By Jessica McKenzie, For The Pitt News June 1, 2021
Argyle Studio, a new pop-up artist’s shop in Oakland, came to fruition through the right-and-left-brain mother-daughter duo, Christine and Brigette Bethea. The pair envisioned Oakland’s newest retail space and brought it to life with a grand opening last Thursday.
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