Art in the Courthouse
Art in the Courthouse
Go back one screen
Featured Display 1/2014

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild
Youth & Arts


Youth & Arts

City of Bridges


For ten weeks the students from the City of Bridges class were taken out on various field trips to some of Pittsburgh’s most notable bridges.  Students would learn the history of each bridge and then have the chance to photograph what inspired them while on the structures.  They used 35mm film cameras, then learned to process their film and print their photographs in MCG’s darkroom.

About MCG Youth & Arts
MCG Youth & Arts is a center for arts and learning.  Support for this esteemed non-profit comes from various grants, foundations and individual donations.  Students may participate in programs including, but not limited to, courses in ceramics, photography, design and digital arts; career and college exposure activities; and exhibits by internationally renowned artists who also conduct workshops with MCG students. 



Additionally, MCG Youth & Arts hosts a number of educational opportunities for principals, teachers and the community, and offers public access to its two galleries at no cost.  All of MCG Youth & Arts’ programs are implemented by professional working artists, and maintain an 8:1 student:teacher ration in order to provide students the attention they need to succeed.

For more information, please visit www.mcgyouthandarts.org.

Featured Display 9/2013

Featured Display 9/2013

Roy Engelbrecht Photography


Roy Engelbrecht Photography is a commercial photography studio specializing in studio work and architectural photography. It utilizes film and digital cameras. The film formats range from 35mm to 4x5 and 6x17, while digital equipment can provide up to 48 MB as single shots. The studio includes a 2500 square foot shooting area with cove. In-house facilities include dye sublimation printers, large format inkjet printers, CD burners, and conventional color prints from negatives up to 12"x18".



Presently, Roy is President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers.) His studio is located in Pittsburgh's North Hills.

Featured Display 6/2013

WHITEHALL ARTS
John Johns founded Whitehall Arts back in 1969.

John's idea behind forming this group was to promote art in the
South Hills and surrounding areas.
Another goal was to give artists a connection to each other and a chance to exhibit and sell their work.  John Johns was also interested in promoting the arts to educate the public.  He was past president of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, so promoting arts  to the public was important  to him.  He often did demo's with Whitehall Arts in public places to make the public aware of the different facets of art.


Our  artists'  abilities  range  from  beginners  to  professional.    Many  of  us learned  from  each  other,  from  workshops  we  had,  and  from   demo's performed  by various guest artists  at general  meetings.  As years went on some of our members taught workshops, which shows that years of growth as artists has been proof of being a member of Whitehall Arts was a blessing to our members.





Many lasting friendships have flourished over the years. One group of artists, the Wednesday Five, has been painting on Wednesdays for the past 34 years. They probably would not have met, but for Whitehall Arts; and this is not the exception in this group.



For all these wonderful experiences we all derived from being a member of Whitehall Arts, we are ever grateful to John Johns for his insight in forming our group. John passed on to glory several years ago. We all miss him very much.

Featured Display 3/2013

Pittsburgh CAPA 6–12
is a Creative and Performing Arts Magnet school located
in the heart of Pittsburgh¹s downtown cultural district. In 2009,
Pittsburgh CAPA was named a Blue Ribbon School of Distinction by the
U.S. Department of Education. U.S. News and World Report awarded
Pittsburgh CAPA a Bronze Medal in their 2010 America¹s Best High Schools
List.

The vision of Pittsburgh's Magnet School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA)
is to establish a best-in-class teaching and learning environment that enables students
in grades 6-12 to study the arts for their intrinsic, aesthetic, historical and cultural
values. This environment includes the interaction and input of all stakeholders: parents, teachers, students and the community. CAPA is enhanced by partnerships and
collaborations with local arts organizations and universities aimed at providing
students with a myriad of opportunities in which to explore the relationship between
the world of school and the worlds of family and work.
As a Pittsburgh Public School, CAPA is an environment that enables students to become
adults with a lifelong involvement in, and appreciation of, the arts.




The artwork on display was created by
CAPA Visual Art Students in grades 8-12.

Featured Display 1/2013


Featured Display 9/2012

caine

caine1

caine2

caine3

Featured Display 6/2012

New Horizons and Valley Art Clubs

This exhibit is the combined works of artists from New Horizons,
the art group from the Center in the Woods Senior Center in California, Pa,
and the Valley Art Club which is based in Charleroi
with an annual exhibition in Monessen.
 
It was organized in 1941 under the auspices of the Monessen
Women's Club and the name was changed to the Valley Art Club in 1951.  

Its purpose is to promote art, cultural appreciation and the beauty of the
Mon Valley with an award for the "Best Valley Scene" at the yearly exhibition.

  New Horizons and Valley Art Clubs  
 

New Horizons and Valley Art Clubs

 
  New Horizons and Valley Art Clubs
 
 

New Horizons and Valley Art Clubs

 
  New Horizons and Valley Art Clubs  
Featured Display 2/2012
Alexander Patho Photography

The exhibit is an impressionistic journey through the Pittsburgh landscape expressed in the
new collection of photographs by Alexander Patho.
from February 29, 2012 through May 16, 2012.
www.pathophoto.com
412-486-1621

 
   
 

Each photograph is individually created by the artist using the latest Giclee printing technology at the Patho Fine Art Studio.

