#ArtisticVisionPgh Q&A with Heather Froman

This Q&A series focuses on artists contributing to the #ArtisticVisionPgh project cosponsored by Most Wanted Fine Art and Penn Avenue Eyewear. Our next contributor is Heather Froman.    Name: Heather Froman Website: www.heatherfroman.com Twitter: @HeatherFroman How old were you when you first had to wear glasses? I was 7 years old when I got my first pair of
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#ArtisticVisionPgh Q&A With Zena Ruiz

This Q&A series focuses on artists contributing to the #ArtisticVisionPgh project cosponsored byMost Wanted Fine Art and Penn Avenue Eyewear. Our next contributor is Zena Ruiz.   Name: Zena Ruiz Website: zenaruiz.com How old were you when you first had to wear glasses? I was 20 when I first had to start wearing glasses. I noticed my vision
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Can I Bring My Gay Friend to the GLCC Youth Programs?

Earlier this week, I represented Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ Community Center (the GLCC) at an event for teen girls in a program called GirlGov . My assigned task was to describe advocacy opportunities with the GLCC. But as so often is the case, my actual reason for being there was something entirely different. The set-up was like speed
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Mia Henderson, Kandy Hall, Michael Brown Remind Us Why It Must Be #MoreThanMarriage

Yesterday, friends in Baltimore held a memorial service for Mia Henderson and Kandy Hall, two transwomen of color who were murdered this year. Little to no progress has been made on the investigations of their deaths, but few media outlets miss a chance to point out that both women have histories involving sex work –
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#ArtisticVisionPgh Q&A with Danielle Robinson

This Q&A series focuses on artists contributing to the #ArtisticVisionPgh project cosponsored byMost Wanted Fine Art and Penn Avenue Eyewear. Some of the artists wear prescription glasses (like me) and some do not, but wear sunglasses to protect their eyes as well. Danielle is the first sunglass artist and has some really powerful reminders that not
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#ArtisticVisionPgh Q&A With Davon Magwood

This Q&A series focuses on artists contributing to the #ArtisticVisionPgh project cosponsored byMost Wanted Fine Art and Penn Avenue Eyewear. This edition feature an old friend of this blog, Davon Magwood who is lending his comedic art to the auction event.  Name: Davon Magwood Website: davonmagwood.com Twitter: @davonmagwood How old were you when you first had to
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True Blood Does Nothing For Me

When was the last time a movie, a book, or a television show left you cold despite all your friends (and/or all the critics) raving about it? What was it that made you go against the critical consensus? There are so many reasons I should love “True Blood” and yet I am no friend of
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Giveaway: Sinead O’Connor’s New Album

I have been looking forward to the latest album from Sinead O’Connor, so I was pleased to be offered a chance to share it with you. I’m giving away 2 copies of the CD IM NOT BOSSY, I’M THE BOSS. To enter, simply leave a comment below using Disqus telling me your first memory of
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