You DON’T want to miss this exhibit! For Pittsburgh natives, it will teach you things you never knew about our town. For out-of-towners, you’ll wish you lived here, because it is one cool city with a rich and varied history. The exhibit, Art of Facts: Uncovering Pittsburgh Stories, opened on Saturday, July 23, at the Heinz History Center, on the 5th floor, and continues until late January. (Rumor has it the show may be extended into March!) Bring your kids for some fun learning; bring your parents for a walk down memory lane; bring your friends for a great way to spend the morning and then head to the Strip District for lunch.
My tiny little paintings are a big hit. “SHHH… Live Infants” won first place in this exhibit, as well as made it into Brian Butko’s latest book “Luna: Pittsburgh’s Original Lost Kennywood.”
The Art Of Facts exhibit is a showcase of not-so-well-known facts about Pittsburgh, PA, from the very early to modern day, created by artist members of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, the second largest illustrators’ organization in the country. Kudos to the curators and exhibit designers who put this show together. I’m so pleased and in awe of how cohesive and beautiful the art is arranged and displayed. Throughout the show, you will find areas like this that explain so much about being an illustrator and how we work.
And, of course, what would a visit to the museum be without a stop at the gift shop! The artists involved in the Art Of Facts exhibit have lovely reproductions of the work in the show, as well as post cards, and other prints of their work that represent Pittsburgh. Mine prints are on the bottom shelf.
If you would like to attend the Official PSI Reception for the exhibit, it will take place on November 9, 2017. As more information becomes available, I will post. Thanks, everyone! Enjoy the show!