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Interview with The Westmoreland’s Summer Interns

Internships have always been a vital part of the Westmoreland’s growth and development. While making internships accessible for students gives the Westmoreland a wonderful opportunity to share the experience of what it’s like to work within the many facets of …

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Take 5 with Architect, Artist and Muralist Doug Cooper

This summer from July 18 through October 10, 2021, Doug Cooper’s Knowing & Seeing the River City, an exhibition responding to the works of art in the Museum’s Scenes of Industry collection, will be on view in the McKenna …

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Fred Shaw, Fulcrum, & Analog Scroll

Pittsburgher, poet, adjunct professor and editor, Fred Shaw is the next writer whose poem is being featured on artist Janet Zweig’s Analog Scroll as part of the Museum’s ongoing Bridging the Gap public art project. Located on the North Main …

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Baltimore artist Stephen Towns on Declaration & Resistance and Fallingwater Residency

Nationally known painter and fiber artist, Stephen Towns (Baltimore, MD) is quite busy these days creating and finishing works for his upcoming solo exhibition, Stephen Towns: Declaration & Resistance, at The Westmoreland in 2022, while in residency at Fallingwater …

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Q&A: Photographer Jason Starr on Living in a Time of Distance

Jason Starr’s poignant exhibition, Living in a Time of Distance, features a body of photographs documenting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in communities and regions across the continental United States, and is only on view at The Westmoreland …

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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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