Back to School with Very Local: Art

Classes to take, things to make, books to read

by Very Local PGH
September 10, 2020

Welcome to Day 3 of back-to-school week at Very Local PGH. We think art is really important, so no funding cuts here; we’re bringing you literary AND visual art. Today’s content includes art classes you can take from home and some required reading. Don’t miss our virtual photography exhibit curated by Pat Hogan.

Art-y party at home
Take some socially distant art classes this fall

Some required reading
A (non-comprehensive) list of (somewhat) recent books by Pittsburgh authors you should read this fall

Meet the artist: Ashley Olinger of YEAHYELHSA
YEAHYELHSA studio and Instagram by local, independent illustrator, Ashley Olinger, will lift your spirits and encourage you to create yourself

#MuseumFromHome: Five Virtual Art Experiences from Pittsburgh Museums
Browse virtual collections for art, history and music

A virtual photography exhibit; curated by Pat Hogan
We asked a Pittsburgh-based photographer to curate the best of what he’s seeing locally on Instagram.

Guest Lectures

Would you rather listen than read? Press play on these podcast episodes to hear from some Pittsburgh writers and artists.

Jenna McGuiggan co-author of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: A Visual History”
Did you know that Mister Rogers was colorblind? Press play and learn more about everyone’s favorite neighbor

Local poet and publisher Kristofer Collins discusses Pittsburgh’s literary scene
Because reading isn’t canceled

Artist Camerin “Camo” Nesbit of Camo Customz
From looking sweet on people’s feet to working tall on someone’s wall – there’s a good chance you’ve encountered the vibrant artwork of Camo Customz

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