The grand lobby of the City-County Building is the setting of an impressive collection of paintings, photographs, drawings, pottery and other unique pieces of artwork created by over 100 City employees and their relatives (professional, intermediate, amateur, and youth artists).
This was the 15th Anniversary of he free exhibit - titled "ARTWorks: The National Arts Program In Pittsburgh." This exhibit allows artists of all skill levels the rare opportunity to exhibit their work as well as to compete for cash prizes and art education scholarships.The juried exhibition will be on display from April 7-20, 2014.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL ARTS PROGRAM®
The National Arts Program's mission is to provide an uninhibited opportunity for employees and their family members to participate in a professional visual arts exhibition.
For 31 years, The National Arts Program® has held annual exhibits featuring the artwork of employees in a variety of venues including the workplaces of cities, counties, airports, hospitals transit authorities and other large organizations.
With 82 exhibitions held within 38 states, the program produces around 15,000 pieces of visual art each year, demonstrating to the general public a human dimension of employees previously hidden, making it a vital part of the local cultural community.
BEST OF SHOW
Angela Pasquale of Beechview
"Never Again" (textile fiber dragon sculpture) Angela is the mother of Phyllis DiDiano of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police