Arts en CAPA Students Help Peduto Choose a Burton Morris Painting for Mayor's Office <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Students from the Pittsburgh School for the Creative and Performing Arts enjoyed an opportunity to hear from two Pittsburgh VIPs on Tuesday: painter Burton Morris and Mayor-elect Bill </span>Peduto<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:03:15 +0000 Liz Reid 21539 at CAPA Students Help Peduto Choose a Burton Morris Painting for Mayor's Office An Uncertain Future for the August Wilson Center <p>When it comes to the <a href="">August Wilson Center</a>'s current financial situation, cost and constructions fees caused “substantial debt” from the beginning, says Mark Clayton Southers, a playwright and former producer at the center.</p><p>Charlie Humphrey, CEO and Executive Director of Pittsburgh Filmmakers, says a problem the August Wilson Center faces now is that “nobody wants to fund debt” people want “to fund programs.”</p><p>Southers agrees that it's hard to fund a sinking ship and adds that some creative solutions are needed to gather enough funds to clear $7 million in debt. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:58:21 +0000 Nick Frost 17646 at An Uncertain Future for the August Wilson Center Elaine Labalme's Midwest Adventure Continues <p>As great as the <a href="">ballparks of the midwest</a> may be, Essential Pittsburgh travel contributor Elaine Labalme found that there was much more to the cities that housed them than just baseball.</p><p>From the amazing Nelson-Atkins Art Museum in Kansas City to Milwaukee’s historic third ward, to the “photographer’s dream” that is the Gateway arch in St. Louis, Labalme quickly learned that the cultural happenings of the midwest were manifold.</p><p>As an added bonus, much of this art and culture is paired up with some of the tastiest eateries these cities have to offer. As Labalme puts it, “I would say food meets art is all over the midwest.” Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:07:45 +0000 John Lavanga 15294 at Elaine Labalme's Midwest Adventure Continues Film Festival Taps Directors to Build Cultural Ties <p>One of Pittsburgh’s most popular film festivals opened this weekend and continues through Sunday with the goal of not only entertaining viewers, but also opening the door to a better understanding of Asian cultures. &nbsp;<br><br>The <a href="">Silk Screen Film Festival</a> defines Asia as stretching from Israel to Japan. Executive Director Harish Saluja said the goal of the organization and all of its events throughout the year is to build cultural bridges between Pittsburgh and that region of the world.<br> Mon, 13 May 2013 21:43:13 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 9471 at