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Comment Archives: stories: Arts

Re: “Bill Daniel's art installation explores the modern hobo lifestyle.

Hi. My brother is visiting from Connecticut and brought me a copy of Mostly True Vol 19 no 7. I would very much like to get in touch with Bill Daniel. It's about a film idea I have. Please if you know how I can get in touch let me know. My email is justi126@hotmail.com. If you want my phone/text number let me know.
Thanks,
Justi Echeles
Portland, OR

Posted by Justi on 07/23/2014 at 12:03 AM

Re: “A new bus tour visits local film and TV shooting locations

Great write-up. Your experience which you have shared is too good .
Bus tours usa

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Posted by Lisa Kelly on 07/06/2014 at 3:27 AM

Re: “A new bus tour visits local film and TV shooting locations

You should write an article about The Casting Pitt

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Posted by Jason Miller on 07/05/2014 at 5:58 PM

Re: “The Affordable Care Act has changed the landscape for artists documented by the Healthy Artists project.

Regarding Trok: How can you not know what you make...it's all on last year's tax return. The only way you would possibly not know is if you did not file a return.

Posted by Belinda Mills on 07/03/2014 at 6:34 AM

Re: “The Affordable Care Act has changed the landscape for artists documented by the Healthy Artists project.

"Trok, 31, wants health insurance; trouble is, she doesn't know exactly what her income is. That's a common problem for all sorts of freelancers, whose income typically derives from multiple sources and can vary wildly year to year."

I am also self-employed. When I signed up at healthcare.gov, the site judged my income, for the purpose of subsidies, by what I had made the previous filing year, 2012. In fact, the information was already in the system via the IRS database; healthcare.gov just had to "find" me via my Social Security Number. It was very simple and now I am covered at a fabulously affordable rate. Socialism is pretty sweet.

Posted by Nick Keppler on 06/18/2014 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Anti-capitalists host weekly discussion series in Lawrenceville

Capitalism is the problem not the solution. Its clear to so many who are now disenfranchised of the privileges that were once taken for granted as quantifying the substance of our civil rights. Most later 20th century Americans had come to feel secure enough in their "constitutional rights" that the very fabric of the constitution was put on a shelf and rarely referenced by the general public. In this climate of collective ignorance, the rights of the average citizen were increasingly rendered impotent and non-applicable to grand capitalistic scheme of things. Only the few reminded the many of the growing threat that BIG money posed to their civil and constitutional rights. BIG money is another name for free market capitalism. Free market capitalism is what every American is taught to honor, uphold, and die for. The grand folly of capitalism is that the corporate capitalists at the top of the free market will stop at nothing to gain control over the masses in order that their growth agenda plunder forward, scourging the earth and all its inhabitants in its path; creating wars when needed, destroying the environment when needed; cheating the people when needed. The colossal abomination lies in the fact that a great body of good and hard working people get the short end of the stick, while a handful of arrogant elitists determine, their fate; their plight, their agony; their defeat, their survival. pv

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Posted by WISTFULWORLD on 04/30/2014 at 11:47 PM

Re: “The city's painted "ghost signs" are featured

faux ghost signs in Pittsburgh at anthonypurcell.com

Posted by Socialnet Pgh on 04/26/2014 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Haylee Ebersole's Porous Sediments entices

Amazing work this girl does!!

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Posted by Nancy morr on 03/26/2014 at 11:55 PM

Re: “An interactive exhibit dazzles

"Sweat lodge"? really? can we stop with the white people romanticizing parts of native culture they clearly know nothing about. It's dome. A fantastic dome that has NOTHING to do with a sacred ceremony that has been appropriated and bastardized by cherry- picking culture -vultures (see James Arthur Ray).
I loved the the Plume at the PCA, but this review is insulting.

