Pittsburgh City Paper Internship – Week 6

It’s hard to believe how quickly time flies during this internship. 

This week, I was a fly on the wall at a meeting at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. I am working on a story about their Art Residencies program, in which four artists get to know four respective immigrant groups in Pittsburgh to create art that represents their cultures in a two year time frame. At the meeting I got to learn more about how the project is going to work, and got to learn the stories of two immigrants, one from Somali and the other from Bhutan. 

The story is daunting, as there are a lot of moving pieces, and about something I won’t be present as a reporter for the vast majority of. It’s a challenge I am enjoying tackling, though, and one that will be very resonate if done correctly, I think. 

On Saturday, for my weekly Critic assignment, I went to Smoke and Mirrors Penn Out Loud. This art crawl in Bloomfield the weekend of pride appeared to me to be a non-corporate alternative to that weekend’s mainstream pride events. There was a warm, independent feel to the even that I thought was comendable and cool.  

My weeks are getting busier, but I am not complaining. 

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