90 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods
by Ron Donoughe
*Special Event* In-Gallery Artist Talk: June 18 at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts- Marshall Building from 6-8. Refreshments will be served. Free to the public.
Over 12 months, Ron visited and painted in each of the 90 neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. He did them in alphabetical order, attempting to create at least 2-3 each week. The goal was to capture the overall texture of the city through the seasonal changes. Ron also was documenting the experiences of the people he met. Those random engagements contributed to the artistic experience. The exhibition will showcase one painting from each neighborhood.
As a plein air painter, I’m always trying to capture a moment, a felt experience. I’ve imagined that my paintings together represent a time capsule. The landscape is always in a state of flux: changing time of day, climate, and seasons, shifting from construction to demolition and back again. My calling is to document my time here.
A native of Loretto, Pennsylvania now living in Pittsburgh, Ron Donoughe is best known for his spirited realistic landscape paintings. He has a B.A. in Art Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California. Previous jobs include: landscaper, gravedigger, chicken catcher, art teacher, museum installer, graphic designer, and college instructor. His work can be found in many corporate and private collections as well as the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, The Duquesne Club of Pittsburgh and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.
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