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While writing this I just keep thinking of the summer camp song Old Lady Leary with the following lyrics …
Late last night when we were all in bed,
Old Lady Leary left a lantern in the shed.
Well, the cow kicked it over, winked his eye and said:
“There’ll be a hot time in the old town tonight!”
If you are a regular reader of IheartPGH you will know that we are big fans of the Sprout Fund – this Saturday, August 29 is Hothouse – the Sprout Funds annual fundraiser that promises to… Read the rest
Image via WikipediaThanks to Laura without Labels for blogging about this project today. Pittsburgh is one of those cities on Google Street View – basically google drove around the city taking panoramic photos of allmost every street and used fancy computer technology to stitch those photos together – you can drive down a street and check out a 360 view from the comfort of your own computer.
Well thanks to Roin Hewlett & Benn Kingsley’s Street With a View project there is a lot more to see on the Google Street View of Sampsonia Way – earlier this year they… Read the rest
Image by wallyg via FlickrA few years ago I attended an informational meeting about the Sprout Fund’s public art program to learn more about murals in cities. What I took away from that brief meeting was a new appreciation of the idea of public art – I had never thought much about the idea of bringing art to people in their neighborhoods. Museums are great and Pittsburgh has some great museums but you have to go there to see the art. The Sprout Fund’s program was based on the public art program in Philadelphia which now has over 2200 murals… Read the rest
EDITORS NOTE: This looks like an awesome event. More info is available at www.CaughtLooking.info
PITTSBURGH – Students and faculty in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University have found a massive canvas for their public art: the Jumbotron at PNC Park. The students and faculty present “Caught Looking,” an exhibition of new, one-minute video artworks, to be shown on PNC Park’s massive Jumbotron Tuesday, April 15 starting at 7 p.m. The Warhol museum is also presenting a lengthier, 15- to 30-minute video. The event is free and open to the public. The Warhol Museum will host an after party… Read the rest
An old furniture store in Braddock is the new site of a collaborative public art project between Braddock, The STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and The Carnegie Mellon School of Design.
This building will once again cast light on Braddock Avenue. The five large glass-block windows which run up the eastern corner will have alternating light projections of contour line images of landmarks in Braddock transitioning to large projected letters. The word spelled out in the four top windows will change between DOCK and DOCC. The name Braddock is often spelled -Braddocc- by younger generations there.
Things are happening in Braddock,… Read the rest