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The Humanitarian Artists of Pittsburgh present “Faces and Places of the Black & Gold” event this Sunday at LaRoche! Benefits Homeless Children’s Education Fun – Art Auction, Steelers, Jane Orie, and More!

5 Aug

This Sunday, join the The Humanitarian Artists of Pittsburgh for a charity event featuring fine art, esteemed guests, and all-around fun! Come out for a great cause!

The Humanitarian Artists of Pittsburgh will host the “Faces and Places of the Black & Gold” event that will benefit the Homeless Children’s Education fund of Pittsburgh.

This family-friendly event is open to all fans of the Black & Gold, and will take places from 3pm-8pm at the Zappala College Center of LaRoche College in McCandless.

Guests will include Pittsburgh Steelers, Rocky Bleier, Franco Harris, John ‘Frenchy’ Fuqua, James Farrior, Nick Eason, Ted Toles (Pittsburgh Crawfords Negro Baseball League), along with keynote speaker, Senator Jane Clare Orie.

The Humanitarian Artists of Pittsburgh is a foundation that wishes to generate funds for local & regional non-profit charities in Pittsburgh and throughout western Pennsylvania.  At the event, the 4 artists that make up the coalition – Larry Klukaszewski (New Kensington, PA), Willie Hobbs (Butler, PA), Denny Karchner (formerly of Clearfield, PA) and, Charles Ott of Pittsburgh (“Steel City Artist) will be auctioning off their original and fine art prints that they hope greatly benefit the Homeless Children’s Fund of Pittsburgh. The mission of their foundation is to help as many organizations as possible to continue to fulfill their missions, starting with this one!

So come one, come all, and support this great cause! Join other Pittsburghers, art collectors with discriminating taste, fellow do-gooders, and, of course, prominent guests such as Pittsburgh athletes and other public figures.

Come enjoy yourselves for a lovely afternoon surrounded by beautiful pieces of Pittsburgh-centric art, legendary athletes, friends, and family …… and be sure to spread the word, too!

If you have any questions or would like to purchase tickets for the event you may contact Larry Klukaszewski (724) 882-0756 or Willie Hobbs (724) 968-2474.

For more information:

http://humanitarianartistsofpittsburghmyblog.wordpress.com/

http://steelcityartist.com/?page_id=355

http://www.homelessfund.org/

Also, don’t forget to follow Friend of Glitzburgh @STEELCITYARTIST on Twitter!

Mayor Googlestahl wants Googleburgh to celebrate Google Day on March 26th!

25 Mar

In case you’ve been living under a rock (or aren’t an internet junkie, like myself) Pittsburgh is one of many cities vying for the Google Fiber Internet trial.

Topeka, Kansas changed their name (temporarily, of course) to Google, Kansas. Just about every big city has some sort of website or petition pleading their case.

What about Pittsburgh? Recently, pittsburghgoesgoogle.com was created. Individuals can nominate Pittsburgh; organizations can become community supporters of Pittsburgh’s proposal. Twitter, Facebook, and Linked In are buzzing about Google Fiber “coming to Pittsburgh.”

Tomorrow is the deadline for all cities’ applications. Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl decided to declare it “Google Day” in the ‘Burgh. (Unfortunately, many other cities are having “Google Day,” too. A for Effort, I guess.) In fact, downtown workers have been instructed to wear black and gold, and meet at the City County Building to pose on the roof and spell out “Google.”

Will it make a difference in our proposal? Not sure. One thing I AM sure of is that we have the perfect city for this type of project. With hospitals and research, the local entertainment industry, the buzz about our “green” efforts, recent national recognition in many areas (aside from Big Ben’s sexual assault allegations)  and all of the colleges in the area (as well as an active online community) I think that we are a pretty strong candidate.

IMHO (“in my humble opinion for the non-nerds) the one thing that could fail us is the older population in Allegheny County. While as a city Pittsburgh is thriving, there are still other areas to think about. If Google looks at our demographics and how … well .. “old” Pittsburgh is, we may be in trouble.

Nonetheless, it is all pretty interesting.

So happy Google Day Eve to all yinz! 😉

((Side note: Please never let me say, type, or even THINK the word yinz again. I’m Pittsburgh-proud but not a fan of the ‘language’. Do I have to say things like that to be able to communicate to my readers? Just curious.))