Tag: Art

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Strip District MLK Mural unveiling

ENJOYING THE FINISHED PROJECT—From left: Micci Hutterer, Caren Miller, Edward Rawson, Charles Kikrsey, Charles Smith, Portia Hornick and Berry Breene pose in front of the mural. Moving the Lives of Kids (MLK Mural) created a new mural at 2852 Penn Ave., in the Strip District, in partnership with Neighbors in the Strip, and with a group of Pittsburgh youth who were paid to participate as part of their summer job experience through the Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program.

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More African-Americans get involved in Anthrocon every year

Surrounded by Furries are, left, kneeling, Moses Blount and standing, Deshawn Legrand Lynndale Mosley, all of Braddock who came out to see the Furries. (Courier Photos/J.L. Martello) by J.L. Martello For New Pittsburgh Courier The Anthrocon convention (or con for short) is dedicated to anthropomorphic people with animal traits and animals with human traits. The con was started in Albany, N.Y., in 1997 and didn’t come to Pittsburgh until 2006. Anthrocon has grown every year in Pittsburgh with record breaking numbers and has become the largest con of its type in the world.

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Lost painting brings $750K in found money to schools

‘WORK OF ART’–Superintendent Linda Lane stands beside valuable piece of art. (Photo/Pittsburgh Public Schools) PITTSBURGH (AP) — A painting that Pittsburgh Public Schools officials lost for 80 years has brought $750,000 in found money to the cash-strapped school district.