 
 
 
 

Giclée Production is the process of creating high quality reproduction prints from original works of art, using the latest, archival digital printing technology.  

 
 
Alexander Patho Photography
209 Notrh Rose Dr.
Glenshaw, PA 15116
Architectural-Commercial-Fine Art Photography
412-486-1621
www.pathophoto.com
 
Alexander Patho is a internationally recognized fine art photographer. 
His striking color images are the culmination of forty-five years of research and exploration of photographic art and technique.  The seamless fusion of traditional photography with cutting edge digital archival print making characterizes his artistic method. From image capture to the final print, he completes every aspect of the photographic process himself, maintaining complete control over it. 

 

Featured Display 1/2012
Eileen Potter Kopelman
The exhibit is a series of oil and 22 karat gold leaf paintings,
by Eileen Potter Kopelman in the
main lobby
from January 18, 2012 through February 28, 2012.

See all of her work at www.rockinggrannyfineart.com
  The painting "When Swine Flew" won a Merit Award at the 2011 Hoyt Regional Juried Art Exhibition in New Castle at the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts.  

Bragozzo Boat, Venice" was painted from a photo Ms. Kopelman took from a cruise ship deck in Venice.
(The sail has gold leaf on it)

The painting "Camel at Petra" won "Best of Show" at the Penn Art Association show in 2010.

       
   
  "Elephant Family" was based on elephants at the Pittsburgh Zoo.   "Mare and Foal" are Standard Bred race horses from western Pennsylvania.

Featured Display 12/2011

Eileen Potter Kopelman
The exhibit was a series of 28 oil paintings, by Eileen Potter Kopelman, pertaining to the Wyoming Massacre in the main lobby from December 5, 2011 through January 17, 2012.
See all of her work, including the Wyoming Massacre series, at
www.rockinggrannyfineart.com

The Wyoming Massacre and the Battle of Wyoming were part of the Revolutionary War in the Wyoming Valley of the Susquehanna River, near Wilkes-Barre. On July 3, 1778 the British and their Iroquois and Tory allies attacked the settlement. One thousand able-bodied men were in Connecticut with the American military and thus were unable to defend it. The remaining 350 old men and boys fought an enemy force of 11,000-16,000 men.

            This painting The Yankees March Out to Meet the Enemy shows the Americans being lured forward by the smoke from the Tory built Fort Wintermute, which the British burned as a ruse to make to make it look as if they were retreating. The Indians, who would break through their line, are hiding in the swamp in the foreground. The enemy claimed they took 227 scalps that day. The Indians, to their credit, followed orders from the British and did not kill any women or children in either the Battle of Wyoming or the Massacre that followed. However, at the end of the encounter almost all of the farms in the Wyoming Valley, as well as crops in the fields, were reduced to ashes. The people fled on foot through the swamp and on boats and rafts on the river. A few lucky ones escaped on horseback. The following year, General Sullivan’s American army retaliated and chased the Indians halfway to Niagara, reducing their villages and crops to rubble along the way. When the Native Americans returned, they found themselves suddenly starving and poverty stricken. If they had sided with the Americans instead of the British during the American Revolution, they might have come out of the war with their lifestyles intact.

            Kopelman, of Lower Burrell, Westmoreland County and originally from Susquehanna County, has exhibited paintings in juried shows at the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts in New Castle, PA, and at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Ligonier, PA, and has won prizes for her work in both venues. She has won numerous other awards. The artist researched and painted the series over a five year period from 2004 to 2009.

            The paintings are not for individual sale, but the artist would someday like to see the entire series find a suitable home in northeastern Pennsylvania.

 



The Yankees March Out to Mee the Enemy

 
A color booklet titled The Wyoming Massacre by the artist accompanies the exhibit and can be purchased by going to www.xlibris.com/bookstore.


Featured Display 9/2011

milestone
For more information about our programs or to purchase artwork, call:
Jennifer Macioce, LCSW,NCGC

Director of Day Treatment & Deaf Services
412‑473-8059
jmacioce@milestonecentersinc.org

milestone

milestoneflr1Through Milestone’s therapeutic programs in the arts, many participants are able to develop their talents and increase their self-confidence and self-esteem.

Milestone’s Brochure

Milestone's Press Release
Unlikely Exhibit Opens At Federal Courthouse





Featured Display 6/2011
Susan Castriota

The Courthouse illustrations are pen & ink done by hand. The color illustrations are a blend of pen & ink, pastel pencil and acrylics.

All prints are copied from original art/paintings by Pittsburgh Artist Susan Castriota. For information about the sale of this art work, additional prints, and greeting cards illustrated by Susan, please email

susancastriota@aol.com
Installation of the exhibit June, 2011





Featured Display 3/2011
Pittsburgh Society of Artists


Featured Display 1/2011
Manchester Craftsmens's Guild


Featured Display 9/2010
CYNTHIA F. COOLEY


Featured Display 6/2010
Young Men and Women’s African Heritage Association, Inc.
YMWAHA


Installation of the YMWAHA exhibit June 4, 2010


Featured Display 2/2010


Installation of the exhibit February 17, 2010