Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Art of the Festival

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Art of the Festival

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Following is a guide to art exhibitions and installations at the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. Exhibits are open noon to 8 p.m. daily unless otherwise noted.

Artist Market

More than 350 artists selling original, handmade, fine art and crafts, Gateway Center and Point State Park. Artists turnover several times during the festival with new arrivals on Saturdays, plus June 11 and June 13.

"Juried Visual Art Exhibition"

Forty-one works by 31 artists selected by juror Astria Suparak, an artist and independent curator who was director and curator of Miller Gallery, CMU, from 2008 to 2014. Trust Arts Education Center, 805-807 Liberty Ave.


Photographer Anthony Musmanno was commissioned by pharmaceutical company Mylan, Inc., to create portraits of people in impoverished parts of the world who have benefited from Mylan's goal to provide medical help to the planet's 7 billion people, one person at a time. Trust Arts Education Center.

"Baby: Corps of Re-Discovery"

Artist Michael Arcega re-presents history and its outcome by tweaking the Lewis and Clark expedition. He traveled some of the waterways they navigated, but in a Pacific outrigger canoe (Baby), ending in Pittsburgh where some argue the expedition began when Lewis oversaw the construction of his keelboat in 1803. The project mingles cultures and looks eastward in a gesture of de- colonization. Point State Park, Overlook (noon to 9 p.m.).


Artist Fernando Orellana memorializes the deaths of Native Americans from disease and war as Europeans began to spread across the New World. Point State Park, Portal Bridge (noon to 9 p.m.)

"Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber"

A magical sculpture that expunges negative energy from visitors and the environment, clearing the way for a more expansive life. Point State Park (noon to 9 p.m.). Artist Rudy Shepherd will lead an Induction Ceremony at 1 p. …

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