Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Tim McCool's art will be part of an exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from March through August.
Tim McCool's contributions to an upcoming Boston art exhibition are black ink on white paper, minimal details, refreshingly simple. The former Forest Hills resident is one of five students who will be featured in the "Students Curate Students" exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which runs from March 9 through Aug. 18 at the museum's Courtyard Gallery. The 2006 graduate of Woodland Hills High School, who is pursuing a masters of fine arts degree through Tufts University from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will also be part of an Artists’ Talk on March 27. Each year, McCool explained, the museum provides graduate and undergraduate students the chance to propose a show to be exhibited in the museum. A classmate of …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Bill Sullivan will work with Art in Flux, which unites and promotes artists in Harlem, as he furthers his own artistic goals.
Bill Sullivan is a local kid. His parents own the Olympic Swim & Health Club in Penn Hills and he was a Woodland Hills Wolverine. He likes to play ice hockey and hang out with his friends in the city. But mostly, Sullivan does art. The 23-year-old may be humble and seem unassuming at first glance but his drawings and paintings have been shown in an international online exhibition, featured in a New York City gallery, and won him multiple artistic scholarships at his alma mater, Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire. Now, Sullivan is living his ultimate dream and moving to the Big Apple to launch his career in the art world, leaving Pittsburgh behind him. “My main goal right away was to move to New York and work in a gallery…
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Todd Meyer and Wayne Treichel Jr. used salvaged materials from Construction Junction to renovate and create.
Two Swissvale men are winners in the Post-Gazette and Construction Junction's second annual Reuse Inspiration Contest. Todd Meyer, an architect, won for home renovation projects by redesigning a plain banquet room into a rustic, vintage eyecatcher for E² restaurant in Highland Park. Wayne Treichel Jr. won for original artwork. He designed a Tiffany-style lampshade from pieces of broken glass he found by the Monongahela River and used pieces found at Construction Junction for the base. Both had to use the recycled and surplus building materials sold at Construction Junction, a non-profit retailer in Point Breeze. To find out more, click here.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The summer Roving Art Cart could bring art to an outdoor space near you.
Kids who enjoy art and the outdoors can check out the Roving Art Cart, a mobile arts and crafts station that tours local parks and playgrounds, now through August 10. Every Tuesday through Friday, the fun starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Kids ages 5 to 12 can do a variety of projects including using recycled materials to make Bicycle Spin Art; creating ArtBots with the help of Carnegie Mellon’s University’s CREATE Lab, and learning about cartooning with the Toonseum. The Art Cart is rain or shine and parties of 10 or more must register at www.Citiparks.net or call ahead at 412-665-3665 to make reservations. Check out when the Art Cart will be rolling into your area.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Edgewood's Curry Away is a perfect Thai restaurant in an unassuming spot.
Edgewood is full of surprises, I’ve found, and they’re usually something bordering on delightful. One of the best is hidden in the tiny shopping plaza on Edgewood Avenue, facing the train tracks. Most of what’s here is typical—a convenience store, a laundromat, an absolutely sensational Thai restaurant. Wait, what? Curry Away is the unexpected gem in this unassuming strip of retail, slinging delicious dishes out of a tiny storefront. I knew it would be good, as it satisfies the first rule of all good Thai places (have a funny name), but I didn’t reckon that the small shop across the tracks from Edgewood Town Center would turn out to be one of the best Thai places in town. Hearty portions of curry with fresh vegetables and just the right …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Edgewood artist will complete a new project at the center each winter in exchange for seasonal space
Daviea Davis approaches her work with the belief that glass art craves three simple things – light, a viewer and the chance to take someone's breath away. A self-taught glass artist, Davis said one of her favorite aspects of the art form is its accessibility to anyone. "Pick the glass that is like 'oh la la' to you, glue it all close together and let it take you away," she said. Davis, 46, of Edgewood is moving her home garage studio to the Wilkins School Community Center for the first time this month. While her own studio doesn't have heat, she searches for a winter space each year. In exchange for annual community glass projects at the center, Davis has been offered a yearly winter home as long as she wants at the community center. "It…
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Raymond DeFazio's paintings show light in motion
The second floor of Regent Square's Concept Art Gallery is currently home to a collection of works by Greensburg's Raymond DeFazio. The staff at Concept is eager to present an uncanny and unique quality of this particular exhibit. DeFazio's landscapes are meticulous scenes of streets, towns and trees from unassuming spots around Western Pennsylvania. But if the lights are dim, it appears the paintings themselves have changed. Under direct light, they appear to depict a bright afternoon; under low light, it looks like the early evening. The paintings seem to know what time it is. DeFazio, 74, has always been fascinated by the interplay of light and landscape. He says that many of his subjects are found in the course of daily walks around …