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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

Members of the community listen to a story being read during the Homewood Pop-Up Art Exhibit on Saturday.

‘Black is Beautiful!’: PRIDE Art Festival celebrates Black youth identity in Homewood

By Tanya Babbar, Staff Writer September 18, 2023

Surrounded by children as he told stories of Black empowerment, D.S. Kinsel posed a question to an audience outside the Homewood-Brushton YMCA. “Who is raising all these smart Black children?” Kinsel...

Mellon Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Vendors and visitors fill Mellon Park for annual craftsmen’s fair

By Maya Valletta, Staff Writer September 11, 2023

Mellon Park came alive last weekend as 85 vendors and thousands of visitors flooded the space for A Fair in the Park with all kinds of art, food and music.  The Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh hosts...

Revisiting Pitt biotechnology art exhibition amid emerging AI technology

Revisiting Pitt biotechnology art exhibition amid emerging AI technology

By Amy Zhang, Staff Writer September 5, 2023

15-foot tendrils of braided hair emerge from a bright orb above viewers as they tug and bend on a sculpture. The braids “listen” and respond with generative sequences of lights and sound. This interactive...

A student paints during “Variety, Variety, Variety!” at WQED Studio A.

CMU and Pitt’s ‘Variety! Variety! Variety!’ event explores multitude of art forms

By Shreya Singh, Senior Staff Writer April 17, 2023
More than 100 people gathered on Sunday evening to watch a variation of different art forms at “Variety! Variety! Variety!” — an event hosted by the School of Music at CMU in collaboration with Pitt’s department of studio arts.
A collection of photographs and drawings by students on display in a window of the Frick Fine Arts building during the Creators Collective Exhibition this weekend.

Creators Collective hosts a weekend-long exhibition featuring Black, queer art

By Maya Valletta, Staff Writer April 9, 2023
Pitt Creators Collective transformed Frick Fine Arts Building this weekend with student artwork ranging from photography, poetry, drawings, paintings, sculptures and more. The exhibition is Creators Collective’s first large event since it was founded in 2019.
Students participate in painting the SNAP mural on Sunday.

SNAP collaborates with Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media for neurodiversity mural

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer January 29, 2023
The Special Needs Assistance Program for Social Engagement is designing a colorful mural over the next two weeks to celebrate neurodiversity in the Pittsburgh community. The 8-by-8-foot mural will hang on the first floor of Benedum Hall.
Alphabet City bookstore on North Avenue in the North Side.

City of Asylum presents ‘Klenicki Meets Monk’ exhibit, concert to address mental health and intergenerational trauma

By Nicholas Simila, Staff Writer January 24, 2023
City of Asylum hosted a concert on Sunday featuring jazz music of the late Thelonious Monk accompanied by the abstract paintings of Norman Klenicki in an exhibit titled “Music, Visual Art, & Mental Health: Klenicki Meets Monk.”
Opinion | It’s time to resurrect the art salon

Opinion | It’s time to resurrect the art salon

By Anna Fischer, Senior Staff Columnist January 23, 2023
It’s time for us to resurrect the cultural, artistic and literary gathering place. It’s time to bring back the salon.
An art piece titled “Triomphe de la graisse” by Katie Rauth on display at Soma Grossa in the Southside.

Southside Art exhibit centers the fat experience, confronts anti-fat bias

By Tanya Babbar, Staff Writer January 17, 2023
“Soma Grossa” is an exhibit that ran through Saturday at the Brew House Association in South Side. It explored fatness through a critical lens, and fat artists pulled their life experiences into a wide range of mediums.
A family ice skates during Winterfest at The Frick on Jan. 15.

Winterfest at The Frick offers art, winter activities

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer January 17, 2023
Winterfest at The Frick is an outdoor family friendly event featuring activities such as skating, live performances, guided art making, carriage rides and more. Winterfest is a two-weekend event taking place Jan. 14-16 and Jan. 21-22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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