Sandwich Artist Moves Into Cubist Phase
Nov05

Sandwich Artist Moves Into Cubist Phase

PITTSBURGH – Citing the early 20th century avant-garde art movement known as cubism as a source of inspiration, local sandwich artist and Subway employee Jamie Scott says he’s been fascinated with the idea of breaking a sandwich apart, analyzing it and reassembling it in abstract form since he started at the submarine sandwich shop three months ago. “I’d have to say I mostly draw from the work of (Georges)...

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Bathroom Graffiti Artist Enters Swastika Period
Sep10

Bathroom Graffiti Artist Enters Swastika Period

CINCINNATI – Saying he “wants to take the medium as far as it can go,” local bathroom graffiti artist Brian Emerson unveiled his newest pieces Thursday, all variations on the Nazi swastika, in men’s rooms across the county. Prior to his new artistic direction, Emerson had attained regional fame through his use of mixed media – incorporating images along with text to create thought-provoking and challenging pieces. His...

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Things You Should Know About: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Jun19

Things You Should Know About: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Here’s the deal: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole was the biggest thing Hawaii ever saw. Standing 6’2” and weighing 758 lbs., he released CDs in the ‘80s and ‘90s, one of which, Facing Future, is the only Hawaiian album to go platinum. His musical weapons of choice were the ukulele and the human trachea. Nicknamed both “Iz” and “The Gentle Giant,” the latter for fairly obvious reasons, he became a...

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