Staffski would like to send a salute out to Polish Hillarian Carley Parrish. Ms. Parrish and her collaborator, Shannon Pultz, are in the midst of producing a mural in the Strip District. From their project site —
Carley Parrish and Shannon Pultz were selected by Sprout and the Strip District Community to create a mural on the side of the Hermanowski Building, located at 1907 Penn Avenue, near the corner of Penn Avenue and 20th Street in the heart of the Strip District. The design for the mural was inspired by ideas from the community and the history of the area as well as the art of Romare Bearden, who lived on Penn Avenue with his grandparents in the late 1920s.
The artists are using the site as a journal for the production of the mural. It will be updated regularly with progress images. The artists will be working through September on the production of the mural. It is slated to be complete by late October.
The mural is part of The Sprout Fund Public Art project, which has been bringing murals to communities all over Pittsburgh since 2003. Polish Hill has its own Sprout funded public art piece; a beautiful sculpture by Paul Bowden.