Office of Public Art http://wesa.fm en Pitt's Angular Arch Turns 40 http://wesa.fm/post/pitts-angular-arch-turns-40 <p>The bright yellow geometric arch outside the University of Pittsburgh’s Posavar Hall will have a 40<sup>th</sup> birthday party on Thursday, complete with cake.</p><p>Pittsburgh’s Office of Public Art (OPA) and the University Art Gallery (UAG) are joining forces to celebrate the history of Tony Smith’s minimalist sculpture.</p><p>A tent will be set up next to the sculpture and guided tours around the sculpture will be offered at noon and 3pm.</p><p>UAG curator Isabelle Chartier will be one of the tour guides.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 17:05:45 +0000 Kaye Burnet 29146 at http://wesa.fm 'Congregation' To Light Up Market Square http://wesa.fm/post/congregation-light-market-square <p>Pittsburgh’s Market Square is going to get brighter with the help of an interactive light, video and sound art installation.</p><p>The piece, entitled “Congregation,” will be in the city Feb. 21–March 16 and is part of the Market Square Public Art Program.</p><p>Created by Kit Monkman and Tom Wexler, the installation will be played on a 50 ft. projection screen and will run on a 25-minute loop. Lights will shine on the Market Square courtyard and visitors will be able to interact and manipulate the show simply by walking through it.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:37:51 +0000 Michael Lynch 23659 at http://wesa.fm New Website Catalogs Southwest Pennsylvania's 'Art Places' http://wesa.fm/post/new-website-catalogs-southwest-pennsylvanias-art-places <p>Renee Piechocki, director of the <a href="http://www.pittsburghartscouncil.org/public-art">Office of Public Art</a> at the <a href="http://www.pittsburghartscouncil.org/index.php">Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council</a>, says the idea for the new website <a href="http://pittsburghartplaces.org/">Pittsburgh Art Places</a> has been percolating since the organization first published the <a href="http://www.pittsburghartscouncil.org/public-art/walking-tours">Pittsburgh Art in Public Places Downtown Walking Tour</a> guide in 2006.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:13:07 +0000 Liz Reid 17078 at http://wesa.fm Public Art Program To Liven Up Market Square http://wesa.fm/post/public-art-program-liven-market-square <p>One Pittsburgh group is trying to bring a little more life to the downtown area during the winter months.</p><p>The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, in conjunction with the city of Pittsburgh, will begin a three-year project to bring temporary public art to the city’s Market Square.</p><p>Artists are being asked to submit proposals for existing works of art to be displayed in the public plaza, or submit their qualifications to create new works.</p> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 14796 at http://wesa.fm Public Art Pedal Along Pittsburgh's North Side to Coincide with BikeFest http://wesa.fm/post/public-art-pedal-along-pittsburghs-north-side-coincide-bikefest <p>To coincide with Bike Pittsburgh’s <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/more-pittsburghers-riding-bikefest-bigger-ever">BikeFest</a>, the Office of Public Art is hosting the Public Art Pedal along the North Side.</p><p>This 10-mile roundtrip bicycle outing will go from Pittsburgh’s North Shore to Millvale along the Allegheny Riverfront Trail.</p><p>Renee Piechocki, director of the Office of Public Art, said the scenery adds to the artistic experience of the tour.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 14733 at http://wesa.fm Office of Public Art Creates Website to Display Any and All 'Art Places' http://wesa.fm/post/office-public-art-creates-website-display-any-and-all-art-places <p>If you’re looking for art, many people would direct you to roped-off paintings at a museum or two-hour theater performances, but the Office of Public Art says try an open mic night at your local bar.</p><p>The office is launching a new website called Pittsburgh Art Places, where venues in the 13-county region can create profiles to connect to the public.</p><p>The venues can link to their websites or locations to buy tickets and post audio, video and images so the public can sample what kind of art they display.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Jessica Nath 10847 at http://wesa.fm South Side Public Art the Focus of Walking Tour for People and Their Dogs http://wesa.fm/post/south-side-public-art-focus-walking-tour-people-and-their-dogs <p>The Pittsburgh Office of Public Art has been publishing guides to public art in downtown and Oakland for several years.</p><p>Last year, interest in guided art walks increased, and now those are being offered as well. This Saturday, a free, hour-long walk will focus on the South Side.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:37:51 +0000 Deanna Garcia 7131 at http://wesa.fm South Side Public Art the Focus of Walking Tour for People and Their Dogs