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What to do with 252 images of John Riegert?

By Edward Trizzino, Point Park News Service: The recent closing of a local art exhibit has 252 pieces of art in need of a permanent home. The SPACE gallery located in Downtown Pittsburgh recently closed its summer-long “John Riegert” exhibit, which contained submitted portraits of Riegert by hundreds of local artists. Of the 252 portraits, Riegert personally kept almost 50... 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

Andy Warhol museum showcases four unique exhibitions

By Madison Krupp, Point Park News Service: The Andy Warhol museum offers Point Park University students free admission to the entire museum, as well as access to four special exhibitions that are currently available for a limited time. The four public programs presently on display are “Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York,” “Glycerine and Rose Water,” “Exposures: Elizabeth A. Rudnick:... Read More

The Five List: History Center’s top artifacts

By Sara Payne, Point Park News Service: Amid the adventures in the Strip District is the Senator John Heinz History Center, a 275,000-square-foot museum housing 250 years of the Pittsburgh region’s history. Anne Madarasz, museum division director and curator by training, has more than  22 years of experience at the History Center, making her the perfect person to walk us through the top... Read More

‘Kiss My Apps’ exhibit gets interactive in Lawrenceville

By Justin Varney, Point Park News Service: “Kiss My Apps” is a new art exhibit with pieces inspired by media apps. The concept behind artist Andi Irwin’s exhibit in the show is to incorporate everyday mobile apps into one-of-a-kind art pieces. The exhibit can be seen at BE galleries, 3583 Butler St., through Nov. 15. Her paintings are inspired by what... Read More

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 the Pittsburgh area. Museum assistant... 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

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 in the Northeast, debuting at... Read More