Art of Fact: Uncovering Pittsburgh Stories

By: Amanda Narcisi

There is a strong history here in Western Pennsylvania and in a recent exhibit at Heinz History Center there are 50 new pieces of illustration called “Art of Facts: Uncovering Pittsburgh Stories”.

The show was put in motion over a year ago when The Pittsburgh Society Of Illustrators were given he task to research and design an illustration about a fascinating moment in history. Some examples include Walt Disney visiting Westinghouse and the Roller Coaster that used to be at Point State Park.

The Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators is the one of the largest non-profit group of illustrators with a focus on community that they can share techniques and talk shop. Featured artists for Art of Facts include: Rick Antolic, Genevieve Barbee-Turner, Mark Bender, John Blumen, Jeff Brunner, Fred Carlson, Ashley Cecil, Ron Magnes, Anni Matsick, Leda Miller, Kurt Pfaff, Kathy Rooney, George Schill, Cindy Strosser, Molly Thompson, Nora Thompson, Emily Traynor, Gregg Valley, Phil Wilson, and Ilene Winn-Lederer.

Art of Facts: Uncovering Pittsburgh Stories is on display through early 2018 during normal museum hours: 10AM-5PM daily. For more information check out Heinz History Center Website. For more information on The Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators check out their website.