Posted by Samthor on 03/18/2014 at 9:58 AM

Re: “The city's painted "ghost signs" are featured

i went last night, it is really remarkable and well done, it does seem a bit sad to realize that many of these faded ghost signs are gone already, but it is uplifting that Kelly and Will have spent the time to restore what is left of them. It definitely makes me remember times in Wilkinsburg as a child, or speeding images seen from the window of a train as it went between Greensburg and McKeesport on to Pittsburgh. Lawrenceville and the Hill district figure heavily in this exhibition, as does the North side and Larimer/Homewood.

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Posted by sean.nolan.1614460 on 03/18/2014 at 6:08 AM

Re: “The city's painted "ghost signs" are featured

I wish I could enjoy this exhibition in person!!! Congratulations, Will (and Kelly).

Posted by Tamsin on 03/13/2014 at 2:46 AM

Re: “Museum and library workers are looking for better treatment at work.

Direct link to the petition: http://www.infodeskpgh.org/cultural-industry-workers-declaration-of-rights/

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Posted by curatorial cocktail on 03/06/2014 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Museum and library workers are looking for better treatment at work.

Sad to say, I think the Carnegie institutions got their personnel ideas from dear ol' Andy Carnegie -- whose motto was something like "beat them for their dust." They are incredibly cheap with their employees, and the public can be @#$%$. Just like Andy Carnegie.

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Posted by Whortleberry Press on 02/21/2014 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Museum and library workers are looking for better treatment at work.

"...culture workers have every right to have a living wage and have health insurance."
This is why Econ 101 should be part of the college curriculum, including for art majors.

"Workers CP interviewed don't blame the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, for the cuts."
This is why Civics should be taught in high schools.

"'It starts to feel really demoralizing when a situation like this comes up, a federal law, and the opposite of what you hope for comes true,' says another museum worker."
This is why you shouldn't vote for a candidate who only promises 'Hope.'

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Posted by John Maynard Keynes on 02/20/2014 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Museum and library workers are looking for better treatment at work.

The Library and Museum system are really going that extra mile to carry on Andrew Carnegie's legacy of mistreating workers!

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Posted by anonathon on 02/20/2014 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Museum and library workers are looking for better treatment at work.

These are the folks that help the museums function - the folks that keep the front desk, that direct visitors, that keep people from defacing priceless works of art, that build the displays and hang delicate old paintings, that sort and reshelf books, that make sure the book you requested is held for you, that tell stories to children, that create the magic in these institutions.

Without these workers the collections at these museums and libraries are just that collections. These workers bring those collections to life and bring them to the public and they don't deserve to be denied healthcare or treated like their work doesn't matter.

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Posted by Don Orkoskey on 02/19/2014 at 8:19 AM

Re: “A photographer's curious tribute to the Civic Arena.

While this appears to read as a "correction," I don't see where anything is actually corrected--though it does provide some clarification. I did not inaccurately claim any intentions, I didn't assume who had approached whom for the license, and I think that "beautiful photographs" was more than covered by my characterization of the exhibit as a "stunning visual record."
Robert Raczka

Posted by readerr on 02/15/2014 at 5:40 PM

Re: “A photographer's curious tribute to the Civic Arena.

Robert. I think you missed the point of my photographs. This was not meant to be a "political" show, reflecting on back room deals, nor was it meant to publicize the Penguins, nor was my intention to do a retrospective of 40 years of events at the Arena. Purely documentary, showing the last weeks the Arena was open and its demolition. This was a purely personal project. Although I was licensed by the SEA, it was I who approached them for permission. I was not paid by the SEA, this entire project was self financed to document the last days of the Arena and its removal. Purely a historical document, no politics involved. Just trying to make beautiful photographs.
David Aschkenas

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Posted by David Aschkenas on 02/14/2014 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Chiharu Shiota transforms the Mattress Factory's newest space, partly with yarn

This is a very cool installation - it is personal, and has so much emotional depth. I am curious whether Chiharu Shiota will clean this exhibit or let cobwebs and dust add another layer...

Posted by Corey Ayres on 01/29/2014 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Works of embedded Civil War artists at the Frick

I have read many articles by this author and I find it short and to the point.

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Posted by Ruff Ruff on 12/30/2013 at 11:11 AM

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