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Homeless identities on display at “Walk On By” exhibit

The exhibit “Walk On By,” sponsored by Northside Common Ministries, will hang in the second floor of Scaife Hall until the end of February.  (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Shahum Ajmal | Staff Writer

February 22, 2018

Renee Rosensteel passed the same homeless man in downtown Pittsburgh multiple times before she could no longer avoid his attention-seeking gestures and decided to stop and introduce herself. “I knew he was part of the scene down there,” Rosensteel said. “I was tired. I’d just had enough, ...

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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