Penn Ave Pop-Up Porch Gallery

My friends live conveniently along the walking route of the First Friday Gallery Crawl on Penn Avenue, and they rolled with my idea of creating a pop-up art gallery on their porch for May’s gallery crawl. We strung lights, hauled old doors I found in my basement, and my artist pal John Lee covered their porch…

Nikita Zook Just Makes Things

Nikita Zook is an artist in Pittsburgh who recently decided to spend time every day on precise lettering and design for a 100 Days, 100 Quotes challenge on Instagram. Not only does Nikita share her lovely creations daily on Instagram, but she also reflects candidly about her project’s vulnerability in each picture’s comment section. “Sharing is…

Beth and Kayla’s Life Investigations

It started with two pals talking about art. A poet (me!), and an illustrator (Beth!). And then, as artists/dreamers tend to do, we got dreamy and decided to investigate life together. By that I mean we wrote down a bunch of topics about people’s lives that we’re curious about over drinks at Gus’s and put each…