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Pittsburgh attracts young artists with a wealth of opportunities

The city sees a rising number of millennial creators as affordability remains central  A version of this article first appeared in Pittsburgh City Paper.  By Tyler Dague, Point Park News Service: Bowen Schmitt didn’t recognize Pittsburgh. After five and a half years as a student at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art then and founding director of the Great Far... Read More

Gentrification can both threaten and help local artists

By Andrew Henderson, Point Park News Service: Seth Clark sits in a beat-up, repurposed armchair, one of a mismatched set arranged around a makeshift meeting table.  He leans back and puts his feet on the table, the very image of relaxation.  And he should be comfortable.  He’s in his kingdom. Clark is the studio director at Radiant Hall in Lawrenceville,... Read More

Space Upstairs offers innovative performances

By Abby Mathieu, Point Park News Service: Couches in every color. Walls covered in words and designs. A bar with a hodge-podge of mugs, glasses and bottles. Books piled up in every corner of the square-shaped room. These, among many others, are all things found in The Space Upstairs. Situated on the side of a tucked-away warehouse in Point Breeze,... Read More

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 one day, he looked at... Read More