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Baron Batch sees graffiti as medium for social change

By Christopher Ward, Point Park News Service: Growing up in West Texas, where high school football is a top priority, Baron Batch knew that playing the game was a given – but deep down inside he always knew that he wanted to be an artist, too. As a kid, Batch had a speech impediment where he couldn’t say the letter R, so... Read More

Q&A: Player-turned-painter shares his journey

By Anthony Mendicino, Point Park News Service: Baron Batch is an artist. One glance inside his Homestead studio feels like a trek to the inner workings of his mind: loud, vibrant colors juxtaposed with warm wood tones and a random collection of toys, doohickeys and doodads formed and reformed in Batch’s signature style. Before the art and the studio, Batch was... Read More

Baron Batch paints new path after football

By Kristopher Lancaster, Point Park News Service: Sundays in the fall used to be a little more chaotic for Baron Batch. The South Side resident spent parts of three seasons as a running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers before being released at the end of training camp in August. Now away from the bright lights of the National Football League,... Read More