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Art, Historic Preservation and Community Development Program Oct. 20

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation presents artist James Shipman, whose art is on display at Landmarks Housing Resource Center in Wilkinsburg.

Landmarks Housing Resource Center will have an open house, art gallery exhibition and discussion featuring artist James Shipman, who will give a detailed presentation of his work, discussing the role of the artist in society in the context of community development and Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation's work in the Hamnett Place neighborhood of Wilkinsburg.

The program will run from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the resource center, 744 Rebecca Ave. in Wilkinsburg. This event is free and open to the public.

Shipman, a long-established Pittsburgh sculptor, ceramist and entrepreneur, will discuss his art work, currently on display on the walls of the Landmarks Housing Resource Center. Shipman uses half of the building as his studio and creative working space. The other half of the building serves as a resource center where PHLF hosts monthly workshops and seminars on varied aspects of house restoration, home ownership, and historic preservation.

RSVPs qare appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny: marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.

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