WildCard gets 'Thrifted' for a good cause
By Kate Benz
Published: Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
A treasure trove of eclectic vintage art is proving too tempting to resist for budding artophiles, thanks to a unique show curated by the staff of WildCard, located on Butler Street in Lawrenceville.
“I just always kind of collected artwork and thrifted stuff, and I thought, ‘What if we did something as a benefit?'” said owner Rebecca Morris.
“Thrifted” consists entirely of vintage scores from thrift stores, flea markets, estate sales and yards sales that are all up for grabs. “It's a mixed medium,” explained Morris of the goodies that include everything from cross-stitchings and paintings to 3-D wall art.
All of the proceeds benefit the MGR-Youth Empowerment Program, which works with and mentors students in Lawrenceville and around Pittsburgh to create art in middle schools and around the local community.
“Thrifted” runs through Sept. 6.
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