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Video: Photographers focus on Braddock Library anniversary

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Photographers focus on Braddock Library anniversary

By Ligaya Scaff, Point Park News Service: At Point Park University, students in Professor Chris Rolinson’s specialized photography class learn about community storytelling through documentary film experience as they capture the 150th anniversary of the historic Braddock Library.

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Fort Pitt Museum houses region’s early history

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fort Pitt Museum houses region’s early history

By Joel Anderson, Point Park News Service: Nestled next to the modern on-ramps of the highway, along the reflection pool and portal bridge of Point State Park, the Fort Pitt Museum sits. Behind its brick façade and mural of British red coats and Native Americans lies a world of knowledge about the developing years of […]

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An unusual happenstance: Monsters remake history

| October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
An unusual happenstance: Monsters remake history

By Lauren Dantella, Point Park News Service: Whenever Matthew Buchholz watched his friend’s Lawrenceville gift shop, he would send her emails saying, “Everything is alright” – along with computer-edited images of monsters wreaking havoc. Interested in history, the New York University film graduate would research old maps and prints while working at the store. Then […]

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Gallery Crawl drives up interest in mobile art

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
Gallery Crawl drives up interest in mobile art

By Liz Furrer, Point Park News Service: Four parked cars that have been morphed into a tiki bar, a demolition car and a bedazzled auto canvas will call Eighth Street and Penn Avenue home for one night this fall. With initial popularity in the southern United States, these artists aim to increase mobile art interest […]

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Artist uses exhibits to bring attention to social causes

Artist uses exhibits to bring attention to social causes

By Kineen Dillard Point Park News Service Jill Larson used her love of art to teach adults with mental instability how to create wood sculptures and wire work animals. With that experience and more she now addresses the growing bullying epidemic through conscious art pieces in the “Mean Girls” exhibit. For several years, Larson used […]

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Photography exhibit looks at famed ‘Silk Road”

| April 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Photography exhibit looks at famed ‘Silk Road”

By Allie Wynands Point Park News Service In 1972, Alban and Virginia Curtze travelled the famed Silk Road, photographing their experience along the way. When they died in the 1980′s, the images taken during their trip were thought to be lost. Forty years later, the images were rediscovered. Point Park University will host “Silk Road: […]

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Art exhibit calls attention to ‘mean girls’

| February 19, 2013 | 1 Comment
Art exhibit calls attention to ‘mean girls’

By Kineen Dillard Point Park News Service On first view, there is a face of a young girl in a black and white composite photo, but on closer, inspection, one realizes there are fifty faces. Covering the faces are the names of each girl and the age they were when they took their own lives. […]

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Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council takes on literacy challenges

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council takes on literacy challenges

By Ashley Ropar Point Park News Service In a downtown Pittsburgh office building, refugees from Bhutan, Israel, and Iraq are learning English by working through the days of the week and the weather. Across town in a South Hills library a tutor is helping adults overcome life-long learning difficulties to help them in the job […]

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Pittsburgh Glass Center – Blowing new life into the former Glass City

| December 4, 2012 | 1 Comment
Pittsburgh Glass Center – Blowing new life into the former Glass City

By Lindsay Lawrence Point Park News Service Growing up, Alex Szabo always had dreams of blowing glass although it seemed out of reach due to the lack of resources he had to work with. He knew that given the right circumstances, he would be able to create beautiful pieces of art that would last a […]

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Teachers visit Andy Warhol Museum for open house

| November 27, 2012 | 1 Comment
Teachers visit Andy Warhol Museum for open house

By Lori Pometo Point Park News Service Sarah Wilt plans to add a “Warhol Unit” in her adaptive class to increase their knowledge and learning skills. Amanda Smatchko plans to have her students create Warhol-inspired portraits to show them the relation between themselves and art. Cat Wapenski sees art as a way to nurture her […]

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