Barbra Streisand Might Want You To Read This Blog Post

Tom Lenk

This was a very exciting opportunity – the chance to interview Tom Lenk. Yes, he’s the gay guy from Buffy who grew up to bring Barbra Streisand to Pittsburgh. Read on for details on the performance and some Q&A with Tom himself. Pittsburgh Public Theater’s 40th anniversary Season of Legends concludes with the Pittsburgh premiere […]

Artistic Q&A: Joe Wos Gets to the Core of His Art

Joe wos

As part my NaBloPoMo examination of art and blogging, I asked a few folks to consider some of the same questions I’m pondering. First up is Joe Wos, freelance cartoonist. Joe has contributed to this blog and contributed to previous Q&A series as well. Joe has been part of my life for more than four years; […]

LaToya Johnson-Rainey is An Ally to the Trans Community

Many months ago, I received an email from LaToya Johnson-Rainey, owner of A Hair Boutique. She had heard about the (then) upcoming Pittsburgh Dyke Trans March and wanted to know how she could help. LaToya ended up donating water to the march, something very much appreciated. And practical. In other words, supportive without asking for […]

Melissa Ferrick Talks Pittsburgh, MichFest and More

Melissa Ferrick

Singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick will perform Saturday night at Club Cafe on Pittsburgh’s South Side. She has a new album out – The Truth Is – her 17th release in a 20 year a career. I was introduced to Ferrick in the early 2000’s by a friend who scoffed at my fondness for Melissa Etheridge and told […]

#ArtisticVisionPgh QnA with Erin Gill Ninehouser of the PA Health Access Network

During the course of our Q&A profiles of the artists and sponsors, some interesting questions arose about vision health and insurance. So I asked Erin Gill Ninehouser from the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN) to take a stab at some of these issues. Name: Erin Ninehouser Organization Twitter: @pahealthaccess Organization Website: www.pahealthaccess.org What sort of work does PHAN […]

#ArtisticVisionPgh QnA with Jason 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 profiles Jason Sauer, co-owner of Most Wanted Fine Art.    Name: Jason Sauer Website: www.mostwantedfineart.com Twitter: @Mostwanted5015  How old were you when you first had to wear glasses?  I was in 6th grade and […]

#ArtisticVisionPgh QnA with Sam Thorp

Sam Thorp

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 Sam Thorp. Sam is a familiar face to our readers – we shared their story as part of another series, LGBTQ&A in 2013. Name: Sam ThorpWebsite: graphicanatomy.comTwitter: @samth0rHow old were you when you […]

#ArtisticVisionPgh QnA with Nina Sauer

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 […]

#ArtisticVisionPgh QnA with ds kinsel

daryl 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 […]

#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 […]