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Pittsburgh Coloring Book artist profile: Pat Lewis and his illustration of the local phrase, "Kennywood's Open!"

by Bryer Blumenschein

As Pittsburghers debate whether or not West Mifflin’s amusement park should really be open during the pandemic, there remains a group of paranoid yinzers who still hear the phrase “Kennywood’s open!” and instead of thinking of roller coasters, immediately look down at their crotches to make sure their private parts aren’t, well, unmasked. It’s that old-school Pittsburghese expression that artist Pat Lewis illustrated for Pittsburgh City Paper’s Over-the-top Completely Ridiculous Yinzerrific Coloring Book, a benefit for both CP and the 35 local artists who created a Pittsburgh-themed black-and-white piece of artwork as a response to revenue lost during the coronavirus pandemic...

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