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#ArtisticVisionPgh QnA with Nina Sauer

This Q&A series focuses on artists contributing to the #ArtisticVisionPgh project cosponsored by Most Wanted Fine Art and Penn Avenue Eyewear. This post focuses on Nina Sauer who is organizing, producing and curating the show. Name: Nina Gibbs Website: www.mostwantedfineart.com Twitter: @mostwantedart Did you grow up with any siblings, friends or schoolmates who wore glasses? Was
Category: Activism

Equality PA Development Director Faces Fraud Charges

It is disappointing to read that the new Development Director of Equality PA, John Campbell, has been charged with two counts of fraud. Campbell is  allegedly stole more than $8,400 from a charity to pay for his personal medical and college expenses while he served as Executive Director of the Historic Harrisburg Association.  Campbell is
Category: Activism

#ArtisticVisionPgh QnA with ds kinsel

This Q&A series focuses on artists contributing to the #ArtisticVisionPgh project cosponsored by Most Wanted Fine Art and Penn Avenue Eyewear. Today’s profile highlight local artist and teacher d.s. kinsel with some especially profound reflection on how the costs associated with eye glasses hurts the community.  Name: d.s. kinselWebsite: http://www.redbubble.com/people/avantguardian/portfolioTwitter: @dskinselHow old were you when you first
Category: Culture

Are You a Homosexualizer?

What’s the best (or rather, worst) backhanded compliment you’ve ever received?  Oh my, the list of insults guised as compliments is pretty long.  First, there are the homosexualizers – people who use slurs and derogatory or dated language, but insist they love me. One of the frequent offenders is “sexual preference” which I’ve written about
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#ArtisticVisionPgh QnA with Most Wanted Fine Art

This Q&A series focuses on artists contributing to the #ArtisticVisionPgh project cosponsored by Most Wanted Fine Art and Penn Avenue Eyewear. Today, we are talking with Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery which is curating the show. Organization: Most Wanted Fine Art Twitter:  @mostwantedart and @pghartcar Organization Website: www.mostwantedfineart.com General Overview of the Project History: In 2013 we
Category: Culture

#ArtisticVisionPgh Q&A with Njaimeh Njie

This Q&A series focuses on artists contributing to the #ArtisticVisionPgh project cosponsored by Most Wanted Fine Art and Penn Avenue Eyewear. Today we talk with Njaimeh Njie who is photographing the artists and the project.  Name: Njaimeh Njie Website: www.mynomadiclens.com Twitter: @en_jay_me How old were you when you first had to wear glasses? About 9, I believe. I
Category: Activism

Is Taylor Swift’s New Video Racist?

Taylor Swift’s new song “Shake It Off” is a catchy pop tune with more than a few sly references to how she copes with her critics. The video features Swift in multiple genres from ballet to a hip-hop setting being a slightly adorkable young woman who has fun with what she’s doing, but doesn’t quite
Category: Culture

This Is Why I Use the Facebook Check-In Tool And You Should Too

I recently saw a disgruntled status update from a Facebook friend announcing that he wanted to “block check-ins” because he didn’t bloody care where we are spending our time. I get that. Facebook is filled with all sorts of frivolous and irritating information about our friends, things we don’t have a need to know. But
Category: Activism