Pitt-starter – Meet Pittsburgh Artist Robert Qualters

Robert Qualters - Penn Station Rotunda, 2006, acrylic and collage on canvas, 42x48"

Pitt-starter is our occasional series of posts about Kickstarer and other crowdfunding projects that are of interest to the Pittsburgh community. You can check out previous Pitt-starter posts here. I am very excited to share this Kickstarter project with you.  First, because I think this is a great chance to learn about a Pittsburgh artist who has been painting this city for decades.  And second, because I had the opportunity to meet Robert Qualters more

A Souper Pitt-Starter: Warhol’s Soup Cans in the Nude

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While this project wasn’t created by a Pittsburgher, it is certainly a very Pittsburgh project.  I came across this project on the Kickstarter tumblr blog last week. The artist Lindsey Wholman is from Boulder, Colorado but she has a thing for Andy Warhol’s soup cans.  She has already met her fundraising goal but the video is worth a watch. Related articles Absolutely souper in every way (magellanstraits.com) Andy Warhol Museum – Coming more

Pitt-starter: Steel Town – A Film About the Homestead Steel Strike

“Captain Heinde emerges from the barge and steps onto the gangplank.” –pg. 17 of Steel Town

I love this Kickstarter project and I hope you will take a minute to watch their intro video.  Steel Town is a film about the Homestead Steel strike in 1892.  This strike led to a violent battle and in the end 12 people were killed.  The Homestead Steel strike had major implications for the labor movement and it all happened here, in Pittsburgh – near where you find the Waterfront shopping center. I sat down with the folks behind this Kickstarter more

Four Awesome Pittsburgh Projects That Need Your Support

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Here are three amazingly awesome crowd-funding projects by some of my favorite Pittsburghers and my current project that are looking for some crowd-funded support.  I know each of these projects creators personally and I think all of these are great projects for Pittsburgh.  Check out some of  the great thank-you perks for supporting each projects. http://storify.com/iheartpgh/four-awesome-pittsburgh-project-to-support more

Pitt-Starter: FLIPSTAND for iPad

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Occasionally we like to feature some Pittsburgh related Kickstarter projects here on the blog.  This one caught our eye because it was designed by the folks who own 21st Street Coffee and created the FLIPSTAND for use in their shops.  We know a few others local businesses that use an Ipad to process credit cards and could use something like the FLIPSTAND to keep their iPads from walking out the door. There are 4 days left to support this project more

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