What is your favorite part of being an artist in Pittsburgh?
I find the cultural buzz in Pittsburgh very exciting. There are many visual artists making very interesting work here and many places all over town in which to see that work. We have the Cultural District downtown, Lawrenceville, Friendship/Garfield, Braddock, the PCA in Shadyside, Neu Kirche on the north side. Each area and venue offers a unique experience for not only artists but for the public at large.
Also, I have found an intelligent, dedicated, open and supportive community here. I have a lot of fun with the artists I know, and I enjoy and need the shop talk with them during studio visits and exhibition openings.
What would you love to see more of in the Pittsburgh arts scene?
I don’t have a fully formed opinion about that yet, although I know that there is a lot of ingenuity here. If a need is not being met, someone finds a way to meet it.