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Meet the Maker: Jonathan Bolivar

Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jonathan Bolivar of Glass Bolivar has been blowing glass for six years. His glass blowing journey began at Tulsa Glassblowing School, where he learned from and assisted Cedric Mitchell, and continued in Kansas City, Missouri at …

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Meet the Maker: Kirsten Lowe-Rebel

Native Pittsburgh artist and small business owner of KLoRebel Art, Kirsten Lowe-Rebel, creates architectural drawings of iconic landmarks and buildings, and reimagines them as pieces that can be used, worn, or shared. Her product line includes her original artworks, mini-prints, …

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Meet the Maker: Florence Smith

Maker and artist Florence Smith left the corporate world and founded her own Pittsburgh-based company Djoi Designs, named for her two children, son Dee and daughter Onsaya Joi. Djoi Designs features Florence’s beautifully designed and handcrafted leather handbags, leather goods, …

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Meet the Maker: David Pearson

Pittsburgh-based artist David Pearson is a self-taught woodworker who takes discarded pieces of wood and turns them into one-of-a-kind bowls, clocks, boxes, cutting/charcuterie boards, jewelry and ornaments. His pieces showcase the grain patterns, beautiful figuring and warmth of wood, …

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Meet the Maker: Margaret Dorfman

California-based artist Margaret Dorfman transforms fruits and vegetables into translucent parchments that are shaped into vessels, glass serving ware pieces, and fused to copper to form jewelry. Her Vegetable Parchments capture and preserve the jewel-like colors and intricate structures in …

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In Conversation with Thomas Agnew and D.S. Kinsel of BOOM Concepts

Beginning in September 2020, the Museum will collaborate with BOOM Concepts during a multi-year project with a focus on engaging Black and marginalized artists through an artist residency program that will include insightful community enrichment programming.

Joan McGarry, Director of …

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Artists’ Answers: Sheila Cuellar-Shaffer, Nancy McNary-Smith, and Katie Ott

Wonder what inspired an artist or what they were thinking when they created a certain work of art? Us, too!

The 107th Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual features 53 works of art from some of the most talented working …

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Artists’ Answers: Atticus Adams, Adam Linn and Garry Pyles

Have you ever looked at an artwork and wished you could pick the artist’s brain about it? Us, too!

While perusing the 107th Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual, we came across three thought-provoking works of art, Botanica II

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A Chat With Iconic Illustrator & Graphic Designer John Van Hamersveld

Loved listening to the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour, the Grateful Dead’s Skeletons in the Closet, or the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street albums? Ever look at the album covers and think the art encapsulated the counterculture mind-bending vibe of …

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