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Artist twists buildings to create ‘dancing city’

By Kurt Shaw
If you’ve had the chance to take a leisurely walk around Downtown this summer, you may have noticed a few curious architectural additions. Iconic buildings, …

Art Review: ‘Jay Knapp: 10 Years’ at Box Heart Gallery

By Kurt Shaw
Ever since Detroit artist Jay Knapp started making art in the late 1990s, it was clear his work was going to be an accumulation of …

Painting becomes 3-D version, piece by piece for Westmoreland Museum

By Bob Karlovits
Mark Henry has moved his diorama skills from dinosaurs to a real-life still-life. He is doing a 3-D version of “Fruit and Wine,” the famous …

‘Pittsburgh Biennial’ expands to 2 galleries

By Kurt Shaw
Featuring the work of two dozen artists with Pittsburgh connections, the exhibit “Pittsburgh Biennial 2014” is so chock-full of art it has spilled over from …

Art Festival on Walnut draws people to Shadyside from all over

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Kirill Novikov finds inspiration for his paintings on the road. That’s not unusual, since he has spent a large part of his life moving around. …

Children’s Museum teaming up for Eric Carle exhibit

By Tribune-Review
The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Mass., have begun talks to produce a traveling exhibit centered around the works of the famed children’s author. Carle is the author and illustrator …

Art Review: ‘Charlotte Dumas: Anima’ at Silver Eye Center for Photography

By Kurt Shaw
The exhibit “Charlotte Dumas: Anima” at South Side’s Silver Eye Center for Photography features several large-scale photographs of the majestic burial horses at Arlington National …

Phipps Conservatory names new science-ed director

By Tribune-Review
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Oakland has named Emily A. Kalnicky as its new director of science education and research. Kalnicky will oversee all science-education programs and the Botany in Action program at Phipps, conduct research with universities and …

Murals give youngsters chance to shine, memorialize Pittsburgh playwright

By Tory N. Parrish
Fashion lover Rayonna Woodson finds a lot of similarities between unique clothing pairings and the August Wilson mural she is helping with in the Hill …

Collaborative ‘Idea Furnace’ gets artists fired up

By Kurt Shaw
“The Idea Furnace,” an exhibit that is the result of a six-month residency for glass and nonglass artists, recently opened at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, …

Partnership to digitize discovered Warhol films

By Alice T. Carter
Thirty-six years after his death, Andy Warhol continues to surprise us. In April, a team of cyber sleuths discovered 28 previously unseen images the Pittsburgh-born …

Rankin’s Carrie Deer sculpture inspires restoration efforts, events

By Rachel Weaver
When seven artists convened at a defunct iron mill and erected a 40-foot-tall sculpture as ode to the former occupant, they thought it might last …

Art Review: ‘Corey Escoto: Sleight of Hand’ at Carnegie Museum of Art

By Kurt Shaw
Corey Escoto is a name not well-known among Pittsburgh’s art cognoscenti, but with his “Sleight of Hand” having recently opened in Gallery One at the …

East Suburban Artists League prepares for 35th annual show

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
The best work of some talented local artists will be on display when the East Suburban Artists League holds its 35th annual show at CCAC …

Carnegie Science Center gets visitors moving at ‘Blueprints’

By Bill Zlatos
Tim Fort, the self-dubbed Kinetic King, spent about five hours on Sunday making a 32-foot-long contraption made of more than 1,500 pieces — everything from …

Late McCandless artist’s many talents shine in exhibit

By Kurt Shaw
A painter, sculptor, designer, art restorer, muralist, landscape architect and educator, the late Jon C. Crawford (1952-2012) was a true Renaissance man. But known only …

Pittsburgh’s Public Art office floats art appreciation with pool parties

By Jake Flannick
Seeking different approaches to promote Pittsburgh’s public art, Laura Zorch entertained one of many thoughts: a pool party. The idea was to draw attention to …

Art Review: ‘Some Begins’ and ‘Monotype Prints’ at Penn Galleries

By Kurt Shaw
The connection of seemingly disparate objects is the focal point behind “Some Begins,” an exhibit that explores and evaluates the lives of everyday objects, at the …

Market Square work area becomes temporary exhibit space

By Kurt Shaw
Walking Downtown, you might have noticed that Forbes Avenue is closed between Wood Street and Market Square, save for the sidewalk. That’s so Millcraft Investments …

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens offering free admission

By Tribune-Review
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardensis offering free admission to everyone on Aug. 4, during regular hours of 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors to Phipps …