Award #69: Trash Bubbles

There’s little doubt the onslaught of packaging this holiday season will bring about more than our fair share of waste. In fact, nationwide, we collectively throw out about 25% more trash from Thanksgiving through New Year’s than we do any other time of the year. Enter artist, Lynn Radford.  For the last five years she…

Award #68: TEDx Youth Blue Slide Park

Mark your calendar for November 19, 2017, when speakers, entrepreneurs, and inventors take center stage at Repair the World in Pittsburgh to share their ideas and spark conversation. There’s a twist—it will be kids who are mostly running the show. Going with the theme Create Your World, this independently organized TEDx Youth Blue Slide Park event is…

Award #67: Allentown Then and Now

Armed with cameras and tripods, groups of elementary school students from the Allentown Learning and Engagement Center (ALEC) joined Ryan Haggerty and other local photographers for an art project they call Then and Now. The mission: Capture modern day images of the Allentown and Beltzhoover neighborhoods, and display the recreated images of these neighborhoods next to…

Award #66: Free Art PGH

Who loves a scavenger hunt? Certainly count Ian Jones as an avid fan. Jones, a seasoned local photographer who moved to Pittsburgh ten years ago, touts the Steel City as his great artistic motivator. He takes the idea of a scavenger hunt one step further with a community wide movement he coined Free Art PGH….