Etna Print Circus Wants You to Rethink Your Wardrobe & Self-Expression

We have a holiday tradition of buying matching tee shirts in lieu of ugly sweaters. And we try to buy them from local vendors at events like I Made It! Market or Handmade Arcade. This year, I saw the ‘Yinz is a Gender Neutral Pronoun’ shirts online and immediately purchased two. Then I reached out […]

First Issue of AMPLIFY Zine Available Now in Western PA, List of Distribution Spots

It is FINALLY here – Issue one of the AMPLIFY zine. And I think it is pretty awesome myself. You can click here to see a web version of the zine with clickable links. You can download a pdf version here to print. You can pick up a hard copy at these locations – check back […]

Creating the #CatCar: Pgh’s Latest Art Car Hits the Road #AMPLIFY

Pittsburgh Art Car

Converting my 2000 Honda CRV into an art car seemed like a solid idea. It only has 130,000 miles and is in pretty good shape mechanically speaking. It was technically our second car that I used for my day-to-day errands and the occasional big or ‘messy’ transport. Since I work from home, my day-to-day errands […]

AMPLIFY! Sam Prefers The Ambiguity of Queer Identity to a Specific Label

Sam Thorp

Read the entire AMPLIFY LGBTQ Q&A archive. AMPLIFY LGBTQ is a new occasional series of blog posts designed to give a “signal boost” to the voices of our LGBTQ neighbors throughout Western Pennsylvania. We are using a Q&A format and will mostly avoid editing their responses. The questions, however, may change as we ask each […]

#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 […]

Artistic Vision Pgh Focuses on Eye Health of Local Artists

Artistic Vision Pgh

I was quite pleased a few weeks ago when Nina with Most Wanted Fine Art approached me to participate in an art project. The concept is very close to my heart – participating artists are lending their skills to support the eye health of local artists. MWFA is teaming up with Penn Avenue Eyewear for […]

LGBTQ&A: Sam Thorp Explores What’s Super (and Not)

An occasional series where we pose some questions to local LGBTQ folks (and Allies) to learn more about their personal experiences with LGBTQ culture. Click here for a complete list of all LGBTQ&A profiles.  During Pride 2013, we are trying to feature someone each day. Sam is curating the current art show at the Gay and […]