The Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia recently acquired “Essence of Pittsburgh” for their permanent art collection. The work is mostly from Pittsburgh and the surrounding region. If you go to the Convention Center you will see it on the second floor hallway at the top of the escalator.
I am honored to receive an IUP Distinguished Alumni Award at this years Awards Gala held April 8th, 2017.
I will be recognized along with fellow Alumni: Colin Helms ’93, Alan Herman ’79, M’71, CJ Jaynes ’79, M’82, Benjamin McAdoo ’00, Leslie Miller Purser ’80, James Rose ’90.
Thanks to everyone, especially the Pittsburgh foundations, for making this project a piece of Pittsburgh history. It can be seen on the 4th floor near the Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. The gift shop at the History Center is now selling the 90 Neighborhoods book. So you’ll be able to see the exhibition and buy the book at the same place.
The two small paintings with the wooden frames are in the permanent collection of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.
The museum just finished a multi-million dollar expansion. If you get a chance, go because it is an amazing collection. I’m very proud to be a part of it.
The opening for my 90 Pittsburgh Neighborhood project was Friday May 15th and ran through August 9th, 2015.
You can watch a featured segment about the exhibit with Dave Crawley on KDKA.
Kurt Shaw, the art critic for Total Trib Media wrote a nice feature about my 90 neighborhoods project in the Tribune Review. This photo was taken by Guy Wathen. Here is the link to the article: