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Pastels and paints: ARTificial club provides students with creative outlet

Students meet Wednesday nights in the Center for Creativity as part of the ARTificial club. (Photo by Betty Shen | Staff Photographer)

By Siddhi Shockey / For The Pitt News

November 9, 2017

The silence of creative focus cuts short sounds of laughter and chatter as students begin to paint abstract designs with vibrant yellow and pink acrylics on large, white canvases. ARTificial — the first club on Pitt’s campus dedicated solely to visual arts — is a space for both artists and appreci...

Making memories: Pitt students paint portraits for underprivileged children

Jill McDonnell painted Laura Andrea, a girl from Bolivia whose favorite color is pink. Courtesy of Jill McDonnell

By Anandhini Narayanan / For The Pitt News

April 11, 2017

Jill McDonnell surveyed a set of portrait pictures laid out on a Hillman Library table and picked her next art subject based on their name and favorite color — the only information provided with the picture. Using watercolor and acrylic paints, McDonnell and 27 other artists at Pitt painted per...

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