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Why "Pull Up A Chair"?
On Tuesday May 23, VisitPITTSBURGH announces a national campaign that we are launching entitled, “Pull Up A Chair.”
The goal of the campaign is to showcase the inclusive, welcoming, and friendly nature of Pittsburgh residents in a creative way. It is inspired by the simple but friendly act of pulling out a chair and offering it to your friend, family member, or neighbor; a universal sign of hospitality.
Pittsburghers are friendly people. That's one of the first things visitors learn about us, and what will stick with them after they leave. Locals love Pittsburgh and want everyone else to, too! Learn more about the Pull Up A Chair campaign.
As part of the press conference on May 23, VisitPITTSBURGH partnered with Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council to identify and host three local artists who participated in a live art demonstration. These artists created artwork on iconic wooden "Pittsburgh parking chairs", which is the feature chair of the campaign. VisitPITTSBURGH will showcase the artwork at various “Pull Up A Chair” community activations (such as the Pittsburgh Marathon and Pittsburgh PrideFest) that we participate in throughout the year.
Lizzee Solomon was born in New York City and grew up outside of Chicago. Lizzee earned a BFA in Studio Art at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA in 2011. She is currently based in Pittsburgh, and exhibits in the mid-Atlantic region. Lizzee also self-publishes Mutual Paradise, a comic zine, and exhibits at regional independent comic expos.
“I believe in art that is vibrant and accessible. This has led to me work in a wide variety of media, including painting, sculpture, illustration, and comics using traditional and new tools... My aesthetic is twisted and bold – a reflection of how I view the world. I make art for everyday people’s everyday lives.”
With 2 successful exhibitions under his belt Reginald Stewart is a nationally-recognized Pop artist based in the McKees Rocks, Pa area. Creating pieces that highlight the Kings and Queens of our present and buried cultures, inviting viewers to see a combination of colors, textures and symbolism. Reginald is a graduate of Long Beach State in California. He has created pieces for local businesses and beautiful homes, which held recommended pieces to be published in the City paper. Reginald has also launched several Pop up shops in Los Angeles where he combines his art with fashion and his love for thrifting called Buried Cultures. He is a young artist on the rise searching for his best self in his art. In his words “I’m a VIBE”.
Sara Tang is an artist, illustrator, and creative consultant based out of Pittsburgh. Tang is a member of the #notwhite Collective, the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, and the founder of the creative collaborations community Sip n’ Sketch Pittsburgh. Her work and projects often explore the strange and beautiful, especially as related to multiracial and multicultural identity, generational story excavation, mental health, and the healing of health conditions. She has studied the arts at the Rhode Island School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, and with Immanuel Icons.